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Board picks fairest way to raise funds
DOVER- The North Branch Fire District Prudential Board held an informational meeting Monday evening, on a proposed $4.7 million bond for improvements to the district’s wastewater treatment facility...
Mar 24, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Dover School may lose in Act 46 despite all their best efforts
DOVER- Conversation at the Dover School Board’s first official meeting following Town Meeting was dominated by the uncertain future the school faces under Act 46, the state’s school governance cons...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Search and rescue training helps find lost hiker quickly
DOVER- Special search and rescue training that has been unfolding in Dover over the course of two years paid off on Sunday afternoon, when a hiker became lost off Handle Road and required rescue. A...
Mar 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board talks Look Road bridge financing options, town manager search
WILMINGTON- Select­board members discussed financing for the remainder of the Look Road Bridge construction and reviewed the hiring process for a new town manager with the Vermont League of Cities ...
Mar 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town, landowner in quandary about bridge ownership, repairs
WARDSBORO- At Town Meeting, Russell Ayers said he was concerned about the discontinuation of Ayers Road, including the 16-foot-wide bridge that crosses the tributary to Wardsboro Brook to his home ...
Mar 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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School officials consider options after mixed Act 46 Town Meeting votes
TOWNSHEND- The Windham Central Supervisory Union board met Monday night, when they mulled over the results of merger votes. With half the towns in the supervisory union unmerged following Town Meet...
Mar 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reps hope to help towns solve ed. funding woes
by Mike Eldred
Mar 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM- Several actions are underway locally and in Montpelier to address issues of education funding that place a burden on Twin Valley towns, as well as towns throughout the state. This year ...
Chefs prep for some hot competition
by Lauren Harkawik
Mar 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM- Junior Iron Chef competitors from Twin Valley have an exciting weekend ahead. They’re Burlington bound, where they’ll compete against students from all over the state in the Junior Iron...
Board grapples with use rules for old high school
by Lauren Harkawik
Mar 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- The Twin Valley School Board met for a special meeting on Wednesday night to discuss how to manage public use of the old high school building. The building has been closed to public use...
Voters hash out bridge funding, defeat article calling for ballot votes
by Mike Eldred
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- Town Meeting voters hashed out funding for a bridge and defeated an article that many saw as a threat to the tradition of Vermont-style Town Meeting direct democracy. Article 4, asking ...
Voters agree to use paper ballot for future vote, support town celebration
by Emily Blake
Mar 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
HALIFAX- The town of Halifax came together Tuesday for Town Meeting, moderated by Paul G. Blais, and voted on issues such as recycling, a summer celebration, and whether the size of the selectboard...
Voters pass money articles after lengthy debates over state tax policies
by James A. Dassatti
Mar 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM- Town Meeting voters focused most of their discussion on statewide education funding. Just days before, school officials announced that a projected tax increase had fallen to 35 cents th...