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Members of Alpha Delta fraternity enjoy the warm weather on the balcony of their East Wheelock Street house in Hanover, N.H., on April 13, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 fraternity may no longer serve as a …

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. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The Voice. YWP is supported by …

Kearsarge Board Names New Superintenent

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sutton, n.h. — The Kearsarge Regional School Board has selected its pick for superintendent. Out of two finalists, the board chose Winfried Feneberg, currently the superintendent in Windham, N.H., to replace outgoing Superintendent Jerry Frew. The other finalist was Bow High School Principal John House-Myers. School Board Chairman …

Helping to Save A Life

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alex Binzen, 16, of Strafford, right, walks back to the Sharon Academy with Ben Lazar, 15, of Sharon, who he retrieved from his shift drawing attention to a Red Cross Blood Drive at the school Friday, April 10, …

Dartmouth Frat Appeals Punishment

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s Alpha Delta Fraternity has announced it will appeal a recent decision by a college judicial committee to “derecognize” the student organization, which would effectively kick it off campus. College officials penalized the fraternity after determining it had harmed its members last fall when new …

No Raises For Geisel Workers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hanover — Most non-union employees of Dartmouth College will receive a 1.5 percent pay increase for the upcoming school year but faculty and staff at the Geisel School of Medicine will have to settle instead for shots at one-time payments that would leave their base pay unchanged. “I …

School Notes: New Teacher Keeps Cornish Elementary Science Fair Going

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Leading up to the science fair for his 49 students in grades 5 to 8 at Cornish Elementary School last Wednesday , first-year teacher Paul Hammond issued a boast to his students: He would outscore everyone who tested …

Young Writers Project: My Own Private Vermont

Tuesday, April 14, 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 cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Committee: ‘Derecognize’ Dartmouth Frat for Branding

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hanover — A Dartmouth College judicial committee is calling for the “derecognition” of Alpha Delta Fraternity stemming from recent revelations that new members this fall received brands on their skin. Administrators found the fraternity responsible for causing physical …

Obama Campaign Poster Depiction on Hanover High Mural Up for Debate

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hanover — A spirited debate over the nature of political speech has broken out at Hanover High School, where two students are protesting the presence of a painted mural that depicts the “Hope” poster of Barack Obama from …

Invested in Students: Hanover Couple Funds Education in Africa

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hanover — Before awarding scholarships to needy students in the West African nation of The Gambia, Donald May likes to visit their families in and around the farming village of Salikenni. Three years ago this month, the retired …

Vermont Senate May Ease School Consolidation Requirement

Saturday, April 11, 2015

White River Junction — With the Vermont Senate this week taking up a major education reform bill, supporters touted its cost-saving potential while opponents said it could l eave uncertain the role of school boards and impose an unrealistic spending limit on school districts. The House-passed bill aims …