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Local company helps Sean Barber come home sooner, fundraiser set for Saturday WILMINGTON - Sean Barber is expected home on Thursday.
In mid-June, Barber was severely injured when he was involved in a motorcycle crash in Stoddard, NH. Barber was driving behind a car that...
“Goodnight Stranger” by Miciah Bay Gault
Park Row Books, 2019

“Losing a child is the most traumatic event in a woman’s life. It defines you.” That’s the comment of a woman to whom the book’s narrator, Lydia, has gone to inquire about her family’s past.  As she hears...

Miss Universe, Gloria Diaz, of the Philippines, tried her hand at skiing for the first time during her visit to Mount Snow.
10 years ago:
The state agency of transportation closed a 500-foot section of the eastbound lane of Route 9 near Haystack Road citing safety concerns.  The section of the road was collapsing and eventually crumbled into the river,  leaving the guard rail suspended in...

Claudette Hollenbeck
A friend sent me a book called “Compassionomics” by two doctors, Trzeciak and Mazzarelli. It was one long sermon crossed with an equally long scientific paper full of supporting data. Allow me to save you from having to read this lengthy treatise and give you the short course: Compassion matters...
10 years ago:
Wilmington Selectboard members heard a complaint from Wilmington homeowners who said their neighbors’ pet pigs were creating an unbearable stench, preventing them from enjoying their property or even opening windows.  The couple said the trouble started when...

One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
"To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma" by Molly Millwood. Harper Wave, 2019 In this compassionate, intelligent book, Millwood argues that motherhood changes women profoundly, a change that deeply affects the marital happiness even of loving...
10 years ago:
After an eight-day trial and 18 hours of jury deliberation, David Boglioli, of Wilmington, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his neighbor George Riccitelli.  Boglioli had been charged with second degree murder, but the lesser...

The Whitingham Free Public Library now resides inside the Whitingham Municipal Center, on Route 100 in Jacksonville village.
WHITINGHAM- Established in 1899, the Whitingham Free Public Library is having a yearlong celebration of its 120 years.
“A library (libraria – Latin for books) is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life,” wrote Henry Ward Beecher, a famous clergyman and abolitionist of the mid-19th...
It was in the air. Everyone was talking about the possibility of it. Six months earlier Thomas Paine had written one of history’s great essays about English tyranny, a brutish king, bad policies being decided and administered from 3,000 miles away, and “The Common Sense” of becoming independent...
10 years ago:
Readsboro Selectboard members received a letter from the Vermont Public Service Board announcing that the Readsboro Electric Department was under investigation for undercharging customers.  Frustrated board members noted that they had requested a 26% increase...

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