Vermont

Valley spared from worst of Monday deluge
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Towns along the Deerfield River and its tributaries were breathing a sigh of relief Monday afternoon, when the river crested and quickly receded without the major flooding or damage they experienced during...

FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell, flanked by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Peter Welch at Wednesday's press conference.
MONTPELIER- President Joe Biden has approved an emergency declaration requested by Gov. Phil Scott in response to flooding across the state caused by heavy rain storms Sunday night into Monday.  
The federal action, which covers all 14 Vermont counties, will make federal disaster...
MONTPELIER- Celebrating a successful winter season, supporters and friends of Vermont’s ski industry joined the state’s alpine and cross-country ski areas at Killington Resort on Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8, for the Vermont Ski Areas Association’s 54th annual meeting.
Despite...
VERMONT- The US Department of Education  recently announced it has approved nearly 616,000 borrowers nationwide for approximately $42 billion in Public Service Loan Forgiveness since October 2021.
PSLF covers public employees such as teachers, firefighters, and members of law enforcement,...
Note: A PDF copy of the Vermnt Attorney General's complaint filed in Chittenden Superior Court is appended below the article. Twin Valley tops list of affected schools
WILMINGTON- PCB contamination at Twin Valley schools may play a key role in a lawsuit filed against...
DEERFIELD VALLEY - On Monday, May 1, Rep. Laura Sibilia hosted a forum about possible forthcoming changes to school choice in Vermont. Speakers at the meeting, which was held virtually, included Rep. Peter Conlon, who is the chair of the House Education Committee, and Falko Schilling, advocacy...
Human rights commission still looking at harassment
WHITINGHAM- An investigation by the Vermont Human Rights Commission into a complaint alleging that Twin Valley School District failed to adequately respond to reports of racial harassment, bullying, and threats directed...
WILMINGTON- Voters on Tuesday will hold the fate of future Town Meetings in their hands, figuratively and literally, when they vote on Articles 30 and 31.  Those two articles, which are the last two items to be voted on from the floor, ask if the town shall adopt all budget and public questions...
WILMINGTON- Agen­cy of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Lindsay Kurrle, along with nearly a dozen other state officials, visited Wilmington’s Old School Community Center Monday to discuss American Rescue Plan Act funding with local and regional representatives.
“We’re making...

Rich Werner gives a presentation on tax rates during a River Valleys school board meeting at Dover School in December 2018. Werner was recently appointed to the Vermont State Board of Education by Gov. Phil Scott. File photo
DOVER - Longtime school board chair Rich Werner has added a new board to his portfolio: the Vermont State Board of Education. Werner was appointed to the board by Gov. Phil Scott. The appointment was announced in late December. Since, Werner has had the opportunity to attend his first meeting,...

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