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City Reviews After-School Program

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lebanon — Administrators in the Lebanon School District are reviewing qualifications for after-school program providers for next school year. The decision comes less than a year after the district switched providers to Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, a move that drew criticism last fall from some families who were participating in the program. “We simply thought it would be …

Hanover Co-op Workers To Meet With Union

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hanover — After nearly a year of turmoil sparked by the unexplained firing of two longtime employees, a union representative has floated the possibility of …

Path to Buy Resort Land Progresses

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Brownsville — Voters easily approved an article giving the Selectboard authority to acquire Deer Run Road at the former Ascutney Mountain Resort for $1 during …

Kuster Hosts Discussion Focused on Affordable Housing in Upper Valley and Beyond

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

West Lebanon — U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., said she will work for a legislative solution to the problem of expiring federal rental subsidies. Kuster’s action could help residents of the Pine Tree Lane Apartments and other similar …

Norwich to Hold Vote On Facilities Bond

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Australian ballot voting portion of the May 12 special Town Meeting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Tracy Hall. The day before, May 11, town officials will hold an informational meeting on the facilities project at 7 p.m. Norwich — The Selectboard on …

Lebanon Is ‘Best Town’ Finalist

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lebanon — O utside Magazine announced on Monday that Lebanon is one of several dozen communities in contention for a pretty heady title: Best Town in America. In nominating the town, the magazine’s editors praised Lebanon for its “smart and active vibe,” and cited its access to the …

Meeting Expectations: Longtime Educator Bob Scobie Produces Guidebooks Aimed at Improving Special Education Sessions

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bob Scobie has witnessed from all angles the challenges faced by special education students. After decades as a classroom teacher, education researcher, principal and learning specialist, as a parent of two sons with learning issues and as a …

Students Write About a Spooky Photograph and Where They Feel Most Safe

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. …

Pent-Up

Monday, May 4, 2015

With help from Gile, his 8-year-old border collie, Stephen Wetmore, of Strafford, herds sheep into a pen during the opening weekend at Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock on Sunday. Wetmore has been raising border collies for more …

Hanover To Vote on ‘Gateway’

Monday, May 4, 2015

Australian ballot voting on May 12 will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hanover High School gymnasium. Discussion and voting on the remaining articles on the warrant will follow at 7 p.m. at the same location. Hanover — Voters at Town Meeting this month …

Bethel, Royalton Set to Merge School Offices

Monday, May 4, 2015

Royalton — In anticipation of a 2016 merger of supervisory unions now headquartered in Royalton and Bethel, the two staffs will start sharing office space near the ramps to Interstate 89 in Royalton this summer. The move to a building in an industrial park at the top of …

End of an Era for the Polka Dot

Sunday, May 3, 2015

White River Junction — For sale: Small, cozy restaurant building in heart of White River Junction, fully equipped. Loyal clientele. In need of facelift, but great potential. Asking $130,000. See owner. Sound ideal? For the person who has …

Cornish Scout Caps Eagle Project With Roof

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cornish — Looking back on the 60-year history of Boy Scout Troop 332, one thing is clear — it’s been a boon for the town. The troop has planted trees around Trinity Church, installed boardwalks in the Cornish …