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“By the 1930s nearly 90% of US urban dwellers had electricity, but 90% of rural homes were without power. Investor-owned utilities often denied service to rural areas, citing high development costs and low profit margins. Consequently, even when they could purchase electricity, rural consumers...

Rep. Laura Sibilia
Last Sunday I found myself in Denver, traveling by Uber with a scientist I had attended a weekend conference with. My new scientist friend conducted an experiment with our Uber drivers as we traveled to various Denver destinations talking about how much we were enjoying Denver and gathering info...
“The Opposite of Never” by Mary Kathleen Mehuron, Spark Press, 2018
Note: Laura Stevenson is featuring Vermont authors. The Vermont series started in April.
In an unusual love story, Mehuron portrays parallel Vermont romances of two generations: one of Kenny Simmons (...
The Poncho’s Wreck building has undergone many changes and updates over the years.
10 years ago:
Wilmington resident David Boglioli was held on $500,000 bail after pleading not guilty to a charge of second degree murder in the shooting death of his neighbor George Riccitelli.  According to police, Boglioli told them the shooting was in self-defense.  At...
10 years ago:
Divers spent days searching Harriman Reservoir for the body of a man who drowned during a Sunday afternoon outing with his fiancee.  The man, a British citizen living in New York City, had been floating in an (untethered) inner tube behind a rented boat when...
Let me start by saying in my family almost anything is OK to say. Blunt candor is not only OK, it is cherished. So, when my beloved daughter said to me recently, “You are becoming a petty old lady. Your life is getting so small that all you can talk about is the weather and your aches and pains....

One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
“Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words” by Kimberly Harrington, Harper Perennial, 2018 “Amateur Hour”’s subtitle implies that it’s a collection of profane essays on the sacred topic of motherhood, a description that’s more witty than accurate. True, the collection...
10 years ago:
Wilmington Selectboard Chair Rob Wheeler resigned unexpectedly, handing in his selectboard member’s handbook and a key to the town office.  The board was not involved in any controversy at the time, and Wheeler offered no explanation for his decision.  He...
Author to speak at Bartleby’s
WILMINGTON - Author Rick Winston will be at Bartleby’s on Thursday, August 16, to discuss his book, “Red Scare in the Green Mountains.” The book focuses on how the so-called “Red Scare” of the mid-20th century manifested in Vermont. Among the...

Halifax Gorge
10 years ago:
Mount Snow’s Snow Lake was temporarily drained for dredging and repairs to the outlet culverts.  
Windham Regional Commission raised concerns about Mount Snow’s proposed West Lake project, a 12-acre, 120-million-gallon snowmaking pond to be constructed...

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