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10 years ago:
The Readsboro Historical Society completed a project to place a 128-year-old schoolhouse bell on the grounds of the Readsboro Central School.  The 300-pound bell, cast by the National Bell Foundry in Cincinnati, OH,  had been in the bell tower of the village...
It was summer. School was already out. Yet the Vermont Legislature remained in session. People must have wondered why we were still in session and why Gov. Scott has twice vetoed a budget that originally passed with nearly unanimous support in both the House and Senate.
In reality, there...
“The Flight Attendant”  by Chris Bohjalian, Doubleday, 2018
Cassandra Bowen wakes slowly in a posh Dubai suite, hungover, ashamed of her one-night stand, and puzzled that she is still in bed with last night’s lover. She thought she’d left. She should have left.  She’s a flight attendant,...
10 years ago:
School boards were struggling to fit skyrocketing oil prices into their budgets.  When the budgets were put together more than six months earlier, school officials estimated oil prices at $2.75 per gallon, based on the previous year and historic trends in...
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...

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