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Dover students rehearse on Wednesday.
DOVER - Late Wednesday morning, the fifth-graders at The Dover School were amid rehearsing a party scene. Music pumped through the air and the students got into the motions of a party — dancing, jumping in the air, socializing. 
The party scene is part of a theater production the entire...
10 years ago:
Haystack Club lift crews were load testing the Hayfever chair lift in preparation for planned operation of the ski area during the upcoming winter.  Boxes lined with plastic bags were placed in chairs and filled with water to simulate skiers.  Each box...
“Huck’s Way Home” by Kristina Rodanas
Woodstock Foundation, 2018
Huck and Finn are American Milking Devon twin calves, and they are about to be sent to the Billings Farm in Woodstock, Vermont. Before they leave, the beautiful long-horned cows among whom they’ve lived...

There’s been talk of moving the Wilmington Police Department out of the center of town for at least 30 years.
10 years ago:
State health officials were warning of widespread cases of H1N1, “swine flu.” With delivery of the season’s flu vaccine delayed, some schools in surrounding areas were already seeing 20% to 25% of their students out with symptoms, and in some cases an even...
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO- Former Mount Snow general manager and longtime ski resort executive Chris Diamond has written a second book about the industry. His first book, “Ski Inc.”, was largely a retrospective of Diamond’s five decades in the business. The new book, “Ski Inc. 2020”, is an insider’s...
10 years ago:
Les Otten, the former founder and CEO of American Skiing Company, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor of Maine, touting his entrepreneurial experience and vowing to be the state’s “job creator in chief.”  Otten bragged that he...
“Me, Myself, and Him” by Chris Tebbetts. Delacorte Press, 2019
As the story opens, Chris Schweitzer takes a hit of whippets and passes out, falling face first onto a cement pavement and breaking his nose. (Note to the uninitiated: Taking “a hit of whippets” means inhaling...
10 years ago:
David Boglioli, who was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his neighbor George Riccitelli, was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison.  Boglioli’s defense had argued for a lighter sentence of two to five years, with most of the...
Could you accurately define the differences between what a geriatrician does as compared with an internist; what is palliative care and what is hospice? These are key terms to know if you or someone you care about is getting on in years. There is a wonderful book published in 2014 that remained...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Just five months after arriving in Spain for an adventure that included an eight-day stay with host families, 17 Twin Valley High School students and their families returned the favor.  Twelve students and their chaperone from La Senda, a bilingual public school located in a...

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