By Trish Adams
For my first “In This Place” column, combing the News archives from 1902 through the 1970s, I was hoping for old-fashioned Valentine parties and giant snowstorms, news of winter endurance and innocent love among farmers and their sweethearts. But, as usual, news of “this place” was a little more complicated. By February, winter has been going for quite a while, and it’s usually far from over. Year after year, through peace and war, even the most generous souls, like CMN’s long-time editor, Clarke Sanford, can grow cantankerous in February.