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Attendees at a previous summit. This year’s will be held in person at Mount Snow.
DOVER - Registration is now open for the Southern Vermont Economic Summit. The daylong event will be held on Thursday, May 12, at the Grand Summit Resort at Mount Snow.  
This year’s theme is “Cultivate change.” The 2022 summit will feature a wide range of topics that are top of mind for...
VERMONT - Vermont Independent Media, publisher of The Commons, will host a panel discussion and Q&A with Vermont publishers, editors, and local journalism students and interns about saving the broken system of journalism on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 pm on Zoom.
Topics of discussion...

The Fabulous Farquahr was an American folk band from Branford, CT. They visited Wilmington for a three-day concert at North Country Fair during St. Patrick’s weekend 35 years ago.
10 years ago:
Wilmington and Whitingham voters attended an informational meeting for projects at Deerfield Valley Elementary School and Whitingham Elementary/Twin Valley Middle School.  Whitingham voters would be asked to approve a $9,475,000 bond for the project in their...
BRATTLEBORO - Vermont Works for Women is running Youth@Work for girls and gender-expansive students enrolled at Windham Regional Career Center this spring. VWW’s youth program coordinator Marla Goldstein began meeting monthly with a cohort of students to build personal and professional skills for...
VERMONT - Nineteen high school students across Vermont were selected as school champions in the 2022 statewide Poetry Out Loud competition and will advance to the state finals, to be held Monday, March 14, at the Barre Opera House. In-person attendance will be limited at the event, which will be...
HALIFAX - The next senior meal at the Halifax Community Hall will be Friday, March 18, serving at noon. The menu will be New England boiled dinner: corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, onion, and beets, served with cornbread, rolls, and a dessert. All seniors are welcome. A $3 free-will fee will be...
VERMONT - Registration is now open for the 35th Vermont Scholastic High School and Middle School Chess Championships, which will be held on Saturday, April 16, at the Capital City Grange Hall, Vermont Route 12 in Berlin. All Vermont students are eligible to compete for state championships in...

Members of the community welcome new Afghan neighbors.
DEERFIELD VALLEY - For more than 20 years the US military relied on allies in Afghanistan for support services. But when the Americans left Afghanistan, local allies found themselves targeted for violence by the Taliban. Recognizing its responsibility for their safety, the US government organized...

Dave Lyman was the editor at The Deerfield Valley News 55 years ago, before leaving to cover the Vietnam War as a Navy journalist. He has since founded the Maine Photographic Workshop and is in the process of writing a series of memoirs. Photo courtesy LinkedIn
10 years ago:
Wilmington Town Meeting voters passed a 1% local option tax on sales, rooms, meals, and alcohol. The tax was passed, in part, to aid in the town’s recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. Proponents also sought to use the proceeds for community and economic...

Photo by Randy Capitani
DEERFIELD VALLEY - Sap buckets appear around the valley as sugaring season kicks off.

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