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“Afterlife” by Julia Alvarez
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2020
The book’s prologue describes the evening Antonia Vega and her husband, Dr. Sam Sawyer, are about to celebrate her retirement from the Vermont college where she has taught literature for 30 years. They...
10 years ago:
A ballot question seeking to remove Wilmington’s Bank Park pergola failed by nearly 150 votes, with 397 residents voting to keep the pergola, and 248 voting for its removal. The question had been petitioned by residents who thought that the design of the...
Images of skiers diving down steep pitches through billowing powder are evident throughout mountain resorts. Today, such photographs accompany portraits of skiers on radical terrain, skiing narrow tree slots, skiing below swirling helicopter blades, and gliding through the air over vertical...
This Town Meeting, March 3, Wilmington voters will be asked to appropriate $221,000 toward the next phase of the public safety building project.  This project was initiated when $39,000 was approved (December 2019) from the 1% fund for a feasibility study, in concert with the re-convening of the...
10 years ago:
Fans of snowboarding phenom Kelly Clark gathered at TC’s Family Restaurant, owned by her father, Terry Clark, to watch her compete in the Winter Olympics women’s halfpipe final in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Clark placed third and brought home a bronze medal, her...
“Skiing with Henry Knox: A Personal Journey Along Vermont’s Catamount Trail” by Sam Brakeley
Islandport Press, 2019
Sam Brakeley’s long-time girlfriend has just completed her medical studies at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Now she has accepted a residency in Salt Lake City, thousands of...
WILMINGTON - Wilmington Works is in the process of gathering public opinion about two finalists for an art project that will be installed on a retaining wall on Beaver Street. in the coming months. Opinions are being solicited from all community members, which Wilmington Works defines not just as...

Legislative Update: Sen. Jeanette White
We are just entering our fifth week of the session and things are moving pretty fast. Just as a reminder, I serve on two committees:  Judiciary in the morning, and chair Government Operations in the afternoon.
In Judiciary we have been focusing on the issues of how we treat people on...
10 years ago:
Congressman Peter Welch met with local business leaders at the Hermitage Inn to discuss economic development.  Welch listened as chamber of commerce executive director Laura Sibilia described the work that had been done since his last visit during an economic...
DOVER - In recent weeks, reports have emerged about a multi-week saga that involved a 2004 BMW X3 car stolen from a lot in Brattleboro and recovered in Ohio, with the accused robber, who is also accused of robbing a Bellows Falls bank, inside it. Andrew Dillingham, of Perkinsville, was arrested...

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