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Claremont School Board Objects to Union’s Cease and Desist Order

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Claremont — The School Board has filed an objection to a “cease and desist” order sought by the Sugar River Education Association on the new Stevens High School class schedule. The board argues that an arbitrator’s June decision that the new schedule violates the collective bargaining agreement is unenforceable because, under state law, schedule changes are strictly the purview of the School Board and cannot be subject to bargaining. The …

Merge With Dresden Still An Option

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — In response to Vermont’s new school consolidation law, administrators and School Board members in Hanover and Norwich continue to consider the possibility of mergers with nearby districts and within the Dresden School District itself. A new opinion from Dresden’s attorney indicates that voters in the two towns could approve an intra-district consolidation as soon as March, provided both the Hanover and …

New Tunbridge Principal Reaches Out to the Community

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

It seems strange that most school administrative contracts have a starting date of July 1. That’s nearly two months before students return to the classroom, two months before a school begins to fulfill its purpose. Scott Farnsworth, hired as principal of Tunbridge Central School in May, had read in an education magazine some …

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Granite State College Concord — Here are the Upper Valley residents who graduated from Granite State College at its June 7 ceremony in Gilford, N.H.: Shaun Frazee, Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Science, Canaan; Martha Zabielski, Associate in Science, Business, Charlestown; Melissa Norton, Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Charlestown; …

Learning on the Move: Adult Education Agency Forced to Find a New Home

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to replace, on short notice, a center where grown-ups can study and network and otherwise sharpen their skills while jump-starting their educations? In the case …

Dartmouth Accepts $20 Million Dollar Gift

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hanover — In addition to the election of three new trustees, Dartmouth College has recently announced the reception of a $20 million gift from Etna philanthropist Dorothy Byrne that will finance an academic cluster focused on mathematics. Given in honor of Byrne’s late husband Jack Byrne, the donation …

SoRo Grads Celebrate the Journey

Sunday, June 14, 2015

South Royalton — As longtime chemistry teacher Evan Ellerson approached the lectern on the South Royalton green Saturday morning, he apologized to the crowd for turning his back on them, but said he wanted to face the high …

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 …