In This Place

In This Place: February 26, 2014

By Trish Adams When I promised sappiness this week, I was jumping the gun a little. Maple season is often still going strong in early April. Meanwhile, another great tradition, ice harvesting, had better be done by now or everybody’s butter will melt come May. Huge blocks of ice, “plowed,”?sawed and harvested, at 80 pounds a piece, once kept men […]

In This Place: February 19, 2014

By Trish Adams For my first “In This Place” column, combing the News archives from 1902 through the 1970s, I was hoping for old-fashioned Valentine parties and giant snowstorms, news of winter endurance and innocent love among farmers and their sweethearts. But, as usual, news of “this place” was a little more complicated. By February, winter has been going for […]

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