Weather 2020: A Sampler of the Peculiar

Weather events of 2020 took a backseat to other major headlines in what turned out to be an odd year. Despite this, several curious events percolated into Vermont’s meteorological record as we look at a smattering of several random weather items.

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Commemorative Park Meets Deadline; Fundraising Needs Exist For House-Raising

A committee working to maintain the legacy of a Civil War General held a pandemic-friendly dedication of a park in his honor.

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Memorial Tree has a Long History

The first Sunday of December usually brings a gathering of community members to Memorial Park to welcome the holiday season by remembering the lives of loved ones through a tree lighting. 2020’s rollout of the event looked quite different than previous years.

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That’s Nuts! Chipmunk Population On Upswing This Season

It seemed harmless, the pitter-patter of small feet scrambling over the pile of dried-out leaves, a reminder in the arid year we’ve had. An eastern chipmunk and I crossed paths in June as I took to the Champlain Islands, desperate to find a new recreation path to help me channel my restlessness from the pandemic into bright energy as opportunities to be outdoors became plentiful.

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