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Hanover to temporarily close portion of Allen Street to vehicles
06-13-2024 7:16 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — A downtown street will be closed to vehicle traffic for much of the summer so that town officials can determine the costs and benefits of converting it into a pedestrian plaza.From June 26 through Aug. 26, Allen Street will be closed to...

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Hartford High sends off resilient Class of ’24
06-15-2024 9:01 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — For a few minutes during Friday night’s Hartford High graduation ceremony, the skies opened up over the school’s athletic field and a steady rain fell. Some guests opened umbrellas or pulled out ponchos. But members of the...


Hartford Selectboard narrowly rejects Gaza cease-fire resolution
06-12-2024 7:30 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford Selectboard rejected, 4-3, a citizen-sponsored resolution in support of a cease-fire in Gaza and an end to U.S. support for Israel’s offensive on Tuesday. In addition to an immediate cease-fire between Israel and...


Food trucks cause traffic concerns in downtown Lebanon
06-10-2024 6:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Concerns about traffic safety and a loss of parking spaces due to food trucks near Colburn Park are inspiring the City Council to revisit its rules for downtown vendors.This year, four trucks have permits to operate on South Park Street,...


Hartford Selectboard approves banner policy
06-05-2024 8:14 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Selectboard adopted a new policy on Tuesday that will allow banner displays on public street lights.The board’s 5-2 vote was a relief to organizers of a “Hometown Heroes” project, which plans to display up to 12 banners this...


Citing hostility, Haverhill town administrator to resign
06-04-2024 7:31 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HAVERHILL — The town administrator announced this week she is parting ways with Haverhill, citing hostility from members of the community that have created a stressful and difficult work environment.Brigitte Codling resigned as town administrator at...


Windsor County Senate races busy
06-03-2024 8:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Nine candidates will compete in the primary election in August for three Windsor County seats in the Vermont Senate — including the one held by Sen. Dick McCormack, who is retiring after more than 30 years of legislative...


Norwich officials seek solution to bridge’s chemical leak
06-03-2024 6:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — Hazardous chemicals appear to be leaking again from a town bridge that crosses Bloody Brook, driving town officials to consider new solutions to mitigate the continuing environmental threat.Petroleum-based chemicals have been dripping down...


Hartford residents seek Selectboard support of Gaza cease-fire resolution
05-29-2024 7:06 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford could be the next Upper Valley community to adopt a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza and an end to U.S. military aid for Israel’s offensive.The Selectboard will vote on June 11 whether to support an immediate...


Lebanon warns taxpayers to budget for larger bills
05-28-2024 7:30 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Spring property tax bills have just gone out, but city officials already are warning property owners to prepare for “an unprecedented increase” when the next bill arrives.The fall bill is when property owners will see the full effects of the...


Hartford Selectboard continues to mull banner policy
05-23-2024 7:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HARTFORD — A project to hang banners on municipal light poles to honor veterans and first responders remains in limbo as the Selectboard tries to find common ground on the parameters of a banner policy.Two months have passed since a group of residents...


Plan for 240 apartments in White River Junction completes planning and zoning review
05-22-2024 5:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Planning and zoning officials have approved a plan to build more than 200 apartments off Sykes Mountain Avenue.A partnership of White River Junction-based Simpson Development Corp. and the Venezuela-based Pering Group has...


Affordable apartments slated for vacant city-owned land in Lebanon
05-20-2024 8:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city has finalized plans to sell a vacant downtown lot, which was once home to the city’s public works department, to private developers who intend to redevelop the property at 20 Spencer St., into affordable rental housing.The City...


Developer seeks to convert former Brookside nursing home to apartments
05-19-2024 6:31 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WILDER — The town’s Planning Commission will consider a proposal to convert a vacant former nursing home in a residential neighborhood into 38 apartments.Ledgeworks, a Lebanon-based real estate firm, is seeking to create 29 studio and nine one-bedroom...


Plans shelved to restructure White River Junction postal facility
05-16-2024 7:48 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The U.S. Postal Service plan to move sorting operations for Upper Valley communities from White River Junction to Connecticut is currently on hold, following concerns expressed by U.S. senators about the impact of USPS’s...


Town Meeting: Hanover approves Gaza cease-fire resolution
05-15-2024 8:25 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, as well as the related protests and arrests at Dartmouth College, overshadowed regular business at Tuesday night’ s annual Town Meeting.Voters approved all spending proposals on the warrant,...


Hanover voters consider Gaza cease-fire resolution following Dartmouth protester arrests
05-13-2024 6:08 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Voters will consider a resolution at Tuesday’s Town Meeting calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and the West Bank and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.The meeting takes place in the wake of the recent arrests of demonstrators at...


Plan on track to ship Upper Valley mail to Connecticut for sorting
05-09-2024 7:31 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The U.S. Postal Service will proceed with a plan to move mail sorting operations for Upper Valley communities from White River Junction to Connecticut, according to a USPS facilities study released this week.The plan is...


Lebanon School Board considers reconfigured resource officer role
05-07-2024 8:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — A new proposed partnership between the Lebanon School District and Police Department would provide a specially trained officer to the schools to assist in safety, educational programs and other support services — but eliminate the daily...


Three vie for two Hanover Selectboard seats
05-06-2024 5:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Three people are vying for two three-year terms on the Hanover Selectboard in Town Meeting voting next week.Voters will be asked to choose from a slate including Kari Asmus, Jarett Berke and incumbent Joanna Whitcomb, the acting Selectboard...


Hartford Selectboard considers banner policy amid controversy over ‘Hometown Heroes’ project
05-05-2024 5:31 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford Selectboard’s crafting of a new regulatory policy for displaying banner on light posts is leaving a project aimed to honor military veterans in limbo. Selectboard members said at a meeting last week that their...

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