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“The Broken Girls” by Simone St. James, Penguin Random House, 2018
Idlewild Hall, a deserted girls’ boarding school just outside the small Vermont town of Barrons, was known to be haunted long before it closed in 1979. Later, it became known as the place where police found...
DALTON, NH- Winter has gotten off to a quick start for much of the United States. Stretches of cold temperatures and abundant frozen precipitation have already resulted in slippery driving conditions. While the weather has been challenging, people must still continue to get to work, school, and...
10 years ago:
Construction on Wilmington’s Bank Park pergola was underway, and many local residents were surprised to see tree trunks installed as the structure’s uprights.  According to architect Joseph Cincotta, designer of the park, the trees were American elms, each...
Students, volunteers excited for adaptive ski program return
DOVER - With several snowy days under our belts already, it’s no surprise that skiing is on the minds of many. In particular, students and volunteers for the schools program at Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow are...
10 years ago:
The Whitingham Ladies Benevolent Society celebrated 150 years of service to residents of the Deerfield Valley.  The sesquicentennial was recognized by Vermont Secretary of State Deb Markowitz and Gov. Jim Douglas, who presented the organization with a Vermont...

Brenda Strysko
Nurse practitioners are becoming a more common health partner for many Vermonters. According to a 2018 report by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Americans make over 870 million visits to NPs every year. Still, many patients are not aware that NPs can capably serve as a primary...
Frost Heaves by T. Stores Green Writers Press, 2018
The title story in these 13 intricately linked short stories is the last, but the metaphor of emotions that push themselves up from beneath the thick surface of ordinary lives deftly describes the whole. The collection...
Former POW tells of surviving German camp
MARLBORO- On December 31, 1943, Richard Hamilton left his West Brattleboro home and drove his 1940 convertible into town to join the US Army Air Force. He and many like him knew that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor would call...
READSBORO- The Readsboro Historical Society has opened a new exhibit focusing on Readsboro’s rich WWI history just in time for Veterans Day, which will mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that brought an end to combat in 1918. The new exhibit features community input from...
10 years ago:
Vermont delivered Barack Obama’s second highest margin of victory in the 2008 presidential election, with 67% of Vermonters casting ballots for the president-elect, and 32% voting for his rival John McCain.  In a departure from tradition, most valley towns...

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