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Bridgewater School to Close; Voters Elect to Merge Elementary School With Pomfret

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bridgewater — Although the merging of the Bridgewater Village School with The Pomfret School will close a school that has educated kids in town for a century and also require students to get bused to another town, voters overwhelmingly approved the proposal at the school’s annual meeting on Tuesday morning. “What’s the best of BVS?” outgoing School Board Chairman Greg …

Norwich Rejects Bond

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Norwich — Residents at Town Meeting rejected a $3 million facilities bond and unseated the Selectboard member whose swing vote brought it to the ballot …

Both Budgets Fail in Hartford

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hartford — Voters in Hartford rejected both the school and the town budgets, leaving town leaders just weeks to come up with alternative budget plans …

The Outside Story: Porcupines Waddle Through Winter

Monday, March 2, 2015

The porcupine is one of the most unusual and recognizable mammals in the north woods. And thanks to its short legs and fat body, it’s also one of the slowest. Of course, a porcupine really has little need …

Officials Call for Carpool Commutes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lebanon — Lucy Reynard said she loves living in Fairlee, but the traffic on her daily commute to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a problem. What should be a 25-minute commute can take up to an hour, Reynard said during a lunch break Friday at the Lebanon Co-op Food …

Unity to Vote On Article to Sue Architect

Monday, March 2, 2015

Voting for town and school officers is Tuesday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in town hall. The business portion of Town Meeting begins at noon on Saturday, March 14, in town hall. The annual school meeting begins at noon on Saturday, March 21 in town …

Monday, March 2, 2015

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Offers Shooting Range Grants Montpelier — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering grants to groups that manage shooting ranges. The goal of the grant program is to create more access to safe places to shoot. Shooting clubs, sportsmen’s groups and government …

Woodstock OKs Municipal Budget

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Woodstock — A proposed local option tax to spur economic development was the hot topic of Town Meeting on Saturday, at which voters also approved the municipal budget and rejected an article to vote on public questions by …

HomeLife Expo Updates Layout, Adds Features

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanover — Pop quiz: It’s possible to tell spring is arriving in the Upper Valley when: A) Bleary-eyed parents are seen dropping off their teenagers for 6 a.m. rowing practice on the Connecticut River; B) Boxes of chirping baby chicks have arrived at West Lebanon Feed and Supply; …

W. Fairlee Boosts Fire Department

Sunday, March 1, 2015

West Fairlee — As he waited for residents to arrive at the Community Building for Saturday’s annual Town Meeting, Selectman Fred Cook said a turnout of 40 is considered a good crowd these days, and that was just …

Inside Woodside Center: A Teen’s Solitary Story

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Essex, Vt. — On Aug. 24, 2011, Sam Ramsey was headed to the gym with nine other teens to play a nightly game of pickup basketball at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center. He never made it. A counselor …

ECFiber Seeks ‘Street’ Cred

Sunday, March 1, 2015

South Royalton — After nearly seven years and 200 miles of cable, a central Vermont community-owned fiber-optic network is hoping to accelerate its build-out by again seeking investment from Wall Street. “We’re sort of on the cusp of …