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Prosper Valley School kindergarten teacher Deanne Fitzpatrick talks with her student Boyd Schaefer while his mother Heidi looks on. The family is from Pomfret, Vt., and were arriving at the school for  first day of classes in Pomfret on Aug. 26, 2015. Fitzpatrick used to teach at the Bridgewater Village School. The Pomfret School and The Bridgewater Village school have combined to make the Prosper Valley School. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Newly Opened Prosper Valley School Joins Pomfret, Bridgewater Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pomfret — In some ways the arrival of students at The Prosper Valley School Wednesday morning in Pomfret was unremarkable, just like first days of school across the Upper Valley. Some young friends greeted each other, bounced basketballs or kicked a soccer ball around, while others stood quietly watching and taking in the scene. Some parents stood holding their children’s …

Privacy, Price of Body Cameras Splits Norwich Selectboard

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Norwich — Members of the Selectboard were divided on Wednesday over the potential benefits of equipping the town’s police officers with body cameras, a move …

Claremont Approves Tax Relief for Mill Building Rehabilitation

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The City Council enthusiastically approved a tax relief program for a vacant mill building on Water Street Wednesday night and local business owners …

A Life: Jim Hanlon, 1959-2015; ‘He Carried His Home on His Back’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canaan — He did it his way. Usually on foot. Often without a permanent roof over his head. Jim Hanlon lived 57 years on mostly his own terms. Hanlon, who died on July 20 at his brother’s Canaan …

Vote Delayed for Sale of White River Junction Church Property

Monday, August 24, 2015

White River Junction — Members of the United Methodist Church have learned more details about a local developer’s offer to take the land where their existing church stands in exchange for building a new church on a nearby lot. For the last several months, Byron Hathorn’s company, Rio …

Hanover, Property Owner Near Deal on Public Parking Lot

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hanover — A pending deal between the Selectboard and a downtown property owner may provide the town with much-needed extra space for public parking. Steve Buskey, who owns an empty lot at 9 Allen St., is considering lending …

Windsor Cop Who Shot Suspect Is Under Fire

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Windsor — Last November, the Windsor Police Department chalked up what seemed like a victory in its local war on drugs. Two officers had set up a drug-buy sting. When their target’s car allegedly sped toward them, one …

Lebanon High Graduate Earns Eagle Scout Rank

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lebanon — Joe Flanagan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 279 in Lebanon, recently achieved the highest rank in scouting. Held Aug. 15 at the Congregational Church, his Eagle Scout ceremony was attended by family, friends and fellow …

Granite United Way ‘Day of Caring’ Projects and Volunteers Needed

Sunday, August 23, 2015

West Lebanon — Project proposals and volunteers are needed for Granite United Way’s annual Day of Caring next month. Held in several regions across New Hampshire and in Windsor County in Vermont, the event matches nonprofits that need work done with people willing to do it. In 2014, …

Roaring 20s Series: A Sense of Where You Are, and Why, Contemplated by Grafton’s Andrew Cushing

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Andrew Cushing loves Grafton. A lot. So much so, the 25-year-old jokes, that his dating situation in Philadelphia, where he’s halfway through graduate studies in historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, has gotten to the point where …

Scientists: Ice Bucket Challenge Sparked ALS Breakthroughs

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Just one year ago, Facebook feeds were awash with videos and photos of people pouring buckets of cold water on their heads all in the name of medical research. At the time, the Ice Bucket Challenge had become …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be …

Dates Set for Vermont River Cleanups

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Activities marking Vermont’s River Cleanup Month are being scheduled for September, and volunteers are needed to help out. Watersheds United Vermont, a network of local watershed groups, is working with American Rivers and the Connecticut River Watershed Council to coordinate the statewide effort. Locally, the cleanups include two …