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10 years ago:
For the second time in four months, Readsboro voters rejected a proposed sale of the Readsboro Electric Utility to Central Vermont Power Supply.  Also for the second time, voters turned down a bond for state-mandated upgrades to their water system.
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WWII veteran Dick Hamilton, right, sits with Col. Judith Boyd at Monday’s Memorial Day service at Memorial Hall in Wilmington.
Note: June 6 is the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe. It took place in multiple locations in Normandy, France.  The event became known as D-Day and was one of the pivotal battles of World War II.  This is the first of two parts, looking at some of the events leading up to the...
“The Winter of the Witch” by Katherine Arden, Del Rey, 2019 “The Winter of the Witch” is the third volume of Katherine Arden’s “Winternight Trilogy,” a fantasy set in medieval Russia (Rus’) and deftly incorporating the country’s rich fairytale tradition. The first volume, “The...
10 years ago:
Whitingham voters overwhelmingly defeated a petitioned ballot question asking whether the town should “terminate the joint school agreement between the Whitingham Town School District and the Wilmington Town School District.”  Of the 411 ballots cast, 300...
10 years ago:
The author of a petition calling for the removal of the Bank Park pergola called out The Deerfield Valley News for an editorial and April Fool’s Day spoof that he said encouraged disrespect for the democratic process.  Following the publication of an article...
Cemetery restoration work will be unveiled to public at June 8 open house READSBORO - A major phase of a four-cemetery restoration project in Readsboro is complete. The Readsboro Cemetery Commission will hold an open house at the town’s South Hill Cemetery on June 8 to unveil...
Fundraiser has helped so many WILMINGTON - For the 32nd year running, on Sunday, 1,500 rubber ducks will find their way downtown. The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is the ducks’ time to shine. It’s time for the Great Duck Race.
The Great Duck Race is an annual event in...
“The Invited” by Jennifer McMahon, Doubleday, 2019
The novel opens with a brief scene in 1924 Hartsboro, Vermont, told in the first person by Hattie Breckenridge, known locally as a witch. It describes her capture by villagers whose children have just died in the burning...

Legislative Update: Sen. Jeanette White
As we wind down this first year of the biennium there are many bills we continue to work on. Some will end up making it through the process this year, some will end up waiting until next year for resolution. This is also the biennium for constitutional amendments - they can only happen every...

Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
Human beings are a story telling species and a socially interactive one. As far as we can determine, porcupines do not tell stories to their young. Giraffes do not sit around the campfire and regale other giraffes with long sagas. Even whales and dolphins, who do seem to have some sort of a...

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