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Right, Julie Koehler with her niece, Olivia Rosso, age 3. Photo courtesy Julie Koehler
New facility will be at the Old School Community Center WILMINGTON - In news likely to be celebrated by families with young children, local employers, and local officials alike, a new child care center is slated to open in Wilmington in September. Beaver Brook Children’s School...
WILMINGTON- Old Home Week, the town’s celebration of  people, businesses, and history, came to an end on Sunday.  
The good news, for those who love the once-in-a-decade event, is that the wait for the next Wilmington Old Home Week will only be nine years instead of the usual decade.  ...
SEARSBURG - This week, Gov. Phil Scott announced that funds received by the state through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery (LFR) had been distributed to local governments throughout the state and would be available to towns within the week. Locally, numbers ranged from...

Gov. Phil Scott at Tuesday's press briefing
MONTPELIER- Although officials say the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant has been blunted thanks to the state’s high vaccination rate, Gov. Phil Scott announced at his press conference this week that he’ll mandate vaccinations for certain state employees working with vulnerable populations....
WILMINGTON- The Twin Valley Unified Union School District board held a work session on Tuesday after a nearly two-month break over the summer. They discussed the Vermont Agency of Education’s recently issued COVID-19 recommendations for the return to school this fall as well as teacher, coaching...
READSBORO- School board members discussed the state’s COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming school year, and heard from a representative of a solar energy company at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 3.  
With the hyper-contagious COVID-19 Delta variant raging across the country,...
BENNINGTON - The Vermont Department of Health now offers free daily COVID-19 testing at 120 McKinley Street for people without symptoms.
Getting a free COVID-19 test is still one of the best ways to keep the virus from spreading. This is especially important for people who have recently...

Kelso the therapy dog will be in Halifax on Friday, August 13, to comfort those getting vaccinated.
HALIFAX - On Friday, August 13, from 4 to 8 pm, Rescue Inc. will provide a free walk-in clinic to administer COVID-19 vaccinations at the Halifax Community Hall. Rescue will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people age 18 and older. Rescue will also offer the two-dose Pfizer...

The Connecticut Valley Field Music band marched and played in the 2010 Wilmington Old Home Week parade. The delayed 2020 festivities are this weekend. The 2021 parade will be held Saturday beginning at 11 am. File photo
WILMINGTON- Old Home Week, Wilmington’s biggest event in a decade - plus one year - kicks off tonight, Thursday, August 5, and runs through Sunday, August 8.
The celebration of all things Wilmington is a 130-year tradition that began in 1890 with a townwide gathering called the Reunion of...

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine File Photo
By Mike Eldred
MONTPELIER- While some states and localities in the United States are reacting to the resurgence of COVID-19 by re-implementing some mitigation measures, officials in the country’s most vaccinated state were sounding a more optimistic tone at Gov. Phil Scott’s press briefing...

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