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“Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” by Bill McKibben.  Henry Holt, 2019 Thirty years ago, when computers were new, cell phones nonexistent, and Facebook unimaginable, Bill McKibben published “The End of Nature,” which he claims to have been the first book...
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The Tri-Town Economic Development Committee (which included members from Whitingham, Wilmington, and Dover) released their study conducted by economic development consultant John Mullin. Mullin’s study indicated that, although the valley faced economic...
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Deerfield Valley Elementary School welcomed Rebecca Fillion as its new principal.  Fillion had been a sixth-grade teacher at Green Street School in Brattleboro for 12 years, and “an aspiring principal” for several years.  Fillion said she was looking for a...
Friday, August 23, was National Hydropower Day, sponsored by the industry, so you may hear or have heard something about hydroelectric dams. While listening to any “First Renewable” spiel there are a few other considerations about dams to keep in mind.
Few tributary rivers or streams,...
Twin Valley Middle/High School Principal Reed Mellinger
Twin Valley Middle/High School Principal Reed Mellinger
WHITINGHAM- Reed Mellinger has already been thrown a few curve balls since his first day as principal of Twin Valley Middle/High School.
Mellinger arrived on July 1 to a school expecting as many as 10 new teachers, open custodial positions, and maintenance issues.  For Mellinger, an...
Note: This is the first installment of our annual look at new teachers in local schools.  More profiles will follow in future issues. Alma Hart  Music
Windham Southwest Supervisory Union elementary schools
 
Alma “Peaches” Hart says she feels like she’s “coming home...
“Soon The Light Will Be Perfect” by Dave Patterson
Hanover Square Press, 2019

It’s 1991, the summer of the Gulf War.  The book’s 12-year-old un-named narrator sits in a Vermont woods, smoking forbidden cigarettes and trying to figure out how the just God in whom his...
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There was a rash of catamount sightings in the area, including two in the area between Old Ark Road and Look Road.  In both encounters, witnesses thought they might have seen a bobcat or lynx, but their descriptions didn’t match either of those wildcats – the...

Twin Valley students had a surprise visit from former exchange students Iker Rodriguez and Luis Guerra at the Valencia train station. Front, kneeling (l-r) Luis Guerra, Iker Rodriguez. Middle row (l-r) Ally Taylor, Jarrett Niles, Sadie Boyd, Morgen Janovsky, Maria Page. Back row (l-r) Kara Bird, Jayden Crawford, Jack McHale, Eric Bolognani, Izaak Park, Colin McHale, Owen Grinold, Lucas Messing, Casey Sibilia, Aaron Soskin, Tiffany Speigel, Kylie Reed.
WHITINGHAM- In early April, 17 Twin Valley High School students and their three chaperones embarked on a 17-day adventure to Spain. 
During their time in Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, the students visited a wide variety of museums, markets, churches and cathedrals, gardens, recreational...
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A Whitingham man discovered an ancient structure on his land that he theorized might be Native American in origin, and could be a sacred site.  The unique structure included a pyramid-shaped stone mound surrounded by an earthen berm.  Through one of the berm...

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