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DOVER- Selectboard members discussed a request from a local business owner for snow removal and appointed two animal control officers at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. 
Selectboard chair Vicki Capitani said that Richard Caplan, owner of Deerfield Valley Real Estate and the Andirons...

Sen. Bernie Sanders Photo: Joseph Sohm
WASHINGTON, DC- Sen. Bernie Sanders told Vermonters that he expects to be named chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and laid out his priorities for the committee’s work in the next session. 
Sanders met with constituents in a virtual Town Meeting Tuesday...
WILMINGTON- Twin Valley School Board members met the district’s community engagement consultant at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.  
Board members introduced themselves to Maureen O’Conner, the consultant who will assist the district with their public presentation of several new,...
MONTPELIER- Dover was one of seven towns randomly selected to participate in an audit of election results by the Vermont Secretary of State’s office last week. 
According to Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos, an audit is required by law after every general election.  “It’s one...

SVHC Deerfield Valley Campus
CEO says no major changes planned
WILMINGTON - Southwestern Vermont Health Care will become a member of Dartmouth Health, bringing its local Deerfield Valley medical clinic under the umbrella of the New Hampshire-based health network.
Described by SVHC CEO Tom Dee...

Child care summit panelists talk about the issues faced by families and businesses. From left are House Speaker Jill Krowinski, Janet McLaughlin, Nikki Tetrault, and Aly Richards. Photo courtesy Orca Media/YouTube
MONTPELIER- On Thursday, December 8, Vermont Lt. Gov. Molly Gray and House Speaker Jill Krowinski hosted a summit on child care in Vermont at the Statehouse. The summit, which took the shape of a panel discussion, focused on the challenges facing employers and employees alike as it relates to...
Slavery ban and reproductive freedom officially enrolled in Vermont Constitution  MONTPELIER - On Tuesday Gov. Phil Scott and Secretary of State Jim Condos formally enrolled Proposition 2 and Proposition 5 into the Vermont Constitution.
The amendments to Vermont’s...

Above: a beaver dam and lodge in the North Branch of the Deerfield River in Wilmington. Dams can be seen along the river all the way to Dover. R. Capitani Inset left: A beaver lodge can be seen off the Valley Trail in Dover. Beavers will spend their winter in the lodge, splitting their time between two distinct areas within the structure. L. Harkawik
WILMINGTON - Some locals have noted an increase in beaver dams in local waterways this fall, including in the portion of the Beaver Brook that runs behind Wahoo’s. State wildlife officials say they haven’t documented any problematic increases in the region, but beaver activity has been steadily...

Dover Police Chief Randy Johnson will be retiring at the end of 2023. File photo
DOVER- Board members approved a bid for trail construction, discussed a recent contract, and received a retirement announcement from a longtime town employee at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.
Selectboard chair Vicki Capitani read aloud a letter from Dover Police Chief Randy Johnson...
READSBORO- Local residents are grieving the loss of a community member in a fatal fire at a residence on Grinka Farm Road on Friday, December 2.  
According to police reports, the Readsboro Fire Department was dispatched to the fire at about 3:02 am.  Firefighters arrived to find the...

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