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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...


Thetford 60, WRV 58: Epic comeback sends Panthers to state title game
03-01-2024 4:22 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — The Barre Auditorium’s inner arena was deserted Thursday evening, half an hour after Thetford Academy and White River Valley concluded their Vermont Division III boys basketball playoff semifinal.Silence inside the 85-year old building...


Dartmouth students end hunger strike as faculty seek to have students’ trespassing charges dropped
03-01-2024 12:35 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — The two remaining students on hunger strike at Dartmouth College have ended their fast, according to a statement on Friday from the college.But criticism of the administration’s handling of the arrest of two student protesters this past fall...


Windsor Southeast school boards make cuts to reduce tax hikes
02-29-2024 8:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTLAND — Each board within the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union is playing its part in a last-minute effort to reduce demands on the state education fund in what has become a zero-sum game of educational funding this year.School budget votes for...


Nonprofit, developer in settlement talks over Lebanon golf course
02-29-2024 7:31 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

LEBANON — One of the longest-running legal battles in the Upper Valley may be drawing to a close. But whether people living near the battlefield will rejoice at the peace is another matter.The nonprofit Carter Community Building Association, operator...


Judge rejects South Royalton man’s motion to withdraw guilty plea in wife’s murder
02-28-2024 6:15 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A South Royalton man’s bid to withdraw his guilty plea for shooting and killing his estranged wife in front of her nephew and brother has been nixed by a Vermont state judge.Frank Sanville failed to show “that he did not...


I-91 between Bradford and Fairlee closes following rockslide
02-28-2024 4:59 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

FAIRLEE — A portion of Interstate 91 South between Bradford, Vt., and Fairlee will be closed at least a week as it undergoes repairs caused by a Tuesday night rockslide.No injuries were reported in the rockslide, according to a news release sent out...


Former Listen director pleads guilty to fraud
02-27-2024 9:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CONCORD — The former head of one of the Upper Valley’s leading charities has pleaded guilty to embezzling donations, acknowledging that he spent the money for personal use and to gamble at a casino in western Massachusetts.In U.S. District Court in...


Special Town Meeting: Fairlee voters support short-term rental ordinance
02-26-2024 8:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

FAIRLEE — Residents voted to uphold a new short-term rental ordinance during a special Town Meeting Saturday.The ordinance is now officially in effect. That means short-term rental owners who own properties that they rent out for stays fewer than 32...


Divided Lebanon City Council takes first step toward passing Israel-Gaza cease fire resolution
02-24-2024 10:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — A divided City Council adopted a verbal resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza, a return of all hostages and for the allowance of humanitarian aid to the region. An advisory board has been tasked with crafting a written resolution for...


Hartford boys hockey is battle-tested heading into postseason
02-22-2024 2:57 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The gamble has worked thus far. Is there a bigger payout to come for the Hartford High boys hockey team?“This program has never played a tougher schedule,” 26th-year Hurricanes coach Todd Bebeau said flatly after Wednesday’s 6-2...


Woodstock girls basketball focuses on the ‘positives’
02-20-2024 5:13 PM

By TRIS WYKES

WOODSTOCK — The referee had changed into street clothes after Monday night’s game and was walking out of Woodstock High’s Dailey Gymnasium when he veered off to shake the hand of Wasps girls basketball coach Timmy MacDonnell.“You’re a saint,” the man...


Dartmouth hunger strike demands college drop charges against protesters
02-19-2024 9:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — On Monday, eight Dartmouth College students announced that they would begin a hunger strike. The move comes in opposition to the charges still standing against two students arrested while protesting in October, as well as what activists...

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