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Students run to buses operated by Butler's Bus Service at the end of the school day at Hartford Memorial Middle School in White River Junction, Vt., on August 28, 2014. Butler's Bus Service last week began transporting Hartford students after the school district decided to outsource transportation. Hartford School officials declined to release key details of the two bids it received for the contract, and had to receive a "retroactive waiver" from the state because only two companies submitted viable proposals. Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of the Hartford School District, and the buses belonged to the company employing the drivers. That’s because the School Board decided in April …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are going to come from. With six seconds remaining in Friday’s season opener against Bishop Guertin, …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — featuring all three football state title games at the Wildcats’ venerable field. On the Saturday …

Forum, Aug. 6: The Great War; Sharing the Wealth; Rewriting Gaza Headlines, Neighbors Need Help

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Great War, Reconsidered To the Editor: Nicola Smith did a fine job in describing the many ways the Great War influenced “almost everything that happened afterward,” inviting thoughtful contributions from our community. Jim Fox interestingly pointed out that Rudyard Kipling’s history of the Irish Guards in World …

Dartmouth Lands Reading Study Grant Reading Instruction

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lebanon — Researchers have received a $340,000 grant to investigate the effectiveness of intensive reading instruction for third-graders from the Lebanon School District. Dartmouth Department of Education and the Stern Center for Language and Learning in Williston, Vt., received the three-year award last week from the National Science …

With Loved Ones in Danger, Gaza Crisis Is Felt Acutely Here

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sharon — Cora Swanberg just graduated from The Sharon Academy and checks Facebook as often as any other teenager. But in recent weeks, she has been paying much closer attention to the posts of Said Alhouseini, a Palestinian …

Giving Teens a Level of Freedom

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — Stop by the Hanover Co-op around noon on a weekday during the school year and you will be confronted with a familiar sight: a flood of teenagers chatting and laughing with friends as they roam the …

Forum, Aug. 1: Columnist Fatigue; Co-op Principles; Shop Locally, but Be Earth-Friendly

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Case of Columnist Fatigue To the Editor: Experiencing Co-op fatigue? No, I’m experiencing a severe case of Kenyon fatigue. In his latest screed (“Bunker Mentality,” July 27), he dismisses the letters and testimony of employees who claim to be happy with their jobs and well-treated as being …

Upper Valley Man Seeking Donations to Assist Ebola Sufferers

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — A Hanover man is accepting donations to provide the nonprofit Friends of Liberia with resources to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has killed hundreds, shuttered schools and forced volunteers to flee the country. Peter Murdza is the treasurer for the nonprofit, which …

Hanover Zoning Board Hears Tower Plan

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hanover — Touching off a two-and-a-half-hour discussion during a meeting of the town zoning board on Thursday night, chair Arthur Gardiner reminded representatives from AT&T seeking to build a tower atop Moose Mountain what the town’s priorities are. “We don’t want a lot of towers up there,” Gardiner …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound …

Hanover to Hear Cell Tower Appeal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hanover — The zoning board tonight will hold a public hearing on an appeal from AT&T after the panel turned down the cellular phone company’s earlier request to build a new communications tower overlooking downtown Hanover. The request for a tower off Three Mile Road, on Moose Mountain, …

Land Owners Ask Hanover to Allow Parking Lot Downtown

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanover — A pending decision by the town zoning board could spell minor relief for motorists attempting to park downtown. Property owners Steve and Ray Buskey are seeking the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s approval to turn 9 Allen …