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Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series about the history of Wilmington. It is being written in advance of Old Home Week, scheduled for July 30 to August 2 of this year.
WILMINGTON - Up Lisle Hill Road, there’s a small, quiet park. Some people use it now and then, but it’s...
WILMINGTON- What kind of inspiration does it take for someone to backcountry ski all 110 Vermont peaks above 3,000 feet in elevation?  
“It being a bad idea,” says Spencer Crispe with a laugh.  “ I’ve always been kind of attracted to ludicrous ideas. Anything that is objectively...
“The Red Lotus” by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday, 2019
Austin and Alexis look like the perfect couple. Even the assonance of their names draws smiling attention. And they have a story: they met six months ago, when Alexis, an ER doctor, sutured the bullet holes in Austin’s arm after he...

Legislative Update: Sen. Jeanette White
Last week in the Statehouse felt like we never left.  Except that there were even more issues that popped up over the summer.  As a reminder, this is the second year of the 2019-2020 biennium so it really is a continuation of everything that happened last year.  I serve on Senate Judiciary in the...
10 years ago:
Wilmington Selectboard members put off action on a petition seeking removal of the Bank Park pergola they received at their regular meeting until the matter could be warned on an upcoming agenda.  The petition, which had 119 qualified signatures, sought an...

Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
I have been plowing through the 24 pages of statistics in the recent housing analysis for Dover and Wilmington. Since I am severely numerically challenged, this was tough going for me, especially to find a way to write about it that won’t put everyone to sleep. Bottom line, all us old geezers are...
10 years ago:
The valley mourned Jessica Bolognani, who died in a tragic accident while snowmobiling with friends.  Bolgonani, who was from Readsboro, was a student at Quinnipiac University, and graduated from Twin Valley High School less than seven months earlier.  A...

Wilmington police officers Andrew Kirkman, left, and Sasha Kondraski.
WILMINGTON - On a damp December afternoon, newly-appointed full-time police officer Sasha Kondraski is preparing for winter weather. She’s in a green uniform, which she notes is different than that of officer Andrew Kirkman, who became a full-time officer alongside her. Kirkman is dressed in blue...
“Into The Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain” by Tod Olson.  Scholastic Focus, 2020
“Into the Clouds” chronicles an iconic mountaineering expedition: Charlie Houston’s 1953 team’s attempt to be the first to reach the top of the Himalayan peak K2...
Old Home Week organizers gearing up for celebration
WILMINGTON - Nicki Steel, the chair of the Wilmington Old Home Week Committee, says some festivity is in order. 
“We need a party,” she says. “The last 10 years have not been easy. It’s time to celebrate.” 
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