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Local food on the menu for Woodstock-area schools
09-07-2023 8:48 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WOODSTOCK — The sourcing strategy behind the sloppy joes served to students in the Mountain Views Supervisory Union is anything but disorganized.They’re made with beef from Cloudland Farm in Pomfret, carefully selected for the students with the Upper...


Woman treated for rabies following Thetford fox attack
08-22-2023 8:12 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

THETFORD — A Thetford woman is being treated for rabies after she was bitten on the arm by a gray fox on Sunday as she walked along a cornfield in North Thetford Village, according to the Thetford Police Department. The attack came just days after her...


Bradford pandemic-era committee regroups to tackle homelessness
08-14-2023 9:56 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

BRADFORD, Vt. — A town committee created during the COVID-19 pandemic has been charged with addressing another crisis: the rising rate of homelessness in Vermont.Bradford Resilience, which will report findings back to the Selectboard, includes...


Plainfield seeks FEMA assistance for flood-damaged road repairs
08-07-2023 11:57 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

PLAINFIELD — Plainfield has received almost 18 inches of rain this summer, Town Administrator Stephen Halleran said.“It all blends together,” Halleran said. “That’s a ton of rain, and a big chunk of it came in the month of June, several weekends in a...


Amid housing shortage, Bradford struggles with homelessness
08-07-2023 11:38 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

BRADFORD, Vt. — Waiting for the food shelf to open in what was once Bradford Academy, Garrett O’Brien-Manning sat outside the town’s library on Thursday, using the internet connection to check messages on his cellphone. For others in his situation,...


Simon Pearce: Quechee dam poses little risk
07-28-2023 4:41 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

QUECHEE — The 200-year-old concrete dam on the Ottauquechee River near the Quechee Covered Bridge poses no imminent threat to public safety, said executives from Simon Pearce — the restaurant and glassblowing company which owns the dam — at a Hartford...


Lessons learned from Irene reflected in less flood damage last week
07-17-2023 9:23 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

BETHEL — On Monday night, the Third Branch of the White River swallowed up Bethel’s athletic fields and bit off chunks of gravel roads. Stranded in homes unreachable by car, 15 people were rescued Tuesday afternoon, and one more resident on...


Pride: Springfield, Vt., event gives vegan twist to LGBTQ celebration
06-16-2023 4:39 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — VINE, an animal rehabilitation organization that describes itself as “LGBTQ-led,” is scheduled to host a Pride event that also celebrates veganism, the practice of not eating animal products. VINE, which stands for “Veganism is the...


First NH electric bills with Community Power Coalition rates arrive in Hanover, Lebanon, Enfield and Plainfield this month
06-14-2023 5:16 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

H ANOVER — New statistics indicate that few customers are straying from community power initiatives, which allow participating New Hampshire municipalities to source electricity for themselves instead of relying on one the state’s utilities.Community...


Sunapee Harbor to reopen following fuel spill cleanup
06-12-2023 7:31 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

SUNAPEE — Sunapee Harbor is expected to reopen on Wednesday after a fuel spill over the weekend led state officials to close it to boat traffic.On Monday, hundreds of feet of absorbent buoys — sitting on top of the water like orange pool noodles —...


Vegetarians find go-to eateries in the Upper Valley
05-18-2023 10:30 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — The omnivore’s dilemma: to order the chorizo taco, or to order the taco filled with chorizo-imitating oyster mushroom?But it makes no difference toHeath Gosselin, chef and owner of a vegan food truck that has recently returned to the Lebanon...


Strafford seeks funding for cleanup of property linked to Elizabeth Mine site
05-16-2023 5:39 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

SOUTH STRAFFORD — Town officials are holding out hope it can secure financial assistance to clean up a property connected to the contaminated Elizabeth Mine, but state and federal officials have so far said the work would be beyond their...


Breaking point: With coveted wood facing restrictions, musicians who use bows face a choice
04-24-2023 5:17 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — There’s no sheet music for navigating the world of international trade controversy, but the musicians at the Upper Valley Music Center are trying their best to sight-read.The sale and possession of the Brazilian red wood that is used to...


Fairlee board votes to add town-level septic regulation
04-20-2023 9:17 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

FAIRLEE — The Fairlee Selectboard has adopted changes to permitting in an attempt to place septic regulations — about which the state has historically been lax — under the town’s control, a move that goes hand in hand with a larger effort to preserve...


Lawmaker looks to for legislative solution to Tunbridge trails dispute
04-10-2023 6:17 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

TUNBRIDGE — In the shadow of an ongoing legal dispute that has pitted a Tunbridge property owner against the town’s Selectboard, a Tunbridge state representative introduced a bill that would give towns the authority to maintain legal trails.The...


Pop-up shop in Strafford focuses on vintage children’s clothes
04-10-2023 9:05 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

SOUTH STRAFFORD — Jenny Joy’s has set up shop, literally, in the space of South Strafford clothing consignment store Agatha’s. But with diminutive raincoats and palm-sized slippers, the pop-up is aiming its sartorial eye at a younger clientele.Started...


Nonprofit energy supplier has ‘green’ options; informational meetings set for Lebanon, Enfield, Hanover and Plainfield
04-03-2023 6:54 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — As a nonprofit energy supplier prepares to take over energy procurement for a handful of Upper Valley communities, a process designed to save residents money on their utility bills is also aiming to make it easier for them to go...


A community power coalition set to launch in NH, for-profit energy providers also make appeals
03-31-2023 7:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — When a nonprofit coalition takes over energy procurement for a handful of Upper Valley towns later this spring, it promises to offer big savings for consumers who have seen rates at the state’s largest utilities soar in recent years.But in...


New London voters nix proposal to buy land for new police station
03-16-2023 6:26 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

NEW LONDON — Asked to approve a bond to buy property for a new police station, a bigger-than-usual crowd at New London’s Town Meeting stuffed the ballot boxes with mostly “no” votes.The station has been housed in Whipple Hall since 1918. The town’s...


Snowstorm smacks another NH Town Meeting Day, but this time officials, voters are ready
03-14-2023 8:39 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

Tuesday’s late winter storm, which saw 13 inches of snow pile up in Newport, N.H., by noon, also brought tall stacks of Town Meeting ballots from voters who were thinking ahead. On Monday, Cornish Town Clerk Paula Harthan handed out almost 90 absentee...

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