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The Commons looks forward to serving Windham County residents for all their information needs. We welcome your news and announcements for this website. When appropriate and space permitting, the news will also appear in the weekly print edition of The Commons.

  • Milestones: We want to inform readers of the important events in your family's life: births, marriages, anniversaries, deaths, and special accomplishments, from your son or daughter's good grades in college to your travels to a promotion at work. We're old-fashioned in that we consider such items vital community news. Please don't hesitate to include photographs.
  • Business news: We accept brief news of your business for a Business Notes column in the Life and Work section. Legitimate news includes physical expansion, moving, new employees, departing employees, significant new product lines (sales or manufacturing), or the like.
  • Service club news and announcements: Get the word out to your members, and send along your news items. We are happy to include them.
  • Performances, gallery exhibit openings, book readings, and other arts listings.
  • School and college events open to the public.
  • Entertainment listings: We are working on expanded calendar listings, which will include entries for comprehensive movie and live entertainment.
  • Municipal news: We plan for any resident of any town in Windham County to find municipal government news on this Web site. Please send us any announcements for your citizens.

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  • Drop a copy to us at the office.

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