Features

10 years ago:
The owners of the Sawyer Mansion in Whitingham called in a team of paranormal investigators after they had a number of ghostly experiences in the house.  The investigators claimed they also had a number of supernatural encounters, including ghostly voices and...
“The Underneath” by Melanie Finn, Two Dollar Radio, 2018
Kay Ward was once an intrepid international journalist in Uganda, writing a story about the atrocities of General Christmas and his child soldiers.  Now she is the mother of two children and the wife of documentary...
Physicist says spirits may frequent Readsboro pub READSBORO - It’s around 4 pm on a breezy autumnal Thursday, and patrons are filing in to the pub at the Readsboro Inn for afternoon drinks. Above the bar, a news station from Albany, NY, plays on the TV, the cadence of news...
10 years ago:
A wind turbine in Searsburg was severely damaged when a a blade hit the tower in high winds.  The strike caused the tower to buckle, sending the nacelle (the gearbox at the top of the tower) crashing to the ground.    Nobody was hurt in the incident, but 40...
“Still Lives” by Maria Hummel Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2018
It’s a gala opening night at the Rocque Museum, featuring the first exhibition in 10 years of the avant-garde feminist Kim Lord. “Still Lives” is a collection of Lord’s self-portraits, each dressed and gorily laid...
10 years ago:
The Hogback Mountain Conservation Association received a $320,000 grant to aid in their effort to preserve almost 600 acres of land around the summits of Hogback Mountain and Mount Olga.  With the grant and several other large donations and grants, the...

Skid Row, a popular trail at the area.
10 years ago:
Dover selectboard members continued their struggle to get easements from landowners to build the Valley Trail.  The project had already received an Act 250 permit and one board member insisted that it was “imperative” that the town put the work out to bid by...

Matt Geiger
“Everything in this newspaper is important to someone.”
It’s become something of a mantra for me, in recent years.
Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos of ribbons being cut at bakeries, and donations being dropped off at local food pantries....
“Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era1946-1960”  by Rick Winston - Rootstock Publishing, 2018
This interesting and informative book has its roots in “Vermont in the McCarthy Era,” a conference that Winston helped to organize and for which he was a researcher. A...

Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
The people who got the Aging in Place initiative started several years ago, in order to focus the valley on the impending tsunami of local residents becoming senior citizens, were Bill and Carol Herbert and the Wilmington Town Nurse, Jennifer Fitzgerald. I have just been the written voice trying...

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