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Town may get a door-to-door dose of fiber
DOVER- The Dover Selectboard reviewed a gigabit internet bid from FairPoint at its meeting on Tuesday. Other topics of discussion were shifting guidelines for the town’s business exterior refurbish...
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murphy to leave manager’s post
WILMINGTON- Town manager Scott Murphy announced his resignation from the position in a letter to selectboard members on Friday, December 30. In his letter, Murphy told board members he would not re...
Jan 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Budget to go up by 4%
WILMINGTON- Selectboard members gave their final approval to a proposed $4.5 million municipal budget at their regular meeting Wednesday evening. According to financial documents available at the m...
Jan 20, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tensions run high for Act 46-driven school merger meeting
MARLBORO- Parents, teachers, and residents gathered in a packed room at Marlboro School on Thursday, January 12, for an Act 46 informational meeting. On the table in Marlboro is a proposed merger w...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fire safety features part of building
DOVER- At a fire safety and informational meeting with residents of Butterfield Commons Monday evening, West Dover Fire Department chief Richard Werner reassured them that their residential buildin...
Jan 18, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Treatment plant update completed
WILMINGTON- The Wilmington Wastewater Treatment Facility is amid its first winter after its upgrade, which was completed as of June 2016. According to treatment plant operator John Lazelle, everyth...
Jan 17, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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School budget heading down, taxes heading up
by Rolf Parker
Jan 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
READSBORO- Taxpayers here will see their school taxes increase in fiscal year 2018, even though the school’s operating budget is going down. Windham Southwest Supervisory Union Business Manager Kar...
District board, members hash out ways to upgrade
by Rolf Parker
Jan 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- In a meeting that was at times friendly and at times contentious, the North Branch Fire District met on Monday to hear from residents of Dover their thoughts on possible ways to pay for upgr...
Board OKs full-time teacher plan
by Lauren Harkawik
Jan 14, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- At Monday night’s school board meeting, Principal Matt Martyn submitted his recommendation that Dover Elementary pursue adding a full-time staff position by establishing a stand-alone fifth ...
Local legislator had big hand in helping governor pick staff
by Lauren Harkawik
Jan 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- As Gov. Phil Scott completes his first full week as governor, he does so with staff in place, thanks in part to the work of his Transition Leadership Advisory Committee, comprising 17 Vermon...
Despite big budget cuts, school tax rates balloon
by Mike Eldred
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM- School board members were shocked Tuesday evening when they learned that, despite cutting more than $725,000 from the proposed 2018 budget, tax rates in Wilmington and Whitingham would ...
Local business is Johnny-on-the-spot for the environment
by Rolf Parker
Jan 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- Customers who stop by a local business may not realize it, but they may be doing a small part to improve the environment while doing their business. In 2003, environmental toxicologists...