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Sees Hermitage hotel as key to its future WILMINGTON- The Development Review Board heard Hermitage Club president Harper Sibley’s appeal for a permit extension at the board’s regular meeting Monday evening.  If granted, it will be the club’s second extension for a hotel...

A solar array at Dover School.
DOVER - In late August, Green Lantern received its certificate of public good for a 150 kW solar array on Dover’s capped landfill. Now, Green Lantern director of development Ralph Meima says that in order to bring a much-discussed public buy-in option for the array to fruition, he needs to find...
WILMINGTON- At the September 18 selectboard meeting the idea of combining policing efforts with neighboring towns was brought up in an effort to save money and possibly improve enforcement.
 “Dispatch regionalization is occurring and it’s potentially going to occur at a faster rate in the...

Dover Economic Development Director Steve Neratko at a meeting last month, displaying many of the proposals he has been presented with.
DOVER - At his monthly meeting with business owners on Tuesday, economic development director Steve Neratko officially launched his workgroup initiative, which will task individual work groups with defining the economic development goals of Dover, to be funded through the town’s 1% local option...

Education secretary Dan French speaks at Leland & Gray.
TOWNSHEND- The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation is implementing a new career matching service in local high schools this year. The program is called  Pipelines and Pathways and will focus on matching high school students with high-demand, high-wage jobs right here in southern Vermont....
DOVER - On Friday, the Dover Selectboard had a lengthy public work session with economic development director Steve Neratko. The purpose of the session was to define what does, and does not, fall under the purview of Neratko’s responsibilities in the role. Several items were solidified as fitting...
READSBORO- Bruce Busa, of Readsboro, is making an independent bid for the US Senate in the upcoming midterm elections. Busa, a resident of Vermont for over 32 years, is hoping that his vision for a return to American core values will connect with voters who have felt alienated in the past....
WILMINGTON - An ad-hoc affordable housing committee, which has formed as a sub-committee of Dover and Wilmington’s bi-town economic development committee, met on Monday to discuss creating a hostel-style affordable housing option in the valley. The hostel would serve as housing for seasonal...
DOVER - District clerk Andy McLean, who is the town clerk in Dover, talked about voting procedures with the River Valleys Unified Union School District board at the board’s meeting on Monday. In March, voters from Wardsboro and Dover will vote for the first time on a unified budget for the two...
DOVER - At Monday’s Dover School Board meeting, the board discussed an upcoming event focused on the school’s international baccalaureate program and its possible benefit to economic development in the town. Though the IB event, which will be held Thursday, October 4, at 5 pm at the Last Chair,...

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