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Lebanon Names Superintendent

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lebanon — After turnover of top leadership earlier this year in School Administration Unit 88, the Lebanon School Board appears to have found some stability in the Upper Valley educator who has been serving as interim superintendent since the summer. The School Board announced that interim Superintendent Joanne Roberts is the sole finalist for the permanent superintendent post at its …

Life at an Impasse: FairPoint Worker Misses Job But Supports Strike

Friday, December 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — In a sense, the job of a telephone line worker begins with what industry insiders call the “pole test.” That’s the exhilarating …

Cornish Considers Its Options

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cornish — The committee charged with studying the possibility of withdrawing from the town’s current school administrative unit has asked neighboring Plainfield’s superintendent to crunch …

Hard Year Ahead for Vt. House Dems

Monday, December 15, 2014

Montpelier — House Democrats convened for their annual December caucus Saturday and party leaders say the Legislature will face some tough choices next year. House and Senate Democrats saw their numbers diminished in the November election. And while Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt., appears to have clawed out a …

Local Projects Receive Heritage Grants

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Conservation and preservation projects in Cornish, Sunapee and Haverhill are among 36 throughout New Hampshire that will receive grants from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program this year. The program provides matching grants to protect and preserve …

Norwich Artisanal Chocolatier My Brigadeiro Opens Storefront in Hanover

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hanover — My Brigadeiro, the Norwich-base gourmet chocolatier that has won a national following while operating out of owner Ana Paula Alexandrescu’s home for the past two years will be opening its first store in Hanover five days before Christmas. The store, in the spot formerly occupied by …

Two Facing Charges In Rash of Burglaries In Randolph Area

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Randolph — Two area men face charges in connection with a rash of burglaries in the area, Vermont State Police said. Kyle Pickett, 20, of Braintree, Vt., and Richard Oconnell, 18, of Randolph, were arrested after they fled …

Falling in Love in a World at War

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Like her name, the letters to Evangeline are from another time. They were written in the 1940s by three World War II soldiers dreaming of a young woman back home. Eighteen handwritten letters to Evangeline …

Hartford Neighbors in Ancient Feud

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hartford — To the casual observer, the snow-covered ground extending 150 feet into the woods at the end of sparsely populated Wallace Road is indistinguishable from the woodland that surrounds it. But looks can be deceiving. Unlike most …

Jim Kenyon: A Model Vermont Prisoner

Sunday, December 14, 2014

At 19, Sam Ramsey is one of Vermont’s youngest prison inmates. Fewer than 1 in 20 are under age 21. He’s also one of the few offenders behind bars who hasn’t been convicted of a felony, the most serious crimes that carry the stiffest penalties. Nine out of …

Battle of the Bots at Rivendell

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Orford — The robotics competition held in the gymnasium of Rivendell Academy on Saturday went like clockwork, if the clock in question had been built by a horde of enthusiastic teens hopped up on imagination, Pop Tarts, and …

Scores of Volunteers Care for Horses Seized in S. Woodstock

Saturday, December 13, 2014

South Woodstock — Ruth Thompson, of Dublin, N.H., leaned against a stall at the Green Mountain Horse Association Friday and stroked the face of Gallant Lad. Pinned to the stall wall was a photo of the award-winning gelding …

Heating Oil Not Taking Such a Bite

Saturday, December 13, 2014

West Lebanon — The average price of No. 2 fuel oil has dipped to $3.22 per gallon this month, according to a recent report. That’s a drop of nearly 15 percent from last year at this time, and …