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Windsor Black History Month event speaker seeks to engage audience in conversation
02-26-2024 8:31 PM


WINDSOR — Famous figures such as Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver are often the faces of Black History celebrations. But in a talk this week in recognition of Black History Month, Joe Major wants to focus on people his audience probably...

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Windsor grapples with evidence that a major figure in town, Vermont history was a slaveholding scofflaw
07-25-2020 9:33 PM


Little is known for certain about the life of Dinah Mason, but a few facts now seem incontestable.A bill of sale from 1783 shows that Dinah, who was Black, was purchased by Windsor resident Stephen Jacob from a Charlestown man named Jotham...

Among the Undead in Woodstock
07-09-2018 10:00 PM

By EmmaJean Holley

By modern-day standards, 20-year-old Frederick Ransom was dead to begin with.But when someone died of tuberculosis in 1817, one could never be too careful. Before modern medicine shed light on the idea of contagion, even doctors in Woodstock thought...

Osher Class Examines Depression-Era Foodways
01-22-2018 4:07 PM

By Nicola Smith

Imagine a crumbly pie crust that tastes a little salty and a little sweet, and has the soft, flaking quality of a phyllo. Is it made from flour, vegetable shortening and butter? Flour and lard? The texture and flavor is subtly different from the usual...

The (Not So) Good (Smelling) Old Days
09-22-2017 10:00 PM

By Larry Coffin

The sanitary equipment of the house is an all-important matter, as there is no other feature of the home which will afford more comfort and be so conducive to perfect health as good plumbing. St. Johnsbury Caledonian, May 23, 1906From the...

Outside Story: Animals Have Fascinating Teeth
05-21-2017 10:01 PM

By Tim Traver

When my daughter was 4, she once asked, “Do mice get cavities?” We were coming back from the dentist, so teeth were on her mind and so were mice, since her pet mouse had recently escaped. Later in the day, she asked if ducks had teeth; such is the...

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