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A little bit of #tbt from a reader

Look at the typefont … oh yeah, and that backflip! We will return to our regularly scheduled #valleynewsthrowback later today.

Town Meeting oldies but goodies

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#tbt: Town Meeting through the decades in the #UpperValley. ▪️ See more #vnewsuv #throwbacks at the #valleynewsthrowback hashtag. 1️⃣ Voters follow along at Town Meeting in #SharonVT on March 7, 1961. 2️⃣ A film crew for the CBS-TV program “On the Road with Charles Kuralt” documents the proceedings at Town Meeting in #StraffordVT on March 2, 1976. 3️⃣ Voters negotiate the snow and slush at Town Meeting in #CornishNH in March 1980. 4️⃣ #LebanonNH school board member Myric Wood checks the numbers during a debate on adding funds to the proposed budget at the annual school district meeting on March 12, 1994. 5️⃣ #EnfieldNH residents Bill and Nancy Martin listen to discussion at Town Meeting on March 13, 2004. 6️⃣ Neighbors Pat Mushlin, left, and Dan Jerman sit among the lighting equipment in the balcony of Damon Hall as they listen to state Rep. Steve Adams and state Sen. Matt Dunne at the #HartlandVT Town Meeting on March 7, 2006. “I’ve sat here at other events,” Mushlin said. “I kind of like it.” 📷 Valley News photographs 1-3 by Larry McDonald; 4 by Geoff Hansen @geoff_hansen; 5 by Jennifer Hauck @hauck45; 6 by James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson. 📷 #upval #throwbackthursday #townmeeting #townmeetingday #tmdvt #tmdnh #802 #603 #1961 #1976 #1980 #1994 #2004 #2006 #history #historyinpictures #blackandwhite #bw #selectboard #schoolboard #news #local #localnews #democracy #directdemocracy #smalltown#newengland #neighbors #vt #nh

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This week’s #valleynewsthrowback is ♥ Paul Newman ♥ in Enfield, 1968

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Paul Newman, tough-guy film star, gave Enfield-area citizens a soft-sell pitch for Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy for president at the Brodsky home in Enfield, N.H., on Feb. 4, 1968. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

#tbt: Handcrafted in Hartland almost exactly 45 years ago

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Photographed in Hartland, Vt., on Feb. 21, 1973, Ralph Best, left, and Alonzo Martin have spent the past 50 years pursuing a career in hand-crafting doors, sashes and windows in their 110-year-old mill in Hartland founded by Martin’s great-grandfather. Part of the mill will be converted into a museum by the plant’s new owner, George Cobb. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Ralph Best works in the Martin’s Mill building between Martinsville and Lulls Brook, making hand-crafted doors, sashes and windows in Hartland, Vt., on Feb. 21, 1973. At one point, there were three mills in town that specialized in hand-crafted woodworking. (Valley News – Larry McDonald) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.