Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
Some nippy temps lately and wild wind. As I look at the rest of the country, I guess we are not having more than a normal VT winter. Of course, our snowfall has been fairly light the last couple of years. The road crews, utility workers, and snowplow operators have been kept pretty busy lately. My leaf blower has been a tremendous help when the snow is light. Some areas still need to be shoveled, but I keep telling myself that it is good exercise.
We had a good discussion 1/21 about Lisa Wingate’s book, The Book of Lost Friends. The fact that some slave owners moved their slaves to TX after emancipation in order to keep them subjugated was an eye-opener for several of us. The book also brought into perspective the long-term consequences of slavery. The Book Group has chosen the next three selections: Spindle City by Jotham Burrello for 2/18; Mud Season by Ellen Stimson for 3/18; and The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare for 4/15. Since we meet via Zoom, it is a safe and enjoyable way to discuss these books. All are welcome to participate.
Just a reminder about the special meeting on Wed, 1/27 at 6:00PM to discuss proposed Airbnb regulations and the appointment of the Collector of Delinquent taxes. Contact Sandie at the Town Office to zoom information.