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Hartford’s Pre-K Price Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hartford — School district administrators are worried that a new state law supporting universal access to pre-kindergarten education could create a $150,000 budget headache. A top state educator cautioned that Hartford may be jumping the gun: It’s too early for districts to draw conclusions about the law’s impact on budgets and tax rates, he said. The 2015-16 school year will …

Gun Scare at Claremont School Was Bogus, Police Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — Police have said a reported sighting of a man with a handgun that prompted a temporary lock down Monday of Maple Avenue Elementary …

Neighbors Protest Lebanon Airport Logging Plan

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lebanon — Airport neighbors aim to delay a plan to clear more than 30 acres of city-owned land near Poverty Lane this winter, according to …

Drop In, Tune Out, Turn On

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christophe is having a lousy week. The storybook character — written by the Marion Cross School’s French teacher, Allison Litten, and read and recorded by her fifth-grade class — wants to play golf, but every day he takes …

Hartford Budget May Increase 7.5%

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford — The proposed Hartford municipal budget that will go to voters next March could increase by about 7.5 percent depending on decisions made by town officials and elected leaders. A draft proposal for the town budget hasn’t yet been completed, but Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg said one …

Police Chase That Began in Windsor Crossed Border Into Claremont

Monday, November 17, 2014

Claremont — Windsor police and Vermont State Police were meeting Sunday night following a car chase that appears to have ended in the apprehension of at least one suspect in Claremont. Little official information was available Sunday night. …

Solar Initiative Heats Up in Hanover

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hanover — A nonprofit hoping to mobilize Upper Valley communities to switch to solar energy has recently expanded its efforts to Hanover, where five households have made plans to heat and power their homes through sunlight. With just over 200 site visit requests and five contracts signed with …

A Life: Ernest Garceau, 1922-2014; World War II Veteran, Jack-of-All-Trades and Married at 90

Monday, November 17, 2014

Polly Fortune-Garceau has an indelible image of the man who was to become her future husband. She is sitting in the mailbox room of her apartment building in Claremont one morning and talking with other residents and glimpses …

High-Speed Rail Meeting Tonight

Monday, November 17, 2014

White River Junction — Three final alternatives for faster and more frequent rail service from Montreal to Springfield, Mass., and Boston will be presented at a meeting tonight at the Hotel Coolidge beginning at 7 p.m. The Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (NNEIR) focuses on expanding service …

‘Very Bright and Very Modern’: Long Overdue for Many, Sunapee’s Spiffy New Library Opens

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunapee — Well wishers of all ages flooded the airy new Abbott Library yesterday, celebrating its grand opening with ceremony, cake and conversation. And circulation. Amidst the happy chatter, Bob Scheele waited for his son, Jackson, and daughter, …

Lebanon Schools May Seek $39 Million

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lebanon — The first crack at the Lebanon School District’s budget, provided to board members last week, shows a $1 million increase. If approved, it would bring the district’s total spending to $39 million. Overall, School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey said, the budget includes “nothing earth-shattering.” The numbers, …

Affordable Care Act Drives Participation With Incentives and Penalties

Sunday, November 16, 2014

White River Junction — Last year’s launch of federally mandated marketplaces for individual health insurance policies came with measures designed to persuade consumers to stream through those new digital doorways to buy coverage from the insurance companies. And stream they did. About 8 million Americans signed up for …

Investigator’s Report on Claremont Property Dispute Is Due Thursday

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Claremont — The long-awaited report from a private investigator on the actions by city staff last June at the former home of Roy Hunter has been completed and will be reviewed by the City Council at a special meeting Nov. 20. Mayor Jim Neilsen said Thursday that investigator …