Board approves land sale, agrees to buy generator
READSBORO- The selectboard voted at their regular meeting last week to accept the bids for several lots, including the 75-acre Bliss Lot, which residents at a previous board meeting speculated migh...
Nov 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Concerns raised over dual role of recent selectboard appointee
HALIFAX- Tuesday was the first selectboard meeting at which Brad Rafus wore two hats. In addition to being the Halifax Road Commissioner, he is the newly appointed third member of the board since E...
Nov 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former secretary opposes new bill
WASHINGTON, DC- While Gov. Peter Shumlin recently announced Vermont’s resolve to welcome Syrian refugees, governors in some states say they won’t accept refugees from Syria. Others have demanded mo...
Nov 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Settling refugees in Vermont not an easy thing
DOVER- Last week Rep. Kesha Ram discussed refugee resettlement in rural Vermont with members of the Deerfield Valley Rotary Club. Ram, a Burlington representative and candidate for lieutenant gover...
Nov 26, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pending sale puts residents in a bind
DOVER- Representatives from Twice Blessed, the nonprofit community organization dedicated to helping residents of the nine towns of the Deerfield Valley, stated at the DRB meeting on November 12 th...
Nov 25, 2015 | 4 4 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Town may light up hall for the holiday season
WILMINGTON- The town offices may be a little more festive this year, if board members approve a proposal by lighting consultant Nan Parati. At the invitation of selectboard members, Parati presente...
Nov 24, 2015 | 3 3 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators working on “sharing economy”
by Rolf Parker
Nov 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- Companies such as Airbnb, which matches people who are looking for a vacation rental with people who have a room or apartment for rent, and Uber, which enables people to charge passenge...
Taxpayers may pay the price
by Rolf Parker
Nov 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Town will charge 8% for late filing DOVER- Homeowners who miss the deadline for filing their annual homestead declaration will have to pay a penalty. At the selectboard meeting on Tuesday, the deci...
Lieutenant governor candidate won’t be taken for granted again
by Mike Eldred
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- When Kesha Ram ran for representative in her Burlington district eight years ago, she says people underestimated her, they called her a “kitten with lipstick,” and questioned what the 21-yea...
Town may spend millions on future capital projects
by Mike Eldred
Nov 18, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- Taxpayers may face nearly $9 million in capital expenditures over the next several years, according to figures discussed at a special capital board meeting Wednesday afternoon. At the m...
Uncertainty over fate of former high school building may stall merger vote
by Mike Eldred
Nov 17, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM- Twin Valley School Board members may be putting the brakes on supervisory union plans to bring Act 156 mergers to a vote at Town Meeting in March. Windham Southwest Supervisory Union Su...
Outage, generator woes cause school closing
by Randy Capitani
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
WHITINGHAM- Early-morning drivers on Thursday might have been surprised to see school buses dropping students off at their stops, rather than picking them up as usual. The reason for that was a pow...