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10 years ago:
A Christmas Day snowstorm helped boost an already busy holiday week, giving the local economy a big boost.  Mount Snow General Manager Kelly Pawlak said the resort’s numbers in skier visits and rentals/sales were significantly higher than the previous year,...
READSBORO- On August 18, 1952, Cpl. Richard L. Bolognani and 30 other men were crossing a river during the Korean War. The remote area near Inje, in what’s now South Korea, had recently experienced a typhoon with heavy rains.  As the soldiers were crossing the waist-deep river, flash flooding...

Julie Lineberger, in blue dress, and Joseph Cincotta, with tie, are flanked by the staff at LineSync Architecture in this company photo from their website.
Architecture firm sees drop-off in traditional business, but also new opportunities
This article 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.
WILMINGTON- Architectural firm...
POTSDAM, NY- Arin Catherine Bates of Wardsboro, VT, a freshman majoring in university studies, was named a presidential scholar for the fall 2020 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average with at least 14 credit hours.
PLYMOUTH, NH- More than 800 students have been named to the Plymouth State University president’s list for the fall 2020 semester. To be named to the president’s list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 or better for the semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours...
BURLINGTON- The University of Vermont has announced its dean’s list for the fall semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20% of their class in their respective college or school.
Local students named include...

Caya Greenspan-Layman at work on her project.
WILMINGTON- Caya Greenspan-Layman, under the guidance of Muhlenberg College professor of sociology Janine Chi, spent the summer exploring how Southeast Asian performance art is used to cultivate cultural identities of the region and promote open and political dialogue.
Greenspan-Layman...

Dr. Peter Park near a waterfall in New Zealand.
10 years ago:
Dr. Peter Park was taking a sabbatical from his work at the SVMC Deerfield Campus, and he and his family were getting ready to move to Opunake, New Zealand. Park would spend about a year working in a community clinic about the size of the one he left. Park...
BENNINGTON- Castleton University is offering a Master of Science in nursing, beginning in the spring 2021 semester. The program offers a clinical nurse leader concentration and a nurse educator concentration. It is designed for working nurses with a bachelor’s degree who wish to advance their...

Ginny Sassaman ‘Preaching Happiness: Creating a Just and Joyful World’ Rootstock Publishing, 2020.
Ginny Sassaman ‘Preaching Happiness: 
Creating a Just and Joyful World’ Rootstock Publishing, 2020. Preaching Happiness is a collection of 16 sermons Sassaman preached at the First Universalist Church of Barnard, VT, over the summers of 2017-2019 and later revised for publication. They...

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