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A few days ago, on a beautiful morning, I was on my way to an event and found myself thinking: “I would rather be doing … but, I have to do this.” Although I had signed up to volunteer for this activity, the list of things I wanted to be doing was calling to me. This idea that I had other things...
10 years ago:
Local realtor and developer Rich Caplan purchased the Andirons, a ski lodge and restaurant on Route 100 in Dover.  Caplan planned to demolish the building’s two lodging wings as well as am additional rental building at the back of the property.  The main...
“Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” by Bill McKibben.  Henry Holt, 2019 Thirty years ago, when computers were new, cell phones nonexistent, and Facebook unimaginable, Bill McKibben published “The End of Nature,” which he claims to have been the first book...
10 years ago:
The Tri-Town Economic Development Committee (which included members from Whitingham, Wilmington, and Dover) released their study conducted by economic development consultant John Mullin. Mullin’s study indicated that, although the valley faced economic...
10 years ago:
Deerfield Valley Elementary School welcomed Rebecca Fillion as its new principal.  Fillion had been a sixth-grade teacher at Green Street School in Brattleboro for 12 years, and “an aspiring principal” for several years.  Fillion said she was looking for a...
Friday, August 23, was National Hydropower Day, sponsored by the industry, so you may hear or have heard something about hydroelectric dams. While listening to any “First Renewable” spiel there are a few other considerations about dams to keep in mind.
Few tributary rivers or streams,...
Twin Valley Middle/High School Principal Reed Mellinger
Twin Valley Middle/High School Principal Reed Mellinger
WHITINGHAM- Reed Mellinger has already been thrown a few curve balls since his first day as principal of Twin Valley Middle/High School.
Mellinger arrived on July 1 to a school expecting as many as 10 new teachers, open custodial positions, and maintenance issues.  For Mellinger, an...
Note: This is the first installment of our annual look at new teachers in local schools.  More profiles will follow in future issues. Alma Hart  Music
Windham Southwest Supervisory Union elementary schools
 
Alma “Peaches” Hart says she feels like she’s “coming home...
“Soon The Light Will Be Perfect” by Dave Patterson
Hanover Square Press, 2019

It’s 1991, the summer of the Gulf War.  The book’s 12-year-old un-named narrator sits in a Vermont woods, smoking forbidden cigarettes and trying to figure out how the just God in whom his...
10 years ago:
There was a rash of catamount sightings in the area, including two in the area between Old Ark Road and Look Road.  In both encounters, witnesses thought they might have seen a bobcat or lynx, but their descriptions didn’t match either of those wildcats – the...

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