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TOWNSHEND — In the summer of 1989, Deane Wilson was working at Rick’s Tavern in Newfane, and he kept hearing people talking about “fish” and thought someone had ordered the haddock special or something.

Overlooking the town of Brattleboro is a stone tower on the grounds of the Brattleboro Retreat, formerly known as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane. The asylum was built in 1834 and is still a mental health facility today.

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Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center’s “Forest of Mystery” is a fun way to celebrate the fall season by hiking at night and taking in a ha…

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