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Education reform bill, money woes top issues in 2105 session
DEERFIELD VALLEY- The 2015 legislative session came to an inglorious end on Saturday, with the last debate and vote ending just after 11 pm. After the final gavel fell, legislators from across the ...
May 22, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valley ready to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in style
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Nothing gets the region hopping like a holiday weekend. With Memorial Day here, the valley is ready to crank up for the weekend and the summer season that follows. Monday is Memor...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man and machine as one: “Building Wild” star has years of experience
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Anyone who has seen the National Geographic Channel’s reality television show “Building Wild” has seen Pat “Tuffy” Bakaitis expertly running heavy machinery; assisting with the de...
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twin Valley School District working to implement changes
WILMINGTON- Twin Valley School Board members and district administrators are hoping to put words into action, and Wednesday evening they took some crucial first steps toward that goal. Last month, ...
May 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board has a tax sale dilemma
READSBORO- On May 6, selectboard members Helyn Strom-Henriksen, Teddy Hopkins, and chair David Marchegiani discussed with delinquent tax collector Dave Switz tax sale timetables that will be used b...
May 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teen hopes for dream: Rare condition causes skin damage in sunlight
WILMINGTON- Sunlight has posed a danger to Tanya Fitts her whole life. She was born with xeroderma pigmentosum, (sometimes referred to as XP ) a condition that makes it impossible to step into the ...
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Board considers plan, gets H.361 update
by Rolf Parker
May 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- The Dover School Board discussed their response to a Marlboro special education proposal, and got an update on the status of H.361 from Rep. Laura Sibilia. In anticipation of a supervisory u...
Marlboro, Dover look at different ways to control special education costs
by Rolf Parker
May 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
MARLBORO– A proposal from the Marlboro School Board to the Windham Central Supervisory Union would alter the way special education costs for students ages 6 to 22 are assessed. The proposal would p...
Plans for old school redevelopment moving ahead, board told
by Mike Eldred
May 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- Members of the Old School Enrichment Center Committee met with selectboard members Wednesday evening to discuss their progress toward creating a nonprofit community center at the former...
Town using tax funds to bring in consultant to help businesses
by Mike Eldred
May 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- The town’s economic development department has hired a nationally-acclaimed business consultant to help nine Wilmington businesses tackle their most critical challenges. Margie Johnson ...
Board ponders permit puzzle
by Rolf Parker
May 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
DOVER- The Dover Selectboard considered Mount Snow’s commercial assembly permit and its possible implications for other events in town; discussed with Keith Dewey the scope of work for his architec...
Building facelift program expands
by Mike Eldred
May 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
WILMINGTON- Select­board members approved a facade improvement program policy, created a new police dispatch position, and discussed Memorial Hall events at their regular meeting Wednesday evening....