Development Group Names New Leader

White River Junction — The Green Mountain Economic Development Corp. has reached out to well-known Upper Valley commercial real estate executive Bob Haynes to succeed its outgoing executive director, Joan Goldstein, at the White River Junction-based regional development …

Lebanon Police Request Prosecutor

Lebanon — The Lebanon Police Department has asked for City Council approval to hire a full-time staff attorney to assist in the prosecution of its cases, a task that has been handled by a police officer or an attorney on part-time contract with the department. “It would benefit …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Working Lands Program To Begin at Vermont Tech

Randolph — A new hands-on program for high school graduates interested in agriculture will start this fall. The yearlong Working Lands Certificate Program is a partnership between Vermont Technical College and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. It’s designed to immerse students in agriculture, food, and leadership, and also …

Jim Kenyon: Election Time at the Co-op

It’s been a while since I attended a Hanover Co-op board meeting. So I took it as a sign of progress when I didn’t see the Co-op’s labor lawyer sitting in the front row or hear mention of its public relations consultant (whose newest client, by the way, …

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  • 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 »

  • Vermont Special Olympics Winter Games

    Vermont Special Olympics Winter Games in Woodstock, Vt., on March 8, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Woodstock vs. Enosburg basketball

    Woodstock vs. Enosburg boys basketball state championship in Barre, Vt., on March 7, 2015. Woodstock won, 65-56. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sharon vs. Proctor boys basketball

    Sharon Academy vs. Proctor High School boys basketball state championship in Barre, Vt., on March 7, 2015. Proctor won in overtime, 70-66. Purchase photo reprints »