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Land Owners Ask Hanover to Allow Lot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanover — A pending decision by the town zoning board could spell minor relief for motorists attempting to park downtown. Property owners Steve and Ray Buskey are seeking the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s approval to turn 9 Allen St., an empty lot that was once the home of College Cleaners, into a gated 16-space parking lot. While Ray Buskey said …

Thetford Police Officer Complains About Emails Made Public

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thetford — Turmoil involving some town officials and the town’s police force has continued to roil this month. Sgt. Bridget Tweedie filed a written complaint …

Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a …

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 …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, July 26, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Springfield, Vt., Woman Receives Downgraded Sentence in Fatal Accident White River Junction — A Springfield, Vt., woman will spend 30 days in prison for negligently operating a vehicle in a February 2012 crash that killed another Springfield woman. Ling Wang, 51, was originally charged with gross negligent operation …

The Nature Of Writing

Monday, July 28, 2014

Woodstock — Former Middlebury College English and Environmental Studies Professor John Elder encouraged students to see the outdoors in a new way through a workshop at the Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rochefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock on Friday …

Route 4 Bridge Work Pushed Back

Monday, July 28, 2014

West Lebanon — Reconstruction of a portion of Route 4 in West Lebanon has been postponed several weeks due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a statement from the state’s Department of Transportation. Utility work planned for the portion of Route 4, also known as Bridge Street, between the …