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Art Notes: Hood Director Departs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In a move that has shocked the Upper Valley art community, Michael Taylor is leaving his post as director of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, after nearly four years in the position. His reason for leaving is unknown, but it appears that he was forced to resign, given the college’s relative silence on his departure. Juliette Bianco, deputy director …

Lawmakers: Prison Closing No ‘Done Deal’

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Windsor — Two top Windsor County Democrats in the Vermont Legislature say a proposal to close Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor is not a …

Dartmouth Frat: It Wasn’t Hazing

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hanover — A Dartmouth College fraternity accused by administrators of branding a new member has released a statement acknowledging that multiple fraternity brothers took part …

Woodstock Teacher Deal Still in Limbo

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Woodstock — Following a more than 10-month impasse between the Windsor Central Supervisory Union school boards and associations representing the supervisory union’s teachers and special educators, a fact finder has said that both sides overreached in their proposals for a three-year agreement and recommended they instead create a …

Oxbow High Proposes Slightly Lower Budget

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Australian ballot voting for the Oxbow Union High School budget and other articles on the warning will take place Tuesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bradford Academy building and the Newbury Town Office. The floor meeting will be held the same day at …

Stevens High Renovation Nearing Completion

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Claremont — Come April, the general contractor overseeing the $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation will no longer need to be on-site daily as the project winds to a close. Steve Horton, the district’s representative for the project, told the School Board Wednesday night that less than 1 …

John Gregg: Likely Clinton Campaign Manager Has Strong Valley Ties

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The 1998 Hanover High School graduate who is likely to serve as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign manager is getting national attention. The New York Times on Sunday ran a front-page profile of Robby Mook, 35, who grew up in Sharon and Norwich, and got his start helping …

Vt. Dispatch Merger Criticized

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Montpelier — About 100 opponents of the Shumlin administration’s plan to close state police call centers in two rural areas voiced their displeasure at a public hearing Tuesday evening in Montpelier. The group, which included many Public Safety Answering Point, or call center, workers, told a joint hearing …

Piermont Budget Contested; Election Winner Appointed

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Piermont — Greg Vogel was appointed to a one-year term on the Piermont School Board and residents voted down an initial budget proposal that was 24 percent higher than the current year’s at School Board and district meetings …

Family Files Suit in I-89 Crash

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

North Haverhill — The day after Sunapee resident Robert Dellinger pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent homicide in connection with an Interstate 89 collision that killed a Wilder couple, the estate of one of the victims filed a lawsuit against him. The estate of Amanda Murphy, who …

Hartford Board Opts For 3 Budget Options

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hartford — The next budget the Selectboard presents to voters likely will include a municipal tax rate increase of somewhere between 6 and 8 percent, board members determined during a meeting Tuesday night. It was the first meeting of the board since residents rejected, 931-676, the board’s first …

Rivendell Budget Criticized But OK’d

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Orford — Despite critiques from some in attendance that the number of teachers has not declined along with the number of students in the Rivendell Interstate School District in recent years, voters in the four towns comprising the district approved a $10 million spending plan for next school …

New N.H. Women’s Prison Delayed, $10 Million Over Budget

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Concord — The new women’s prison in Concord will open in September 2017, a full year later than expected because the project is running nearly $10 million over budget, officials said Tuesday. Contractors now estimate the prison will cost roughly $58 million, far higher than originally anticipated. Department …