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Cemetery restoration work will be unveiled to public at June 8 open house READSBORO - A major phase of a four-cemetery restoration project in Readsboro is complete. The Readsboro Cemetery Commission will hold an open house at the town’s South Hill Cemetery on June 8 to unveil...
Fundraiser has helped so many WILMINGTON - For the 32nd year running, on Sunday, 1,500 rubber ducks will find their way downtown. The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is the ducks’ time to shine. It’s time for the Great Duck Race.
The Great Duck Race is an annual event in...
“The Invited” by Jennifer McMahon, Doubleday, 2019
The novel opens with a brief scene in 1924 Hartsboro, Vermont, told in the first person by Hattie Breckenridge, known locally as a witch. It describes her capture by villagers whose children have just died in the burning...

Legislative Update: Sen. Jeanette White
As we wind down this first year of the biennium there are many bills we continue to work on. Some will end up making it through the process this year, some will end up waiting until next year for resolution. This is also the biennium for constitutional amendments - they can only happen every...

Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
Human beings are a story telling species and a socially interactive one. As far as we can determine, porcupines do not tell stories to their young. Giraffes do not sit around the campfire and regale other giraffes with long sagas. Even whales and dolphins, who do seem to have some sort of a...
10 years ago:
Tibetan monks Lobsang Tashi and Tenzin Thutop worked as a team to create a sand mandala at Deerfield Valley Elementary School.  After it was finished, the monks swept it away.
The town of Wilmington received notice that the assets of Haystack developer...
Interesting happenings in the property tax realm in the last two weeks.
First, there is a growing need for funding for state-placed students (students having to live in foster families) who are coming into the public school system with increased trauma and need - some of which is being...

Twenty-five years ago, Deerfield Valley Rescue was named Vermont’s top rescue squad.
10 years ago:
Vermont Rep. Peter Welch joined Texas Rep. Ted Poe in calling for a halt to the planned construction of a Wal-Mart near a portion of a Civil War battlefield in Virginia.  Wilderness Battlefield, according to Vermont historian Howard Coffin, was the site of...
“Two Lives” by Reeve Lindbergh, Voyage Books: Brigantine Media, 2018 This fine collection of fifteen essays reflects upon the double life of Reeve Lindbergh, the youngest child of Anne and Charles Lindbergh, whose 1927 solo flight from New York to Paris made him a national hero...

Health: Dario Lussardi
Most of us are aware of the need for exercise in order to remain in good health. Physical fitness has long been stressed to most people since before kindergarten. What is not always stressed is the importance of physical activity in order to remain fit mentally and emotionally.
As the cold...

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