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Letter: Forcing Schools to Compete

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To the Editor: The Valley News recently featured pieces on Common Core education standards. Barbara Couch (Perspectives, March 30) is optimistic that students’ exposure to the state standards will make them better prepared for the work force. The Valley News editorial (April 2) notes that the Common Core standards were developed as a “fix” to raise overall achievement, along with the Obama administration’s program, Race to the Top, requiring states competing …

Hanover Hits Numbers Crunch: Shorthanded Squad Slowed in Opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hanover — Backs bent, shoulders drooped and expressions were grim Monday as the Hanover High boys lacrosse team gathered at halftime of its season opener. A squad expected to possibly contend for a state title found itself trailing by six goals to Champlain Valley Union, and Marauders coach Jeff Reed wasn’t pleased with …

Hanover Fire Leaves Siblings Homeless

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hanover — A Greensboro Road single-story ranch house was destroyed in a fire Sunday afternoon. Firefighters from three area departments, Hanover, Lebanon and Hartford, responded while Norwich and Lyme departments covered the Hanover station. Hanover Police Sgt. Brad Sargent said he suspected the blaze stemmed from an electrical problem and that he did …

Patricia “Pat” Moss Newbill

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Patricia “Pat” Moss Newbill died peacefully on Friday, April 4, 2014, after a brief illness. Born Mable Patricia Newbill on Nov. 6, 1931, Pat grew up in Newport News, Va., the eldest of four children. She was predeceased by her husband, Irvin Perry Newbill, and …

A Life: Elizabeth Mary (Monica) Mason, 1922 — 2013; ‘She Was So Loyal It Was Unbelievable’

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hanover — Charles Mason was 15 when he and his parents moved into a house on Lyme Road during the mid-1930s. Living next door was a family that included 13-year old Elizabeth “Betty” Monica. Charles recalls that she …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround …

Student-Led Bracelet Sale, Dinner Supports Nicaraguan Artists

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hanover — Students at Richmond Middle School are selling bracelets and planning a Latino-themed meal to benefit young Nicaraguan artists. The sale, which continues through Thursday, features “pulseras,” the Spanish word for bracelets, made by members of the …

Jim Kenyon: Hanover’s Basement Bargain

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Selectboards and town managers across the Upper Valley seem infatuated with user fees. Want your preschooler to play rec T-ball? Want access to your town’s transfer station? Chances are you’ll pay a user fee. Which for my money is just a hidden tax — a game that town …

Blaze Damages The Fort: Compressor Room Cited in Restaurant Fire

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lebanon — A blaze that broke out in a storage room at The Fort restaurant on Heater Road last night was put to rest less than an hour after it was reported. No one was injured in the …

Letter: What Are the Benefits of Citizens United?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

To the Editor: What I would like to see is a detailed presentation by the partisans of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, saying what benefits to the United States they expect to be obtained from it. On the face of it, it seems absurd: the claimed equivalence …

Letter: Join the Debate Over Conservation Easements

Friday, April 4, 2014

Join the Conservation Debate To the Editor: There will be no legislative action taken on conservation easements in Vermont this session. Instead, land conservation groups, their supporters, partners and landowners will continue to examine how best to ensure the integrity of easements over time. That’s good news. The …

Brianna Marie Bailey-Dodge

Friday, April 4, 2014

Burlington, Vt. — Brianna Marie Bailey-Dodge, 30, of Burlington passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the home of her mother and special father in Proctor, Vt. surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Hanover, N.H. Aug. 2, 1983, the daughter of Sheila Bowley-Krause and Robert Bailey. …

Mavis L. Hart

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Mavis L. Hart, 98, of Wheelock Terrace, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014. She was born in Barre, Vt, Oct, 3. 1915, to Carl and Alice Crossett Perry. She outlived brothers, Robert Perry & Nelson Perry, and sister, Jean Dolan. Sister-in-law Gene Perry lives in …