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Dot's of Dover was destroyed by an early-morning fire Sunday, January 20.
DOVER- Mount Snow is raffling off a lift chair this Saturday to raise money for Betsy Reagan and Dot’s of Dover to recover after the fire that destroyed the popular restaurant two weeks ago. Mount Snow has refurbished a four-person chair from the Grand Summit Express and Travis Wendell from...
“The Animal One Thousand Miles Long: Seven Lengths of Vermont and Other Adventures” by Leath Tonino  
Trinity University Press, 2018

The animal in the title is a creature Aristotle invented in The Poetics to demonstrate that an observer of a gigantic object could...
10 years ago:
Workers were setting rafters on the covered bridge structure erected over the existing Cold Brook bridge at the Hermitage Inn.  
Whitingham, Wilmington, and Twin Valley school board members began discussing the pros and cons of consolidating their...
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...

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