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10 years ago:
Wilmington and Whitingham school board members began talking about the idea of an elementary school merger.  Five years earlier, the two towns merged their middle and high schools to create the Twin Valley Joint School District. Whitingham board member Ed...
I recently read a very seminal quote, (in the hospice newsletter) “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” It is a quote from Seneca, a Roman Stoic philosopher. I had to read it over several times before it finally made sense to me. What a timely thought that is: in the New...
GERMANY - In 1933, Resi Strauss was working as a nanny in Fulda, Germany, when, in the middle of the night, there was a knock on the door. It was the Sturmabteilung, or SA, also known as the Brownshirts, and they were looking for the father of the children Resi was looking after. Told that the...

Most skiers prefer powder tracks to cat tracks. This photo was taken Wednesday, February 13, at Mount Snow. Photo by Brett Miller
Sometimes catwalks, or cat tracks, smaller mountain connecting trails, feel monotonous. Other times they seem dangerous. Whether friendly and playful or narrow and intimidating many mountains possess these connecting trails. Crossing Stratton recently as I headed to meet my wife Cheryl at the mid...
WOODFORD - At a public meeting on Monday, Jaclyn Comeau, a wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, gave a presentation about the Deerfield Wind Black Bear Study. The study, which is ongoing, seeks to determine whether the region’s black bear population will be affected...
Sen. Jeanette White
I serve on Senate Judiciary in the morning and chair Senate Government Operations in the afternoon. Both committees, as is true with all the Senate committees, are busy reviewing what has happened since last year, tackling new issues, and following up on ones that didn’t get resolved last...
10 years ago:
The so-called Tri-Town Economic Development Committee, or TED-C, scrambled to regroup after Whitingham selectboard members dropped a bombshell on the committee, announcing that they would not include $17,000 in requested funding in their 2010 budget.  The...

Dot's of Dover was destroyed by an early-morning fire Sunday, January 20.
DOVER- Mount Snow is raffling off a lift chair this Saturday to raise money for Betsy Reagan and Dot’s of Dover to recover after the fire that destroyed the popular restaurant two weeks ago. Mount Snow has refurbished a four-person chair from the Grand Summit Express and Travis Wendell from...
“The Animal One Thousand Miles Long: Seven Lengths of Vermont and Other Adventures” by Leath Tonino  
Trinity University Press, 2018

The animal in the title is a creature Aristotle invented in The Poetics to demonstrate that an observer of a gigantic object could...
10 years ago:
Workers were setting rafters on the covered bridge structure erected over the existing Cold Brook bridge at the Hermitage Inn.  
Whitingham, Wilmington, and Twin Valley school board members began discussing the pros and cons of consolidating their...

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