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Lyme Approves School Budget

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lyme — Voters approved all warrant articles during a short and to-the-point school district meeting at the Lyme School on Thursday night. With virtually no discussion, about 75 residents unanimously passed the $6 million school budget and a two-year collective bargaining agreement that includes salary increases for teachers. Though the meeting moved along swiftly, residents discussed in detail two articles, …

In Norwich, New Chairwoman and Town Manager Don’t Mix

Friday, March 6, 2015

Norwich — The new Selectboard on Wednesday voted 4-1 to make Linda Cook its chair, picking a selectwoman who publicly opposed the facilities bond that …

Hartford Mulls Sewer Improvements

Friday, March 6, 2015

White River Junction — With the spring thaw coming, residents know they once again can expect to see significant flooding in downtown White River Junction. …

Piermont to Consider Yard Sale Ordinance

Friday, March 6, 2015

Town Meeting will take place Tuesday, March 10, in the Old Church Building, with ballot voting from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Voters will decide on the budget and other warrant articles when the meeting reconvenes at 7:30 p.m. at Piermont Village School. Residents will meet on Tuesday, …

State: Packard Hill Covered Bridge in Lebanon Badly in Need of Repair

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lebanon — Nearly a quarter-century of wear and tear have taken their toll on the structure and appearance of a wooden bridge spanning the Mascoma River on Riverside Drive in Lebanon. The Packard Hill Covered Bridge, constructed by the Ashland, N.H.-based Arnold M. Graton Associates in 1991, sits …

Hartford Budget Slog Ongoing

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hartford — When voters rejected both the town and school budgets on Tuesday, they sent a strong message to the town leaders who spent months crafting the proposals. But the exact nature of that message is open to …

LHS Principal Out After a Year

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District is seeking a new high school principal for next school year to replace a former Oxbow Union High School educator the School Board hired last summer. Current principal Tom Marshall “is not …

Montshire Museum Names New Director

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Norwich — The Montshire Museum of Science has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Marcos Stafne, currently a vice president at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in New York. In April, Stafne will replace longtime director David …

Highway, Sanitation Up in Croydon

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Voting to elect town and school officials for Croydon will be held on Tuesday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Croydon Town Hall on Route 10. The remaining warning articles will be decided on Saturday, March 14, at Town Hall, with Town Meeting at 9 …

Barnard Man Arraigned on Assault Charge

Thursday, March 5, 2015

White River Junction — A 42-year-old Barnard man pleaded not guilty earlier this week to sexually assaulting a Woodstock girl on two separate occasions. Gregory Clasby was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on Monday on two felony counts: lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and aggravated sexual …

Poll: Most Agree With Setting Aside Single-Payer

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Montpelier — A new poll shows support for Gov. Peter Shumlin’s decision not to pursue a single-payer health care system in Vermont this legislative session. Two months after the governor announced that the state’s economy was not strong enough to support the idea, a VTDigger/Castleton Polling Institute survey …

Bridgewater School to Close; Voters Elect to Merge Elementary School With Pomfret

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bridgewater — Although the merging of the Bridgewater Village School with The Pomfret School will close a school that has educated kids in town for a century and also require students to get bused to another town, voters …

Norwich Rejects Bond

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Norwich — Residents at Town Meeting rejected a $3 million facilities bond and unseated the Selectboard member whose swing vote brought it to the ballot on Tuesday. The police, fire and public works bond failed, 552-481, and Selectman Keith Moran, who joined a three-member majority in supporting the …