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Rivendell Academy principal departs mid-year
02-14-2024 10:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Rivendell Academy’s principal and head of schools retired this week. After 14 years, Keri Gelenian’s last day on the job was Monday.The mid-year retirement comes amid turmoil in the small school community as the board considers plans for...


After months of searching, Canaan finds permanent town administrator
02-13-2024 8:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

CANAAN — Chester “Chet” Hagenbarth will be Canaan’s new full-time town administrator, the Selectboard announced last week.Originally from New Jersey, Hagenbarth and his family have lived in Killington since 1994. He spent 11 years working for the town...


Amid statewide education funding uncertainty, Mount Ascutney School District postpones budget vote
02-13-2024 8:15 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WINDSOR — The Mount Ascutney School District board voted unanimously Monday night to rescind the $15.5 million budget members had approved in January and bring a revised version to voters at a later date.Board members made the decision in response to...


Hartford presses forward with superintendent search
02-08-2024 9:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — The search for a new superintendent is underway despite lingering questions about the School Board’s decision to conduct the search a full year before the current superintendent’s contract ends, incurring the expense of an additional...


Community members urge Canaan Selectboard to reinstate fire chief 
02-02-2024 10:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

CANAAN — Following the sudden departure of the town’s fire chief last month, the Selectboard faces a gap in emergency services leadership and pushback from some residents who think the board should have refused to accept the chief’s resignation.A...


West Lebanon fire damages condo
02-02-2024 9:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WEST LEBANON — A two-alarm fire damaged the second story of a condominium unit at 23 Pleasant St. on Friday afternoon.Hank Clarke was bringing his recycling outside when he noticed smoke coming from a neighbor’s roof at the Village Green...


Lebanon Middle School seeks new leader, following mid-year departure
01-26-2024 10:15 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

LEBANON — The sudden departure of Colleen McIntyre earlier this week has left the district in search of a new middle school principal.McIntyre, whose last day at the school was Monday, “has taken personal leave for the rest of the academic year and...


Discord spurs Orford Fire Department departures
01-26-2024 5:19 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Unexpected competition for the role of fire chief last March has divided some residents into opposing factions, reduced the ranks of the Fire Department and left the town of 1,200 without a Planning Board.Orford’s voters in 2014 authorized...


Grantham man remains hospitalized with burns from house fire
01-25-2024 4:27 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

GRANTHAM — A 28-year-old Grantham man has a long recovery ahead after suffering severe burns in a house fire last week.Zachary Beaulieu remains in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was taken following the Jan. 15 fire and has...


Cornish and Plainfield seek to study merging middle school
01-22-2024 10:15 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

Cornish and Plainfield voters will decide on Town Meeting Day whether their school boards should consider forming a cooperative school district and merging their middle schools.The two districts have collaborated in recent years in an effort to...


Refunds available for Lebanon landfill punch cards
01-18-2024 6:44 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

LEBANON — In welcome news to some non-resident patrons of Lebanon’s landfill, unused punch cards may be returned for a refund at several area locations.Beginning Jan. 1, the use of pre-paid punch cards for bagged trash became restricted to Lebanon...


Man hospitalized after Grantham home gutted by fire
01-16-2024 5:42 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

GRANTHAM — Firefighters battled a blaze Monday night that injured two people, one critically, and gutted a home.Grantham Fire Department’s engine arrived at 505 Route 10 South, a mostly-wooded area across from a public park and about two miles from...


Truth and reconciliation focus of Vermont law school’s MLK event
01-15-2024 2:00 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

SOUTH ROYALTON — Mia Schultz, who relocated to Bennington, Vt., from Southern California in 2016, describes herself as a “former insurance claims adjuster turned activist.”“Vermont is like no other place I’ve ever been to before,” Schultz, who is...


DHMC reinstitutes mask mandate for employees in patient rooms and treatment areas
01-11-2024 4:32 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

LEBANON— Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center resumed masking requirements for its staff on Monday in response to increasing rates of respiratory illnesses.Staff are now required to wear masks when entering patient rooms and treatment areas, Cassidy...


Former Afghan judges honored in Hanover event
01-04-2024 7:59 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HANOVER — A crowd of more than 400 gathered in Hanover High School’s auditorium to honor two women Afghan judges who have found refuge in the Twin States after escaping with their families following the fall of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and...


Upper Valley Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah as Gaza war continues
12-13-2023 11:36 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HANOVER — Against the backdrop of ongoing violence in Gaza, the Upper Valley Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah this week with joyful gatherings tinged with somber reflection. Celebrations around the region have included a public menorah lighting on...


Thetford considers allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections
12-12-2023 4:09 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

THETFORD — Heinz and Inge Trebitz were named “Citizens of the Year” at last year’s Town Meeting for their longstanding service to Thetford, but they were ineligible to vote at the meeting.Selectboard member Steven Tofel is among those who would like...


Downtown Bethel building changes hands
11-03-2023 5:29 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

BETHEL — When Lindley Brainard and three other partners purchased Bethel’s Arnold Block building in 2018, they knew it was a “really strange business model,” said Brainard, who is also a member of the Bethel Selectboard. Their vision was to create a...

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