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Stevens High to Open Sept. 10; Renovations Delay Start of School Year

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Claremont — The ongoing renovations at Stevens High School have forced the district to delay opening of the school for grades 9-12 until Wednesday, Sept. 10, two weeks later than originally scheduled. School officials said several factors associated with the major overhaul led to the decision. An air quality assessment, primarily on the third floor where demolition work was recently completed, raised some concerns, Dave Putnam, chairman of the school …

Education Transformation: City’s School Restructuring Effort Appears to Meet Key Goals

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — When the Lebanon School District sold the old Sacred Heart School building to a Lebanon dentist and his wife in June for $415,000, it was the last of four landmark properties the district had sold off since 2012. The sale of the 1909 building — which followed the School District’s divestiture …

Their Time to Shine: At the Cornish Fair, Young People Demonstrate New Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The normally quiet fairgrounds are abuzz with preparations on the day before the Cornish Fair opens. Cows lumber off their trailers, chickens peck around their new spaces, and young students staple colorful and informative hand-drawn posters above their animals’ stalls describing the projects they’ve been working on. As they confidently lead these projects …

Forum, July 16: Co-op Matters; Waste in Vermont; Coverage Appreciated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Management Flaw To the Editor: Terry Appleby’s column in the Valley News (“The Co-op Serves Its Members and Workers,” July 12), intended to ease the minds of concerned friends of the Co-op regarding recent firings, instead revealed what could be the source of our discomfort — a fatal …

Volunteers Sought for Connecticut River Water Sample Effort

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pomfret — Volunteers are needed to help with a one-day water quality monitoring program in the Twin States’ portion of the Connecticut River watershed. The “sample-palooza” will include nutrient monitoring at about 60 locations in the Connecticut River watershed on the same day. A dry, low-waterflow day is …

Harold C. Fox

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Harold C. Fox, 92, of East Road in Cornish died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Woodlawn Care Center in Newport, N.H. following a period of failing health. He was born in Charleston, Vt. on Aug. 17, 1921, the son of Floyd and Erlene (Johnson) Fox …

Cornish to Hear Revised Policies

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish — A group of about 35 townspeople who gathered Thursday night informally agreed that former town moderator Peter Burling should present the School Board with a revised policy on public participation at board meetings that he had written as an alternative to one being considered by the …

Public Participation at School Board Meetings: Read the Policies Being Discussed in Cornish (Updated Friday)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cornish — Earlier this week, the Valley News reported that residents will meet tonight to discuss a draft policy on public participation at Cornish School Board meetings written by resident Peter Burling, a former town moderator and state senator. Burling’s version is an alternative to a Cornish School …

Lebanon Fills School Business Position

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lebanon — A week after the departure of three key administrators, the Lebanon School Board began filling holes in the district’s leadership team. At its meeting Tuesday, the board approved the hiring of Tim Ball, currently business administrator in Claremont, to replace outgoing nine-year veteran employee Jim Fenn, …

Notes from the Garden: Trees and Shrubs That Thrive in the Shade

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I grew up in a small town in rural Connecticut. Behind the house there was a brook and a hardwood forest with a high canopy of old maples that created a cool space for spending hot summer days. My favorite understory tree was a small, bushy tree that …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Cornish Considers Public Comment

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cornish — Townspeople will gather Thursday night to discuss public participation at School Board meetings, including a draft policy written by a resident as an alternative to one being considered by the board. Former town moderator Peter Burling said he wrote the policy “to try to bring people …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …