Lebanon Names Superintendent

Lebanon — After turnover of top leadership earlier this year in School Administrative Unit 88, the Lebanon School Board appears to have found some stability in the Upper Valley educator who has been serving as interim superintendent since …

Life at an Impasse: FairPoint Worker Misses Job But Supports Strike

Bradford, Vt. — In a sense, the job of a telephone line worker begins with what industry insiders call the “pole test.” That’s the exhilarating moment when, after their first week of training, new recruits are asked to …

Cornish Considers Its Options Related to School Administrative Units

Cornish — The committee charged with studying the possibility of withdrawing from the town’s current school administrative unit has asked neighboring Plainfield’s superintendent to crunch the numbers to see what it would cost Cornish if those towns’ schools banded together. Cornish Elementary, the town’s lone school, is part …

Renovations at Claremont's Stevens High School Near End

Claremont — The $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project, begun more than a year ago, is about six weeks away from completion, and a community open house is being planned for early April. Todd Thompson of Trumbull-Nelson, the construction manager on the project, told the renovation committee …

In the Upper Valley, Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba a Welcome Development

West Lebanon — Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she’d been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening new doors for economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. …

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