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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 of which made it easy for Cerretani …

Young Writers Ask Their Readers to Look a Little More Closely

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with 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 Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power …

Teach for America Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thousands of Teach for America alumni flooded the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization, which is known for placing striving, idealistic and inexperienced teachers in some of the nation’s neediest schools. The District of Columbia conference featured hundreds of speakers, including some of the most prominent names in education reform such as acting U.S. …

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 …

Well Fails to Appease in Hanover

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hanover — Residents whose well is contaminated with chemicals from Dartmouth College’s former dump site at the Rennie Farm say they are dissatisfied with the school’s handling of the situation. This fall, an underground plume was found to have seeped from the Rennie Farm, a former burial ground …

Hood Museum Set to Expand

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hanover — Dartmouth College has unveiled plans and sketches for the upcoming $50 million renovation of the Hood Museum of Art, a project that administrators say will increase the museum’s capabilities and give it a greater presence on …