New Fairfield native faces winter's c...

New Fairfield native faces winter's challenges in Alaska

There are 2 comments on the story from Mar 16, 2009, titled New Fairfield native faces winter's challenges in Alaska. In it, reports that:

In western Connecticut we whine about snowstorms and warn in dramatic tones of fast-approaching "winter events." But situated as we are along the rain-snow line, it's rare to have the grim forecasts fulfill our ...

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Tonia Gilkey


#1 Mar 16, 2009
Nice article however one correction. It's "termination dust" not "terminal dust" and the snow arrives in August not September. Being a New England native now residing in Alaska I've seen the amazing beauty of tapestry colored tundra covered with white termination dust on early August mornings. I thought nothing could beat the New England fall foliage until I saw brilliance of color on Alaska's tundra. Hundreds of miles of amazing beauty that is truly breathtaking.
Karen Milano

Brunswick, ME

#2 Mar 17, 2009
I loved reading the account of Wes in his new home. Brian was in the class with Mrs. Norman. She is a lovely lady and, obviously, a fantastic teacher. I remember how Brian, his wife, Kristin and Wes spent the 2000 New Year in Montreal. Thanks for sharing your story. You have an interesting son with a wonderful sense of adventure.

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