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Montshire Museum Names New Director

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Norwich — The Montshire Museum of Science has announced the hiring of a new executive director, Marcos Stafne, currently a vice president at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in New York. In April, Stafne will replace longtime director David Goudy, who will retire this month after having helped grow the museum from a bowling alley startup to a nationally recognized institution. …

Hartford Budget Slog Ongoing

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hartford — When voters rejected both the town and school budgets on Tuesday, they sent a strong message to the town leaders who spent months …

LHS Principal Out After a Year

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District is seeking a new high school principal for next school year to replace a former Oxbow Union High School …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Keene Hospital Joins D-H Family

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lebanon — New Hampshire regulators have approved Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s deal to further bring under its wing a smaller hospital serving southwestern New Hampshire and southeastern Vermont, according to a joint news release issued Tuesday. Under the terms of a deal reached in February 2014, the 140-bed Cheshire Medical Center …

Claremont Parish Considers Reopening School

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Claremont — St. Mary’s Catholic Parish has set up an online survey to gauge residents’ interest in reopening the Catholic school, which closed in 2009. The 11-question survey asks about the distance residents are willing to travel, the importance of a Catholic education and how much a respondent …

Vt. Teachers Vow Spending Cap Fight

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Montpelier — House lawmakers have spent much of the 2015 legislative session looking for ways to curb the growth of property taxes. Their new plan to impose spending caps on school budgets might help accomplish that goal. But it has also earned legislators some new and powerful enemies. …

Norwich Divided Over Bond: Voters Balance Need, Tax Burden

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Norwich — Residents Monday night debated the merits of a proposed $3 million bond to renovate the fire, police and public works facilities, with some worrying that such projects were pricing out neighbors and others saying that the …

Tunbridge Voters Approve School Budget

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tunbridge — Following a lengthy discussion about the need to curb rising education costs, voters approved a $3.22 million school budget Monday night. Much of the 90 minute back-and-forth discussion between taxpayers and School Board members centered on the teacher-to-student ratio at Tunbridge Central School, which is linked …

City Middle School Watches Snow on Roof

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lebanon — Officials at Lebanon Middle School moved students out of a classroom underneath the building’s roof garden on Friday as a precaution after a loud noise raised concerns about the snow load. An engineer is expected to …

School Notes: Woodstock’s Agriculture Program Has Grown

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

S pringfield, Vt., native Arnold Howe moved to Woodstock in the mid-1950s to teach agriculture at Woodstock Union High School. Back then, a lot of his students came to school after helping with farm chores, and went home …

Young Writers Project: Describing a Step Into Weightless Space

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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 websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Windsor Changes Its Tax Payment Schedule

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Windsor — Voters at Town Meeting Monday night approved a switch from quarterly property tax payments to semiannual. Payments will now be due in September and February instead of September, November, February and April. That means property owners would have to pay more of their annual taxes earlier …