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Zoie Saunders attended a Vermont Board of Education meeting at Twin Valley Middle High School last month. -Mike Eldred
MONTPELIER- The Vermont Senate rejected the appointment of Zoie Saunders, Gov. Phil Scott’s pick to head the Agency of Education, in a 19 to 9 vote Tuesday morning.  
The rejection of a nominee for a cabinet position is rare in Vermont.  In his weekly press conference on Wednesday, Gov....
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of former Florida education official Zoie Saunders to serve as Vermont’s secretary of education at a press conference on Friday, March 22. 
Saunders will be moving with her husband and two children to Vermont from Broward County, FL,...

Gov. Phil Scott gave his annual budget address in the Legislature on Tuesday.
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott delivered his annual budget address in the General Assembly Tuesday, emphasizing familiar themes of affordability and sustainability. 
Gov. Scott’s budget proposes $8.6 billion in spending for fiscal year 2025, including $2.4 billion for education, $2.3 billion...
Following the publication of this article, a representative from Monsanto contacted the Deerfield Valley News to provide the following statement regarding Crawford's lawsuit: "While we have great sympathy for the plaintiff in this case, we believe the allegations lack merit and the Company will...
Event highlights accomplishments of child care bill, local child care provider  WILMINGTON - On Tuesday afternoon, the Old School Community Center had a festival vibe, care of Beaver Brook Children’s School, which is housed in the building. The reason for the celebration was...

“Haunted Vermont,” an exhibition on display at the Bennington Museum, delves into the spirit lore of Vermont, including spirit photography. A “selfie station” by artist George O. Stadnik lets visitors create their own spirit photography with their cellphones. Lauren Harkawik
Shirley Jackson artifacts, other haunted things on display at Bennington Museum BENNINGTON - Those looking for a spooky activity in these pre-Halloween weeks may consider going to the Bennington Museum, where an exhibit, “Haunted Vermont,” delves into the creepier side of...
WILMINGTON- The federal Environmental Protection Agency will be involved in PCB remediation efforts at Twin Valley Elementary School, according to school officials.  
At Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Twin Valley School Board, supervisory union facilities manager Sean Youmel and TVES...

An aerial view of Sadawga West Dike.
Note:  A .pdf copy of Vermont State Auditor Doug Hoffer's report on the state's Dam Safety Program is available below the article
WHITINGHAM- A recently released report on the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Dam Safety Program identified a number of dams in need of...
DOVER- Mount Snow Academy is changing its name and expanding its academic offerings, thanks to a merger with Vermont Academy that was announced August 1. 
“It’s exciting,” said MSA Head of School Peter Stokloza. “It’s great for our program and for Mount Snow.”
Stokloza said the...
MONTPELIER- Vermont members of the New England Independent Bookstore Association announce “Bookstores Helping Bookstores,” a fundraising effort to help Bear Pond Books, of Montpelier, and Next Chapter Bookstore, of Barre, both member bookstores that were devastated in the recent FEMA declared...

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