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10 years ago:
Local businesses were celebrating a busy holiday week.  A nor’easter dumped 31 inches of snow over the valley right before Christmas, and another 12 inches of snow fell as the valley ushered in the new year.  While the timing of the second storm did lead some...
DOVER - Midday on Monday, couple Sofi Fleur and Javan Joslin were about a mile and a half apart. They were each tending to one of their shared businesses. Last month, the couple purchased two staple businesses in Dover, which they now run: The Great Moose Vermont Shop and Mind Lock Escape Room....

John Winney, left, and Jim Thomas, owners of The Last Chair, Last Chair Pizza & Grill, and Black Diamond Bar & Grill, are gearing up for a busy winter season. The pair recently expanded their business by purchasing a popular pizzeria in Dover. Lauren Harkawik
DOVER - The Last Chair, a Dover institution that now has three distinct restaurants under its portfolio, is gearing up for a busy winter.
The owners of The Last Chair, John Winney and Jim Thomas, recently purchased Pizzeria La Toscanella. It’s now known as Last Chair Pizza & Grill, and...
10 years ago:
Readsboro School was looking for a new principal after former principal Michael Heller abruptly resigned after a year and a half in the job.  In a letter to the community, Heller said he was leaving “with a heavy heart, to focus on family.”  Later,...

WILMINGTON - In early December, Santa Claus made a visit to the valley, including Arthouse, located in the old church building in Wilmington. Though he eventually made his way inside, some children found him while he was still in the process of parking his sleigh outside.
During...
Cortisol (the stress hormone) in one closed fist, oxytocin (the feel-good hormone) in the other fist:  pick one.  Our brains do that choice minute by minute all day (and night) long, constantly trying to keep a level hormonal state.  I remember going to a workshop where the psychiatrist speaker...
The aftermath of the Hogback car accident.
The aftermath of the Hogback car accident.
10 years ago:
The Hogback Mountain Gift Shop was involved in a car accident. The shop was struck by a car on the evening of Friday the 13th (of course) causing significant structural damage to the building, as well as thousands of dollars in destroyed merchandise. Police...
10 years ago:
Giant snowmen from Dover were invading the valley. As part of the valley’s annual Bright Lights holiday celebrations, the cheerful painted plywood cut-out snowmen popped up around the valley, from Readsboro to Dover. The snowmen originated in Dover, created...

Windham-2 Representative Laura Sibilia, of Dover
About the December 1 letter …
The heart of effective governance lies in the intricate task of problem-solving, an inherent aspect of policymaking, legislating, and governing in our democratic society. Regardless of our roles—whether on school boards, in the Legislature or as the elected...
Valley businesses like Bartleby’s Books, above, are ready to welcome shoppers with rewards during the annual “Eat, Sleep, Shop Local” period, December 1 to 24.                   BDCC
Valley businesses like Bartleby’s Books, above, are ready to welcome shoppers with rewards during the annual “Eat, Sleep, Shop Local” period, December 1 to 24. BDCC
WILMINGTON  - Starting Friday, December 1, holiday shoppers are once again invited to join in the annual “Eat, Sleep, Shop Local” holiday shopping campaign and earn rewards for shopping and dining with local merchants. This year the program has expanded to include Wilmington and Dover merchants,...

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