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Lebanon Names Superintendent

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lebanon — After turnover of top leadership earlier this year in School Administrative Unit 88, the Lebanon School Board appears to have found some stability in the Upper Valley educator who has been serving as interim superintendent since the summer. The School Board announced that interim Superintendent Joanne Roberts is the sole finalist for the permanent superintendent post at its …

Life at an Impasse: FairPoint Worker Misses Job But Supports Strike

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — In a sense, the job of a telephone line worker begins with what industry insiders call the “pole test.” That’s the exhilarating …

Cornish Considers Its Options Related to School Administrative Units

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cornish — The committee charged with studying the possibility of withdrawing from the town’s current school administrative unit has asked neighboring Plainfield’s superintendent to crunch …

Memories on Paper: Middle School Students, Kendal Residents Share Journals

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What happens when a group of seventh-graders born into the age of Twitter, Instagram and texting become pen pals with women and men born into the age of the Smith-Corona typewriter, the public pay phone and the 78 …

Students Write About What Might Await Behind a Door

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Lebanon High School First Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Grade 9 High Honors: Kainat Altaf, Jaret Armstrong, Benjamin Ask, Edward Bieszczad, Hunter Boutin, Samantha Brady, Clarisse Brown, Meredith Cocklin, Ethan Daly, Matthew Eylander, Tyson Goracke, Rachel Grohbrugge, Cecilia Hampton, Shelby Hanks, Alexander Hill, Madison Hunt, Samantha Jones, Sachin Kamath, Fatima Khan, Sabrina Lawrence, Quinn LeCain, Zoe Liebold, …

Windsor High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

High Honors 7th Grade: Angelina Bigwood, Maxwell Clifford, Morgan Coffran, Dylan DeSchamp, Ryan Ducharme, Haley Fortin, Asa Gadis, Aria Kelly, Andrew Kelly-Jacobs, Austyn Larson, Madison McCorkle, Justin McKenrick, Caleb Meagher, Lillian Merriam, Alexianna Merrill, Harrison Morse, Olivia Rockwood, Elizabeth Wilson. 8th Grade: Joshua Gaudette, Margaret Gilman, Ryland Richardson, …

Deadline for Single-Payer Approaching

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gov. Peter Shumlin and his team say they will release their single-payer financing plan by Dec. 30, but as of last week, the Department of Health Reform was still running numbers. The Shumlin administration continues to explore different economic scenarios and examine the results. If they’re unsatisfactory, the …

Remembering the Victims: Gun Violence Vigil Held in Norwich on Anniversary of Newtown, Conn., Shooting

Monday, December 15, 2014

Norwich — A crowd of about 80 lined the fence at the corner of Main and Church Streets Sunday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting and other incidences of gun violence. …

A Life: Fran Hyde ‘Loved Her Community and Felt It Was Important to Give Back’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A journalist turned farmer’s wife, Frances “Fran” Hyde was known to some as “the lady in the blue truck” for the many trips she made hauling silage and other feed between the family properties on …

West Hartford Librarian Quits

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hartford — The woman hired this summer to be director of the West Hartford library has resigned before the newly renovated building opens its doors, citing a difficult work environment. Library Director Abby Walsh, who was hired to …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Train Strikes Car Stuck On Tracks, No One Injured South Royalton — A car that got stuck on ice at railroad crossing Saturday night was struck by an Amtrak train but the occupants of the vehicle were not …

Hard Year Ahead for Vt. House Dems

Monday, December 15, 2014

Montpelier — House Democrats convened for their annual December caucus Saturday and party leaders say the Legislature will face some tough choices next year. House and Senate Democrats saw their numbers diminished in the November election. And while Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt., appears to have clawed out a …