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DOVER - At the Monday, February 25, meeting of the River Valleys Unified Union School District Board, Windham Central Supervisory Union superintendent Bill Anton said he would be releasing intradistrict elementary school choice guidelines, as well as an application to utilize the program, in the...
DOVER - In recent weeks, 30 students at the Dover School were sent to the principal’s office. Well, actually, it wasn’t his office. He was set up in the art room, to create a more casual atmosphere. And none of the students were in trouble. Instead, they were setting goals. 
At the Dover...

Whitingham residents recite the Pledge of Allegiance at Town Meeting on Tuesday. Photo by Randy Capitani
WHITINGHAM- Voters at Town Meeting waded through 37 articles on Tuesday, deciding to do away with the town’s listers in favor of professional appraisers and approving most spending measures. Some of those approvals came with qualifications that urged the selectboard to be more transparent with...
WILMINGTON- Voters passed all of the spending articles on this year’s Town Meeting warning, but not without discussing each. 
Article 6, to raise and appropriate $2,028,917 and appropriate $233,000 of the 2018 fund balance for the 2020 general fund, sparked the most discussion. 
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READSBORO- Town Meeting voters closely scrutinized several reserve funds,  but passed Readsboro’s $851,858 general fund budget with no discussion.
Article 11, an advisory article asking voters to give the selectboard the go-ahead to begin planning new municipal buildings, stirred the most...
SEARSBURG - Many of the warned articles at Searburg’s Town Meeting, which was held on Monday night, passed without much discussion. Two articles in particular generated debate: how the selectboard will handle possible changes to its road crew, and whether the town should continue to operate its...
DEERFIELD VALLEY - Three ballot items, including the first-ever budget for the newly formed River Valleys Unified Union School District, comprising Dover and Wardsboro, passed on Town Meeting day. The matters were voted on by Australian ballot at Dover and Wardsboro’s separate Town Meetings. Two...
WHITINGHAM- Selectboard members will not fill two vacated positions on the board before Town Meeting. Board members held a meeting by teleconference Friday morning, after they were advised by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns that board vacancies must be posted within 10 days. According to...
HARTFORD- A Connecticut judge has issued an order putting a lawsuit filed against James Barnes and the Hermitage  on hold, pending the outcome of a settlement under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  
Mark Brett filed the case in Hartford Superior Court in March 2018, seeking $963,000 in compensation...
Compiled by Lauren Harkawik
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 5.  We asked candidates in contested races around the valley for their thoughts and some background. Those question were:
1. Why are you running for the selectboard?
2. What relevant experience will...

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