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Boards Weigh Closing Schools

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the elementary schools in Woodstock and Pomfret. Closing Barnard Academy and Bridgewater Village …

Thetford Retreat Put Up for Sale

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thetford — The historic Gove Hill Retreat, a sprawling property on one of the town’s highest peaks that has been beloved by neighbors and visitors …

Hanover Zoning Board Hears Tower Plan

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — Touching off a two-and-a-half-hour discussion during a meeting of the town zoning board on Thursday night, chair Arthur Gardiner reminded representatives from AT&T …

Market Basket Board Mulls CEO’s Offer

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tewksbury, Mass. — Thousands of Market Basket workers came together at the company’s headquarters Friday morning for a solidarity rally in advance of a board of directors meeting where the future of the grocery store chain topped the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, July 26, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Springfield, Vt., Woman Receives Downgraded Sentence in Fatal Accident White River Junction — A Springfield, Vt., woman will spend 30 days in prison for negligently operating a vehicle in a February 2012 crash that killed another Springfield woman. Ling Wang, 51, was originally charged with gross negligent operation …

The Nature Of Writing

Monday, July 28, 2014

Woodstock — Former Middlebury College English and Environmental Studies Professor John Elder encouraged students to see the outdoors in a new way through a workshop at the Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rochefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock on Friday …

Route 4 Bridge Work Pushed Back

Monday, July 28, 2014

West Lebanon — Reconstruction of a portion of Route 4 in West Lebanon has been postponed several weeks due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a statement from the state’s Department of Transportation. Utility work planned for the portion of Route 4, also known as Bridge Street, between the …

‘Now It Is Coming Together’: Sculpture Marking Claremont’s 250th Anniversary Taking Shape

Friday, July 25, 2014

Claremont — When his schedule and the weather allow, sculptor Ernest Montenegro drives over to Thermacut on the Charlestown Road and prepares his work area on the pavement just outside the warehouse door. He begins by clamping a …

N.H. Cites Natural Gas Depot Developer for Wetlands Issue

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have determined that a developer filled wetlands without permission on the Etna Road property where he plans to construct a natural gas depot. Compliance Inspector Jeffrey Blecharczyk of the state’s Department of Environmental Services determined during a May inspection that Jay Campion, of Hanover, …

Hartford Reviews Police Chief Applicants

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hartford — The town received fewer than 30 applications to fill the vacant police chief position, and the majority of the candidates are from outside New England. Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg told the Selectboard this week that the town expected to field between 40 and 50 applications, but …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Woodstock Shops Work to Comply With ADA Woodstock — Zayas Jewelers has agreed to bring their Central Street store into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that prohibits public places from discriminating based on disability. Zayas Jewelers and the owners of 12 Central Street have …

Supreme Court Ruling on Prayer at Meetings Still Resonates

Friday, July 25, 2014

Greece, n.y. — The letter arrived in Sue Galloway’s mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to “be careful.” It was signed “666.” Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a verbal suggestion from a …

Hartford Selectboard Wants Cost For Quechee's ‘Pocket Parks’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quechee — Town officials want more information about how much it would cost Hartford to build two “pocket parks” on the north side of the Quechee Covered Bridge, a popular tourist spot overlooking the Ottauquechee River. The Selectboard …