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Once again this summer Wilmington’s tireless town nurse, Jennifer Fitzgerald, has organized a series of free lectures, not just for seniors but for everybody, under the subject heading of “Avoiding Social Isolation.” The meetings will be every Thursday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 pm, all but the...
“Where the Heart Is” by Jo Knowles - Candlewick Press, 2019
As she turns 13, Rachel is unquestioningly certain that home is where the heart is: she loves the old farmhouse where she lives with her realtor father, librarian mother, little sister Ivy, and rescue pony Rainbow...

Sheriff’s deputies led David Boglioli into court 10 years ago. He was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his neighbor, George Riccitelli, and was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison.
10 years ago:
The Windham Criminal Court had to issue a call for 30 more juror candidates after they exhausted a pool of 98 potential jurors in the murder trial of Wilmington resident David Boglioli.  According to a deputy state’s attorney, many jurors were excused because...
WHITINGHAM- At Saturday’s commencement for the graduating class of 2019 from Twin Valley Middle Senior High School, Olivia Genella opened her valedictory address with specific instructions to the gathering: “Please stand. Move your feet apart a few inches. Put your hands on your hips. Now repeat...
“Junkyard at No Town” by J.C. Myers Rootstock Publishing, 2019
Jules Alpert, who has just graduated from college in 1980, has long had a passion for collecting “the failed brainstorms of the commercial world, the spun-out spin-offs, items with an...

Fifteen years years ago the first meeting to discuss Butterfield Commons was held.
10 years ago:
Whitingham residents were being warned to lock their homes and vehicles following a rash of burglaries over the previous two weeks.  Most of the break-ins occurred during daylight hours while the residents were at work.  Police said most of the houses had...
This is the second installment of a look back at the events around the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944.
It was stormy. The decision to go or not was filled with anxiety.  On the eve of battle Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower sat down and wrote two notes to President Franklin Roosevelt. One gave...
WILMINGTON - Janet Boyd and Cindy Hayford are in the newly-refurbished vestibule of the Old High School Community Center on Tuesday when Hayford notices that outside the door, a couple is admiring the brick pathway.
“I just love that they’re looking at it,” Boyd says happily.
Boyd...
10 years ago:
For the second time in four months, Readsboro voters rejected a proposed sale of the Readsboro Electric Utility to Central Vermont Power Supply.  Also for the second time, voters turned down a bond for state-mandated upgrades to their water system.
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WWII veteran Dick Hamilton, right, sits with Col. Judith Boyd at Monday’s Memorial Day service at Memorial Hall in Wilmington.
Note: June 6 is the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe. It took place in multiple locations in Normandy, France.  The event became known as D-Day and was one of the pivotal battles of World War II.  This is the first of two parts, looking at some of the events leading up to the...

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