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Boards Weigh Closing Schools

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the elementary schools in Woodstock and Pomfret. Closing Barnard Academy and Bridgewater Village …

Thetford Retreat Put Up for Sale

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thetford — The historic Gove Hill Retreat, a sprawling property on one of the town’s highest peaks that has been beloved by neighbors and visitors …

Hanover Zoning Board Hears Tower Plan

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — Touching off a two-and-a-half-hour discussion during a meeting of the town zoning board on Thursday night, chair Arthur Gardiner reminded representatives from AT&T …

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 Evans Drive parcel is being sold by Ann Therrien, a member of 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 access to job training, the school will confer its Walter R. Peterson Award on Hypertherm’s Barbara Couch. Couch, Hypertherm’s vice president of corporate …

Hanover Man Assaulted on Wheelock

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hanover — Police are stepping up patrols on Wheelock Street after a Hanover man was assaulted there early Sunday morning, marking the second such altercation this month. The victim, Mark Cookson, 53, on Monday said that due to a concussion he didn’t remember much, and couldn’t identify his …

Long Odds for Hospital Jobs: Hundreds Seek D-H Training Slots

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

West Lebanon — There were no drill sergeants in sight. No Outward Bound wilderness ordeals. No deals to vote anyone off the island. But as 350 job seekers flocked to a West Lebanon hotel Monday, formidable obstacles lay …

Cornish Combines Elementary Grades

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cornish — The School Board voted this month to reconfigure the Cornish Elementary School class grades — combining grades one and two, as well as three and four — following the departure of a teacher to another school district. The board had previously voted to combine grades two, …

Vermont Gas Ordered to Halt Digging Due to Toxin Concerns

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Montpelier — The Vermont Public Service Board ordered Vermont Gas Systems to stop digging for its pipeline near power lines owned by the Vermont Electric Cooperative, citing environmental and health concerns. Vermont Gas approached the Public Service Board after the state Agency of Natural Resources alerted the company …

Small Vt. Farms Under Scrutiny

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Montpelier — The state is working to reduce phosphorus pollution in the Lake Champlain watershed. A lot of the focus has been on farms, and now the state is turning attention to smaller scale agriculture, and that means owners of much smaller parcels of land will also have …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Former Cornish Official Charged in Fatal Accident Cornish — A former Cornish road agent has been charged with manslaughter in a July 16 Merrimack, N.H., car accident that left a Nashua woman dead. Police allege that Kyle Witty, …

Big and Small

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Conner Brackett, 4, of Nashua, N.H., watches as Briggs Lockwood, of Canterbury, N.H., drives by with a tractor during the annual Canterbury Fair in Canterbury, N.H., on Saturday. Concord Monitor — Will Parson …

Old Home Days, Take Two: Rain Fails to Dampen Community Spirit in Enfield

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enfield — A thunderstorm did not prevent residents from coming together to celebrate the last day of Old Home Days weekend on Sunday. “It’s a great way to bring the community together to celebrate ,” said Kirstin Harrington, …