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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...


Miracle Mile casino planned
01-03-2023 3:46 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — A developer is looking to convert a former auto dealership on the Miracle Mile into a charitable gaming casino and restaurant.Jonathan Gengras, a Connecticut-based auto dealer, and Stefan Huba, a casino gaming developer, are seeking...


A call for life-saving shelter
12-23-2022 10:58 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City officials, residents and community support groups said the Upper Valley needs to have more emergency shelters and other temporary housing accommodations to combat homelessness, at a candlelight vigil this week.Over 60 people gathered on...


Snowstorm knocks out power for thousands in the Upper Valley
12-18-2022 5:17 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — Thousands of Upper Valley residents remained without electricity heading into Saturday evening, as utility crews across New Hampshire and Vermont continued to address widespread power outages that resulted from the recent snowstorm.A...


Garden supply store looks to add cannabis growing operation in White River Junction
12-13-2022 9:51 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — An expanding garden supply retailer in White River Junction is seeking approval to build a cannabis cultivation facility on Hartford Avenue to produce cannabis for the commercial retail market. The Hartford Zoning Board of...


RV owners caught up in Hartford towing crackdown
12-11-2022 2:37 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Ongoing complaints by Hartford residents about old motor homes being stored on public and private lots has stoked community dialogue about the challenges of parking enforcement, as well as homelessness and obstacles to escaping...


Wetlands an issue for 436-apartment complex proposed in Lebanon
11-22-2022 9:57 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — A proposal to build a 436-unit apartment complex in a former brickyard on Hanover Street will need to address an array of public concerns, including the potential impact on wildlife and traffic congestion, according to city planning...


Plan would convert defunct White River Junction hotel to affordable apartments
11-17-2022 9:52 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — New zoning changes in Hartford are facilitating a proposal to convert a defunct hotel off Route 5 into affordable housing for people with middle to low income.Twin Pines Housing Trust, an affordable housing nonprofit based in...


Scant supply of smaller homes leaves many out of the Upper Valley housing market
11-12-2022 11:08 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — William Harrington and Krystal Laundry are already looking forward to their new living arrangements, even though it will be roughly a year before construction is complete on a house in Lebanon they are purchasing through Upper Valley Habitat...


Lebanon homeowners getting the worst of shift in property tax burden as valuations soar
11-05-2022 10:29 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City officials are preparing residents for the prospect of significantly higher property tax bills in November due to the surge in residential home values versus nonresidential properties during the last year.Single-family homes in the city...


Hartford Selectboard names interim town manager
11-03-2022 10:01 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HARTFORD — The Hartford Selectboard voted, 6-1, on Monday to offer the acting town manager position to Finance Director Gail Ostrout and the position of acting assistant manager to Human Resources Director Paula Nulty, pending a mutual agreement on...

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