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HALIFAX - During their regular meeting Tuesday evening, the Halifax Selectboard discussed the weaknesses in their financial and accounting systems, according to auditor Bonnie Batchelder, and how to resolve them. Board member Patrick McAllister presented the issue, saying Batchelder’s main...

Judge John Valente
BENNINGTON- The results of a recount of votes in the Bennington-1 district race confirmed Democrat Nelson Brownell’s victory over Republican Bruce Busa.
The results were read aloud by Benning­ton Superior Court Judge John Valente Thursday afternoon in the same courtroom in which ballots...
HALIFAX - After a nearly two-year struggle, Halifax has secured their post office for another five years, selectboard member Pete Silverberg confirmed during their meeting on Tuesday, November 22. The board also worked through discrepancies in their FY22 budget audit results and how to resolve...
UPDATE: Bennington Superior Court Judge John Valente announced the recount results in a hearing at 3 pm Thursday.  The final numbers indicate that Democrat Nelson Brownell, of Pownal, won the Bennington-1 race with 972 votes, a 20-vote margin over the 952 votes received by Republican Bruce Busa,...

The core leaders of Voices of Hope are, from left, Rhondi Gleeson, Cathy Quigley, Robin Rieske, and Elizabeth McEwen, along with Cheryl Rusin, who is not pictured but whom McEwen calls “the heart and soul of the program.” Quigley holds one of the Narcan boxes she is working to place around the community thanks to a GoFundMe donation in honor of her niece Hallie Sills, who died of an opioid overdose in 2020. Lauren Harkawik
Voices of Hope offering in-person wellness services at old firehouse 
WILMINGTON - Voices of Hope, the grassroots group that came together in 2018 as community members concerned about substance use disorder, has reached a new level of accomplishment. The group is now...
Ratu’s ready to open soon WILMINGTON- Selectboard members, acting as the town’s cannabis control commission, approved the town’s first retail cannabis license in a special meeting Tuesday morning. 
Following an informal chat with Christian Engel and Jennifer Betit-Engel...
WILMINGTON- Select­board members, acting as the town’s cannabis control commission, deferred a decision on a cannabis cultivation license application during a special meeting Tuesday morning. 
Adam Katz and Arnold Katz, of Papa’s Garden LLC, sought a “mixed cultivator tier 1 small...

Gov. Phil Scott and Xusana Davis at Tuesday's press conference
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott and Office of Racial Equity Executive Director Xusana Davis promoted a state initiative aimed at making municipal governments more inclusive, equitable, and welcoming at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. 
IDEAL Vermont (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Action,...
WILMINGTON- Windham Southwest Supervisory Union will create a JEDI council, superintendent Barbara Anne Komons-Montroll announced at Tuesday evening’s Twin Valley School Board meeting.
Komons-Montroll said that the WSSU leadership team, which includes school principals and supervisory...

Residents around the region may see more cable crews as DVFiber ramps up its efforts to bring high-speed internet to underserved areas. File photo
WHITINGHAM - At the Whitingham Selectboard’s regular meeting Wednesday, November 16, Phil Edelstein, the town’s representative to the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District, gave an update on DVFiber’s plans. 
DVFiber is the trade name used by the Deerfield Valley Communications...

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