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MONTPELIER- “As we have on the 19th of every month, tomorrow we will be lowering the flag to half-staff to honor the 107 Vermonters we’ve lost to COVID-19,” Gov. Phil Scott said Friday, December 18.  “For months we were fortunate here in Vermont, not seeing our number of deaths rise, but as we’ve...
WARDSBORO- The River Valleys Unified Union School District Board held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday. During the unusually short meeting, the board heard updates about the staffing dilemma, HVAC progress at the schools, and discussed potential policies to adopt and warn.
At the...

Dover Health Officer Tabi Freedman
Property has numerous code violations, water heater removed
DOVER- Selectboard members, convening as the board of health, approved a health order against the owner of a multi-unit rental property at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. 
Dover Health Officer Tabi...

Gov. Phil Scott
Despite vaccine, governor says there is more hard work ahead to control virus MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott extended the COVID-19 state of emergency until January 15, Tuesday, even as Vermont officials announced the arrival of the first doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine....

This window at Pettee Memorial Library was added during the pandemic. This is just the beginning of the library’s plan to completely overhaul their interior over the course of this next year. Rory Sweeting
This article is part of a series of articles about the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life for people in the Deerfield Valley. WILMINGTON- During the long spring months in which Vermont was shut down, a valuable service missed by many in the community was the Pettee...
WILMINGTON- Wind­ham Southwest Supervisory Union Board members heard a pitch for an increase in central office staff at an executive board budget meeting on Thursday, December 10.
WSSU Business Manager Karen Atwood said increased responsibilities for state-mandated data reporting, as well...
MONTPELIER- Vermont members of the Electoral College cast their ballots for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in a brief ceremony at the Vermont Statehouse Monday.  
Washington County Democratic Party Chair Linda Gravel, former chair of the Vermont Democratic...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott announced on Friday that the FDA’s advisory panel is expected to approve a vaccine, and that the first doses are anticipated sometime next week.
“Every single morning, I start my day looking at how the Northeast states are doing, as well as Florida, Texas, and...

The Hermitage Club is open again after being closed for two seasons.
The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain, now under member ownership and new management, opened for the season Saturday morning. 
Cutting the first-chair ribbon Saturday morning are the Doersch and Hekemian families flanked by Lift Operations team Bob Adams and Derek Miller.  The...
WILMINGTON- Wilmington Works has secured one of three AARP “winter placemaking” grants awarded in Vermont.
AARP says this year’s grant program focused on projects that promote winter activities by people of all ages.  “Vermont’s winter months can be long and dark and contribute greatly to...

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