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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 …

Dartmouth Expert Cheers Release of Seuss Book

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For Donald Pease, a veteran English professor at Dartmouth College, this year’s discovery of a new book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, the 1925 Dartmouth alumnus better known as “Dr. Seuss,” is a welcome chance to make more of …

Dartmouth Wants Zoning Exception

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hanover — As part of its plan to create a residential house system similar to Harvard’s or Yale’s, Dartmouth College tonight is asking the town for a special zoning exception to build a single-family home next to the …

One-Third of Vt. Schools Ready for Pre-K

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Montpelier — A third of Vermont school districts are on track to launch universal pre-kindergarten programs in the next school year. Melissa Riegel-Garrett, pre-K coordinator for the state Agency of Education, told the Vermont Child Poverty Council on Tuesday that some school districts are poised to implement universal …

Zoning Board Approves AVA Gallery Studio Expansion

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lebanon — AVA Gallery and Art Center is one step closer to creating its new three-dimensional art studio to the north of AVA’s main building on Bank Street after receiving Zoning Board approval on Monday. Though some neighbors …

Haverhill Officers Unnamed; N.H. AG Won’t Give Any Shooting Details

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Haverhill — More than two weeks after Haverhill police officers shot and killed a 41-year-old Army veteran, the state Attorney General’s Office has refused to release the names of the two officers involved. “Until we are able to come up with a preliminary finding in terms of whether …

Gun Range Reopens In Hartland

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hartland — The Hammond Cove Shooting Range will reopen on Thursday under several new rules, including new requirements regarding hunting licenses and a prohibition on shooting more than one round per second. Additionally, the previously unsupervised state-owned range will have its hours cut in half to 10 a.m. …

Hartford Uncertain How to Handle Organic Waste Under Law

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hartford — A public hearing Tuesday night about the town’s future solid waste management plans revealed continued concerns about Vermont’s universal recycling law, which is reshaping the way communities such as Hartford handle their trash and recyclable materials. When Public Works Director Richard Menge presented a state-required Solid …

Citizens on Patrol: N.H. Civilians Guard Recruiters

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Concord — Brian Blackden showed up at the Concord Armed Forces Career Center on Monday morning with a sniper rifle and a solo mission: To protect the unarmed staff inside in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn. By midday Tuesday, however, what began …

Feds Release Northern Pass Report: Burial of Transmission Line to Cost Up to $2.1 Billion

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Concord — A complete burial of the Northern Pass transmission line would nearly double the project’s cost, but reduce potential negative impacts on the environment, tourism and local property values, according to a draft report released by the …

Vermont’s EB-5 Director Departs

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Montpelier — The director of the EB-5 Vermont Regional Center has resigned to take a job overseeing an EB-5 program at Mount Snow, raising concerns from Gov. Peter Shumlin about the relationship between the now-former state employee and the business operations he was supposed to oversee. Brent Raymond …