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Check out the weekend festivities around the valley
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve noticed signs of summer popping up around the valley, from ice cream cones at Wahoo’s, Jezebel’s, and the Creemee Stand to Little League games...
May 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murder in small town America
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis Katherine Tegen Books, 2016 According to the Kipling poem from which this book’s title is taken, “The female of the species is more deadly than the male,...
May 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting more young Vermonters to attend college
The good news is that Vermont has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country; fully 88% of our kids leave high school with a diploma. All of us – parents, educators, community m...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature fights about fairness in education
The Legislature continues in session overtime as a major fight about fairness in our education system continues to unfold. Despite the dramatic headlines about the “assault” on employees and “strip...
May 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature keeping things complicated and simple
There has been a lot of interest lately in the $26 million savings in the education fund that Gov. Phil Scott has proposed. I realize it always seems like some kind of cop out to say it is complica...
May 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crew works overtime to make park event super
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA- While most avid park freeskiers and riders probably know what a “step up to roller mohawk” is and what to do with it, more pedestrian skiers and snowboarders probably just know i...
May 11, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Take on an adventurous voyage with a love story and glimpses of paradise
by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
May 08, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig As the book opens, Nix Song is standing in a Calcutta market in 1774, haggling for a caladrius (a bird thought to heal illnesses) in preparation for their n...
Thankful for another day, an Easter story to remember
by Religion: Marcia Dorey
May 04, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Here’s an Easter story, a couple of weeks late, but hard to forget. On the Saturday night before Easter Sunday, there was a fire alarm sounded very, very early in the morning. The “bank building” o...
OK, seniors, time to get out and boogie
by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
May 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Okay seniors, let’s boogie! It’s time to get your groove on! The senior class of Twin Valley High School is hosting their second annual prom for seniors (that is, a Seniors’ Prom), on Saturday, May...
Legislative changes are moving quickly through the House and Senate
by Legislative Update: Laura Sibilia
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
As the final weeks of the 2017 session wind down, legislative changes are moving quickly through both the House and Senate. Several items of interest to our area include changes to education legisl...
Book envisions a world (almost) without death
by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
“Scythe” By Neal Shusterman Simon and Schuster, 2016 In the MidMerica of the distant future, hunger, war, illness, and poverty have all been abolished. While vestigial countries and regions exist, ...
Athlete to represent USA for 10th time at worlds
by Randy Capitani
Apr 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
STRATTON- Tom Montemagni is a man who doesn’t run away from many challenges. The longtime resident and well-known fixture at Mount Snow Resort has worked as a ski instructor and as an attorney at t...
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    by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
    04.13.17 - 03:00 pm
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    by Rivercurrents: David Deen
    04.11.17 - 01:55 pm
  • Heroine seeks redemption after crash
    by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
    04.09.17 - 10:15 am
  • A doctor in service to the world
    by Linda Donaghue
    04.06.17 - 03:00 pm