James Barnes File photo
WILMINGTON- The Vermont Real Estate Commission assessed fines and penalties against James Barnes and Bobbi-Ann Resek for illegal real estate practices in connection with Hermitage Club Realty in a decision issued in July.
In an order signed by acting chair Paige Farrington, the Vermont...

The CDC's county-by-county transmission map suggests some counties in Vermont, including Windham, have a similarly high level of COVID-19 transmission as counties in Florida. In fact, more than 94% of the counties in the country are considered to have high transmission rates. Image courtesy CDC
MONTPELIER- With the state in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 Delta variant cases, and every county in the state listed by the CDC as having a high or substantial transmission rate, Gov. Phil Scott sought to bring perspective to Vermont’s current situation.  
“Despite what you might see...
BONDVILLE - A pop-up vaccination clinic will open at the Bondville Fair, 350 VT Route 30, Friday, August 27, and Saturday, August 28.
This vaccination site also offers additional doses for those currently eligible based on guidance issued last week by the CDC. Some primary care providers...

Masks are still required on all MOOver buses.
WINDHAM COUNTY - The MOOver will expand its routes and schedules as schools reopen.
Starting Wednesday, September 1, the West Dover #8 route will depart Dover School at 7 am, travel to the West Dover Fire House by 7:15, the Mount Snow Marketplace by 7:19, and then go to the OSCC. That bus...
WILMINGTON - Saturday marks the 10-year anniversary of the day Tropical Storm Irene caused area rivers to rise, flooding the village of Wilmington, damaging roads and properties in the surrounding towns, and weaving Irene forever into the narrative of the valley’s history. 
Hurricane Irene...

Board members discussed busing for preschool students Tuesday evening.
WILMINGTON- Twin Valley School Board members appointed a new board member to represent Whitingham, discussed preschool busing, and decided to end remote options for public attendance at meetings. 
Board members voted unanimously to appoint Whitingham resident Lindsay Bushey-Hesselbach to a...
DOVER- At their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 16, the River Valleys Unified School District board discussed implementing COVID-19 prevention policies, the number of enrolled students for the upcoming year, and an open position on the board. 
On August 4, the Vermont Agency...

Advocates say house sharing can be a way for seniors to stay in their homes longer. File photo
DOVER - Susan Rand, of Dover, is working to spread the word about house sharing, a potential pathway to expanding the availability of affordable housing in the valley. Rand serves on a subcommittee of the Bi-Town Economic Development Committee dedicated to expanding affordable options and has...

Gov. Phil Scott File photo
MONTPELIER- At his weekly press conference, held just one day after the federal Food and Drug Administration announced its full approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Phil Scott said pediatric vaccination and booster shots for those who are fully vaccinated are on the horizon. 

The Halifax Community Hall will be the center of activities for Saturday’s celebration of life and getting together. Events include a children’s parade,
HALIFAX - The town of Halifax will be hosting a celebration of the town and its residents this Saturday, August 28. 
In place of their usual Old Home Day, this year will be a “celebration of life and getting together,” according to celebration committee co-chair Patricia Dow. She said the...


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