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10 years ago:
Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama.  Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan when he was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while attempting to rescue another soldier.  Sgt. 1st Class Christopher...
“Bomber’s Moon” by Archer Mayor. Minotaur Books, 2019
Archer Mayor’s 30th Joe Gunther mystery opens in Wilmington, with Sally Kravitz, the grownup daughter of the “Tag Man,” in the series’ eighth book, sitting in her car opposite a bar with “enormous plate-glass windows,”...
WILMINGTON - Meredith Cherry and her horse Apollo spent a night at Adams Farm this week. The visit was part of a four-year, 48-state journey called “The Centauride.”
The Centauride is Cherry’s journey to raise awareness about domestic violence. Vermont is the 30th state Cherry and Apollo...
If you are lucky, you still have friends in your life whom you have known forever. I have one from third grade and many from my college years. My observation is that we are all now in our early 80s -  sort of the Readers’ Digest version of our lifelong selves. We have been boiled down to our...
10 years ago:
The Deerfield Valley lost one of its premier attractions with the closure of Adams Farm, a working farm and agritourism business.  Jill Adams, who ran the business at her family’s farm, said she had hoped to buy the farm and open it as a bed and breakfast to...
“The Ghost Clause” by Howard Norman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019
A “ghost clause” is a stipulation in a real estate contract that obligates the sellers of a house to repurchase it if they know it contains a malevolent spirit but have not revealed its existence to the...
10 years ago:
Michel Guite’s VTel was seeking federal funding for a $70 million optical fiber and and wireless network intended to deliver broadband internet to underserved areas throughout southern Vermont.  The plan called for the construction of 17 wireless transmission...
WILMINGTON - Ribbons of teal and purple, sealed with a heart, have been showing up around the community this week. The colors are a nod to ovarian cancer awareness month, which is this month. The ribbons are inspired by Nicole Covey, of Wilmington, who is 28 and currently fighting ovarian cancer...
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...

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