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Lone Star ticks bring rare, severe diseases, and are on the rise in southern Vermont. Courtesy Vermont Department of Health
BENNINGTON - The state is on the hunt for lone star ticks. The ticks, which can pass diseases on to humans, are currently thought to be rare in the region, but their population is possibly on the rise. To investigate, the Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets is staging two events that will...
DOVER- The River Valleys Unified School District board discussed summer school and camp, private versus public board discussions, and the International Baccalaureate self-study during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.
Wardsboro and Dover schools are planning to operate a joint...
DOVER- Selectboard members sent the organizers of a historical driving tour of the Deerfield Valley back for more information at their regular meeting Tuesday night.
For a second time in the past three years, Living History Association President James Dassatti has sought economic...
WILMINGTON- The Wilmington Selectboard set a date for their special Town Meeting at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. They also discussed a funding request from the Community Garden and a change in the town’s trail agreement with Great River Hydro. 
Article 20 of this year’s Town...

Vermont Governor Phil Scott File photo
MONTPELIER - Though Gov. Phil Scott led with policy talk at this week’s press conference, COVID-19 matters were addressed, largely in response to questions from reporters. Statewide, cases are rising in most age groups, but Gov. Scott said he is not concerned. 
Commissioner of Health Dr....
DOVER- When Vail Resorts announced in February that Mount Snow general manager Tracy Bartels would be leaving Vermont to take on a new job in Colorado, speculation began about who the next leader at Mount Snow would be. That question was recently answered when Vail Resorts announced the...
WILMINGTON- A zoning application by the owners of the former Nordic Hills Lodge drew a large number of abutting property owners and other interested parties to a DRB hearing Monday evening.
The hearing got off to a rocky start, however, thanks to technical difficulties with the hybrid...
SEARSBURG- Police are seeking anyone with information regarding Mary E. Reid, 53, who has been missing from her Searsburg home since Friday, March 25.  
Police say Reid was last seen wearing a red and black flannel jacket, blue jeans, and black and gold Puma sneakers.  She is about 5 feet...
WILMINGTON - The date on which licenses for cannabis-related businesses will begin to be distributed in Vermont is approaching. Per Act 164, which established a tax and regulate system for cannabis statewide, as of May 1, the state may begin distributing licenses for small cultivators of cannabis...
WILMINGTON - Wilmington will need to hold a revote on Article 20 from its Town Meeting warning in the next 60 days following submission of a petition to reconsider its passage.  
By passing Article 20 on Town Meeting Day, voters approved the ability of cannabis retailers to operate in town...

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