April Doherty

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April Doherty is a former science teacher still involved in public education. She works at Hanover High School, helping students in the Science Resource Center, and at the Hartland Public Library.

Doherty: Resolved

Jan 8, 2014

This time of year, when our nights are long and we spend more time quietly alone and inside, we take time to reflect on our lives. In a culture descended from the Puritans, we necessarily find ourselves wanting. But just when the dark lasts longest, the sun begins to return, and we become hopeful again. This mix of criticism followed by hope leads to New Year’s resolutions. And despite years of broken resolutions, we still believe we can be better. Thus we resolve to be.

Doherty: Now We Know

Aug 29, 2013

Two years ago, when Irene came through, Kevin Lavigne, his wife Diane, and his neighbors collected those who lived close to the White River and brought them to their houses high in the hills of Sharon. Everyone took them up on their invitation until they came to the last house.