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Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern
Harper Perennial, 2018
The Robbers Library in the title has nothing to do with robbery.  At least, not directly. In Halpern’s fictitious history, it’s the Robers Library, founded in 1912 by Albert Robers, the 19th century...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- The skies will light up with color and flare in the coming days as fireworks celebrations happen throughout the Deerfield Valley. Saturday, June 30
Parade, celebration, and fireworks in Readsboro

Readsboro’s Independence Day celebration kicks off...
In the Gospel of the New Testament, there are some blessings spoken to very specific groups of people by Jesus - the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, the ones who hunger and thirst for what is right, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, the persecuted for the sake of the...
10 years ago:
Gov. Jim Douglas visited the valley, with stops in West Dover, Whitingham, and Wilmington.  In West Dover, he delivered a speech to the Vermont Ski Areas Association’s annual meeting at Mount Snow.  In Wilmington, he met with valley economic development...
WILMINGTON - Last summer, nature photographer and Wilmington resident Nicki Steel spent significant time studying and photographing loons on Lake Raponda. This year, she’s involved in an attempt to save one of them.
Quite a narrative has played out for the loons on Lake Raponda in the past...
Brace yourself (or stop reading) because I am going to rant about one of my pet peeves. My college alumnae magazine came this week. Therein I learned that two of my classmates, acquaintances, not friends, had “passed.” I hate that wimpy, limp euphemism! They died, folks. They died. Have some...
“The Long Shadow” by Beth Kanell Gale
 Cengage Company, 2018
It’s March 1850 in North Upton, Vermont, where 15-year-old Alice Sanborn is the only girl in a prosperous farming family.  She and her friend Jerushah, the daughter of the innkeepers across the road, consider themselves...
10 years ago:
Fuel prices shot up by $2 per gallon in a year, from $2.51 in July 2007 to $4.51 per gallon in June 2008.  Some businesses raised prices, and some charged a “fuel surcharge.”  With a fixed, grant-based budget, the sharp increase in prices forced the MOOver to...
Karen Horton, left, and Sue Maddern share a hug and a laugh at a retirement party last week at TVHMS.
Teachers’ retirement the coda to duet
By Lauren Harkawik 
WHITINGHAM - For those who were immersed in music education during their schooling, there are familiar sounds.
They range with age. In one’s younger years, it may be the twinkling tones of nursery rhymes brought to...
WHITINGHAM- Seating in the Twin Valley Middle High School gymnasium was packed Saturday afternoon, as the community celebrated the Class of 2018 and sent them into the world. Twin Valley Middle High School Principal Tom Fitzgerald bid farewell to the class of 34 seniors, and told them to...

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