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Note:  This is the second in a 2023 series on the war in Ukraine.  In this installment we talk to Ann Merrill, an American who has lived and worked in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv for almost two decades.  Fluent in Ukrainian, Merrill translates for NGOs working in Ukraine as well as other work. News...

Not a lucky day: A tow truck pulls a town of Dover plow truck out of the ditch on Friday, January 13. Ice caused it to slide off the road. Mark Sprague
DOVER- Selectboard members voted to warn this year’s Town Meeting for Tuesday, March 7, a return to traditional Town Meeting day following two years of pandemic-related postponements.  
The board also set Wednesday, March 1, at 6 pm as the date for their public informational meeting to...

The Grand Summit Express chairlift at Mount Snow. File photo
By Mike Eldred
DOVER- A young snowboarder was injured in a fall from a chairlift at Mount Snow last weekend, Vail Resorts has confirmed.  
“We can confirm that on (Saturday) January 14. Mount Snow Ski Patrol responded to a report that a minor male snowboarder fell from the Grand...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- The Vermont Department of Taxes’ recent release of the 2022 equalization study indicating that the common level of appraisal in most Vermont towns will fall significantly has left many Vermonters dreading huge tax increases in 2023.  
The equalization study, conducted by...
HALIFAX - During their regular meeting on Tuesday evening, the Halifax Selectboard decided to include an article about a 1% local option rooms tax on the 2023 Town Meeting warning; proposed to raise highway department wages by 10%; and heard an update regarding DV Fiber.
State...
Note: This article first appeared in the online edition of Ski Area Management magazine (saminfo.com). Special thanks to SAM editor Dave Meeker for allowing this reprint. Diamond’s obituary is on page B5.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO- Chris Diamond, former Mount Snow general  manager, Steamboat...

Rich Werner gives a presentation on tax rates during a River Valleys school board meeting at Dover School in December 2018. Werner was recently appointed to the Vermont State Board of Education by Gov. Phil Scott. File photo
DOVER - Longtime school board chair Rich Werner has added a new board to his portfolio: the Vermont State Board of Education. Werner was appointed to the board by Gov. Phil Scott. The appointment was announced in late December. Since, Werner has had the opportunity to attend his first meeting,...
Breaking: On Thursday morning the Wilmington Selectboard, acting as the local cannabis control commission, denied the Katzes’ license for mixed cultivation in a 5-0 vote.  The Katzes may reapply for a license through the state cannabis commission.  
WILMINGTON- Adam and...
“Everything just feels right,” says Valley Craft Ales owner 
WILMINGTON - Valley Craft Ales partners Justin Maturo and Brian Holt say the enthusiasm shown toward their business in the first weeks of its existence has exceeded their expectations. The pair, who are joined in...
BRATTLEBORO - A jury trial in the case of State v. Kevin Parker began on Wednesday. Parker has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Kirby Staib, Parker’s then neighbor in Wardsboro. 
The shooting occurred on the afternoon of October 18, 2016, on Gilfeather Road,...

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