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Random drawing decides Lebanon School Board race
03-17-2023 11:55 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — By a blind drawing of names, Jessica Saturley-Hall won a School Board seat Thursday morning after she and former middle school principal John D’Entremont ended up tied in Tuesday’s municipal election.City and school officials held the...


Town Meeting: West Windsor extends property tax exemption for Ascutney Outdoors
03-10-2023 11:05 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST WINDSOR — Ninety-six town voters restored tradition on Tuesday, gathering in Story Memorial Hall for the community’s first in-person Town Meeting since the start of the pandemic.Town Moderator Matt Birmingham, serving his 33rd year in the role,...


Six seek election to Lebanon School Board
03-09-2023 4:37 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — As the School District prepares to welcome a new superintendent, the School Board will have turnover of its own after next week’s municipal election, where only one incumbent with an expiring term is running for reelection.On Tuesday, city...


Lebanon City Council considers $1.8M land purchase
02-26-2023 8:35 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — A pending plan by the city to purchase three adjoining West Lebanon properties will open new possibilities in the future revitalization of Main Street, according to municipal officials.On March 15, the Lebanon City Council will hold a...


Lebanon hires new school superintendent
02-24-2023 3:48 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — An educator with Upper Valley ties will be the next superintendent of the city’s schools.The School Board voted Thursday to hire Amy Allen, assistant superintendent for teaching, leading and learning in the Manchester School District, as...


Two seats contested on Norwich Selectboard in tumultuous period for town government
02-22-2023 12:46 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — Police staffing, administrative vacancies and the stability of town leadership are among the key issues in the campaign for the Selectboard, where five residents are vying to fill three open seats in voting on March 7.Selectboard Chairwoman...


Hanover board approves permit for Dartmouth dorm project
02-17-2023 3:19 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Over vocal objections from some neighbors, the town Zoning Board of Adjustment voted unanimously Thursday to grant Dartmouth College a zoning permit to build a 397-bed residential complex for students on Lyme Road.The Zoning Board rendered...


After heat fails in apartment complex, Dartmouth students report a cold shoulder for weeks
02-13-2023 9:34 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Communication issues and inadequate preparedness were among the criticisms leveled by Dartmouth College students at the Summit on Juniper apartment complex in Lebanon, where a number of tenants were without working heat for multiple weeks,...


Hartford accepting applications for town manager search committee
02-09-2023 11:08 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The town is seeking applications from residents and town employees to join a town manager search committee.The Selectboard voted on Tuesday to create a nine-member advisory committee to oversee the search for a new town manager,...


Hanover residents pan Dartmouth’s plan for residence hall
02-02-2023 9:16 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Dartmouth College’s request for a town zoning permit to build a 397-bed student residence on Lyme Road faced heavy opposition on Thursday from Hanover residents, who challenged the thoroughness of the college’s considerations for traffic...


Hartford School Board trims budget and taps reserves, but projected tax increase still significant
01-30-2023 6:35 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford School Board is proposing an operating budget of $47.6 million for the 2023-24 school year, after approving a flurry of spending trims and appropriations last week to reduce the proposal’s tax impact. The budget...


Woodstock, Norwich among Vt. towns rethinking elected listers to decide property values
01-28-2023 11:19 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Two Upper Valley towns, Woodstock and Norwich, will ask their voters at Town Meeting whether to eliminate the position of town lister, which is an elected office, and replace it with a professional assessor who is hired by the...


Hartford School Board looks to keep budget, taxes from double-digit percentage hike
01-27-2023 4:14 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The School Board — facing a projected budget increase of $3.1 million for next academic year — will consider recommendations to reduce the tax impact on voters but aims to resist cuts that could adversely affect students.The...


Hartford names Rutland commander as permanent police chief
01-25-2023 7:30 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford has hired Rutland Police Commander Gregory Sheldon as the new chief of the Hartford Police Department. The hiring ends a nearly two-year period without a permanent top cop.Sheldon, whose first day as chief will be Feb....


Lebanon to hear design proposals for parcel between City Hall and river
01-24-2023 1:43 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City economic development officials will meet with three property development firms this week to discuss ideas to redevelop a 2.9-acre piece of property between City Hall and the Mascoma River that currently serves as downtown parking.On...


In Windsor, one street name sparks a broader discussion
01-15-2023 12:14 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WINDSOR — Two years after a long and passionate town debate about Jacob Street, named for a man who owned an enslaved woman, Windsor residents working to strengthen social equity and inclusivity said the name remains a problematic message.In November...


New Hampshire lawmakers seek to raise their own pay
01-07-2023 4:43 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

CLAREMONT — Two state representatives from the Upper Valley are hoping this term to increase New Hampshire’s pay for lawmakers, which ranks as the lowest in the country.Since 1889, New Hampshire has paid its 400 state representatives and 24 state...


Norwich Selectboard ponders steep budget increase or deep cuts
01-05-2023 7:14 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — As time dwindles to finalize a municipal budget proposal, Selectboard members finds themselves with a dilemma — whether to present voters with a costlier budget than they’d planned or to scramble for roughly $200,000 in cuts.The Selectboard...


$2.3M federal grant boosts Main Street redesign in West Lebanon
01-05-2023 5:27 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — A $4 million city project to revitalize the West Lebanon Main Street corridor recently received a major funding boost in the form of a $2.3 million federal grant, which city officials said will speed the plan along significantly.In a...


Gift drive goes awry
01-03-2023 4:53 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WINDSOR — Upper Valley residents said they are puzzling over the outcome of a recent holiday gift drive, after learning that thousands of dollars in toys, clothing and other presents for children in need failed to reach their intended recipients.In a...

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