This Week in History


Floods coursed through downtown Wilmington, reaching the deck of the Route 9 bridge. Note the former bank in the photo, which burned down years later.

10 years ago:
Dover officials were pursuing a program through the Vermont Telecommunications Authority that would bring high-speed internet to East Dover.  The VTA’s Backroads Broadband program would connect 10,000 Vermont residents in areas that were lacking service.  Dover was...
10 years ago:
The Wilmington Planning Commission submitted their proposed changes to the village design control regulations to the selectboard.  The changes settled an ongoing controversy about vinyl siding that had been simmering in the village for years.  Under the new...
10 years ago:
Wilmington Selectboard Chair Rob Wheeler resigned unexpectedly, handing in his selectboard member’s handbook and a key to the town office.  The board was not involved in any controversy at the time, and Wheeler offered no explanation for his decision.  He...

Halifax Gorge
10 years ago:
Mount Snow’s Snow Lake was temporarily drained for dredging and repairs to the outlet culverts.  
Windham Regional Commission raised concerns about Mount Snow’s proposed West Lake project, a 12-acre, 120-million-gallon snowmaking pond to be constructed...
10 years ago:
The Corse family celebrated 140 years at their farm in Whitingham with an open house.  The event also celebrated the restoration of a barn and milking parlor after the original had been partially destroyed by a fire sparked by a lightning strike a year...

The preliminary concept for a small village park to be built on the site of the former bank building.
10 years ago:
The Wilmington Beautification Committee unveiled a preliminary concept plan for a small village park on the site of the old bank building at the corner of Route 9 and South Main Street.  The “pocket park” packed a lot of features into the small space, including a pergola over...

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