This Week in History
10 years ago: The Deerfield Valley Transit Association purchased the former Vermont Barnboard factory on Mill Street in Wilmington. A scoping study had identified the site as the best spot for a tr...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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“A bunch of Italian women who don’t want to run out of food”: Friends hold benefit for cancer fight
DOVER- Old friends will gather at the Dover Town Hall next Wednesday for a homemade Italian meal.  Among them will be Kelly Pawlak, Gale Palladino, Patty Santoro, Gina Sarlo, and Suzanne Bauer.  Th...
Jul 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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“You gotta move!” Overcoming obstacles to exercise
You know you should do it regularly. And you know why: Exercising, or moving instead of sitting, is critical for health and safeguarding your well-being. You know it is important, not only for your...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Connecticut River a highway for many fish species
In spring, the Connecticut River becomes a highway. Moving along this migration artery are fish stimulated to do so by the urge to spawn and extend the life of their species to the next generation....
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shavuot: June’s festival of weeks is a celebration of Torah, education, participation in Jewish life
Ask almost anyone, even people who are not Jewish, about Chanukah and they’ll know something about that holiday. Ask almost anyone, even people who are Jewish, about Shavuot and you’ll probably get...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
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Welcoming the miraculous presence of strangers
Who would have thought?  On my way to the Rotary Garden in Whitingham, suddenly there was a terrible sound under my car—like someone was under there with a hammer!  I stopped and looked underneath ...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governance shouldn’t be focus of education reform
Jun 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
One of my great concerns about what might happen next legislative session regarding “education reform” is that it is poised once again to be driven by the notion of “governance changes” as the next...
Greatest job of his life
by Jack Deming
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Fox recalls “Hoot, Toot and Whistle” rail line WHITINGHAM- On St. Patrick’s Day, 1958, 22-year-old Jacksonville resident Reggie Fox went to the office of Harry Lowe at the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmingto...
Love for cooking becomes class, local TV show
by Jack Deming
Jun 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
JACKSONVILLE- Robin Stenner has had a lifelong love of both cooking and serving good food, a passion that has taken her from cooking Mexican dishes in Tuscon, to serving tables at the White House I...
Fuel assistance fund leader stepping down, seeking replacement
by David Amato
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Having worked as the head of Deerfield Valley Community Cares since 2004, Sue Spengler plans to step down from leadership of the organization in the next year.  “I’ve been doing t...
This Week in History
May 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
10 years ago: Marlboro School Board members announced they would no longer comply with requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Board members said NCLB “is an inherently flawed piec...
Small museums tell big stories
by Mike Eldred
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
DEERFIELD VALLEY- The valley’s rich history is on display in several local museums operated by volunteer members of historical societies. Two of the museums, closed during the winter, will open the...