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Dangerous heat to linger in Upper Valley for days

06-17-2024 7:02 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

LEBANON— A period of extreme heat is bearing down on the Upper Valley, with temperatures expected to reach into the upper 90s this week and heat index values exceeding 100 degrees.The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from noon...


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After Vermont bear video goes viral, officials warn that such encounters aren’t harmless

06-17-2024 7:23 PM

By EMMA COTTON

Officials from the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife are warning that a viral video showing two black bears in a Waitsfield, Vt., backyard — one of which appears to be relaxing on a hammock — isn’t as cute as it looks. Instead, it’s an example of...


Claremont business owners balk at special assessment for Washington Street paving

06-17-2024 7:17 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Some Washington Street property owners who received letters from the city earlier this month explaining the special assessment they may have to pay to cover a portion of the estimated $1.2 million it will cost to repave the four-lane road...


Enfield Zoning Board to consider appeals to housing project approval

06-17-2024 7:14 PM

ENFIELD — The Enfield Zoning Board of Adjustment will hear two appeals filed in response to granting two variances for a proposed housing development in Enfield.The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the DPW Facility, 74 Lockehaven...


Police: Charlestown man armed with steak knives and high on bath salts broke into Newport home

06-17-2024 7:13 PM

NEWPORT — Police arrested and charged a 40-year-old man inside a Newport home who they said was high on bath salts after they had received multiple complaints about a man attempting to break into homes on Chestnut Street.Adam Hooper, of Charlestown,...


Longtime Sullivan County prosecutor won’t seek reelection

06-17-2024 6:52 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

NEWPORT — After 38 years as Sullivan County’s first full-time prosecutor, Marc Hathaway will not seek re-election in November for another two-year term.Hathaway, 68, said Monday the time was right for him to step away and likely turn the office over...


White River Valley High School graduates celebrate opportunities

06-17-2024 11:24 AM

By NICOLA SMITH

SOUTH ROYALTON — Under a brilliant blue sky and cool temperatures, Anna Stratton, who gave the salutatory address at the White River Valley High School graduation Saturday on South Royalton green, urged her classmates to live in the present and not...


Upper Valley School Notes for June 17

06-17-2024 3:18 AM

Post-secondary graduationsLauren Kelley, of Grantham, earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences in Lexington this spring.Gracie Gamache, of West Lebanon, earned a bachelor’s...


Warm-wishes, good humor and a mascot mark Mascoma Class of 2024 commencement

06-15-2024 9:47 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WEST CANAAN — Members of Mascoma Valley Regional High School’s Class of 2024 bestowed three parting gifts for their school during their graduation ceremony Friday night: The first were lilac bushes to start a garden they hoped future classes would add...


Woodstock Class of ’24 ready to explore the wider world

06-15-2024 9:46 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WOODSTOCK — With an eruption of bright green mortarboards, the class of 2024 celebrated its graduation inside Union Arena Friday evening.“Your world is as big as you make it,” Principal Gavin Small told the graduates.Woodstock may be a small-town...


Hartford High sends off resilient Class of ’24

06-15-2024 9:01 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — For a few minutes during Friday night’s Hartford High graduation ceremony, the skies opened up over the school’s athletic field and a steady rain fell. Some guests opened umbrellas or pulled out ponchos. But members of the...


Ledyard Charter School Class of 2024

06-15-2024 8:00 AM

Ledyard Charter School Class of 2024Gabriella Bagley, Plymouth State University; Aria Faught; Anthony Gale; Kenia Gardner; Aniken Norwalk; Jacob Renaud; Gage Richards; and Benjamin Stanek.


Thetford Academy graduates celebrate an ‘unorthodox’ four-year journey

06-15-2024 7:53 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

THETFORD — They entered to pods and COVID and exited to pomp and circumstance: The past four years had not been easy for the senior class of Thetford Academy, but their graduation on cooling Friday evening was a time to remember, express gratitude and...


An end and a beginning for the Hanover High Class of ’24

06-15-2024 7:36 AM

By ALEX HANSON

HANOVER — Education is a series of expanding horizons. Students do their work, fail or succeed, move forward and repeat the process all over again.“The human condition is complex,” Hanover High School Principal Julie Stevenson said at the start of the...


Kenyon: Common sense could yet prevail in Dartmouth trespassing cases

06-14-2024 8:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

In a way, I feel sorry for Hanover police prosecutor Mariana Pastore. Dartmouth President Sian Leah Beilock has put her in a tough spot.The day is fast approaching when Pastore must declare whether she’s moving forward with criminal charges against 87...


Group defends Vermont public schools

06-14-2024 7:01 PM

By ALEX HANSON

A couple of weeks before Town Meeting Day, longtime Norwich School Board member Neil Odell wrote a letter to future Vermonters about the demise of public education.“Rather than double down on our public education system,” Odell wrote, “we instead...


Valley News welcomes Reader Advisory Board

06-14-2024 5:01 PM

WEST LEBANON — The Valley News has selected the members of its inaugural Reader Advisory Board, an initiative to bring readers and community-minded individuals together to talk about local news.These 11 individuals were selected from a pool of more...


The Sharon Academy Class of 2024

06-14-2024 4:12 PM

The Sharon Academy Class of 2024Arya Hilliker, Sharon, gap year, Vermont State University in Randolph, nursing; Cecelia Goodwin, Tunbridge, EMT paramedic training; Diana Chapin-Parker, Hancock, University of Vermont; Elijah Huntington, Rochester, gap...


Oxbow High School Class of 2024

06-14-2024 4:10 PM

Oxbow High School Class of 2024Hadlee Grace Allen; James Everett Batchelder Jr.; Matthew R. Batten; Isaiah Réal Beauregard; Otis Michael Brochu; Aivree Elizabeth Bruce; Megan Marie Carlan; George Paul Christian; Cooper Robert Clark; Maisa Marie Cook;...


NH House votes down marijuana legalization after Senate approval

06-14-2024 3:53 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

New Hampshire’s bill to legalize marijuana got a breath of fresh air after receiving Senate approval, only to be tabled by the House by a five-vote margin, halting its progress towards the Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk this year.Rep. Jared Sullivan said he...


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