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MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott implored Vermonters to follow state COVID-19 at his briefing Tuesday morning, and announced additional mitigation measures to keep schools open. 
Gov. Scott said the state lost two more Vermonters to COVID-19 since his last briefing on Friday.  He read an email...
READSBORO- Readsboro school board members, meeting as a subcommittee of the Southern Valley Unified Union School District Board Monday evening, got their first glimpse of a proposed 2022 budget for Readsboro School. 
The news may be good for Readsboro taxpayers.  Although the figures are...

Kathy Larsen chairs the Twin Valley Financial Sustainability Committee
WHITINGHAM-Twin Valley Finance Committee members discussed budgeting strategy with financial consultant Michael Nadeau Thursday, November 19.  Committee members began with an analysis of the $822,894 fund balance for fiscal year 2020, which ended on June 30.  The unusually high fund balance...
WILMINGTON- Twin Valley School Board members received a first draft of the 2022 budget Tuesday evening and discussed strategies for avoiding the Act 68 “penalty box.”  
The good news in the first draft is a 3.9% drop in overall expenditures, from the current total budget of $9,309,045 to $...
MONTPELIER- Gov. Phil Scott began his Friday briefing on a somber note, acknowledging the loss of another Vermonter to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths due to the virus to 62 at that time.
“After months without a single death, we’ve sadly lost four more Vermonters in the last...
WILMINGTON- Selectboard members discussed health care coverage at their regular meeting Tuesday, November 17.  Reacting to an employee request, board members discussed extending eligibility for the employee family health care coverage to domestic partners.  
Wilmington Finance Officer...

It's still unclear whether Halifax and Readsboro schools will receive a small schools grant from the state next year.
By Mike Eldred
WILMINGTON- Windham Southwest Supervisory Union Executive Board members discussed COVID-19 issues, funding for small schools, and student weighting at their regular meeting Thursday evening. 
WSSU Superintendent Barbara Anne Komons-Montroll said teachers in the...
By Mike Eldred
WILMINGTON- Deerfield Valley Community Cares Director Susan Spengler told selectboard members she’s concerned about meeting the need for heating assistance this year.  Deerfield Valley Community Cares was one of four organizations seeking contributions from the town at the...
Current statistics, projections paint a grim picture unless spread is reversed
MONTPELIER- As COVID-19 cases rise dramatically in the region and across the country, Gov. Phil Scott called on Vermonters to follow the state’s COVID-19 guidelines to slow the spread and “bend...
WILMINGTON- Mount Snow General Manager Tracy Bartels told Wilmington Selectboard members the resort would be open this winter under the state’s COVID-19 ski area guidelines.
Bartels said Mount Snow was gearing up to open next week.  “Tom (Fitzgerald, Wilmington Selectboard Chair) and I...

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