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Dave Shinnlinger, the wood shop teacher at Mascoma Valley Regional High School, explains the drainage system being installed in front of the school while showing his building construction class around the construction site for the school expansion at Mascoma Valley Regional High School in West Canaan, N.H., on May 28, 2015. Shinnlinger says he's taken groups of students to watch the construction since it began in April, as it's a great teaching opportunity. "It's great to take the students on a field trip without getting on a bus," Shinnlinger said. 
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Mascoma Work Underway

Friday, May 29, 2015

West Canaan — There’s a new show in town, and it doesn’t cost a penny. Construction at Mascoma Valley Regional High School began little more than a month ago, and Enfield resident Kate Plumley Stewart, vice president of a community group supporting the renovation project, said some folks have been taking their tykes picnicking in fields near the project to …

Dartmouth’s ‘Animal House’ Frat Fights to Keep Residence

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hanover — After Dartmouth College last month cut ties with Alpha Delta Fraternity, the Greek-letter organization is appealing a decision by town officials forbidding it from housing its members at the East Wheelock Street mansion it owns. Hanover administrators say that the loss of college recognition means that, under town zoning ordinances, the …

Thetford English Teacher Plans a Fundraising Contest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Once upon a time around the turn of the 21st century at Thetford Academy, Amanda Frost tested the patience of English teacher Joe Deffner. “I was — I don’t know — sassy, and he would call me out and expect me to live up to a higher standard instead of assuming I didn’t …

Students Write About What They Missed, and a Picture of Cats

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. …

WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Beginning this summer, a crisis center will be staffed by a full-time WISE …

Couple Gives $21M to Dartmouth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has received a $21 million gift from an alumnus and his wife, adding to the couple’s endowment for international scholars engaged in entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Robert E. King, a Silicon …

Hartland Elementary School Reconsiders Nightly Homework

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the homestretch to graduation from Hartland Elementary School, eighth-grader Anna Morse still shivers at the memory of hitting the after-school wall. “In fifth and sixth grade is when homework cut into my personal life the most,” the …

Dartmouth College Details Compensation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — The 2013 compensation packages of nine Dartmouth College administrators and professors each exceeded $600,000, according to the college’s most recent tax return. Pamela Peedin, the Boston-based chief investment officer who oversees the college’s $4.47 billion endowment, was once again the institution’s highest paid employee. Her $473,000 …

Young Writers’ Thoughts Turn to Spring, and to Scars That Run Deep

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and …

Vermont Law School Holds 40th Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Above: Dean Shirley Jefferson, left, and Dean Melissa Scanlan, right, place hoods for the juris doctor and master’s of environmental law and policy degrees on Adam Schmelkin during Vermont Law School’s 40th commencement on the South Royalton green …

Young Writers Project: Where a Child Can Feel Truly Safe

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Mock Accident in Thetford

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Every four years, the Thetford Fire Department demonstrates a mock car accident at Thetford Academy, in an effort to make students aware of the consequences of impaired and distracted driving. The demonstration in these photographs by Jennifer Hauck, …

Thetford Academy Considers Reducing Staff to Cut Costs

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy is considering a workforce reduction to meet the financial challenges posed by an education-reform bill working its way through the state Legislature, a shrinking student population and a change in state education regulations that could force it to reduce its tuition rate. Thetford Academy …