Top Stories For November 2016


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pulitzercollageGood food, great sports and history in real estate and books. That was Verona in November. The Verona High School boys soccer team won its first state title since 1981 and the school library got a major bequest, but the community lost two of its better known moms.

Every month, looks at what our readers have been reading, and we let you know if you have to catch up on them. Here’s what you might have missed in November 2016:

  1. Turkey Soup For The Soul: In honor of Thanksgiving, our food writer Tracy Bermeo recreates a meal her grandmother once made.
  2. Clinton Wins Verona As Trump Heads To White House: Turnout was roughly comparable to the wave that swept Barack Obama into office in 2008.
  3. Geraldine Bannon Kolich, 88: She blended two families while building a career as a teacher.
  4. A Marathon Against Gun Violence: Brenda Herman was selected to run the NYC classic with a team that honors the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.
  5. VHS To Rename Learning Commons For Former Librarian: Arthur Acquaviva’s bequest to the school he served will be used to further the library’s transformation.
  6. Listed: The House That Built Everett Field: A weekend’s real estate listings includes one of Verona’s oldest houses–a house that is also among its most historic.
  7. Boys Soccer Back In Championship Land:
    The Verona High School boys soccer team wins its first state title since 1981.
  8. Ethel Walworth Mulcahy, 83: There aren’t too many moms who would have allowed a raccoon as a pet.
  9. Crash Leaves Car On Prout’s Front Lawn: It was early morning, and the driver was headed west on Bloomfield Avenue.
  10. It’s Finished: The Pulitzer Project: Beth Shorten pledged to read every prize winner in 2016. Not all stood the test of time.

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