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WILMINGTON- April is both National Poetry Month and National Citizen Science Month.  Pettee Memorial Library is offering free programs and activities that celebrate the intersection of poetry and science.
Throughout the month a walk around the library lawn will lead readers through the...
State officials are urging hikers and bikers to avoid muddy trails during spring runoff.
State officials are urging hikers and bikers to avoid muddy trails during spring runoff.
VERMONT- The  Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation and its partners remind hikers of mud season at this time of year and ask for the public’s help protecting Vermont’s trails. This year, COVID-19 is still a dominant concern, even with more people vaccinated. FPR and partners are asking...
VERMONT- To celebrate the power of youth in changing the future, Military Kids Vermont and University of Vermont Extension 4-H have teamed up to sponsor a poetry contest for children ages 5 to 18.
The contest is being held in conjunction with April as the Month of the Military Child, an...
BRATTLEBORO- Five new exhibits open at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center  on Thursday, March 18, including an exploration of flowers as a way to mark loss; new work by Jennifer Mack-Watkins that, in the artist’s words, “(uses) aesthetics as a form of resistance against the erasure and...

Your Turn Sen. Christopher Bray
Vermonters face three crises: the first two are clear and present dangers—first, COVID-19, and second, the need to uphold the safe, lawful, just, and stable operation of government in Washington, DC and across the nation.
The third crisis is less obvious, yet more challenging and damaging...
BRATTLEBORO- Brattleboro Community Television has announced its producer award winners for 2020. BCTV’s annual producer awards ceremony was held virtually on Wednesday, December 9.
The Municipal Partner Award went to Patrick Moreland and Mike Bucossi,  for two departments of the town of...
Tune in starting Saturday to hear local Vermont musicians, as well as top regional and national acts who celebrate Vermont. The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) presents "Forevergreen: A Vermont Adventures in Music," a five-part virtual concert series launching on Saturday,...
VERMONT- US Forest Service officials are welcoming the public to select and cut a Christmas tree on the Green Mountain National Forest with the purchase of a $5 permit. Permits will be available for purchase either online (an additional $2.50 service fee applies) or in person at a GMNF office. ...
I believe it was Bette Davis who said, “Getting old is not for sissies,” and I could not agree with her more. When you frost the aging cake with an endless pandemic, it is even more indigestible. And then, of course, there is winter!
Some people are just naturally flexible emotionally....

Laura Stevenson
Daphne Kalmar
“Stealing Mt. Rushmore”  Feiwei and Friends, 2020 It’s the summer of 1974. More and more incidents are revealing that President Nixon is a crook. But in the working-class Sanders family, presidents are heroes, not crooks. Dad, a Korean War veteran and full-time short-order...

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