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At the public Annual Meeting of the Historical Society of Windham County in 2018, several individuals from the community were asked to tell stories. The first Storyteller, introduced by Richard Marek, president of the HSWC, is Roger Albee from…

Dot Maggio
Dot Maggio is interviewed by her sister Theresa. Dot talks about her time working at West River Lodge and her more recent life in Brookline, VT.

#1 Ray Bates shares about his 55 years in Newfane following time in Boston, London, and his birthplace, Scotland. As an engineer and restorer of fine clocks, Ray created The British Clockmaker, a clock shop in the center of Newfane now owned by his…

Ray Bates tells stories of special times in Newfane during the 1960’s and later including a controversial helicopter landing near the Common, a Ford Motor Company car commercial made on the Common, fiddle and banjo contests at the flea market…

Ray Bates offers us two more stories of 1960’s life in Newfane including his involvement with the World Affairs Council and his experience running for election to the Zoning Commission.

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This is the 2nd part of an interview done with Howard's old friends Theresa and Dot Maggio. Howard continues to tell stories about life in Brookline, VT.

Alice shares about her abiding love of nature and rural life that led her to move to Newfane Hill in 1991 when she built her home and began acquiring Icelandic horses. She has become an (unofficial) regional “ambassador” for Icelandic horses given…

Annie Landenberger, former LGUHS English and Theatre educator and founder of the Rock River Players, speaks about the lively arts and reviving and creating theatre in a number of venues within the community and beyond. She talks about working with a…

Bahman Mahdavi discusses living in Newfane, VT, raising children in the town, living through 9/11, Hurricane Irene, and the Coronavirus pandemic in small town Vermont, technological changes, and the idea of Vermont Exceptionalism.

Bev Kingsley remembers her time as both a camper and a camp counselor at Hobby Hill Camp. She talks about how charming Billy Flint was, describes the support and friendship the girls shared, and mentions trips to the auction in Newfane village, the…
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