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Dartmouth Promotes New Policy; Administrators Hold Forum On New Sexual Assault Stance

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hanover — The outside investigators that Dartmouth College has proposed to hire to look into complaints of sexual assault would be made up of three or four people from the Upper Valley, with lawyers, law enforcement professionals or others with experience conducting similar investigations at other institutions being considered. The college is still in the process of identifying candidates, said Robert Donin, who is general counsel for the college. He …

Mascoma Board Defies Critics With Construction Committee

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Canaan — Tempers flared at Tuesday night’s Mascoma Regional School District School Board meeting after the board rejected a motion, 4-2, to establish a five-member building committee to oversee the high school renovation project. The motion was made by Kimberly Depelteau-Tracey, of Canaan, a vocal opponent of the $21.5 million bond that voters approved in March, and seconded by Wayne Morrison, also of …

Young Writers: Time for Rhymes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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At Oxbow, Top Choice Gets Nixed

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow School Board has dropped its bid to hire a candidate for high school principal who was embroiled in controversy surrounding reporting abuse allegations. Officials said the board decided in executive session Thursday night to “reluctantly not pursue” the candidacy of Noah Noyes for …

Budget Shortfall At VTC Is $2.5M

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College is looking at a budget shortfall of $2.5 million. The financial bombshell was dropped Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees by Dan Smith, who at the meeting was appointed interim president for VTC. Smith pointed to …

Skip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dressed as jesters, Mount Lebanon Elementary School fourth-graders, from left, Lilly Zarr, Kenzie Leuthauser and Emily Devers bound down the street to the Kilton Library in West Lebanon on Friday. Students were walking to the library for their …

Superintendent’s Charges Dropped

Thursday, April 3, 2014

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Martha Tucker is no longer facing criminal charges. Judge Robert Bent dismissed misdemeanor charges against Tucker for neglect of duty by a public officer and failure to report an allegation of child abuse, following a two-hour hearing in Caledonia …

Lebanon School Chief to Step Down at End of Academic Year

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lebanon — The superintendent of the Lebanon public school system will resign at the end of the school year in June. Gail E. Paludi, who replaced Mike Harris in 2010 and oversaw the completion of the $25 million …

Finalists Named in Stevens Search

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Claremont — The field of candidates to replace Frank Sprague as principal at Stevens High School has been narrowed to two. Patricia Barry, with the Hillsboro-Deering School District, and Jennifer Prileson with Indian River School in Canaan, will visit the school and community over the next two weeks, …

Students Confront President: Change Demanded At Dartmouth College

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hanover — More than 30 students occupied Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon’s office on Tuesday afternoon, demanding a more detailed response on a student proposal to “eradicate systems of oppression” on campus. Senior Jillian Mayer said students delivered …

What Do Students Want? More Sleep

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences through the Newspaper Series (and youngwritersproject.org) and the Schools Project (ywpschools.net). YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power and value …

Author Visit in Killington

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

In the first photograph, author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, of Barton, Vt., shows children from Bridgewater Village School and Killington Elementary one of her grandmother’s hand-stitched quilts that’s the basis of her book, The Canada Goose Quilt, in Killington last …

Diagnosing ‘Strange Spells’

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I have been having weird spells for about six months. They occur only occasionally and last a couple of days and nights. They awaken me out of sleep and are a little frightening. It starts with a burning sensation on the right side of my …