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Board to seek more info on archeological study
READSBORO- On Wednesday, April 29, selectboard members David Marchegiani, Teddy Hopkins, and Helyn Strom-Henriksen met with Barry Howes, the superintendent of public works to discuss frequent elect...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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School officials discuss new standards
WILMINGTON- Twin Valley School Board members learned how student achievement will be measured under the new performance-based learning standards at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. Twin Valle...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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State education czar talks about reasons for education reforms
DOVER- Voters and school board members from around southern Vermont met with Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe to discuss education reform Monday evening. Holcombe offered a presentat...
May 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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State, Hermitage settle
WILMINGTON- A proposed $205,000 settlement between the state and the owners of the Hermitage Club is awaiting approval by Windham Superior Court Judge John Wesley. In February, the state filed a ci...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town to sell off properties, library to renovate
DOVER- Selectboard members voted to sell town-owned properties and heard plans by the Dover Free Library to enhance their space for Internet users. Following the sale last month of a property on No...
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
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Invasive insects a threat to county
WINDHAM COUNTY- There is near consensus among climate scientists that the earth’s climate has been getting warmer and that it will probably continue do so into the foreseeable future. However, as w...
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Board, staff at odds over renovations
by Mike Eldred
Apr 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- Selectboard members voted to hire an architect to develop a renovation plan for the town office building in West Dover Tuesday night, despite protests by a group of employees who work in the...
Senate committee approves ed. bill
by Mike Eldred
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
MONTPELIER- The Senate Education Committee voted unanimously to pass their version of H.361, the House education reform bill, out of committee Wednesday evening. The education committee’s action ca...
Board will take line from downtown developer
by Mike Eldred
Apr 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- The selectboard kicked off Wednesday evening’s meeting with back-to-back executive sessions. When they opened the doors to the public, the discussion turned to sewage. Civil engineer Me...
Don’t sell young stock traders short
by Rolf Parker
Apr 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
HALIFAX- Lars Andrews, Liam Fisher, and Matthew Licence, students at the Halifax School, took a risky strategy, combined it with prudent advice from their teacher Joel Howes, and won the middle sch...
SWOTs up? Board takes inward look at schools
by Mike Eldred
Apr 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- Twin Valley School Board members met at the Windham Southwest Supervisory Union’s new offices at the former Twin Valley High School building Tuesday evening. The meeting was dedicated t...
School consolidation opinions vary
by Rolf Parker
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
DEERFIELD VALLEY- As part of his January 2015 budget address, Gov. Peter Shumlin called for reforms to educational funding and governance. The proposals included a phase-out of funding programs for...