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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...

The damaged Tannery Road bridge in West Dover. Mike Eldred
DOVER- Selectboard members accepted one of two heating oil bids, discussed emergency services dispatching with Windham County Sheriff Mark Anderson, and heard updates from the highway department. 
At the board’s first meeting in August, board members tabled consideration of a single bid...
DOVER- Selectboard members poured cold water on a proposal for an activity park presented by a group of Dover residents Tuesday evening.  
Dover resident Trip Morse presented the plan, which he said grew from his initial search for a place for outdoor pickleball courts in Dover.  ”And then...

WCSU superintendent Bill Anton at Wardsboro School during a 2019 River Valleys school board meeting. File photo
NEWFANE - The current school year will be the last with Bill Anton as superintendent at Windham Central Supervisory Union. A search for his replacement is currently underway. 
In May, Anton told the Windham Central Supervisory Union Board that he intended to resign as of May 2023. This...
DOVER- Rep. Laura Sibilia has joined 40 other Vermont legislators in calling on federal officials to drop deportation proceedings against 10 migrant farm workers in Vermont.  
The 10 men facing deportation have been in the United States for years, living and working on Vermont dairy farms...

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