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Watched by her classmates and Instructor Gary Hutchins, Karen Roy of Lebanon, N.H., cuts metal during a class day dedicated to learning different types of cutting metal, and TIG welding in the Welding for Women Class at Hartford Area Career and Technical Center in White River Junction, Vt., on Jan. 12 2015. Valley News - Sarah Priestap <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

We Can Weld It! Class Helps Women Gain Metalwork Experience in Comfortable Setting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hartford — Soul music pouring from the shop speakers competed with the clanging of a hammer on metal and the electric sizzle of welders on a recent evening at Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. Wearing masks or goggles, students in the career center’s first women-only welding class practiced various techniques or chipped away at their projects. Wielding a tungsten …

Charlestown Teacher Gets VFW Award

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Charlestown — John J. Cenney, of Charlestown, was recently named a local winner of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New Hampshire. Maj. Cenney is a social sciences teacher, department chairman and Senior Army JROTC instructor at Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, N.H. His entry was selected from those submitted to …

Dartmouth’s Road to Reform: No Hard Alcohol Among New Policies

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Thursday announced a wide range of policy reforms intended to curb high-risk behavior and improve academics and residential life on campus, including a ban on hard alcohol and a mandatory four-year education program on sexual violence. The extensive list of new policies calls for a …

Dartmouth: 64 Students Cheated

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has charged 64 students, many of them varsity athletes, with honor code violations following allegations of widespread cheating in a sports ethics class. Department of Religion Chairman Randall Balmer, who in November accused some of his students of misrepresenting their class attendance, said that …

Young Writers Project: Writing Prompts for the Rest of the School Year

Tuesday, January 6, 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 …

School of Swimmers

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Learning continues outside the classroom during school vacation. Lindsay Stender, 7, of South Royalton, left, and Ana Elizabeth Nielson, 7, of Hartford, practice swimming on their backs during holiday splash camp at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in …

Earning the Gift Of Graduation

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Haverhill — Just before Christmas, a group of inmates at the Grafton County Correctional Facility received a gift many thought they would never lay their hands on. Unwrapped, without ribbons, not redeemable for cash, their presents were small. …

Task Force: Improve Vt.’s Financial Literacy

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Burlington — A task force launched by Champlain College unveiled a 13-point plan earlier this month for boosting Vermonters’ understanding of personal finances. One year after the state received a D on a national report card on financial literacy in high schools, the 20-member Vermont Financial Literacy Task …

Physician Assistant Program Planned

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vermonters interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant have always had to get their training outside the state. But that may change next year, if the College of St. Joseph’s in Rutland is able to launch the state’s first graduate PA program. Physician assistants are midlevel …

Historian Highlights Early Contributors to Claremont

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Claremont — Colin Sanborn has been poking around the edges and digging deep into Claremont’s past for more than 30 years. A past president and current member of the Claremont Historical Society, Sanborn, who works at the Fiske …

Giving Season for Students

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Plainfield — Seventh-grader Will Forman was prowling the halls of Plainfield Elementary School one day last week, asking teachers, students and visitors to buy the holiday cards that he and his classmates are making by hand to raise …

KUA Appoints Marketing Director

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — Kimball Union Academy has appointed Sarah Evans Moore, a KUA official, as director of marketing communications. Before being named to her new post, Moore was associate director of admissions at KUA. She previously held the positions of director of admissions and director of development at an …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, …