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The Village Mailboxes

The mailboxes in the Village were in a precarious state, until an Eagle Scout candidate stepped in and managed a huge project.

May 16, 2021|

Nelson Population Trends

Nelson's* population in the Census of 1790 was 721. The most recent (2020) Census shows a population of 734 - a whopping increase of 13 people over a 230 year period. Of course there are some twists and turns in the story.

May 6, 2021|

Amphibian Meditation

It all comes back to me, out on the road at night, while the rain falls and the peepers are a wall of sound in my head. The feeling of love for these smallest of creatures, these wiggling, wriggling, wet and oh, so alive amphibians earnestly striving to fill the measure of their creation.

May 4, 2021|

The Village

When my kids were young, I remember thinking that if for some reason they suddenly found themselves all alone in the village, they would be alright. Marc and Nancy Stretch in the former May Sarton house, Dutch Gerbis out tending his lawn, Donna Kidd being mindful of her own children, Patty Packard looking out from the (now old) library, Dottie Warner in her school bus. Many watchful and caring eyes. (Memories circa 1990). These days the village is even busier,

March 7, 2021|

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