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“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 group of (relatively) peppy seniors who comprise the Aging in Place committee are all volunteers. We are, I suspect, a little bored in retirement and looking for something to do that has purpose and meaning. We were all “working women” (and, of course, men) and are a bit restless now. None of...
WHITINGHAM - On a sunny morning a little over a week before their dairy farm’s upcoming 150th anniversary celebration, two generations of Corses — Leon and Linda and their daughter Abbie — are in the family’s farmhouse, surrounded by old photos.
Abbie, who is in her mid-30s, is scanning...
10 years ago:
The Readsboro Historical Society completed a project to place a 128-year-old schoolhouse bell on the grounds of the Readsboro Central School.  The 300-pound bell, cast by the National Bell Foundry in Cincinnati, OH,  had been in the bell tower of the village...
It was summer. School was already out. Yet the Vermont Legislature remained in session. People must have wondered why we were still in session and why Gov. Scott has twice vetoed a budget that originally passed with nearly unanimous support in both the House and Senate.
In reality, there...
“The Flight Attendant”  by Chris Bohjalian, Doubleday, 2018
Cassandra Bowen wakes slowly in a posh Dubai suite, hungover, ashamed of her one-night stand, and puzzled that she is still in bed with last night’s lover. She thought she’d left. She should have left.  She’s a flight attendant,...
10 years ago:
School boards were struggling to fit skyrocketing oil prices into their budgets.  When the budgets were put together more than six months earlier, school officials estimated oil prices at $2.75 per gallon, based on the previous year and historic trends in...
Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern
Harper Perennial, 2018
The Robbers Library in the title has nothing to do with robbery.  At least, not directly. In Halpern’s fictitious history, it’s the Robers Library, founded in 1912 by Albert Robers, the 19th century...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- The skies will light up with color and flare in the coming days as fireworks celebrations happen throughout the Deerfield Valley. Saturday, June 30
Parade, celebration, and fireworks in Readsboro

Readsboro’s Independence Day celebration kicks off...
In the Gospel of the New Testament, there are some blessings spoken to very specific groups of people by Jesus - the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, the ones who hunger and thirst for what is right, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, the persecuted for the sake of the...

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