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Wilmington Police Chief Matt Murano at Wilmington's new public safety facility. The building includes a dispatching facility that may become a regional dispatching center.
WILMINGTON- On Tuesday evening, the Wilmington Selectboard discussed funding allocations and grants, a potential nuisance ordinance, town positions, and future meetings during their regularly scheduled meeting. 
Last year, Wilmington joined a multistate opioid lawsuit. As the lawsuit has...
By Amelia Nick 
WARDSBORO- On Monday, the River Valleys Unified School District held their final board meeting before the start of the 2022-2023 school year. They briefly discussed a letter from Burr and Burton Academy, a transportation request, and finalized staffing approvals for the...
HALIFAX - The Halifax Selectboard continues to struggle to secure the West Halifax Post Office, as discussed in their meeting on Tuesday evening. 
The board has been working to save the post office from closure for years now, but has seen little to no progress, and has been unable to...
READSBORO- At their board meeting last week, Readsboro School Board members discussed preschool billing for tuition students, and classroom configuration for the upcoming school year.
The board discussed the district’s tuition policy for pre-K students from other towns attending the...
WILMINGTON- Twin Valley will provide transportation from Readsboro to Twin Valley, school board members decided at a special meeting Tuesday. 
At a meeting last week, Readsboro School Board members declined to approve the supervisory union's $12,500 bid for Twin Valley transportation from...

One of two dispatching positions in the police communications center at Wilmington's new public safety facility. Wilmington Police Chief Matt Murano proposes using the Wilmington facility for a regional dispatch center if the Department of Public Safety follows through on a plan to shed its dispatching responsibility for municipal departments. -Mike Eldred
DOVER- With the state slated to end dispatching services for local police departments as soon as 2023, selectboard members discussed a proposal for a regional dispatch center.  The board agreed to support a grant that, if the plan is eventually adopted, would help pay for equipment. 
The...

Melissa Boyles is the new program coordinator for Wilmington Works. Photo by Lauren Harkawik
WILMINGTON - Wilmington Works has a new program coordinator. Melissa Boyles is newly at work in the position recently vacated by Meg Staloff. 
Wilmington Works was created in an effort to aid in restoring the vibrancy of Wilmington’s downtown after Tropical Storm Irene. As the organization...

Marlboro voters gathered outside the Town House during a pandemic-era Town Meeting in 2021. Courtesy of Michelle Holzapfel
Marlboro will hold events in celebration of the 200th anniversary of its Town House this weekend. The event will feature exhibits, a mock Town Meeting, and presentations about community organizations. It is also an opportunity to celebrate new renovations.
Michelle Holzapfel is one of the...
DOVER- Selectboard members held an enforcement hearing on their order to euthanize a vicious dog, issued more than two years ago.
 Selectboard chair Vicki Capitani told Gemini’s owner, Diana Dee, who was unable to speak and was accompanied by her mother at Tuesday’s hearing, that she had...

This bear was seen in a local garden in Wilmington earlier this year. Angel Balch
MANCHESTER — A new memo from the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service asks Vermonters and those visiting Vermont to observe heightened awareness of bears after an increase in sightings of black bears in the region was documented in June and July.
“Forest Service officials in Vermont...

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