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Stevens a Work in Progress: School Year Brings New Leader, Ongoing Renovations

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Claremont — Though she begins her first year next week as principal of Stevens High School in the midst of a major renovation, Patricia Barry will gladly accept the short-term disruption for the long term benefit to the students and the community. New windows that bring in more natural light, the complete rebuilding of most of the classrooms and other …

Lebanon College’s Demise Leaves Hole in City’s Downtown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — The cancellation of fall classes at Lebanon College, which an official said was the first step toward permanently closing the school, drew mixed …

Plea Deal Dropped for Springfield, Vt., Man

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

White River Junction — After announcing that plans for a plea deal had crumbled, lawyers made plans in court Tuesday to move toward a trial …

A Life: Gary Murphy, 1949 - 2014; ‘The Kind of Man That Defined Himself Through What He Did’

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wells River — It was never very hard to find Gary Murphy. Murph just always seemed to be around. Whether it was in Wells River where he grew up, or across the river in Woodsville, or farther south …

Hanover to Buy Rescue Boat

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hanover — With the help of private donations, the Hanover Fire Department this month is purchasing a rescue boat and associated equipment to serve a stretch of the Connecticut River near where a relative of a Dartmouth student drowned last year. The town accepted $50,000 last week from …

Veterans Memorial in the Works in Norwich

Monday, August 18, 2014

Norwich — The local American Legion post wants to commemorate post-Vietnam War veterans from Norwich with a new monument on Beaver Meadow Road. There’s only one problem: The group can’t find them. When Jim Harlow, commander of the Lyman F. Pell American Legion post in Norwich, was drafted …

Right This Way

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ethan Chapman, 2, presents his mother, Ann, with a clover as she and her husband, Corey, put up a produce sign directing motorists to their farm, Chapman Family Farm, in Tunbridge on Sunday. The Chapmans made the sign …

Canaan Firefighters Come to Snowflake’s Rescue

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Canaan — When a call came in to the Canaan Fire Department on Saturday for “animal in tree ” along the Rail Trail near the middle of town, responders didn’t know what they would find when they arrived. …

Medicare Ruling Could Mean $12 Million Hit to Vt. Hospitals

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Randolph — The instructions alone stretch out for 291 pages. The completed form (CMS-2552-10, if you’re playing along at home) prints out into a stack of papers more than an inch thick. And the audit and reimbursement process …

‘Provider Tax’ Prompts Different Reactions

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lebanon — Tax collectors in every state except Alaska scoop up a portion of the revenue that hospitals and other providers collect in exchange for caring for patients. Hospitals generally aren’t big fans of these so-called provider taxes, but in recent years their political attitudes toward the levies …

4 Democrats Vie for House Seats

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — State Rep. Kathy Hoyt’s decision not to run for one of the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has created an unusual situation in the reliably Democratic district: Come primary day on …

White River Growpro Opens

Sunday, August 17, 2014

White River Junction — Kendall Smith and Stephanie Waterman have turned their passion for gardening into a business with the opening earlier this summer of White River Growpro. Located on South Main Street, near Big Fatty’s BBQ and Elixir Restaurant, the couple said the store will fill a …

Truck in Top Shape in Piermont

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Barbara Stevens, of Piermont, finishes giving the family truck a good cleaning earlier this month. Stevens washed the seats, floor mats and the rest of the pickup’s interior. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …