Features


Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
The people who got the Aging in Place initiative started several years ago, in order to focus the valley on the impending tsunami of local residents becoming senior citizens, were Bill and Carol Herbert and the Wilmington Town Nurse, Jennifer Fitzgerald. I have just been the written voice trying...

Religion: Marcia Dorey
There’s a wonderful story about a prophet who lived long ago named Elijah. He had told the truth about the people in power and had made the queen of the country so angry with him that she threatened to kill him. So what did Elijah do? He ran. He ran just as fast as he could, and he hid in the...

Chief Randall Johnson began his career in 1982 as a part-time officer with the Dover Police Department and became a full-time officer after graduating from the 38th basic program at the Vermont Police Academy in August 1983. In May 1988, Chief Johnson was promoted to sergeant. In 2013, he was promoted to chief.
10 years ago:
Readsboro Village was without fire hydrants, after the director of the town’s water treatment facility presented a letter to the selectboard seeking the board’s authority to shut them down.  According to water department officials, the water pipes feeding the...

Jim Zachary
Beyond the noise of the Beltway and the daily vilification of national media outlets, are community newspapers serving cities, counties and regions throughout the US.
Your local newspaper is far from being The Fake News.
Your newspaper is most definitely not The Enemy of the People...
10 years ago:
Honora Winery’s first batch of varietal grapes was harvested and ready for winemaking.  The grapes from the 2008 harvest were planned for Honora’s first estate wine to be released in 2010.
The valley remembered the flood of ‘38 on its 70th anniversary...
History of hospital on display at Memorial Hall
WILMINGTON - From now to October 8, Memorial Hall will play host to “A Century of Caring,” a display of artifacts and information about Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, formerly Putnam Memorial Hospital. After October 5,...
Everything That Follows
Meg Little Reilly,  Mira, 2018.
“There is,” opens the prologue, “a moment in any event when momentum takes over and dictates the direction and force of everything that follows.” This moment occurs after glass-blower Kat Weber, her longtime...
15 years ago:
Whitingham Town Clerk Buddy Holland announced his retirement.  Holland had been town clerk since 1992, and had served in various town or village positions since 1965.  
With the arrests of six Deerfield Valley residents, ages 16 to 19, Wilmington and...
WILMINGTON- Local business owner Brent Dessaint brings a love for cars and a talent for cleanliness to his business, Fanatics Autowerks. Dessaint has a long history with automobiles and is happy to offer detailing and repair work from his new shop in Wilmington. Originally from Brattleboro,...
New treehouse brings spark to community
SOUTH NEWFANE- Fans of Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” are thrilled that Pete Nelson and his crew of treehouse architects have finished construction on a new treehouse.
Property owner...

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