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10 years ago:
Wilmington Selectboard members heard a complaint from Wilmington homeowners who said their neighbors’ pet pigs were creating an unbearable stench, preventing them from enjoying their property or even opening windows.  The couple said the trouble started when...

One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
"To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma" by Molly Millwood. Harper Wave, 2019 In this compassionate, intelligent book, Millwood argues that motherhood changes women profoundly, a change that deeply affects the marital happiness even of loving...
10 years ago:
After an eight-day trial and 18 hours of jury deliberation, David Boglioli, of Wilmington, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his neighbor George Riccitelli.  Boglioli had been charged with second degree murder, but the lesser...

The Whitingham Free Public Library now resides inside the Whitingham Municipal Center, on Route 100 in Jacksonville village.
WHITINGHAM- Established in 1899, the Whitingham Free Public Library is having a yearlong celebration of its 120 years.
“A library (libraria – Latin for books) is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life,” wrote Henry Ward Beecher, a famous clergyman and abolitionist of the mid-19th...
It was in the air. Everyone was talking about the possibility of it. Six months earlier Thomas Paine had written one of history’s great essays about English tyranny, a brutish king, bad policies being decided and administered from 3,000 miles away, and “The Common Sense” of becoming independent...
10 years ago:
Readsboro Selectboard members received a letter from the Vermont Public Service Board announcing that the Readsboro Electric Department was under investigation for undercharging customers.  Frustrated board members noted that they had requested a 26% increase...
Once again this summer Wilmington’s tireless town nurse, Jennifer Fitzgerald, has organized a series of free lectures, not just for seniors but for everybody, under the subject heading of “Avoiding Social Isolation.” The meetings will be every Thursday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 pm, all but the...
“Where the Heart Is” by Jo Knowles - Candlewick Press, 2019
As she turns 13, Rachel is unquestioningly certain that home is where the heart is: she loves the old farmhouse where she lives with her realtor father, librarian mother, little sister Ivy, and rescue pony Rainbow...

Sheriff’s deputies led David Boglioli into court 10 years ago. He was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his neighbor, George Riccitelli, and was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison.
10 years ago:
The Windham Criminal Court had to issue a call for 30 more juror candidates after they exhausted a pool of 98 potential jurors in the murder trial of Wilmington resident David Boglioli.  According to a deputy state’s attorney, many jurors were excused because...
WHITINGHAM- At Saturday’s commencement for the graduating class of 2019 from Twin Valley Middle Senior High School, Olivia Genella opened her valedictory address with specific instructions to the gathering: “Please stand. Move your feet apart a few inches. Put your hands on your hips. Now repeat...

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