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VSP: Trooper hit Bethel firetruck while traveling at ‘highway speeds’
03-11-2024 6:30 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

The medical condition of a Vermont State Police trooper who sustained serious injuries when his police vehicle crashed into a firetruck on Interstate 89 in Royalton last week was unknown on Monday, but police have identified the officer as Cpl. Eric...


New Hartford Selectboard members take seats
03-10-2024 12:16 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Three new members joined the Hartford Selectboard last week after winning election by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day. In a four-way race for two two-year terms on the Selectboard, town voters elected Susan Buckholz (1,695...


White River Valley loses in semi-finals
03-08-2024 6:46 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — Two teams of Wildcats clashed in girls basketball Thursday night at the Barre Auditorium. Sadly for Upper Valley fans, the wrong bunch of Felis Silvestris prevailed in the Vermont Division III quarterfinals.Top-seeded Hazen’s 70-49 defeat...


Nonprofit community ski hill sees one of the worst seasons in memory
03-08-2024 6:33 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

EAST CORINTH — A few weeks ago, Ben Nalette, a freshman alpine skier at Thetford Academy, was using rub-on hard wax to try to coax his skis into better shape for the dicey cover at Northeast Slopes.Rain had made the main face of the hill slick with...


Windsor 46, Richford 33: No. 2 to face No. 1 Hazen in Saturday’s final
03-08-2024 5:41 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — Saturday’s Vermont Division III girls basketball title game at the Barre Auditorium will be a clash of past and recent champions when Windsor High and Hazen meet at 7:30 p.m.The second-seeded Yellowjackets, who coolly dispatched...


Lyme voters approve school modernization plan
03-08-2024 5:04 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LYME — By an almost 3 to 1 margin, voters approved taking out a $2.6 million bond to finance renovations at the K-8 Lyme School.The omnibus measure, named the “Hazardous Materials Abatement Project” on the warrant, passed 140-49 in paper balloting....


Trooper airlifted after colliding with firetruck at Royalton crash scene
03-08-2024 12:41 PM

By JOHN LIPPMANand JAMES M. PATTERSON

ROYALTON — A Vermont State trooper was airlifted with severe injuries to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after the police SUV he was operating struck a firetruck that was responding to another crash on Interstate 89 near Exit 3 in Royalton on...


Police: Driver faces charges for allegedly striking Lebanon crossing guard
03-07-2024 7:16 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

LEBANON — A 20-year-old West Lebanon woman previously from New Jersey has been charged after a vehicle struck a school crossing guard after failing to stop at a crosswalk near Mount Lebanon Elementary School earlier this week.Atlantis Alpheaus was...


Hartford, Woodstock go different ways on local option sales tax
03-06-2024 6:30 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WOODSTOCK — In Town Meeting ballot voting on Tuesday, Woodstock voters approved an article to adopt a 1% local tax on retail sales and to use the proceeds to fund town infrastructure projects. The measure passed, 997-308.Meanwhile in Hartford, voters...


Hartford boys complete hockey sweep for Hurricanes
03-06-2024 4:44 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BURLINGTON — Hartford High boys hockey coach Todd Bebeau was conducting a postgame interview outside the Hurricanes’ Gutterson Field House locker room Tuesday night when the conversation was interrupted by the exit of a screaming Ezra Mock.The senior,...


Hartford girls hockey wins program’s first state championship
03-06-2024 4:35 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BURLINGTON — Storylines abounded Tuesday following the Hartford High girls hockey team’s 5-3 defeat of Missisquoi in the VPA Division II title game at Gutterson Field House. It was the 30-year old program’s first state crown.Head coach Kylie Young, a...


Sharon votes to keep in-person Town Meeting format
03-05-2024 6:45 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SHARON — Residents overwhelmingly voted against switching all town business to Australian ballot voting during Tuesday’s traditional Town Meeting.Just under 100 people turned out to Sharon Elementary School Tuesday morning to debate town business...


Voters in Royalton and Bethel easily approve school budget
03-05-2024 4:54 PM

By ALEX HANSON

BETHEL — It’s a rare annual meeting at which the controversial issues are raised in the “other business” portion just before adjournment.After passing a budget of nearly $14.4 million by a vote of 98-28 on Monday evening, voters from Bethel and...


Lyme school bond lacks budget committee support
03-04-2024 7:15 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LYME — Voters will be asked to approve a $2.6 million dollar construction bond at the annual Lyme school meeting on Thursday, which will be conducted by floor vote at 6 p.m. in the Lyme School Gymnasium. The fate of the bond, which must be supported...


Head Start preschools close in White River Junction and Windsor
03-04-2024 7:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WINDSOR — Staffing shortages will leave Windsor and White River Junction without Head Start preschools next year.Southeastern Vermont Community Action, or SEVCA, which administers Windsor County’s Head Start preschool programs, announced the closures...


Energy issues up for votes at Upper Valley town meetings
03-03-2024 6:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LYME — From a regulatory standpoint in Lyme, solar panels are no different from a garden shed. A set of zoning amendments on this year’s Town Meeting warrant will ask voters to consider making a distinction.Three municipal buildings already have solar...


Dartmouth to pitch plans for West Wheelock housing project
03-02-2024 7:28 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Dartmouth College administrators will meet with the Hanover Planning Board on Tuesday to discuss a proposed housing project on West Wheelock Street which would provide “apartment-style units” for approximately 190 undergraduate students on a...


NH girls hockey: Lee’s hat trick powers Hanover past Lebanon in state quarterfinal
03-02-2024 11:33 AM

By TRIS WYKES

WEST LEBANON — Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge has its strongest girls hockey team in years. The Raiders, however, don’t have Maeve Lee.Hanover’s star forward posted a hat trick during the Bears’ 3-0 defeat of its neighbor Friday in an NHIAA playoff...


Out & About: Parks Service trains volunteers to identify hemlock pest
03-01-2024 8:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

CORNISH — The National Park Service is looking to train volunteers at the Upper Valley’s two national parks to identify an invasive insect that poses a risk to hemlock trees.Staff will lead workshops about the small aphid-like insect at 9 a.m. Friday,...


Short-term rental debates pit Upper Valley property owners against neighbors
03-01-2024 4:35 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SUNAPEE — At first, Lisa Hoekstra was open to Sunapee’s plans to monitor short-term rentals.Two years ago, she joined the town’s Short-Term Rental Task Force and began brainstorming ideas that she hoped would result in a policy that would be a win-win...

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