Features

“The Benefits of Being an Octopus” by Ann Braden Sky Pony Press, 2018
Are there really benefits of being an octopus? Most people would say there aren’t, but seventh-grader Zoey knows better. One benefit, she has learned from a discarded DVD and the...
10 years ago:
The Wilmington Planning Commission submitted their proposed changes to the village design control regulations to the selectboard.  The changes settled an ongoing controversy about vinyl siding that had been simmering in the village for years.  Under the new...

Volunteers work on a previous Habitat house.
DEERFIELD VALLEY- The local West River Habitat for Humanity affiliate is calling for an uptake in volunteer registration as the number of active volunteers in the valley dwindles. Claudette Hollenbeck has been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity for 18 years and is committed to revitalizing...
10 years ago:
Two members of Searsburg’s new five-member selectboard resigned.  One said he ran for a position on three-member board and wasn’t interested in working with a five-member board, and the other said the board was too argumentative.  The number of board members...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- This week we take a look at new teachers who will be in the classrooms of area schools. This feature was compiled by Lauren Harkawik. Twin Valley Middle High School AJ Banach, music
AJ Banach joins Twin Valley Middle High School as its choral and...
“By the 1930s nearly 90% of US urban dwellers had electricity, but 90% of rural homes were without power. Investor-owned utilities often denied service to rural areas, citing high development costs and low profit margins. Consequently, even when they could purchase electricity, rural consumers...

Rep. Laura Sibilia
Last Sunday I found myself in Denver, traveling by Uber with a scientist I had attended a weekend conference with. My new scientist friend conducted an experiment with our Uber drivers as we traveled to various Denver destinations talking about how much we were enjoying Denver and gathering info...
“The Opposite of Never” by Mary Kathleen Mehuron, Spark Press, 2018
Note: Laura Stevenson is featuring Vermont authors. The Vermont series started in April.
In an unusual love story, Mehuron portrays parallel Vermont romances of two generations: one of Kenny Simmons (...
The Poncho’s Wreck building has undergone many changes and updates over the years.
10 years ago:
Wilmington resident David Boglioli was held on $500,000 bail after pleading not guilty to a charge of second degree murder in the shooting death of his neighbor George Riccitelli.  According to police, Boglioli told them the shooting was in self-defense.  At...
10 years ago:
Divers spent days searching Harriman Reservoir for the body of a man who drowned during a Sunday afternoon outing with his fiancee.  The man, a British citizen living in New York City, had been floating in an (untethered) inner tube behind a rented boat when...

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