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Lebanon crosswalks get a splash of color
07-07-2023 6:58 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City crosswalks are getting a colorful makeover in downtown areas in an initiative to improve pedestrian safety and to touch up the aesthetics.Public Works employees are painting a new crosswalk design on the streets surrounding Colburn Park...


Slim pickings: Little sun, too much rain slowing Upper Valley berry season
07-06-2023 6:48 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — With berry season underway, Upper Valley farmers said their pick-your-own patches could use more sunshine to offset June’s rainy days and cool temperatures. A mid-May freeze also killed or damaged many fruit blossoms.While the impact...


Upper Valley colleges, universities react to Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling 
06-30-2023 12:27 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — College and university administrators in the Twin States said that Thursday’s Supreme Court decision — which overturned affirmative action in college admissions — will not diminish their schools’ commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in...


Norwich Planning Commission supports grant to explore affordable housing on town-owned land
06-29-2023 12:06 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — Town officials will consider grant funding to study the feasibility of building affordable housing on a challenging parcel of town-owned property.On Tuesday the Norwich Planning Commission voted 6-1 to support a memo asking the Selectboard...


Hanover Selectboard votes to accept donation of 238-acre conservation area
06-27-2023 11:55 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Town officials are in the process of reacquiring a conservation area on the eastern side of Moose Mountain currently used for public recreation and education.The Baum Foundation, founded by Hanover residents Jim and Carol Baum, are donating...


Lebanon plans to purchase site for shelter; roundabout
06-26-2023 10:28 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city is eyeing a new property acquisition that would help clear the way for a planned traffic roundabout, as well as a potential location for a temporary homeless shelter.On Wednesday the City Council voted 7-1 to authorize City Manager...


Lebanon landfill overhauling how users pay to dispose of waste
06-21-2023 10:42 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Users of the Lebanon landfill will see major changes to the payment system for disposal services as the city rolls out new initiatives aimed at reducing household waste, adding convenience and improving operating efficiency.The facility will...


Sullivan County towns recovering from weekend flooding
06-19-2023 7:43 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

MERIDEN — Several communities in Sullivan County are assessing the damage to their roads after flash flooding from heavy rains on Saturday overwhelmed culverts and washed away road materials.In Meriden, a village of Plainfield, stormwaters during the...


Lebanon seeks new developer for Spencer Street parcel
06-09-2023 2:43 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City officials will seek new proposals to redevelop the former public works building at 20 Spencer St., after plans to build 94 apartments and street-level retail and commercial spaces collapsed.On Wednesday, the City Council recruited the...


Hartford keeps Wilder park and ride open, despite safety complaints
05-31-2023 5:11 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Wilder park and ride will remain open to the public while the Hartford Selectboard considers other ways to alleviate concerns from neighbors about public safety.Town administrators recently proposed closing the commuter lot...


Lebanon officials seek more traffic data on proposed casino
05-12-2023 4:38 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City officials are still awaiting additional traffic analysis before considering a proposed charitable gaming casino and restaurant on Miracle Mile, whose scheduled public hearing this week was continued to June 12 by the Planning...


Hartford seeks input for safety and wellness needs study
05-06-2023 7:42 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford officials are seeking public feedback to inform an upcoming study of safety and wellness needs in the community, particularly among the town’s most vulnerable or marginalized populations.The Hartford Selectboard is...


Hanover ready for a 3-way Selectboard race at Town Meeting
05-04-2023 6:17 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — An elected official with 21 years in office is running against two political newcomers to fill two open Selectboard seats at Town Meeting on Tuesday. Voters will elect two candidates to serve three-year terms. Selectboard Chairman Peter...


Hartford builds wish list of qualities for next town manager
04-28-2023 11:35 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — When asked this week about ideal traits in a next town manager, residents mentioned a name almost as frequently as qualities such as leadership, communication and transparency.That name was Leo Pullar, a former town manager who...


Lebanon airport travel soaring to new highs after pandemic turbulence
04-23-2023 4:17 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — Commercial travel at Lebanon Municipal Airport is on an upswing in 2023, with ridership on flights to Boston and New York on pace to surpass pre-pandemic levels.Cape Air, a Massachusetts-based airline that provides daily round trips...


Ballot mistake leads to special School Board election in Norwich
04-07-2023 4:20 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — Town officials have announced a special meeting on May 2 for voters to elect two school board members, races for which were inadvertently left off Town Meeting ballots last month.Last week, the Norwich School Board authorized Town Clerk Lily...


Hanover Selectboard settles on $33.3M proposed budget
03-30-2023 12:16 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Town voters will be asked in May to consider a total operating budget of $33.8 million, an increase of $1.7 million from the current budget, for the 2023-24 fiscal year, which starts on July 1.The Hanover Selectboard unanimously approved the...


West Lebanon fire station meets familiar resistance with new proposed location on Main Street
03-28-2023 6:15 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — The city’s latest proposed site for a new fire station — just about 1,000 feet from the existing building — is already receiving objections from nearby residents and business owners.With the city’s pending purchase of three connected...


Conflict arises during team building talk on Hartford Selectboard
03-23-2023 9:12 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford Selectboard discussed plans Tuesday to organize training workshops and team building following an organizational meeting earlier this month, where rising tensions resulted in friction between colleagues and...


Hartford Selectboard seeks more collaborative approach after tiff at meeting
03-20-2023 10:12 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford Selectboard members called for more collaboration, communication and civility after a recent organizational meeting gave way to criticism of colleagues, disputes over committee positions and frustrations over a...

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