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STAMFORD- A local gardening organization is shifting its priorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past three years the Stamford Vermont Seed Savers have promoted gardening in the town by making seeds available to gardeners through an annual seed swap and by managing an educational...

Susie Haughwout holds an old land record book in this 2013 file photo. She recently retired from her position after 25 years. Her quick thinking and decisive actions during Tropical Storm Irene saved the town’s historic records from rising floodwaters.
WILMINGTON - Two weeks into retirement, former Wilmington Town Clerk Susie Haughwout says she’s just crawled out from under a seemingly endless pile of paperwork. “There’s a little more to retirement than I expected,” she says. “There’s a lot of paperwork involved.” 
She says that in...

Sen. Jeanette White
COVID-19 has required all of us to think in different ways about our work and our world. In the Senate we have mainly been dealing with issues that are related to changes to address the current crisis. These changes relate to open meeting laws, town government, court procedures, housing issues,...
“The Bobcat” Katherine Forbes Riley, Arcade Publishing, 2019
Laurelie is living with her two rescue cats in a caretaker’s cottage a few miles from Montague College, to which she has recently transferred. Hidden away in its rural Vermont beauties, she feels safe for the...

The old base lodge at Haystack Mountain in the 1960s.
10 years ago:
An Old Home Week article on Wilmington’s history focused on Old Home Week 1910 and an impromptu exhibition of Joan Newton Cuneo’s racing skills. Cuneo raced her 90-hp Knox Giant roadster down the town’s gravel Main Street at 72 miles per hour, to the delight...
10 years ago:
Twin Valley Facilities Committee Chair Phil Taylor told school board members after looking closely at several proposed alternatives he could not support a plan to renovate the existing Twin Valley High School building in Wilmington.  Just weeks earlier, non-...
10 years ago:
Construction on the new South Newfane covered bridge paused while engineers pondered a design change.  After a site inspection by the state, two six-inch shelves were discovered on the abutments that hadn’t been considered in the original plans.  Engineers...
Hartwell
Bob Hartwell
10 years ago:
School consolidation bills that had stirred local opposition during the legislative session were languishing in their committees, according to local legislators.  The Legislature had turned its attention to the passage of a balanced budget. The “Challenges...

Ten years ago, Mount Snow released a rendering of their master plan for the base area. New ski lodges, services, and condominiums were all a part of the 30-year build-out.
10 years ago:
Mount Snow rolled out a new proposed master plan that included a new base lodge, expanded ski school facilities, and other improvements.  Peak Resorts VP Dick Deutsch said the goal was to make the base area look like a village center with a town green. ...
It has now been four weeks since the Senate left Montpelier and started meeting remotely. Our Constitution says that we meet in the Statehouse and that the sessions are open to the public. At this time of social distancing and stay-at-home orders we needed to figure out a way to do what we needed...

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