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READSBORO- School board members discussed the state’s COVID-19 guidelines for the upcoming school year, and heard from a representative of a solar energy company at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 3.  
With the hyper-contagious COVID-19 Delta variant raging across the country,...
BENNINGTON - The Vermont Department of Health now offers free daily COVID-19 testing at 120 McKinley Street for people without symptoms.
Getting a free COVID-19 test is still one of the best ways to keep the virus from spreading. This is especially important for people who have recently...

Kelso the therapy dog will be in Halifax on Friday, August 13, to comfort those getting vaccinated.
HALIFAX - On Friday, August 13, from 4 to 8 pm, Rescue Inc. will provide a free walk-in clinic to administer COVID-19 vaccinations at the Halifax Community Hall. Rescue will offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people age 18 and older. Rescue will also offer the two-dose Pfizer...

The Connecticut Valley Field Music band marched and played in the 2010 Wilmington Old Home Week parade. The delayed 2020 festivities are this weekend. The 2021 parade will be held Saturday beginning at 11 am. File photo
WILMINGTON- Old Home Week, Wilmington’s biggest event in a decade - plus one year - kicks off tonight, Thursday, August 5, and runs through Sunday, August 8.
The celebration of all things Wilmington is a 130-year tradition that began in 1890 with a townwide gathering called the Reunion of...

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine File Photo
By Mike Eldred
MONTPELIER- While some states and localities in the United States are reacting to the resurgence of COVID-19 by re-implementing some mitigation measures, officials in the country’s most vaccinated state were sounding a more optimistic tone at Gov. Phil Scott’s press briefing...
WARDSBORO- The Wardsboro School hosted the River Valleys Unified School District Board meeting on Monday. This was the first time the board has met in the Wardsboro School since early 2020. They discussed potential scenarios for changing the district and a new vacation learning initiative started...

Vermont Agency of Education Secretary Dan French at Tuesday's press briefing
MONTPELIER- State officials are advising school districts to return to in-person learning this fall with students and staff wearing masks, at least for the first few weeks.  An official advisory memo will be issued sometime this week, according to the Agency of Education.
At his press...
WILMINGTON- On Tuesday, the Wilmington Selectboard set water and sewer tax rates and met with the Lake Raponda Association regarding their application to reclassify the lake’s water quality rating.
The selectboard acts as the town’s commissioners for the sewer district. They therefore have...

A scene from Moosestock V, held last year on Lake Raponda. Photo courtesy of Joe and Holy Fortner
WILMINGTON - On the evening of Saturday, August 14, Lake Raponda will be a little more festive than usual. That’s because that night, Moosestock VI, a concert on the lake, will be in full swing. 
Moosestock is the brainchild of Joe and Holly Fortner, who are a couple and also a musical duo...

Department of Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak. File Photo
MONTPELIER- As the state nears 84% of eligible Vermonters vaccinated, including about 75% who are fully vaccinated, Gov. Phil Scott said his administration is not letting up on efforts to vaccinate the remaining 16% of Vermonters who are eligible.  “What we’re seeing across the country shows...

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