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State board of education chair John Carroll at Wednesday's board meeting
Readsboro and Halifax school districts to separate next summer MONTPELIER- Southern Valley Unified Union School District will cease to exist on July 1, 2021, and the independent school districts of Halifax and Readsboro will begin operating on the same date.  The state board of...

Gov. Phil Scott, left, and Dr. Anthony Fauci share a laugh in this screenshot from Tuesday’s press conference. Fauci joined the event via video.
MONTPELIER- Dr. Anthony Fauci praised Vermont’s successful response to the COVID-19 epidemic, saying it should be the model for the nation.
Fauci joined Gov. Phil Scott and administration officials for a press briefing on Tuesday.  “I want to congratulate you and all of the officials in...

Rep. Laura Sibilia
DOVER - At Monday’s meeting of the River Valleys Unified Union School District, board member Rep. Laura Sibilia said she is not optimistic that there will be movement on fixing the state’s pupil weighting system during the Legislature’s current emergency session, and she sounded the alarm about...
DOVER - At Monday’s meeting of the River Valleys Unified Union School District Board, principals Tammy Bates and Matt Martyn updated the board about school starting, Windham Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Bill Anton said work on the schools’ HVAC systems is underway, and board member...
WILMINGTON- Selectboard members discussed dispatching fees with Wilmington Police Chief Matthew Murano at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. At an earlier meeting, Murano expressed his concern about proposed fees to be charged by the Vermont State Police for their dispatching services.  Since...
VERMONT - On the eve of a House Energy Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing with the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Rep. Peter Welch held a virtual meeting with the governing boards of the communications union districts of Vermont. Welch said he...

John Lyddy, left front, talks with the Dover Selectboard during Tuesday’s meeting. This image was taken from the town’s Zoom meeting internet feed.
DOVER - At its meeting on Tuesday, the Dover Selectboard appointed Scott Salway to fill a seat vacated by Josh Cohen in August, and named former vice chair Vicki Capitani chair of the board. Board member Sarah Shippee was named vice chair. In other matters, the board OK’d establishment of a new...

This sign greeted students at Twin Valley Elementary School on Tuesday. School openings around the valley went smoothly, according to most reporters.
DEERFIELD VALLEY - Wardsboro Elementary Principal Tammy Bates and Dover School Principal Matt Martyn both said the first day of school, which was Tuesday, went smoothly, despite new safety protocols in place due to COVID-19.
“It generally went very well,” says Martyn. “There were many...

Readsboro School
READSBORO- Readsboro School will get HVAC repairs next month, and students in Southern Valley Unified Union School District won’t participate in contact sports this season, board members decided at a special meeting Tuesday evening. 
Windham Southwest Supervisory Union Facilities Manager...
WILMINGTON- The selectboard and the Wilmington Water District board approved a merger plan at a special meeting Tuesday morning, and set dates for informational meetings before voters weigh in on the deal by Australian ballot on Election Day.
The proposed merger is the result of more than...

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