News

Hanging Out

Friday, April 17, 2015

Jon Gover, 13, relaxes in a tree at dusk in East Bethel on Thursday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon …

Committee Makes Pick for New Lebanon High Principal

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lebanon — The committee searching for a new Lebanon High School principal has selected the dean of students at Hanover High School as the sole …

Panel: Extend Medicaid Expansion

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Concord — Members of a panel that monitors the performance of new private-sector administrators of New Hampshire’s health insurance program for low-income people voted unanimously to speak out against a looming change in state law that might terminate newly available Medicaid coverage for thousands of residents. “It would …

Jim Kenyon: Hiring a Police Prosecutor Is Just the First Step

Sunday, April 12, 2015

I think it’s safe to presume that trust in law enforcement, nationally, isn’t extremely high at the moment. After the cellphone video of the police shooting in North Charleston, S.C., surfaced last week, how could it be? But from a thousand miles away, in the idyllic Upper Valley, …

Spring Cleaning

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Residents Still Have Questions After Pine Tree Lane Meeting

Sunday, April 12, 2015

West Lebanon — Tenants of a low-income housing complex that will lose its rental subsidies by year’s end said they left an informational meeting Saturday morning with just as many questions as when the meeting started. “It was …

Britton Lumber Hopes to Rebuild Sawmill

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairlee — Almost two weeks after a four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill at Britton Lumber Co., officials there announced their intentions to rebuild the sawmill and continue the company’s other operations as usual. “That’s what’s taken two weeks …

Vermont Senate May Ease School Consolidation Requirement

Saturday, April 11, 2015

White River Junction — With the Vermont Senate this week taking up a major education reform bill, supporters touted its cost-saving potential while opponents said it could l eave uncertain the role of school boards and impose an unrealistic spending limit on school districts. The House-passed bill aims …

Harsh Mud Season in Unity Proves Difficult for Residents

Friday, April 10, 2015

Unity — In her 16 years of living at the end of a dirt road, Margaret Kingston has had her share of times wrestling with her steering wheel while driving through severe mud season conditions. But this year, …

Invested in Students: Hanover Couple Funds Education in Africa

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hanover — Before awarding scholarships to needy students in the West African nation of The Gambia, Donald May likes to visit their families in and around the farming village of Salikenni. Three years ago this month, the retired …

Vt. Receives New Latin Motto

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Burlington — Vermont has a new Latin motto, thanks to a ninth-grader from the Northeast Kingdom sharing her love of the ancient language with the entire Green Mountain State. Stella quarta decima fulgeat, or “May the 14th star shine bright,” officially became the state’s Latin motto Friday when …

Fairlee Lumber Company Says It Will Rebuild Sawmill Destroyed in Fire

Friday, April 10, 2015

Fairlee — Britton Lumber Co. today announced that it would rebuild its sawmill after it was leveled by a devastating fire two weeks ago, but that the company would have to cut back some of its staff positions …