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Officials to Assess Mascoma River

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Residents living, recreating and traveling along the Mascoma River may spot state officials as they walk or float along the approximately 11 miles between Mascoma Lake and the Connecticut River during the month of September. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is slated to conduct an assessment of the river and its banks to gather information about …

‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thetford — Independent and resilient, Lillian DeVaux withstood many challenges and saw many changes during almost 93 years as a lifelong Vermonter. DeVaux was “tough …

Check Out the Smiles: At Market Basket in Claremont, Everyone’s Happy Dispute Is Over

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — Business was brisk midday Saturday at the Market Basket supermarket in Claremont, a welcome departure from the last six weeks, when a boycott …

A Life: John A. Clements, 1930-2014; ‘He Prided Himself on Making Things Better’

Monday, August 25, 2014

Croydon — It seems that there was precious little that John Clements couldn’t do, or didn’t do, in his 83 years. Educated as a mechanical engineer, Clements’ work took him to places all over North and South America, …

Charter Change in Claremont Almost Ready for Nov. Vote

Monday, August 25, 2014

Claremont — The Charter Commission has finalized its work, voting to adopt changes in the new charter proposal that were recommended after a review by the state. George Caccavaro, chairman of the nine-member panel that was elected in January and began its work soon after, said over the …

Weed Walker

Monday, August 25, 2014

Meg Emmons, of Pomfret, hauls a load of weeds to the refuse pile while working in the garden of a client for Henderson’s Tree and Garden Service in Lebanon last Thursday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

New Lives for Old Buildings

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — The sale over the last 20 months of four buildings previously owned by the Lebanon School District has put approximately $1.9 million into school coffers. But perhaps more important, the sales are also resulting in new …

Educators Upbeat About Impact of City School Changes

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — The consolidation of the city’s schools, and the construction of a new middle school, have altered the structure of Lebanon’s approach to public education in at least one lasting way: The restructuring will eliminate one of …

Education Transformation: City’s School Restructuring Effort Appears to Meet Key Goals

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — When the Lebanon School District sold the old Sacred Heart School building to a Lebanon dentist and his wife in June for $415,000, it was the last of four landmark properties the district had sold off …

Springfield, Vt., Expo Focus Is Stormwater

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A daylong expo next month in Springfield is designed to help landowners and others manage stormwater on their properties. “Slowing the Storm Surge,” sponsored by the Black River Action Team and the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, is set for Sept. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon, at …

Their Time to Shine: At the Cornish Fair, Young People Demonstrate New Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The normally quiet fairgrounds are abuzz with preparations on the day before the Cornish Fair opens. Cows lumber off their trailers, chickens peck around their new spaces, and young students staple colorful and informative hand-drawn posters above their …

Veterans’ Event Includes Paddling, Bonfire, Yoga

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Windsor — A free outing for veterans is set for Sept. 6 at Great River Outfitters, 36 Park Road, Windsor. The daylong event is open to disabled and able veterans and their immediate family members. It includes a guided trip down the Connecticut River on canoes, kayaks and …

2 Vying in Republican Primary for Odell Seat

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Newport — JP Marzullo might not be a household name, but for anyone living in Senate District 8, which includes Newport, New London, Weare and Deering, the blue-and-gold bow ties are probably familiar by now. Between the fliers, …