jew pond http://nhpr.org en A pond by any other name... http://nhpr.org/post/pond-any-other-name <p>A broader look at the controversy over Jew Pond, and our inherited landscape of bigotry.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:18:37 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2514 at http://nhpr.org A pond by any other name... Mont Vernon Votes to Rename "Jew Pond" http://nhpr.org/post/mont-vernon-votes-rename-jew-pond <p>Mont Vernon voters approved changing the controversial name of a pond at its town meeting Tuesday night.</p><p>Whether or not to rename Jew Pond, which many consider offensive, garnered national attention in this small&nbsp;town.</p><p>But voters still don&rsquo;t know what the new name of the pond will be.</p><p>A packed crowd of about 250 residents filled the gymnasium in the Mont Vernon Village Schoolhouse.</p><p>The turnout was impressive for a town whose population is less than 2400.</p><p>The town meeting began as it does every year with the pledge and a prayer.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:48:53 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 2509 at http://nhpr.org Mont Vernon Votes to Rename "Jew Pond"