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Lebanon employers seek to meet workers’ child care needs
05-27-2024 5:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

LEBANON — Two new child care options are in the works in the city, as Lebanon employers seek to address their workers’ needs. The Lebanon School District is proposing to create and staff an early child care room at the Hanover Street School, primarily...

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In Hanover, Democrats seeking to replace Sununu sound more alike than different
05-23-2024 8:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HANOVER — With New Hampshire’s gubernatorial primaries just over three months away, three Democratic hopefuls shared a stage on the Dartmouth campus Wednesday night to address issues relevant to young voters.Democratic Executive Councilor Cinde...


Hartland school budget revote set for Tuesday
05-22-2024 7:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTLAND — Hartland residents will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote on a proposed $11.1 million school budget for the second time this year.The operating budget passed, 320-311, on April 2. The School Board did not make any changes to the...


Rivendell superintendent departure adds to district’s challenges
05-20-2024 7:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — In the latest of a series of challenges Rivendell Interstate School District, the superintendent of the small district resigned last week.Superintendent Barrett Williams, who will become the principal of Strafford’s Newton School this summer,...


DHMC union organizers say they have enough signatures to force vote
05-17-2024 7:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

LEBANON — With a unionization campaign by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center nurses making more headway than two previous attempts, the hospital’s administration has hired a prominent California anti-union consultant to resist organizing efforts.Union...


Upper Valley students urge schools to allow debate on Israel-Hamas war
05-10-2024 7:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — A group of Hartford High School students think the adults around them are keeping mum on contentious topics such as the Israeli attack on Gaza for fear of getting in trouble, and it’s dampening their educational experience.At Wednesday...


Sharon voters turn back proposal to renovate school
05-08-2024 1:15 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

SHARON — A $9.5 million bond for repairs and upgrades to Sharon Elementary School was rejected by voters Tuesday, 271-220.With 41% of eligible voters participating, residents defeated the ballot measure that would have approved a 20-year loan through...


Forester-led walk of Windsor’s Paradise Park seeks to answer questions about management plan
05-02-2024 7:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WINDSOR — Windsor County Forester Hannah Dallas and her team began marking trees last month throughout Paradise Park Town Forest with paint as the first step in implementing a new resource management plan to improve the health of the forest.The plan...


Health insurance, salaries drive up Oxbow budget
05-02-2024 7:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

BRADFORD, Vt. — Voters will consider whether to approve a $21 million school budget for the Oxbow Unified Union School District on Monday, May 6. The budget marks a nearly 14% increase over last year’s $18.4 million operating budget for the district,...


Sharon voters to decide $9.5 million school building bond
05-01-2024 6:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

SHARON — Voters will decide next Tuesday whether to approve a $9.5 million bond for repairs and renovations to Sharon Elementary School.The bond would address safety issues such as fire alarms and sprinklers, and bring the school into compliance with...


Herd departs Hartford’s last remaining dairy farm
04-26-2024 6:03 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — On a gray, drizzly Wednesday morning, George Miller, his son, cousin and brother pushed, pulled and cajoled 27 reluctant Jersey cows and six heifers out of the barn and onto livestock trailers that would take the animals to their new owner...


Hartland voters successfully petition for school budget revote
04-24-2024 9:14 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTLAND — The School Board is preparing to warn a budget vote for the third time this year after a successful petition by residents to hold another round of balloting.On April 2, voters narrowly approved an $11.1 million school budget by a vote of...


Some families find freedom with Newport microschool
04-19-2024 8:03 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

NEWPORT — Tucked in the basement of Newport’s Epiphany Episcopal Church, Micah Studios is a newcomer to the Upper Valley’s alternative education landscape.Founded in the fall of 2023 by two educators disillusioned with the town’s public school system,...


Hartford voters approve school budget and building repair bond
04-16-2024 5:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — Voters approved the school district’s $51 million budget, as well as a $21 million bond for facilities repairs in Australian ballot voting Monday.The budget passed 728-622, or about 54% to 46%.The bond passed more narrowly, 712-634, or...


Rivendell voters reject school budget
04-14-2024 7:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Voters delivered a decisive defeat to Rivendell’s proposed $15.7 million school budget Saturday, rejecting it 240-143 in paper-ballot voting.The school district’s annual meeting on Saturday drew about 400 voters, representing about 14% of...


A Life: Priscilla Sears ‘was bold enough to be very demanding’
04-13-2024 10:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HANOVER — Priscilla Sears noticed things. Whether it was unexpected natural beauty, a sublime musical performance or a quirky piece of jewelry, she was always ready to be astonished.And she noticed people, especially the ones who most needed...


Upper Valley residents witness total eclipse
04-08-2024 8:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — Scores of Upper Valley residents were among the crowd of about 7,500 people gathered in front of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium on Monday to cheer as Vermont Public’s Jane Lindholm announced the arrival of the eclipse’s...


I-91 southbound to close between Bradford and Fairlee for ledge repair
04-04-2024 5:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

FAIRLEE — An upcoming ledge repair project will close a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 91 South between Bradford and Fairlee, likely through the summer. Scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, the project will stabilize the rock face that towers...


Dresden becomes first New Hampshire school district to adopt gun storage resolution
04-02-2024 7:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HANOVER — The Dresden School District, which includes Hanover High School, has become the first in New Hampshire to adopt a secure firearm storage resolution.The decision commits the district to sharing information and encouraging conversations about...


NH Attorney General paves way for Valley Regional to join DH system
04-01-2024 7:45 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

CLAREMONT — Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont will become part of the Dartmouth Health system in spite of concerns that the relationship might result in a monopoly on health care services in Sullivan County, according to a Monday announcement from...


Strafford school principal heads to Windsor
03-31-2024 7:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

STRAFFORD — The Newton School is searching for a new principal following Tracy Thompson’s February announcement that she will not return after this school year ends in June.But Strafford’s loss is Windsor’s gain. Thompson has been hired as the Windsor...

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