News of the Day


by Craig Altschul

William McGovern, 11, of Stowe got a million dollar surprise (no, not cold hard cash) when he was at the Stowe Free Library recently. Stowe Today said William was checking out some books at the library, when he found out his was the one millionth item checked out since the library’s circulation system was automated in 1995. His reward? A cake from McCarthy’s Restaurant and a gift basket donated by Laughing Moon Chocolates. William is a frequent visitor to the library and enjoys fantasy novels, especially J.R.R. Tolkien. Just goes to show…being the millionth recipient of anything can be sweet.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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