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Gov. Phil Scott and Xusana Davis at Tuesday's press conference
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott and Office of Racial Equity Executive Director Xusana Davis promoted a state initiative aimed at making municipal governments more inclusive, equitable, and welcoming at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. 
IDEAL Vermont (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Action,...
WILMINGTON- Windham Southwest Supervisory Union will create a JEDI council, superintendent Barbara Anne Komons-Montroll announced at Tuesday evening’s Twin Valley School Board meeting.
Komons-Montroll said that the WSSU leadership team, which includes school principals and supervisory...

Residents around the region may see more cable crews as DVFiber ramps up its efforts to bring high-speed internet to underserved areas. File photo
WHITINGHAM - At the Whitingham Selectboard’s regular meeting Wednesday, November 16, Phil Edelstein, the town’s representative to the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District, gave an update on DVFiber’s plans. 
DVFiber is the trade name used by the Deerfield Valley Communications...
WILMINGTON - In recent months, national media attention has been given to the topic of fluoridating water and, specifically, fluoridating water in Vermont. But many of Vermont’s water systems aren’t fluoridated, including Wilmington’s public water system, in part because rural systems are too...
By Amelia Nick 
WILMINGTON- Financial requests took up the majority of Tuesday’s Wilmington Selectboard meeting with budget planning for fiscal year 2024 beginning next month. One percent local option tax funds, annual allocations, and necessary purchases for town departments were among...

The Hermitage is one of the many businesses having trouble hiring and retaining staff due to a lack of housing. File
Lack of housing a problem for employers and employees alike DEERFIELD VALLEY - As the sight of snow ushers in the valley’s biggest tourism season, housing remains a top concern for employers and employees alike. 
In October, Robert Abate, who lives in western New York,...

The deck area at Carinthia Base Lodge. A New Jersey couple has filed suit after a fall on ice left Anna Niewodniczanska with a broken leg. File photo
BURLINGTON- A New Jersey couple are demanding a jury trial in a lawsuit filed against Mount Snow in the US District Court for Vermont last month. 
The couple are seeking an unspecified amount of compensation in excess of a $75,000 federal minimum jurisdictional requirement, claiming Mount...

Above, the Sundance lift upper terminal is where Faith Keresztessy fell after climbing the metal ladder to reach the platform. The lift has since been removed to make way for a new six-passenger lift. Courtesy NewEnglandSkiHistory.com/Ian Clesla
BURLINGTON- A Rhode Island woman is seeking $50 million in damages from Mount Snow and Vail Resorts in a suit filed in federal court last week.  
Faith Keresztessy, of Coventry, RI, accuses Mount Snow and Vail Resorts of negligence for failing to take steps to prevent a fall from a...
DOVER- Selectboard members approved funding for the Bitown Economic Development Committee marketing campaign and gave the Southern Vermont Trails Association the go-ahead to prepare the town forest for winter recreation at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. 
The board unanimously...
WHITINGHAM - Over the course of two meetings, the Whitingham Selectboard heard concerns about, debated, and ultimately decided against a proposal to bill sewer users based on a building’s maximum occupancy. 
The proposal was suggested by board member James Weber at their October 5 meeting...

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