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Route 14 Properties Still Stuck in Red Tape

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sharon — The town has moved a step closer to acquiring a flood-damaged parcel on Route 14 that would be turned into a recreation area with access to the White River. Meanwhile, the owner of a former trailer park that was also damaged in 2011 during Tropical Storm Irene said she doesn’t know if she can accept the buyout offer …

Headrest Relocation Approved

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lebanon — The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a special exception to allow a residential substance abuse treatment facility to move into a former home …

Claremont Fire Chief Still Investigating Cause of Convent Fire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — On Monday, investigators with the state fire marshal’s office were at the scene of the fire on Central Street that a day earlier …

The Verdict: Bethel Students on John Brown’s Legacy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A jury failed to deliver a verdict in a mock trial at Vermont Law School last week that taught students about history, law, public speaking and more. The students, eighth-graders from Bethel’s Whitcomb Junior/Senior High, were weighing the …

Shonda Rhimes Named Dartmouth Commencement Speaker

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hanover — Television producer Shonda Rhimes, the creative force behind such shows as Grey’s Anatomy , Private Practice , and ABC’s current hit, Scandal , will deliver the main address at Dartmouth College’s commencement in June, according to a news release from the college. Rhimes, a Golden Globe …

Hartford to Survey Residents About Bond Money

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hartford — The School Board on Wednesday plans to finalize a set of survey questions that will be sent out to residents and high school students to gather input on how to utilize the $1.5 million remaining under the $8.9 million recreation bond that was passed at Town …

Dog Days of Spring

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Erika Seitz, of Lebanon, plays with her dog Charlie, right, and her friend’s dog Chevy along the thawing banks of the Connecticut River at Kilowatt South Park in Wilder. Charlie retrieved a ball from the river, while Chevy …

Colleges Seek Better Remedial Programs

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental — or remedial — classes ever graduate. …

At Some Schools, the Wait List Rarely Ends Well, but There’s Hope

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wait-listed by your dream college? I have good news and bad news. First the bad. In the late 1990s, I had one of my few news scoops. It was a front-page story revealing that at some selective colleges the number of applicants on the wait list approached, and …

Young Writers: Time for Rhymes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences through the Newspaper Series (and youngwritersproject.org) and the Schools Project (ywpschools.net). Support: YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power and …

N.H. House Speaker Norelli Won’t Run Again

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Concord — New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli announced yesterday that she won’t be seeking re-election, but she vowed to help Democrats in their fight to keep a House majority this fall. “The fight doesn’t end today. We …

Fire Guts Former Convent; Firefighters’ Fast Action Saves School in Claremont

Monday, April 21, 2014

Claremont — An early morning fire destroyed the vacant St. Mary Convent building on Central Street Sunday, but quick action by firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to the New England Classical Academy, a mere 15 feet away. …

Orford Landowners Propose Subdividing Farm

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Chris and Bruce Balch have applied to subdivide Bunten Farm, a highly visible 185 -acre farm on Route 10, just south of Grimes Hill Road. The Orford Planning Board will consider the couple’s request to subdivide …