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Unity School Nearly Ready

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unity — After years of waiting, what’s a few more days? That was the sentiment in Unity this week after the School Board announced a delay to the beginning of the inaugural year in the town’s new K-8 elementary school. The opening of the building — which has been plagued by controversy, lengthy delays and cost overruns — will be …

Security Tightens At Lebanon High

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lebanon — When Lebanon High School students return from summer vacation next week, they will be issued swipe cards to access the building. The school …

Proctor Library Gets Second Defeat

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weathersfield — It is back to the drawing board for the Proctor Library Trustees following the second defeat in five months of a bond proposal …

Grade A in Sharon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

While grading Beaver Meadow Road in Sharon on Tuesday, Frank Rogers, of the Sharon Highway Department, right, stops to talk with Scott, middle, and Desiree MacDonald. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Thetford OKs Solar Plan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thetford — Voters on Tuesday approved by a wide margin a proposed 20-year bond to build a 120-kilowatt solar array on 1.5 acres of school-owned land near Thetford Elementary School. The 20-year, $345,000 bond would help pay for solar panels expected to meet about 75 percent of the …

Journalist Freed in Syria Spent Time Living in Upper Valley

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bridgewater — A journalist held by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria for nearly two years before being released on Sunday had Upper Valley ties. Friends say Theo Padnos , 45, whose family owns a home in Bridgewater, used …

Stevens High to Open Sept. 10; Renovations Delay Start of School Year

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Claremont — The ongoing renovations at Stevens High School have forced the district to delay opening of the school for grades 9-12 until Wednesday, Sept. 10, two weeks later than originally scheduled. School officials said several factors associated with the major overhaul led to the decision. An air …

Slots Sought For Students From Lebanon College

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lebanon — Officials from River Valley Community College met Monday with the president of Lebanon College to discuss how the Claremont school might enroll students from the Lebanon institution, which abruptly canceled classes for the fall semester. “They spent a couple of hours on the campus, talking about …

Norwich Taxes Weighed at Survey Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard held a special meeting on Monday night to discuss the results of a town survey that included questions on public facilities projects and tax rates. Monday’s meeting took place in advance of the Selectboard’s regular Wednesday meeting, where the board will advise the town …

Vermont 10-Year Plan For Telecom Is Bold

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Montpelier — Telecommunications is an essential part of the lives of most people. If you own a telephone, use the Internet or subscribe to cable television, how does the state make sure those services are up-to-date, reliable and affordable in the future? That’s a question the Department of …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wheelabrator Appeal At N.H. Supreme Court Claremont — The appeal to the state Supreme Court of the five-year operating permit approved for the shuttered Wheelabrator trash-to-energy incinerator on Grissom Lane appears headed to trial. The parties had until …

Both Ice Cream Shops to Stay

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Walpole, n.h. — Two ice cream stores can remain open and in competition in Walpole, after a judge denied a request from one of the shop owners to stop the other from selling ice cream. On Friday, Judge John C. Kissinger Jr. denied a request for a court …

Yoga Pioneer Remembered in Lebanon

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lebanon — Upper Valley yoga practitioners were among the many devotees worldwide who mourned B.K.S. Iyengar’s death last week. The Indian guru was known for bringing yoga to the West and making it widely accessible through the use …