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Boards Weigh Closing Schools

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the elementary schools in Woodstock and Pomfret. Closing Barnard Academy and Bridgewater Village …

Thetford Retreat Put Up for Sale

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thetford — The historic Gove Hill Retreat, a sprawling property on one of the town’s highest peaks that has been beloved by neighbors and visitors …

Hanover Zoning Board Hears Tower Plan

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — Touching off a two-and-a-half-hour discussion during a meeting of the town zoning board on Thursday night, chair Arthur Gardiner reminded representatives from AT&T …

Stitching Up Childhood Friends

Friday, August 1, 2014

Windsor — When I heard about Sue Spears’ new teddy bear clinic at the Windsor Public Library, I immediately wanted to take my childhood teddy bear, Pink Bear, to Spears, so she could work her magic. When I …

Upper Valley Man Seeking Donations to Assist Ebola Sufferers

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — A Hanover man is accepting donations to provide the nonprofit Friends of Liberia with resources to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed hundreds, shuttered schools and forced volunteers to flee the country. Peter Murdza is the treasurer for the nonprofit, which …

Croydon School Gets New Leader

Friday, August 1, 2014

Croydon — The School Board has hired a new leader for the Croydon Village School. Kevin Johnson, an adjunct faculty member at Plymouth State University, will begin the part-time job overseeing the Croydon school’s two multiage classes, K-1 …

AGs to Market Basket: Your Workers Matter

Friday, August 1, 2014

Concord — The attorneys general from New Hampshire and Massachusetts have sent a letter to the chief executive officers of Market Basket, warning them that they are watching out for the rights of the grocery chain’s workers. The stiff warning came a day after Market Basket management said …

Blaze Damages Sharon Home

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sharon — Firefighters shut down Route 14 Thursday evening as they battled a fire that heavily damaged a three-story house across the street from the Sharon Trading Post, but caused no injuries. A Sharon fire captain was transported to the hospital for what was believed to have been …

Plymouth State Professor Makes Mammoth Fossil Discovery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About an hour’s drive from Lebanon, in a biology professor’s home in the White Mountains in Campton, N.H., there is a refrigerator stocked with a case of Canadian beer, perhaps some food, and the only confirmed evidence that …

Lebanon Hires Interim Superintendent

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District is one employee closer to having a full administrative staff in place before the beginning of the school year. One month after former Superintendent Gail Paludi vacated the district’s top job, the …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild in Wilder

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wilder — Cumberland Farms has plans to raze and rebuild its Hartford Avenue convenience store with a slightly smaller, but revamped space complete with outdoor seating. Store officials hope to tear down the existing 5,550 square-foot building and rebuild in its place a 4,513 square-foot structure. The four …

Hanover to Hear Cell Tower Appeal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hanover — The zoning board tonight will hold a public hearing on an appeal from AT&T after the panel turned down the cellular phone company’s earlier request to build a new communications tower overlooking downtown Hanover. The request for a tower off Three Mile Road, on Moose Mountain, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oxbow Student Died Of Pulmonary Embolism Bradford, Vt. — A medical examiner found that pulmonary thromboembolism, wherein arteries in a person’s lungs become blocked, was the cause of death when a respected Oxbow Union High School student suddenly collapsed and died at a Denver airport earlier this summer. …