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MONTPELIER - In December, the Opioid Coordination Council, a state council, released a progress report on its work in 2017 and 2018. The report,“Strategic Actions and Progress,” outlined the council’s progress in expanding access to services, increasing public awareness, and reducing stigma...
WILMINGTON- Selectboard members approved a fiscal 2020 municipal budget with a higher pay raise for town employees, and debated a request to use 1% tax funding for an East Main Street sewer upgrade at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. 
Following a unanimous vote to increase the annual...

Wilmington resident Lynne Matthews, standing, told attendees at Monday’s meeting she’d like to see a recreational marijuana dispensary as a CEDS project.
WILMINGTON - Representatives from several economic-development-focused groups were in Wilmington on Monday where they spoke to members of the public about the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), a five-year economic development plan for Bennington and Wilmington counties. 
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WCSU superintendent Bill Anton presents his recommendation at Wardsboro School Monday.
WARDSBORO - At Monday’s meeting of the River Valleys Unified Union School District, Windham Central Supervisory Union superintendent Bill Anton made his official recommendation that the board consider a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) or STEAM (science, technology, engineering,...
By Lauren Harkawik
DOVER - The Dover Selectboard’s Tuesday meeting was sparsely attended and was adjourned swiftly, with the entire agenda worked through in under 15 minutes. Nevertheless, decisions were made, mainly the board’s approval of the town’s budget, which is up this year by 5%....
READSBORO - “It to me, is a philosophy that is like having a full mouth of teeth and deciding to take out all the teeth with cavities rather than repair them — creating a smile full of holes.” 
These words were contained in letters from James Dassatti, which were sent to town officials in...
Bob Grinold, right, and attorney David Dunn, center, during a  May hearing at the Windham County Courthouse.       File photo
NEWFANE- A hearing on a motion for an injunction against James Barnes and the Hermitage was stalled last week, after Windham Superior Court Judge Robert Gerety questioned whether Barnes or the Hermitage had received sufficient notice of the hearing. White House Inn owner Robert Grinold and his...
Compiled by Lauren Harkawik
DEERFIELD VALLEY- This week we take another look at some of the news that made headlines in 2018.  For this installment of our year in review, we look back at the second half of the year. 
July
The old Carinthia Base Lodge came down at Mount Snow...

Dalton Kissell in court Friday afternoon.
BRATTLEBORO- On Friday, December 21, Dalton Kissell pleaded not guilty to amended charges stemming from the alleged sale of regulated drugs resulting in the overdose death of Wilmington resident Connor Rusin in June.  
Kissell, 28, of Westminster, and Neal Bolster, 28, a Hinsdale, NH...
Compiled by Lauren Harkawik
DEERFIELD VALLEY- This week and next, we take a look at some of the news that made headlines in 2018.  For this first installment of our year in review, we look back at the first six months of the year. 
January
The new year got off to a slow start...

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