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Melissa Boyles is the new program coordinator for Wilmington Works. Photo by Lauren Harkawik
WILMINGTON - Wilmington Works has a new program coordinator. Melissa Boyles is newly at work in the position recently vacated by Meg Staloff. 
Wilmington Works was created in an effort to aid in restoring the vibrancy of Wilmington’s downtown after Tropical Storm Irene. As the organization...

Marlboro voters gathered outside the Town House during a pandemic-era Town Meeting in 2021. Courtesy of Michelle Holzapfel
Marlboro will hold events in celebration of the 200th anniversary of its Town House this weekend. The event will feature exhibits, a mock Town Meeting, and presentations about community organizations. It is also an opportunity to celebrate new renovations.
Michelle Holzapfel is one of the...
DOVER- Selectboard members held an enforcement hearing on their order to euthanize a vicious dog, issued more than two years ago.
 Selectboard chair Vicki Capitani told Gemini’s owner, Diana Dee, who was unable to speak and was accompanied by her mother at Tuesday’s hearing, that she had...

This bear was seen in a local garden in Wilmington earlier this year. Angel Balch
MANCHESTER — A new memo from the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service asks Vermonters and those visiting Vermont to observe heightened awareness of bears after an increase in sightings of black bears in the region was documented in June and July.
“Forest Service officials in Vermont...
HALIFAX- Honora Winery, located on Collins Road, welcomed an unexpected and unusual guest early this week.  Unusual for Halifax, anyway. 
According to Harry, the owner of the Honora property, a pilot flying a six-seater, single-engine Cessna 185 “Skywagon” to New York with his wife and two...

Lincoln Rathnam and Dick Ward look at maps and discuss how to find a safe passage through a section of Wardsboro with difficult terrain in preparation for a pilgrimage they’ll lead on September 17 and 18. Lauren Harkawik.
WILMINGTON - Lincoln Rathnam and Dick Ward pored over maps on a Wednesday afternoon. The following day, they would embark on something they’ve been doing for many months: trail exploring. Their task recently has been to try to find a safe passage through a section of Wardsboro just north of East...
Local woman faces murder charge WARDSBORO- Vermont State Police have charged Cara L. Rodrigues, 31, of Wardsboro, with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a Guilford woman.
Police say a friend of Rodrigues called the police at about 6:30 pm on Monday,...
WILMINGTON- The Deerfield Valley Farmers’ Day Fair returns this weekend, Friday, August 13 to Sunday, August 15, this year with more events and food vendors.  
The fair, now in its 103rd year, kicks off with a truck pull on Friday evening.  The competition has been a favorite of fairgoers...
READSBORO- The parents of two children with special needs sought help from the Readsboro School Board Tuesday evening following recent incidents at Twin Valley Middle High School.
The mother of the two students said her children were attending summer programs at TVMHS as part of their IEPs...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- There were few surprises in local primary races Tuesday, with few contested competitive races for party nominations. 
There were no contested races in the Windham-6 House district, which includes Wilmington, Whitingham, and Halifax, with Tristan Roberts as the only...

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