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Respected Vermont Law School Professor Dies

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

South Royalton — The community at Vermont Law School is mourning the death of professor Cheryl Hanna, an expert in constitutional law familiar to many from her frequent media appearances, where she worked to explain how law impacted people’s everyday lives. The circumstances of Hanna’s death were unclear on Monday, with the law school characterizing her death “untimely.” The Burlington …

Lebanon Schools To Buy Property

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School Board has reached agreement to purchase a nearly two-acre parcel of land neighboring Hanover Street and Lebanon High schools. The …

River Valley Community College to Present Award to Hypertherm Exec

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Claremont — For her years of support of efforts to train and employ graduates of River Valley Community College in Claremont, and to generally widen …

New Hampshire’s ‘Multistate’ Insurance Plans Sow Confusion

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hanover — As consumer alerts go, the New Hampshire Insurance Department’s July 17 “clarification on ‘multistate’ plans” was a bit dry. The alert concerned a pair of so-called multistate insurance plans sold on the federally operated Health Insurance …

Schools Weigh Cellphone Search Ruling

Sunday, July 27, 2014

West Lebanon — When David Baker was an assistant principal at Hartford High School about four years ago, he came upon a cellphone that had been left in the school’s auditorium. An announcement was made over the intercom looking for the owner of the phone, but no one …

Rotary Club of Lebanon Member Tapped to Lead Regional District

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lebanon — A longtime member of the Rotary Club of Lebanon was recently named governor of Rotary District 7850. The club has also named a new president and honored several of its members. Bruce Pacht, of Lebanon, will …

Innovators for a Continent

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hanover — Before Ituze Colombe came to the United States from Rwanda, she imagined teeming, impersonal cities, not the close-knit communities of the Upper Valley — a difference that challenged her ideas about social responsibility. “Back in Africa, …

Wilmot Walk Focuses on Dragonflies

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New London — A d ragonfly identification walk is scheduled on Aug. 12, from 3-5 p.m., on a recently conserved property on Kearsarge Mountain Road in Wilmot. Andy Deegan, of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, will discuss dragonflies and damselflies and their significance in nature. Participants will …

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working …

Camp Invention in White River Junction

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Some 35 students attended Camp Invention, held recently at the White River School in White River Junction. The event, sponsored by the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, is designed for children entering grades one through …

Students Catch a CHILL at Cold Regions Lab

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Engineering technician Jesse Stanley, left, and research civil engineer Sally Shoop explain speed and force sensor information from the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s “Green Machine” to students Rebecca Wilson, of Richmond Middle School in Hanover, Brendan …

Local & Regional Briefs: July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lebanon Makes Annual ‘Top 10’ List Lebanon (ap) — The city of Lebanon has been named a “Top 10 Small Town” by a website that looks at small- and mid-sized communities. Editors at Livability.com looked at cities with populations under 20,000, then examined statistics such as cost of …

Market Basket Board Mulls CEO’s Offer

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tewksbury, Mass. — Thousands of Market Basket workers came together at the company’s headquarters Friday morning for a solidarity rally in advance of a board of directors meeting where the future of the grocery store chain topped the …