Leon Boyd waves from the cab of a Pisten-Bully snowcat in this 2015 photo taken on Haystack Mountain. Boyd was waiting while mechanich “Joey Diesel” made a mid-mountain repair. The Hermitage Club has named a trail in memory of Boyd, who died in April from COVID-19 complications. Aaron Sherritt
Mountain trail dedicated to “Cat-illac” pilot who lost battle with coronavirus WILMINGTON- Officials at the Hermitage Club say they’re working hard to pick up the pieces at Haystack Mountain and put the ski area back together. Along with lift maintenance, pressure-checking...
TOWNSHEND- Grace Cottage Family Health will be offering a flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, November 21, from 9 am to noon. Preregistration is recommended, call (802)365-4331. Masks are required, and anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied. If not insured, payment for the flu shot is...

Tamara Stenn
BRATTLEBORO- Just in time for annual harvest celebrations, on Sunday, November 15, from 4 to 5:30 pm, the Windham World Affairs Council will present a Zoom talk by Dr. Tamara Stenn titled, “Indigenous sustainability, regeneration, and hope: Harvesting Bolivia’s royal quinoa.” 

Melissa boyd relaxes at her Mountain Styules Salon in Dover. LH
Pandemic highlights community for salon owner This is part of a series of articles about the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life for people in the Deerfield Valley.
DOVER - For Melissa Boyd, owner of Mountain Styles Salon and Spa, many of the new...
BRATTLEBORO- Windham County Prevention Partnership, a group of four prevention coalitions in Windham County, has received a five-year grant from the Vermont Department of Health to reduce substance misuse. As part of this grant, the partnership will focus on a series of initiatives leveraging...

Cody Bardwell shot this Halloween evening close-up  of the Blue Moon hovering over the valley. 
Dr. Jeffrey Wallace points to a number of cards and letters he received from well-wishers after announcing his retirement.
Randy  Capitani
Dr. Jeffrey Wallace points to a number of cards and letters he received from well-wishers after announcing his retirement. Randy Capitani
WILMINGTON- From broken dentures and cracked fillings to swallowed gold crowns and clients wanting work done on their pets’ teeth, Dr. Jeffrey Wallace has seen just about everything in his 40 years of practicing dentistry. In fact, according to his own estimation, Wallace has looked into “tens of...

Claudette Hollenbeck
I gather that the valley population has grown significantly due to COVID-19. I would like to welcome all of you. You have landed in a wonderful set of communities. I hope you will be savvy enough to subscribe to The Deerfield Valley News, a solid source of local information. This column is aimed...

Laura Stevenson
Scudder H. Parker, “Safe as Lightning” 
Rootstock Publishing, 2020. Safe as Lightning is the fruit of a lifetime’s dedication to poetry, its poems presented in five sections separated by Adelaide Tyrol’s beautiful illustrations. The order of the poems, Scudder Parker writes in his...
10 years ago:
Windham County Sen. Jeanette White spearheaded an effort to change the Vermont Constitution to allow 17-year-olds who will turn 18 before the general election to vote in primaries.  The idea was introduced by a a group of young women who wanted to be more...


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