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VERMONT - On the eve of a House Energy Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing with the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Rep. Peter Welch held a virtual meeting with the governing boards of the communications union districts of Vermont. Welch said he...

John Lyddy, left front, talks with the Dover Selectboard during Tuesday’s meeting. This image was taken from the town’s Zoom meeting internet feed.
DOVER - At its meeting on Tuesday, the Dover Selectboard appointed Scott Salway to fill a seat vacated by Josh Cohen in August, and named former vice chair Vicki Capitani chair of the board. Board member Sarah Shippee was named vice chair. In other matters, the board OK’d establishment of a new...

This sign greeted students at Twin Valley Elementary School on Tuesday. School openings around the valley went smoothly, according to most reporters.
DEERFIELD VALLEY - Wardsboro Elementary Principal Tammy Bates and Dover School Principal Matt Martyn both said the first day of school, which was Tuesday, went smoothly, despite new safety protocols in place due to COVID-19.
“It generally went very well,” says Martyn. “There were many...

Readsboro School
READSBORO- Readsboro School will get HVAC repairs next month, and students in Southern Valley Unified Union School District won’t participate in contact sports this season, board members decided at a special meeting Tuesday evening. 
Windham Southwest Supervisory Union Facilities Manager...
WILMINGTON- The selectboard and the Wilmington Water District board approved a merger plan at a special meeting Tuesday morning, and set dates for informational meetings before voters weigh in on the deal by Australian ballot on Election Day.
The proposed merger is the result of more than...
HALIFAX- The Vermont Agency of Education and state board of education have acted swiftly on Halifax’s move to withdraw from Southern Valley Unified Union School District.  
On Friday, September 3, Vermont State Board of Education Chair John Carroll contacted SVUUSD Chair Chum Sumner and...
Haystack Mountain and the Hermitage Club ski trails can be seen over a beaver pond along Crosstown Trail in Dover. A recently released report calls for ongoing improvements to the town’s trail system.                                      Randy Capitani
Haystack Mountain and the Hermitage Club ski trails can be seen over a beaver pond along Crosstown Trail in Dover. A recently released report calls for ongoing improvements to the town’s trail system. Randy Capitani
DOVER - The Dover Selectboard held a special meeting on Tuesday to hear from Weston & Sampson about their recommendations in a final draft master plan for the town’s recreation and trails venues. 
The presentation was given by Weston & Sampson’s Daniel Biggs, principal in charge,...

Vermont Department of Health epidemiologist Dr. Patsy Kelso.
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott and members of his administration urged Vermonters to observe COVID-19 guidelines as they enjoy Labor Day weekend to help keep Vermont safe for the reopening of schools.
Gov. Scott said that, with the lowest COVID-19 prevalence in the country, Vermont continues...
DOVER- Mount Snow spokesperson Jamie Storrs reminds Epic Pass holders that the last day to use credits from the curtailed 2019-2020 season is September 17. That is an extension of the original deadline date of Labor Day. 
Pass holders should have received discounts for 2020-2021 passes,...
BENNINGTON- The Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce distributed its annual state of the commerce survey to many of its members recently. The purpose of the state of the commerce survey is to hear from regional businesses and nonprofits about how they are doing in the current economy, what...

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