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Letter: Misguided School Officials

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: I read your April 15 editorial, “Not So Great Expectations,” with much pleasure. You have done the public and particularly the residents of Lebanon a good public service in exposing the petty, small-minded behavior of the Lebanon school superintendent and the Lebanon School Board. I found especially outrageous the self-congratulatory, pat-on-the-back talk about having made a “tough call.” The policies they relied on were of recent vintage …

Nancy B. Clark

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Nancy B. Clark, 87, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Northampton, Mass., the daughter of Charles and Martha (Adams) Thomas. Nancy graduated from Commerce High School in Springfield, Mass. class of 1945. She was married to Edward N. Clark March 30, 1946, in Springfield. She worked …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my …

Delivering Smiles, Along With ‘The D’

Sunday, March 9, 2014

White River Junction — Watching Hunter Hall at work, it’s easy to see why his high school classmates called him “The Mayor of White River Junction.” Hall lives with his parents, Sally and Allen Hall, and has been …

Chief: Stove Ashes Caused Norwich Fire

Friday, March 7, 2014

Norwich — The fire that destroyed a home on New Boston Road Wednesday night was caused by hot ashes from a wood stove that were placed in a shed, officials said. In a news release, Fire Chief Stephen Leinoff said the fire quickly extended into the garage and …

Fire Moves Quickly at Norwich Home

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Norwich — Multiple departments responded to a fire Wednesday night on New Boston Road, where a blaze quickly overtook an old farm house. There were no reported injuries. By 10 p.m., several officials at the scene said that …

Goulet Wins Selectboard Seat in Norwich

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Norwich — Norwich residents ousted a nine-year member of the Selectboard while passing all the articles on the warning. Dan Goulet, 60, defeated Selectman Ed Childs, a retired banker who has been on the Selectboard for almost a decade, 493-263. Goulet said fellow residents asked him to place …

Ray School Project Passes

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hanover — A $5.8 million bond to pay for renovating the Ray Elementary School passed with 72.4 percent of voters in support. The bond required a two-thirds, or 66 percent, majority to pass, and it handily did so by a vote of 570-217. The renovation will fix a …

Marauders Hunker Down: Hanover Traps Pelham in First Round

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hanover — Moments before Hanover High’s girls basketball team took to the Leede Arena court Tuesday, public-address announcer Rob Grabill took to the microphone with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Grabill requested that, in case of emergency, those …

Experience Pays Off for Raiders in Tourney Opener

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon High girls basketball team has a place to go for intestinal fortitude on nights when such support is required. You might call it a reservoir, built on years upon years of state tournament appearances and victories. It holds experience and example on how to …

Norwich Raises Raised as Issue

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Norwich — The vice chairwoman of the Selectboard on Monday night urged residents to vote down the town’s budget, citing salary raises for department heads that range from 3 percent to 8 percent. Last year, Linda Cook opposed …

3 Charged in Connection With Norwich Burglaries

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

White River Junction — Three Upper Valley residents are facing charges in connection with burglaries of several homes in Norwich. Benjamin Kendall, 24, of Vershire has been charged with three felony counts of burglary and one misdemeanor count of petit larceny. Kendall pleaded not guilty to all four …

Project VetCare Elects Board Members

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hanover — Project VetCare recently elected three new members to its board of directors. The board provides direction for the organization’s activities, which include veteran community potlucks and educational seminars in local high schools. Wayne Dunham, an Army veteran, has been involved with Project VetCare since its inception. …