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Community garden starts to take root
WILMINGTON – The efforts of a group of local residents to create a community garden are starting to pay off. The garden, which is located at the Howe Farm, has been tilled, and interested gardeners...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mythology Unbound
“Hunter” by Mercedes Lackey, Hyperion, 2015 It’s unusual (to say the least) for a dystopian fantasy to be whimsical, but this one is. The dystopia is America after the Diseray, a cataclysm that beg...
May 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boomers keep booming, drug use predicted to double
Old age and addictions do not a happy life make. By the time you are a senior citizen and eligible for Social Security and Medicare, if you have been drinking and/or drugging for most of your adult...
May 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A celebration of exit ramps
“Vermont Exit Ramps II,” by Neil Shepard and Anthony Reczek, Brattleboro, VT: Green Writers Press, 2015 Picture yourself driving north in Vermont along Interstate 91, absently noting the exits as y...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scandal shows why EB-5 reforms are needed
Years ago when I began working to reform the national EB-5 program, the problems we saw seemed far removed from the many promising EB-5 development projects in Vermont. It is heartbreaking, and it ...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Road to success is often paved with failure
The taxi was zipping down the highway at a fast pace with the driver changing lanes skillfully to keep a good flow through busy traffic. We were heading for the airport, returning from a trip to Me...
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Treasure all the bright places out there
by One-Minute Book Reviews: Laura Stevenson
Apr 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
“All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven “All The Bright Places” opens as the two narrators, Violet Markey and Theodore Finch, meet on the edge of the school bell tower, each one considering jumpi...
Support group invites others to join in
by Aging in Place: Claudette Hollenbeck
Apr 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a free caregiver support group here in the Deerfield Valley that has been in existence now for more than three years. The town nurse in Wilmington, Jennifer Fitzgerald and I started it tog...
The time is now to take a smarter approach on marijuana in Vermont
by From the Statehouse: Gov. Peter Shumlin
Apr 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Last month, the Vermont Senate passed a bill to end the failed War on Drugs policy of marijuana prohibition in Vermont. This was a big step forward for our state. Bringing marijuana out of the shad...
Past, present Vermonters honored at Civil War site
by James A. Dassatti
Apr 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
PETERSBURG, VA- A lost-then-found piece of Vermont Civil War history will become the centerpiece of a new display in the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at the Pamplin Historical Park in P...
Musician lives on through music, books
by Rolf Parker
Apr 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM – Whitingham’s residents may not be familiar with Myron A. Bickford, the musical composer, author, multi-instrumentalist, conductor, director of the National Institute of Music in New Yo...
Senate committee working on laying groundwork for ethics commission
by Legislative Update: Jeanette White
Apr 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The issue of ethics and the lack of an ethics commission has been of great interest over the last year or so to the media. How many Vermonters are passionate about the issue is not clear but we in ...