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MONTPELIER- Vermont Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom recently released education tax rates and yield figures for fiscal year 2020, and called for communities to keep budget increases under 1.7%.
Statewide education tax rates will remain the same for the 2020 tax year as they are in the current...

A BCTV film crew recorded an Act 46 study committee meeting at Marlboro School in January 2017. Video crews were used extensively during the merger discussion between Dover, Wardsboro, and Marlboro and continue to bye used by the new River Valleys district.
WINDHAM COUNTY- A new bill proposed by the Federal Communications Commission  in September poses a severe threat to public access television funding and may lead to the end of public access stations in Vermont and across the United States. 
The FCC’s Docket 05-311 would allow cable...
Mount Snow’s new Carinthia base lodge under construction earlier this year. As part of the mountain’s Act 250 permit for the lodge, they have to pay into a statewide affordable housing pool. Local officials are unsure if any of that money is used locally.
Mount Snow’s new Carinthia base lodge under construction earlier this year. As part of the mountain’s Act 250 permit for the lodge, they have to pay into a statewide affordable housing pool. Local officials are unsure if any of that money is used locally.
WILMINGTON - On Monday, November 26, the bitown economic development housing committee, a subcommittee of the bitown economic development committee, met with Elizabeth Bridgewater, executive director of Windham Windsor Housing Trust. Bridgewater shared experiences she had with seasonal worker...

Wireless repeaters, upper left, were thought to be a solution in rural towns. But CoverageCo went bankrupt, leaving towns without service.
DOVER - During a presentation at the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s second annual “Connectivity Summit,” held Friday at Mount Snow, Laura Sibilia told attendees that it is up to them to organize and bring high-speed internet to their towns. Sibilia, who is the BDCC Director of...
Wilmington Police Chief Matt Murano, left, hands Wilmington Detective Sergeant Mark Denault a plaque in recognition of his years of service to the town. Denault is leaving the department.
Wilmington Police Chief Matt Murano, left, hands Wilmington Detective Sergeant Mark Denault a plaque in recognition of his years of service to the town. Denault is leaving the department.
By Mike Eldred
WILMINGTON-  Community and economic development matters topped discussions at the Wilmington Selectboard’s regular meeting Tuesday night, but the evening started with news from the police department.
Wilmington Police Chief Matt Murano’s announcement that Wilmington...
WILMINGTON- Airbnb officials have remitted an estimated $7.8 million in meals and room taxes across Vermont, providing many communities with a needed boost to public funding.
Airbnb has been remitting a portion of local taxes since October 2016. While Airbnb originally only collected and...
WARDSBORO - At Monday’s meeting of the River Valleys Unified School District Board, board members voted to approve a proposed budget of $5,346,131. The budget, which will be voted on by Australian ballot at Town Meeting, is the first for the new merged school district comprising Dover and...
DOVER - At its meeting on Tuesday, the Dover Selectboard approved an economic development expenditure of $2,500 for additional holiday lights, which will be offered to the town’s businesses. The board also discussed, but didn’t make any decisions about, a recent funding request from the bitown...
WILMINGTON - On Wednesday morning, days after the biggest snowstorm to hit the valley this season, police chief Matt Murano is weighing options. 
“We started to look at opening a warming shelter yesterday,” he says. Heavy snow, relentless enough that it’s still weighing down trees days...
WILMINGTON- White House Inn owner Robert Grinold has filed a lawsuit and motion for an injunction against James Barnes and the Hermitage, the former owner of the inn. 
In his suit filed in Windham Superior Court this week, Grinold accuses Barnes of filing a bogus $1.9 million mechanic’s...

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