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WILMINGTON- After 36 years at the Wilmington Police Department, including the past 20 as chief, Joseph Szarejko will be retiring at the end of October. The announcement came in a press release on Tuesday. 
“It has been my honor to work for Wilmington Police Department,” Szarejko said in...
DOVER- At the Dover School Board’s meeting on Monday, principal Matt Martyn shared a chart with school board members, which showed some diminishing performances on smarter balanced assessment consortium (SBAC) scores, as well as volatility of scores over time. 
Martyn asked the board to...
WILMINGTON - Caitlin Corkins, tax credit and grants coordinator for the state, was in Wilmington on Tuesday to talk with prospective business owners about tax credits that may be available to them. Corkins detailed state and federal grant programs that are available to owners of buildings in need...
Shelley Park adds her input on prevention of opioid abuse in the community
WILMINGTON- A grassroots effort to fight the opioid epidemic in the Deerfield Valley continues to grow.  
A meeting at the Old School Enrichment Center on Monday evening drew more than 34 community members, many of whom said they have personal or professional experience with addiction.  ...
WARDSBORO - On Monday, the River Valleys Unified School District board’s meeting was preceded by a presentation from Dover teachers about what the International Baccalaureate program has meant to them as educators, and what it could mean for Wardsboro should the River Valleys board decide to...

Dover School Board Chair Rich Werner, left, gestures to make a point while school principal Matt Martyn looks on at Monday’s board meeting at Wardsboro School.
WARDSBORO - At the Dover School Board meeting on Monday, principal Matt Martyn said the school has experienced trouble with its water system this summer. Last year, the start of school was delayed due to issues with the water system. Though Martyn said school will not be delayed this year, the...

Tabi Freedman
DOVER - At Tuesday’s Dover Selectboard meeting, Tabi Freedman was appointed to act as the town’s zoning administrator and health officer. The board discussed two bids for IT support, which Freedman, a former IT engineer, offered to look at and weigh in on at a future meeting. Chair Josh Cohen...
WILMINGTON- Select­board members considered a proposed ordinance regulating vacant buildings at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.  
Wilmington Planning Commission Chair Cheryl LaFlamme told board members that Wilmington Economic Development Consultant Gretchen Havreluk brought the...
WARDSBORO - The Dover School’s international baccalaureate coordinators, Sue Neuman and Alison Sullivan, gave a presentation about the IB program to Wardsboro residents on Monday night. The presentation came after questions from Wardsboro residents  at several River Valleys Unified Union School...
WILMINGTON- Selectboard members are seeking input from businesses and residents on a proposed ordinance banning some single-use plastic bags.
The ordinance, loosely modeled on a Brattleboro ordinance that recently went into effect, was introduced at a meeting two weeks ago by board member...

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