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READSBORO- Staffing issues continue to plague Readsboro Central School and the school board’s discussions. 
As of Tuesday night’s board meeting, there were six open positions at the school. These positions are for a full-time classroom teacher, a full-time paraeducator, a cook, a literacy...
DOVER- Candidates for Windham County senator met with voters at a forum organized and sponsored by the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club Tuesday evening.
Outgoing Rep. John Gannon served as moderator for the evening. Candidates at the forum included Republican Richard Morton, of Brattleboro;...
DOVER - The Vermont Wildlife Festival, an annual event organized by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, will take place Sunday, September 25, from 10 am to 4 pm at Mount Snow. The museum’s managing director, Mike Clough, says the festival provides an opportunity for nature lovers of all...

Samuel Hammond’s grave in the West Wards­boro Cemetery. Mike Eldred
WARDSBORO- Historians, residents, and descendents will honor Boston Tea Party participant Samuel Hammond with a graveside ceremony at the West Wardsboro Cemetery at 11 am on Thursday, September 29.
According to Jonathan Lane, of the Massachusetts Historical Society, there are about 150...

Bennington resident Kevin Snow received an updated booster for COVID-19 at the COVID Resource Center on Tuesday, September 13.
BENNINGTON - More than 200 people were vaccinated with updated bivalent boosters for COVID-19 at Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s COVID-19 Resource Center on Tuesday, September 13.
The clinic exhausted its supply of Moderna and only Pfizer shots are expected to be available for the next...
HALIFAX - The selectboard is looking for a new highway department crew member, and discussed the addition of Town Meeting warnings such as cannabis regulation and funding for BDCC during their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 6.
“We need a five-man crew, especially in the winter,”...

The new owners of the Old Red Mill plan to install a microbrewery, prompting support from neighbors but also concerns about noise levels. File photo
WILMINGTON- Development Review Board member Chrystal Holt recused herself Tuesday evening from a hearing on a change of use permit application for the Old Red Mill.  
Holt and her partners plan to open a brewery at the Old Red Mill on North Main Street. Currently, the space is permitted as...
DOVER- Selectboard members discussed a proposal to purchase highway equipment, a change in police department hiring policy, and grand list errors and omissions at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. 
Assessor Linda Sherman brought changes to the valuation of several properties to the...

Mutalo, Penuel, and Nadia Vital in front of the draft horse mural at the Whitingham Municipal Center. The family has come to the United States from central Africa. M. Eldred
JACKSONVILLE - A family of refugees who arrived here in recent days will not be staying long-term, but were welcomed with open arms. The local volunteer group who helped get them settled will now prepare to welcome another family in the coming months, and will hold a film screening next week as a...
WHITINGHAM- Twin Valley administrators told board members the schools had a successful start of the school year, but the elementary school and middle high school are both plagued by staffing shortages.  
“The kids are doing alright,” said Twin Valley Elementary School Principal Rebecca...

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