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Patricia Preston is running for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
BENNINGTON - On Friday, May 6, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Patricia Preston visited Bennington County on the campaign trail. She is one of four candidates who are running under the party so far.
Preston is running because she believes “in the promise of Vermont,” she said...
WILMINGTON - The valley has not been spared from the national baby formula shortage causing stress for parents. Shaw’s and Walgreens each have sparsely stocked shelves, and both retailers have put limits on how much formula can be purchased at once. Amid the shortage, doctors are urging parents...

Dover held their annual Town Meeting at Mount Snow's Carinthia Base Lodge on Tuesday.
DOVER- Voters passed all of the budget and spending requests at Town Meeting Tuesday morning. 
Most of the 17 articles up for consideration at the meeting drew few questions and little discussion from voters, but there were a few exceptions.  
Under Article 7, to authorize the...

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine
MONTPELIER- The state appears to be changing more of its COVID response from a pandemic phase to an endemic phase.  During the administration’s weekly COVID briefing Tuesday, Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said vaccinations and testing would shift away from state-run sites to health...

The Niles Cemetery was restored by Rand and her team.
HALIFAX - Although voters rejected a return to a three-member selectboard in a Town Meeting Australian ballot vote on May 3, a three-member selectboard met on Tuesday evening, as there were no candidates to fill the remaining two seats.
Former board members Cara Cheyette and Edee Edwards...

Rep. John Gannon, also member of the Wilmington Selectboard, will not seek a return to Montpelier next year.
WILMINGTON- Rep. John Gannon announced that he will not be running for reelection to the Vermont House of Representatives during Tuesday night’s Wilmington Selectboard meeting. 
“I informed the Speaker of the House last night that I will not be seeking reelection due to personal reasons,”...
HALIFAX - Only one article was voted down after Halifax held their Australian ballot on May 3, and Tristan Roberts expects to accept a three-year selectboard position he won by write-in.
Roberts wrote on Front Porch Forum, “Voting to reduce the size of the board eliminates my seat.” He...
WHITINGHAM- Board members approved two maintenance projects at their regular meeting Tuesday, and gave the go-ahead to Valley Youth Sports to place a storage building at the Twin Valley Elementary School ball field.
Board members approved a $99,000 bid for repair of the roofs on two pods...

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine
MONTPELIER - At the governor’s weekly press conference, health commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said a new COVID-19 variant is gaining steam in New England, and while spread of the virus is high, Vermont’s hospitalizations and ICU admissions are stable and below crisis levels. In addition, Levine...

WILMINGTON- Firefighters had a difficult time controlling a structure fire at a residence on East Dover Road Wednesday afternoon. The fast moving fire tore through the old farmhouse, gutting the interior and roof of the building’s east wing, rendering it a total loss. 
“Right now...

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