Oxbow School Budget Passes Smoothly

Bradford, Vt. — Oxbow Union High School’s $7.15 million budget passed handily on Tuesday, as residents here and in Newbury, Vt., approved all items on the warning, including an $80,000 request to replace one of the school’s furnaces. …

Hartford Clears Budget Confusion

Hartford — Following Saturday’s annual Town Meeting from the floor, many voters, including members of the Selectboard, were confused about the actual impact their votes had on the town budget. While the total municipal budget was cut by $40,000, to $15.68 million, from what the Selectboard originally proposed, …

VLS Report Shows School’s Impact on State

South Royalton — In an effort to communicate Vermont Law School’s role as an “important economic and social player” in the state, the school has released a report saying that it contributed $30.5 million in direct expenditures and 376 jobs to the Vermont economy in 2014. Commissioned by …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No Injuries in Claremont Garage Fire Claremont — A fire that started in the engine compartment of vehicle destroyed a garage on Winter Street Monday evening but caused no injuries. Fire officials said the fire was called in …

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  • Editor's Picks - March 22-28, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published March 22-28, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover girls hockey championship page

    The Valley News commemorative sports page published March 29, 2015, highlighting Hanover High School's girls hockey championship win. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sunapee girls basketball championship page

    The Valley News commemorative sports page published March 27, 2015, highlighting Sunapee High School's girls basketball championship win. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - March 15-21, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published March 15-21, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Woodstock boys basketball championship page

    The Valley News commemorative sports page published March 21, 2015, highlighting Woodstock Union High School's boys basketball championship win. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lebanon vs. Portsmouth boys basketball

    Lebanon vs. Portsmouth New Hampshire Division II boys basketball semifinal in Durham, N.H., on March 18, 2015. Portsmouth won, 56-41. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - March 8-14, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published March 8-14, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover vs. Bishop Brady-Trinity girls hockey

    Hanover vs. Bishop Brady-Trinity girls hockey state championship in Manchester, N.H., on March 14, 2015. Hanover won, 6-3. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Merrimack Valley at Lebanon boys basketball

    Merrimack Valley at Lebanon boys basketball quarterfinal in Lebanon, N.H., on March 13, 2015. Lebanon won, 67-54. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover vs. Lebanon girls hockey

    Hanover vs. Lebanon girls hockey semifinal in Concord, N.H., on March 10, 2015. Hanover won 5-1. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - March 1-7, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published March 1-7, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Milford at Hanover boys basketball

    Milford at Hanover boys basketball playoff in Hanover, N.H., on March 9, 2015. Hanover won, 36-23. Purchase photo reprints »