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10 years ago:
Dover School Board members demanded answers after the state released a plan that would have meant the transfer of $7 million from the state’s education fund to the general fund.  The board referenced a Rutland Herald article in which the state said there...
10 years ago:
More than 200 people packed a legislative hearing on school consolidation at the Statehouse.  Vermonters, including Dover School Board member Laura Sibilia, gave testimony on two consolidation bills, one that would merge supervisory unions into 14 county-...
“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...

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