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JACKSONVILLE - Graham Kidder, of Jacksonville, has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Angels in Adoption award, which is presented each year by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Kidder was recommended for the award by Rep. Peter Welch.
For the past 20 years...
DOVER - “Poetry helps people connect to common feelings,” Bachar Samawi, a longtime Dover resident, said when describing his latest venture, “SmileRise,” a short poem inspired by the connections won and lost during the pandemic that he self-published earlier this year. Samawi believes that poetry...
WILMINGTON - The Voices of Hope monthly meeting featured a discussion led by Knowles Wentworth on “Vermont’s Good Samaritan Law: What is it, Why should we know about it, and stories of persons who have been saved by it.”
Good Samaritan laws in most states protect people who lend a hand...
WARDSBORO - After one week of at-home learning for Wardsboro School students, they are back in the building. Students participated in learning from home the week of September 20 through 24, following a positive COVID-19 case within their learning community.
Initially, according to...

A screen shot of video attendees at Friday’s resettlement meeting. Lauren Harkawik
BRATTLEBORO - On Friday, September 24, community leaders, state officials, and members of the public met to discuss Afghan evacuees and refugees who will arrive in Brattleboro in the coming months.
Earlier in the month, it was announced that the Ethiopian Community Development Council (...
WHITINGHAM - The Whitingham Selectboard continued to discuss next steps on the sewer project, flood mitigation, and a tax appeal lawsuit at their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 22.
For close to an hour and a half, the board discussed ways of funding the project to upgrade the...

Reardons’ Crossing bridge at the west end of Wilmington village is the starting point for the HT&W trail. File
WILMINGTON - The Wilmington Selectboard heard an update on the Hoot, Toot & Whistle Trail project, masks, zoning laws, and continued annoyances with Walgreens during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 21.
Trail committee members Bob Fisher and Joanne Yankura gave...
DOVER- Selectboard members discussed a tardy paving contractor and heard from representatives from Voices of Hope and Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.  
Road commissioner Travis Briggs said he had been in contact with the paving...
MONTPELIER- Rep. Laura Sibilia provided rebuttal testimony to a presentation by Public Assets Institute at a session of the Legislature’s Task Force on the Implementation of the Pupil Weighting Factors report last week.
The presentation by PAI’s Deputy Director Stephanie Yu and Senior...

Vermont Department of Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak File photo
MONTPELIER- Gov. Scott acknowledged a glitch in test reporting that resulted in delayed reporting of some COVID-19 case data last week, and ruled out new pandemic mandates and restrictions at least for now at his weekly press conference Tuesday. 
Gov. Scott said it was an IT vendor’s...

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