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NEWTON, MA- Kaie Quigley, of West Wardsboro, VT, has completed his first year of studies at Lasell University.
Completes training amid pandemic WILMINGTON - The town’s newest police officer, Ryan O’Neil, had a less than typical experience completing his 16-week training at the Vermont Police Academy. O’Neil began his academy training in February, and for about seven weeks, it was what...
Matai and Talia Betit-Engel place the Melvin Jones Fellowship pin on mom Jen Betit-Engel. Dad Christian Betit-Engel supervises.
Matai and Talia Betit-Engel place the Melvin Jones Fellowship pin on mom Jen Betit-Engel. Dad Christian Betit-Engel supervises.
WHITINGHAM- At a socially-distanced gathering on Town Hill, the Deerfield Valley Lions Club, formerly the Whitingham-Halifax Lions, welcomed new members and officers.
Outgoing president Mark Hanna and service chair Wanda Walkowiak co-hosted the event, which also recognized members who went...
WILMINGTON- The former members of the Hermitage Club, represented by the Ad Hoc Committee, made a significant donation to the Friends of the Valley Foundation. The Ad Hoc Committee is an organized committee of former Hermitage Club members that was established to explore ways to revive the...

Mark Saxon
WATERBURY- The Green Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America Executive Board announces the selection of Mark Saxon as Scout Executive and CEO effective August 1.
Saxon will succeed Ed McCollin, who is retiring in June following a 42-year career in scouting – having led the Green Mountain...

Spengler’s painting for auction
WILMINGTON- Pettee Memorial Library is holding a fundraiser for the planned renovation project. The library has six paintings on display to be auctioned off. They were generously donated by local artist Sue Spengler.
Through the month of August, the library will hold a silent auction for...
VERMONT- Vermont is taking a step toward a statutory code of ethics.  Public input is needed.
Does meaningful government ethics oversight in Vermont require an ethics code in statute? The answer is most definitely yes.   
Two bills introduced this last session asked the ethics...
Is the United States fundamentally a contrarian culture? Are people unwilling to see more than two sides to any issue? Is that why we fight over simple things like wearing masks to help decrease the spread of a virus?
Sometimes it helps enormously to clarify our view of something in our own life or our own country and culture to have someone from elsewhere present a fresh impression of us. 
De Tocqueville did so in the 1700s and his commentary is still quoted today. I was watching a video clip of Trevor...

Floods coursed through downtown Wilmington, reaching the deck of the Route 9 bridge. Note the former bank in the photo, which burned down years later.

10 years ago:
Dover officials were pursuing a program through the Vermont Telecommunications Authority that would bring high-speed internet to East Dover.  The VTA’s Backroads Broadband program would connect 10,000 Vermont residents in areas that were lacking service.  Dover was...
Emily Mulherin, recipient of the Jesse Corum Scholarship, holding check and flowers.
BRATTLEBORO- CCV early childhood education student Emily Mulherin received a $2,500 scholarship from the Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation on Tuesday. 
Mulherin has always loved working with children. She’s currently an assistant teacher in the infant room at Brattleboro Centre...

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