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VTC to Offer Paramedic Program

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Randolph — More mobile than doctors and better-trained than many EMTs, paramedics are expected to be in high demand as the U.S. population ages. One Vermont state college is trying to fill the workforce training void. Vermont Technical College has implemented a new paramedical training program which will “provide paramedics ready to serve Vermont,” the school said in a news release. “We’re very excited about the new paramedicine program,” VTC …

Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover — What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn’t hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College, enjoys spinning classes, workouts that take place on stationary bikes with pumping music and the shouted encouragement of …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home on the Plainfield-Cornish town line in order to send their children to Plainfield Elementary School, …

Kearsarge Regional High Grads Urged to Find Their Purpose

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sutton, N.H. — From the traditional musical selections at the start, including God Bless America sung by kindergartners, to the burst of fireworks at the end, the Kearsarge Regional High School community recognized and applauded the achievements of …

Woodsville High School Graduates 62

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Woodsville — As the soon-to-be-graduates marched toward their seats to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance at Saturday morning’s Woodsville High School graduation, the audience’s silent observation was a broken by a yell: A small child, oblivious to …

Whitcomb Grads Are ‘Family’

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bethel — Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School Principal Owen Bradley wanted to tell it straight to the Class of 2015 during Saturday’s graduation ceremony. “I’m going to give the graduates very simple advice that they won’t have to remember …

Mascoma Seniors Thank Supporters

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Canaan — Making their way through kindergarten and 12 more years of classes, the going wasn’t always smooth. Especially in middle school. “Most of us got a little risky and a little off our path,” Michaela Selinga, president …

Big Class, High Spirits in Hanover

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hanover — The intermittent thunder from the sweltering Hanover High School gym Friday night was generated by one of the largest graduating classes in the school’s history — 198 seniors — and an overflow crowd of jubilant admirers. …

A Class of Champions in Woodstock

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Woodstock — Music, humor and short, entertaining speeches Friday closed out the high school years for the 2015 “class of joy” at Woodstock Union High School. The evening had the feel of a town social gathering with more …

Hartford Told: ‘Use Your Gifts’

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hartford — Stephanie Miller, salutatorian of Hartford High School’s Class of 2015, gave a superhuman speech to her fellow graduates and hundreds of proud parents and teachers during a graduation ceremony at the high school Friday night. Miller …

School’s Out, Forever: Longtime Educators Retire From Upper Valley Schools

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fresh out of Vermont’s Johnson State College in 1973, Norman Wolfe walked into Hartford Memorial Middle School expecting to teach music deep into the 21st century. Although maybe not this deep: This month, at the end of 42 …

Norwich Woman Joins Institute Board

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Lebanon — Jacqueline “Jaci” Allen, of Norwich, has been appointed to the Upper Valley Educators Institute board of directors. “For over 30 years, Allen worked with Fortune 500 companies and regulators in sales, marketing, strategic planning and consulting …

Claremont School Board Will Pay Contractor

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Claremont —After hearing a report on the $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project from Steve Horton, the school district’s representative, the School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to make a final payment of $275,000 to Trumbull-Nelson, the general contractor, and retain $50,000 while some minor work is completed. …