“Defy the Stars” by Claudia Gray
Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Noemi Vidal is a 17-year-old soldier in the army of Genesis, a colony of the planet Earth that once rebelled against Earth’s oppression. The resulting war ensured Genesis’ independence for three generations, but...

The preliminary concept for a small village park to be built on the site of the former bank building.
10 years ago:
The Wilmington Beautification Committee unveiled a preliminary concept plan for a small village park on the site of the old bank building at the corner of Route 9 and South Main Street.  The “pocket park” packed a lot of features into the small space, including a pergola over...
We probably shouldn’t hold our breath, but we can hope that we have seen the last of the snow for a while. We had a lot of weird storms this year that required commitment and patience on the part of our VTrans workers. I will lead the cheer for them: they need to get up during the night, work...
10 years ago:
Drivers dodging potholes on Route 100 in Wilmington Village were relieved to hear that 4.7 miles of Route 100 would be paved under Gov. Jim Douglas’ “Operation Smooth Ride” initiative. Repairs were set to start as early as May.  Wilmington Town Manager Bob Rusten...

Claudette Hollenbeck
“Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones ...”
Ah yes. The older we get the drier and more achy those bones can get. According to AARP, “A whopping 700,000 surgeries are performed each year in the United States to fix tears in the meniscus, a piece of tissue between knee-joint bones. Tens of...
“The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater
Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017
It’s November 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. The 57 bus is lumbering along its 11-mile route from the well-to-do houses in the hills to the impoverished neighborhoods in the flatlands where two-thirds of the city’s murders...
10 years ago:
Chittenden Bank closed its Dover satellite branch.  People’s United Financial, Chittenden’s parent company, was closing 20 branches in New England, and eliminating 420 jobs.
Four teams of Twin Valley Middle School students were preparing to compete against 20 other teams in...

Laura Sibilia
During the legislative session there are typically three different groups of eighth-grade pages that rotate in for six-week terms at the statehouse. The pages are a group of students rom all backgrounds and areas of our state who carry messages back and forth to legislators from their constituents...

Sen. Jeanette White
It would seem that over the past couple weeks the Senate has done nothing but deal with the issue of guns. While we have indeed passed some gun legislation bills we have done other things as well.
Here are the gun bills that have passed. H.422 allows firearms to be seized at the site of...


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