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With winter firmly in the rear-view mirror everyone can now look forward to warmer days and more time outside enjoying the song birds, the fresh air and the smell of wildflowers. But within those wildflowers and tall grass that look so inviting … more
National monuments might not seem like a local issue, but to quote a great American songwriter — "This land is your land, this land is my land."On Wednesday, the president signed off an executive order requiring the Secretary of the Interior … more
Losing a major contract with the state, which accounted for 25 percent of its operating budget, could have meant the end of the Windham Child Care Association and the early childhood services it offers local families.The Brattleboro-based … more
Friday, hoping to spur the House into some sort of action, the Senate voted to pass an amendment that would legalize marijuana and create a market for its regulation, sale and taxation. The House will likely do nothing of the sort, preferring to … more
The core mission at the Windham County Humane Society is to take care of abused and neglected animals and to provide a variety of services to help prevent such abuse and neglect. An expansion plan approved this week by the Brattleboro Development … more
Senators in the Granite State recently voted 21 to 2 to support a bill to fund full-day kindergarten, which would send aid based on a community's tax base, its number of low-income students and those who speak English as a second language. The vote … more
Vermont business owners are feeling a renewed sense of optimism so far this year.A recent survey reveals that, while there is still room for improvement, opinions about the Vermont and U.S. economies are moving in a positive direction compared to … more
Now that the Twin Valley school budget has passed, educators there can go back to doing what they do best for the children. And town officials in Whitingham can focus their energy on convincing legislators to change the education funding formula so … more
While this week is officially National Library Week, most people realize libraries are there for us almost every day of the year.Sure, they deserve their own week, but just stopping in on a regular basis is recognition enough for most librarians and … more
Residents in the Deerfield Valley towns of Wilmington and Whitingham have an important decision to make today.The budget for the Twin Valley school system is up for reconsideration after voters in both towns rejected the proposed spending plan … more
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