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ASPEN, CO- Kelly Clark, the most accomplished snowboarder in history with more wins than any other rider, male or female, announced her retirement from competitive snowboarding on Friday, January 25. Clark’s illustrious career spanned 18 years as a member of the US Snowboard Team.
Clark...
Legislative Update: Sen. Jeanette White
We have just completed our second full week of the biennium. As a reminder, I chair Senate Government Operations and am a member of Senate Judiciary Committee. We have spent some time in each committee hearing from the parties that we cover about their priorities for us for this session and...
Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
We all know that the winter season, wonderful though it can be, comes with a whole lot of stressors that are not on our front burners the rest of the year. We all need to try to be aware of how distracted we can get. Everyone is in a hurry, mentally ticking off those tasks on our lists. If ever...
10 years ago:
A question on the Dover Town Meeting warning asked voters if they would prefer to use half of the town’s 1% local option tax for economic development, and half to reduce municipal property tax.  The 1% local option tax had been passed at Town Meeting two...

One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
“Aesop Lake” by Sarah Ward Green Writers Press, 2018
Leda Keogh’s boyfriend is the bright spot in her life. Her father’s death has left the family in desperate financial circumstances that have led her mother to supplement her care-giving job by selling opioids. Her older...
10 years ago:
Surveyor Ben Joyce told Wilmington Selectboard members he could find no concrete evidence of any right of way to access a 75-acre parcel they owned off Gallup Pitch Road.  As well as town documents and land records, Joyce’s research included evidence from the...

Hogback Mountain Ski area in Marlboro, which operated from 1946 to 1986. In 1969, weekend lift tickets cost $6.
10 years ago:
After more than a year of searching, Wilmington hired Ken March as fire chief.  March had three decades of experience as the director of public works and a fire captain and training officer for Boxborough, MA.
Twin Valley school officials hoped the...

Sen. Jeanette White
We have just completed our first week of the new legislative biennium. Here are a few highlights to share with you.
My drive up on Wednesday morning, January 9,was a bit nerve wracking. The roads were really terrible. I allowed three hours to be safe. But then, right below White River...
10 years ago:
The valley was bracing for the 20,000 visitors, television crews, and 282 athletes expected to attend the Dew Tour.  Competitors included hometown hero Kelly Clark.   
A fire at a house on Main Street in Readsboro left two families homeless on New Year...
“Drunk in the Woods” by Tony Whedon,
Green Writers Press, 2018

Drunk in the Woods is a collection of 16 essays, of which all but the first and last have been previously published in journals of essays, fiction, and poetry.  Many of the essays describe the harsh...

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