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Snow Blankets Upper Valley

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hanover — On the first real snow of the term, it’s an unwritten tradition at Dartmouth College that students drop what they’re doing and come tumbling out of the campus’ brick and ivy edifices to hurl snowballs, laughing and socializing in an impromptu melee with often hundreds of combatants. But on Wednesday, the last day of final exams, the eve …

Vermont Delays Pre-K

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartford — State officials this week announced that they will slow the rollout of a new Vermont law that would have guaranteed toddlers universal access …

West Central Behavioral Health Faces Reimbursement Reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — West Central Behavioral Health, a community mental health center serving 3,500 New Hampshire residents in the Upper Valley, has begun collecting set monthly …

Claremont Tax Rate Up 14%

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Despite a 14 percent increase in the new tax rate, to $41.33 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, nearly 70 percent of property owners will see their tax bill drop as a result of the recent citywide reassessment, according to figures provided by Finance Director Mary Walter. …

Developer Buys Historic Lyme Inn

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lyme — The new owners and manager of the Lyme Inn have a message for town residents and surrounding communities: Think of us as your local tavern and not only as a gentrified hotel for well-heeled out-of-towners. A year after it completed a multi million-dollar renovation, the Lyme …

Canaan Teen Goes Online To Help Ailing Grandmother

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Canaan — Rylie Hoerl wants her grandmother to be warm this winter. But with everything that has been going on in their lives in recent years — including a range of serious health problems suffered by her grandmother, …

Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The first time Sam Ramsey was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser he was 9 years old. Sam was a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School in the spring of 2004 when, one day in math class, …

Fire Damages 2 Apartments In Claremont

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Residents of a duplex on Route 12A were displaced Saturday following an early morning fire that officials said was likely caused by a malfunctioning oil burner in a basement without smoke alarms. Nobody was injured in the fire reported at 36 River Road about 2 a.m., …

Protesters Gather at Lebanon Co-op

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lebanon — More than a dozen Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society members gathered outside the Lebanon Co-op Food Store on Saturday to protest what they believe has been the unfair treatment of employees by management and a lack of …

Dartmouth and Ayotte Discuss Plans to Address Sex Assaults

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanover — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon held a panel discussion Friday on the lawmaker’s recently introduced bill on sexual assault reform and potential changes in Dartmouth’s handling of the issue, including the …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school staff to stock emergency medication to respond to heroin overdoses anytime soon. Prompted largely by publicity about a recent spike in overdoses in …

Taxes Pit Canaan, Mascoma; Officials Mailed Flier With Tax Bills

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Canaan — Rising taxes are the backdrop behind a kerfuffle in Canaan, where school district officials have accused the town of including a “sneaky and dishonest” flier with residents’ tax bills. The flier, which violated a state law banning the inclusion of public policy positions with tax bill …

Proposals Sought for Wood Heat Program

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund has allocated $1.6 million to develop a wood-pellet heating industry in Windham County. The funding group has put out a call for proposals to design and run the program. The funds are part of a final $5.3 million clean energy payment from …