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WILMINGTON- Twin Valley School Board members discussed preparations for their budget informational meeting Tuesday evening, as well as their role as new members of a coalition lobbying for changes in education funding.
Twin Valley will consider contributing funding to a coalition of...
READSBORO-  The Readsboro Selectboard discussed broadband and other issues at their regular meeting on Wednesday February 3.  
Foremost on the board’s agenda was continuing a discussion with Chris Lynch, of Matrix Design, about installing a broadband network in the town. Lynch informed the...

Gov. Phil Scott
MONTPELIER-  Gov. Phil Scott announced the restart of school and youth sports competition at his briefing Friday.
School and youth sports games will be phased in with additional safety measures, but Gov. Scott cautioned parents not to "ruin things" for their kids by participating in sports...

A DEC photo of the clearing done on the Johnson property along the Lake Sadawga shoreline.
WHITINGHAM- The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has recently fined two property owners and their contractors for cutting vegetation along the shores of Lake Sadawga in violation of the state’s 2014 Shoreland Protection Act.
On December 17, Tyanoga Road property owners...

Barnes at the launch of the Barnstormer Summit Lift in 2016.
NEW YORK- The Second Court of Appeals dismissed a bankruptcy appeal by former Hermitage owner James Barnes on Thursday morning.
The court dismissed the appeal after Barnes failed to meet deadlines set for the submission of documents in the case.  On Friday, January 15, the court issued a...
MONTPELIER- Following a system error that resulted in the breach of protected personal information, the Vermont Department of Labor has issued a recall of 1099G tax documents that were issued to recipients of unemployment benefits in 2019.
According to the department, they began receiving...

Dr. Mark Levine at a recent briefing
MONTPELIER- According to state officials, Bennington County continues to see elevated COVID-19 case counts, even as national, regional, and statewide trends continue to show improvement.
Although the number of COVID-19 cases and positivity rates around the state and region have fallen...

The Wilmington Selectboard met by Zoom Tuesday evening
Supports river designation, wrangles with Walgreens WILMINGTON- The Wilmington Selectboard discussed plans for this year’s annual Town Meeting, national designation for the Deerfield River, and heard an update on prescription service problems at Walgreens Pharmacy.
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California dreaming: Joe Mahon attended Tuesday’s Dover Selectboard meeting with this virtual background of the Golden Gate Bridge.
DOVER- Selectboard members voted to hire a lobbyist to advocate for legislation that would enact changes recommended under the pupil weighting study.
“The board met with the River Valleys board and discussed employing a lobbyist to work on our behalf to push legislation in the House and...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott's COVID-19 briefing Friday focused on vaccine distribution in Vermont. Gov. Scott said there are still plenty of appointments available for vaccinations of those 75 and older.  He urged Vermonters in this age group to visit healthvermont.gov or call (855) 722-7878 to...

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