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Samuel Hammond’s grave in the West Wards­boro Cemetery. Mike Eldred
WARDSBORO- Historians, residents, and descendents will honor Boston Tea Party participant Samuel Hammond with a graveside ceremony at the West Wardsboro Cemetery at 11 am on Thursday, September 29.
According to Jonathan Lane, of the Massachusetts Historical Society, there are about 150...

Bennington resident Kevin Snow received an updated booster for COVID-19 at the COVID Resource Center on Tuesday, September 13.
BENNINGTON - More than 200 people were vaccinated with updated bivalent boosters for COVID-19 at Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s COVID-19 Resource Center on Tuesday, September 13.
The clinic exhausted its supply of Moderna and only Pfizer shots are expected to be available for the next...
HALIFAX - The selectboard is looking for a new highway department crew member, and discussed the addition of Town Meeting warnings such as cannabis regulation and funding for BDCC during their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 6.
“We need a five-man crew, especially in the winter,”...

The new owners of the Old Red Mill plan to install a microbrewery, prompting support from neighbors but also concerns about noise levels. File photo
WILMINGTON- Development Review Board member Chrystal Holt recused herself Tuesday evening from a hearing on a change of use permit application for the Old Red Mill.  
Holt and her partners plan to open a brewery at the Old Red Mill on North Main Street. Currently, the space is permitted as...
DOVER- Selectboard members discussed a proposal to purchase highway equipment, a change in police department hiring policy, and grand list errors and omissions at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. 
Assessor Linda Sherman brought changes to the valuation of several properties to the...

Mutalo, Penuel, and Nadia Vital in front of the draft horse mural at the Whitingham Municipal Center. The family has come to the United States from central Africa. M. Eldred
JACKSONVILLE - A family of refugees who arrived here in recent days will not be staying long-term, but were welcomed with open arms. The local volunteer group who helped get them settled will now prepare to welcome another family in the coming months, and will hold a film screening next week as a...
WHITINGHAM- Twin Valley administrators told board members the schools had a successful start of the school year, but the elementary school and middle high school are both plagued by staffing shortages.  
“The kids are doing alright,” said Twin Valley Elementary School Principal Rebecca...

Rock Against Racism Vermont is planning a music festival next weekend to raise funds for cancer treatment. Courtesy John Langran
WILMINGTON - John Langran and Kate Follett are bringing their growing, years-long effort, Rock Against Racism Vermont, to their home turf for a festival to be held at Adams Farm. In doing so, they’ll benefit a local organization that helps with costs related to cancer treatment. 
The event...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- A pandemic-era program that has helped more than 100 valley households afford rent and utilities is wrapping up just as Vermonters are facing a winter with near-record heating oil prices.
The Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program, or VERAP, was created in 2021 using...

A screenshot of Airbnb rentals available in Dover this month.
DOVER- Dover will consider a registration requirement for short-term rentals, such as Airbnb and VRBO, as part of a Bitown Economic Development subcommittee.
Dover Economic Development Director Eric Durocher told Dover Selectboard members Tuesday that the proposed registration wasn’t aimed...

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