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School consolidation opinions vary
DEERFIELD VALLEY- As part of his January 2015 budget address, Gov. Peter Shumlin called for reforms to educational funding and governance. The proposals included a phase-out of funding programs for...
Apr 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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State backs off mergers
MONTPELIER- The Shumlin administration appears to be backing away from their support of mandatory consolidation measures included in H.361, an education reform bill passed by the House earlier this...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Creamery fulfills cheesemaking dream, something couple hopes to share
JACKSONVILLE - According to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food and Markets, Vermont has more cheesemakers per capita than any other state. Two of them make cheese in Jacksonville. Nancy Bergman...
Apr 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sidewalks get upgrade
WILMINGTON- The town’s pedestrian walkways will soon begin catching up to the town’s growing business community, thanks to a federally-funded grant and new streetscape and pedestrian network plan u...
Apr 11, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dover signs off on sign
DOVER- The selectboard discussed the removal of a nondirectional sign that was blocking the view of a stop sign, Mount Snow’s rescinded request that the town discontinue Carinthia Road, and five pr...
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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Principal to leave in 2016, taking top job at Windham Central
DOVER- The Windham Central Supervisory Union announced they have selected Dover School Principal Bill Anton to serve as the supervisory union’s next superintendent. Anton, who has been principal at...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber opens windows for valley artists
by Rolf Parker
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON - The Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce is organizing another community- centered public arts event, and this year’s theme is “Windows of the Valley.” According to ch...
Town trying to make sense of education changes
by Rolf Parker
Apr 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- At a joint meeting of the selectboard and school board, residents of Dover voiced their opinions, their frustrations, and their suggestions prompted by H. 361, a bill being considered by the...
Board and voters will talk trash at Tuesday evening meeting
by Rolf Parker
Apr 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
Wardsboro– Select­board members are holding an informational meeting on April 7 to discuss the implementation of Act 148, Vermont’s solid waste law. According to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resou...
Deals cut, ed. reform bill passes
by Mike Eldred
Apr 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
MONTPELIER- The House Education Committee’s education reform bill moved forward after its second reading Wednesday, but not without amendments and significant deal-making the day before. The first ...
Town officials share education reform views
by Mike Eldred
Apr 03, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
MONTPELIER- While members of the House Education Committee were making last minute deals on their education reform bill, the Senate Education Committee was taking testimony from Dover School Board ...
Fire district election results
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- Voter turnout was strong in Tuesday’s election for the North Branch Fire District #1. The district oversees the sewer plant that serves West Dover. According to administrative manager Linda ...