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Erica Walch, Librarian at Moore Free Library in Newfane, VT talks about moving to Vermont from Springfield, Mass, how she came to work at the library in 2018, how the Coronavirus has impacted library operations, and her love for the historic…

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Larry shared stories of the Windham County Jail, where he lived with his family when his father was the County Sheriff. He went on to work as a Vermont State Trooper, and finally as the Clerk of the Windham County Courthouse for 31 years.

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John discusses his first years, from his early school days to his late teens. Born in 1926, he spent much of his childhood in the Great Depression and became eligible for the draft in the middle of World War II. These were also the years in which he…

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Johanna Gardner discusses growing up in Newfane, her travels in Europe and North America, homestead farming, her family, and changes to her lifestyle brought on by the coronavirus. This interview was conducted via zoom.

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Interview with Nina Meyerhoff, who was the proprietor of Hearts Bend Camp in Newfane, VT from 1970 to 2000. She discusses how her parents came to live in Newfane, her goals for establishing the camp, some stories involving neighbors, and the…

Patty Smith Robinson discusses reconnecting with her high school sweetheart (Larry Robinson, interviewed elsewhere), the beauty of Newfane compared to other towns in Vermont, communicating electronically and in person with family members, and the…

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Winnie Dolan discusses how she and her husband came to live in Newfane, VT (by buying the first house they saw) and her involvement in the village trustees, including installing new sidewalks, and working with the church.

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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.

Henriette shared memories of her years growing up in Newfane in the 1950s and 60s.

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Marion talks about spending time in Vermont as a child, the differences between Southern and Northern, VT, attending Goddard College, Hurricane Irene, the COVID-19 Pandemic, serving on the selectboard of Newfane, and how important it is to visit with…
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