Schools

Croydon-Area Lawmakers Support School Choice Bill in Concord

Friday, February 12, 2016

Croydon — A bill before the New Hampshire Legislature would allow the Croydon School Board, which is battling state officials over school choice, to continue sending a handful of children to private school using tax revenue. The House bill would allow New Hampshire school boards to send students in towns without a public school for their grade to “a non-religious private school which has been approved by the Department of …

Dartmouth Receives Cystic Fibrosis Grant

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — A grant secured by medical researchers at Dartmouth College will fund new treatments for cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. Dartmouth College last month announced a $30 million gift allowing the formation of three new academic research groups, or clusters, rounding out a planned set of 10. One of those clusters, encompassing an existing …

VTC Recruiting Women

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

During the four years she studied electromechanical engineering at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Desiree Cerretani found a lot more sisterhood on the soccer field than in the classroom. “In my major, there were two other women in the class behind me,” Cerretani recalled in a telephone interview last week. “And there were maybe a couple in the class behind them.” All …

Newport to Hold Hearing on Budget Mishap

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Newport — School officials will hold a public hearing on Thursday to further explain how a miscalculation of the tax rate forced the School Board to lower its proposed budget to the default $17.2 million level. They also plan to outline from where some of the reductions will …

Norwich to End District Merger Talks

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Norwich — School officials in Norwich are likely to withdraw from talks of a merger with the Strafford, Sharon and Thetford educational districts under Act 46, the Vermont school consolidation law. Norwich School Board Chairman Neil Odell made the announcement during Thursday night’s board meeting, saying state officials …

Stalwart Dartmouth College Union President Earl Sweet Dies

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hanover — Earl Sweet, a longtime union president who fought tenaciously for service employees at Dartmouth College, died Monday night of cancer. He was 70. The leader of the Service Employees International Union Local 560 for roughly three …

Revels North Offers Programs About Silk Road

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

At seven locations in and near the Upper Valley, Revels North is inviting Twin State kids ages 6 to 14 to weekly after-school workshops exploring the artistic and cultural traditions of China, Tibet, northern India and the Middle East. The “Revels Kids — Journey Along the Silk Road” …

Young Writers Project: Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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 …

Windsor Issues First Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

7th Grade High Honors: Owen Abrahamsen, Natalie Achilles, Blake Archambault, Kaeli Bennett, Maurice Day, Ashley Grela, Jack Morin, Evelyn Page, Adriahna Prior, Glenna Ricard, Alyssa Slocum, Michelle Townsend, Hannah Wood 8th Grade High Honors: Sarah Bacon, Angelina Bigwood, Maxwell Clifford, Morgan Coffran, Hayley Fortin, Andrew Kelly-Jacobs, Austyn Larson, …

Dresden Budgets Proposed

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hanover — Education-related property taxes are projected to rise at least 1 percent in Hanover and 2.3 percent in Norwich under proposed budgets for the 2016-17 school year. If voters approve the budgets in March, along with separate articles for union contracts, Hanover residents next year would pay …

Agricultural History Talk Kicks Off Osher Series

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — Springfield Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s spring series will open with a program about the history of farming in the Twin States. Agriculture in the Connecticut River Valley: Its Ups and Downs Through the Centuries is set for Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Nolin …

Hanover Student Makes Ice Cream for the Haven

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Among the many offers that Lori Lounsbury receives from area students and schools to help stock the shelves of the food pantry at the Upper Valley Haven, Wesley Stocken’s stood out one day last spring. “He and his …

Winter Is the Season for Jack Frost and New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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 …