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SOAK Up Knowledge

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer SOAK (Student Opportunity for Achievement and Knowledge) camp director Tom Emery gets hit from two directions during a water fight to celebrate the close of the session with students, staff and family at Woodstock Union High School last week. The two session summer camp runs over four weeks with the goal of keeping kids engaged in learning to prevent …

Co-op Staff Votes Down Labor Union

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lebanon — Workers at the Lebanon Co-op Food Store on Monday voted, 70-31, against organizing under a Massachusetts-based union, an election brought on by a …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after …

State Asks for Smaller Exit 4 Plan: Developer Wants to Build Project Off I-89 in Randolph

Friday, July 24, 2015

Randolph — A state environmental commission on Thursday asked the developer of a proposed mixed-use project near the Interstate 89 interchange in Randolph to go back to the drawing board , saying the initial proposal would use up …

Lebanon Golf Club Owner Has Alternative Plan

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lebanon — The developer of the property containing the Carter Country Club golf course is seeking neighbors’ support for an alternative to the proposal he has already brought to the Planning Board to construct more than 300 homes and relocate the nine-hole golf course. The alternative concept, introduced …

Hartland Animal Officer Goes Door to Door for Dog Census

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hartland — A number of residents are protesting a recent announcement that an animal control officer in the coming months will be going door to door to check for unregistered dogs. Tammie Stammers, an animal control officer who is also the town’s newly elected constable, has made a …

Hartford Has New Manager Committee

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hartford — The search for a new town manager is on, though the Hartford Selectboard is already fielding criticism about the way in which it formed a selection committee. As part of a broader effort to engage residents in local governance, the Selectboard created a nine-member committee made …

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Rescued in Lyme, Orford

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lyme — Officials are reminding hikers that thunderstorms and humidity make trails slippery at this time of year after crews rescued two Appalachian Trail hikers in separate incidents in Lyme and Orford Wednesday morning. “Care should be taken when hiking on bare rock and wet surfaces,” the New …

Wall Street Exec. Mulls Vt. Governor Bid

Friday, July 24, 2015

Montpelier — Retired Wall Street executive Bruce Lisman announced on Facebook last Friday that he is considering a run for governor. Lisman said the 2016 election could be the “right moment” for his gubernatorial bid. This isn’t the first time the Shelburne, Vt., resident has thought about jumping …

Outside Cash May Rule in Vt. Race

Friday, July 24, 2015

Montpelier — The 2016 election is still more than a year away. But political action committees are already lining up to get in on the action, and outside money could play an unprecedented role in determining who serves as the next governor of Vermont. Outside money isn’t anything …

Claremont Soup Kitchen Director Fired; Bunnell Founded and Led Nonprofit for 32 Years

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Claremont — Jan Bunnell, who founded the Claremont Soup Kitchen 32 years ago and led its growth from a cramped basement to a large, renovated building on Central Street, has been dismissed from her financial director position by …

Brattleboro Co-op Moving on From Unionization Fallout

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — When the Brattleboro Food Co-op in southeastern Vermont’s largest town moved from its old Eisenhower-era shoebox of a building to a new $9 million, four-story block in 2012, everyone noticed the difference. But when co-op …

Couple Takes Plea Deal

Thursday, July 23, 2015

White River Junction — A Hartford couple last week pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two children, marking the final step in a Windsor Superior Court case that entered its third year this month. Steven D. Smith, 49, and …