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Stevens High Renovation Project Includes Security Cameras

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The multi-million dollar renovation of Stevens High School now includes $43,000 in security cameras. The committee overseeing the renovation voted Wednesday to use money from a contingency fund for the project to pay for interior video cameras that will monitor common areas including hallways, classroom, the gymnasium and the auditorium. The decision brings the total cost for new security system to about $104,000. Steve Horton, the school district’s …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron …

Unity Reviews Work on School

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Unity — With the controversial $2.75 million bond vote to finish the K-8 elementary school out of the way, the School Board meeting Tuesday night drew just a couple of residents instead of the more than 50 who had been turning out for most meetings the last few months. Gordon Bristol, the owner’s representative on the school project, gave an update on construction. …

Unity Residents Split on Bond to Finish School

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unity — Mixed opinions at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting portends a divided house Saturday at the annual school meeting when residents will decide whether to approve a $2.75 million bond to finish the new K-8 elementary school. Some of the roughly 50 people at the board meeting …

Unity Rejects $35,000 for New Gazebo

Monday, March 17, 2014

Unity — A $35,000 appropriation to complete the new gazebo on the town common was the only article defeated during Saturday’s nearly two-hour Town Meeting. Ironically, John Callum, who has directed the gazebo project, argued strongly against the appropriation. “I really don’t want the money,” said Callum, who …

Unity School Board Chairman Ousted

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Unity — The incumbent chairman of the School Board, which has been the target of intense criticism over a school construction project that is considerably over budget, was turned out of office in a three-way race. Craig Shute, a former School Board member, defeated Chairman Shawn Randall, as …

Stevens High Inspection Gives All Clear

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Claremont — The state Department of Labor will issue a report on an inspection done Friday of the Stevens High School renovation construction site that was prompted by complaints from a student about dust, noise and other hazardous conditions. Michelle Small with the Department of Labor declined to …

Cornish Wants School Spending Detailed

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cornish — Over the course of the five-hour school district meeting yesterday, voters passed the proposed 2014-2015 school budget and all of the articles, some of which were amended in the process. They also created a measure requiring …

Unity Mulls New Bond For School

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Voting for town and school officers is Tuesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in town hall. Town Meeting will be held at noon on Saturday, March 15, at town hall; School meeting is 10 a.m. …

Dramatic Roll Gives Yellowjackets State Title

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Barre, Vt. — With the drama unfolding at Twin City Lanes in Saturday’s VPA bowling championship, it would be easy to forget this is just the second year of varsity competition for the sport. Windsor sophomore Katey Comstock …

Stevens Hoop Peaking at the Right Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Langdon, n.h. — Making its free throws down the stretch, the Stevens High boys basketball team came away from the loud Wildcat Den on Wednesday night with 60-48 win over Fall Mountain. It was not a tournament game, but it seemed like one as the large crowd was …

Unity Board: Bond Now, or Pay Later

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Unity — School officials told a boisterous standing-room only crowd in town hall Tuesday night that if voters don’t approve a $2.75 million bond to finish construction of the new elementary school, it will cost taxpayers even more …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …