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DEERFIELD VALLEY- A Readsboro man has become the state's first patient diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus), and five area schools were closed on Monday in response to possible community exposure to the virus. On Sunday, March 8, Vermont Health Department and Southwestern Vermont Medical...
WILMINGTON- Voters burned through this year’s Town Meeting warrant so quickly, the electorate opted to skip the lunch break and finish the meeting early. 
Voters nixed the selectboard’s plan to appoint town clerks, and agreed to fund a public facilities plan and engineering study, and...
WHITINGHAM- Twin Valley Unified Union School District’s budget passed by a wide margin in voting Tuesday, and Whitingham will send an all new-slate of school directors to the Twin Valley School Board.
In Whitingham, all three school board seats were up for election this year.  Christy...
Local creates custom stationery and letterpress designs in former dairy barn WILMINGTON - On a cloudy Wednesday morning, the big wooden door of the old dairy barn at 699 Route 100 is closed tight. A note on the door says to push — hard — and come to the back.
A push of...
WHITINGHAM- Voters at Town Meeting approved 37 articles and a pair of nonbinding resolutions, including a motion to declare the town’s support for the Vermont Constitution’s right to bear arms. But voters stopped short of declaring the town a “gun sanctuary” due to confusion over the wording of a...
READSBORO- Voters at Monday evening’s Town Meeting said “Aye” to nearly all of the articles on this year’s warning.
Under Article 1 “to hear the report of the town officers,” the selectboard updated voters on a number of projects and issues they’ve worked on over the last year.  
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Emerson Cohen led the Boy Scout color guard before the start of Town Meeting in Dover. Lauren Harkawik
DOVER - Town Meeting lasted well into the afternoon in Dover, where points that spurred the most discussion included a merit-based raise for town clerk Andy McLean, an attempted last-minute appropriation for MHCA Dover Cinema, and the budget for the Dover Free Library.
McLean told voters...

Selectboard members discuss an item at Searsburg’s Town Meeting Monday evening. LH
SEARSBURG - At Town Meeting on Monday night, around a dozen voters passed school and municipal articles in approximately three minutes combined, with a 10-minute break in between. There was no discussion about any of the articles. The meeting, which lasted about an hour, also included a...

Members of the Halifax Fire Department were recognized for their efforts. Linda Donaghue
HALIFAX- A remarkably upbeat Town Meeting greeted voters and other participants and resulted in passage of all 27 articles as written with the exception of one amendment, due to a printing error. 
Rep. John Gannon took the stage prior to the official opening of the meeting to discuss...
WILMINGTON- Whitingham and Wilmington residents gathered under the leaking ceiling in the Twin Valley Elementary School cafetorium Tuesday evening for Twin Valley School District’s budget information and annual meeting.
At a regular board meeting held earlier in the evening, board members...

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