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An end and a beginning for the Hanover High Class of ’24

06-15-2024 7:36 AM

By ALEX HANSON

HANOVER — Education is a series of expanding horizons. Students do their work, fail or succeed, move forward and repeat the process all over again.“The human condition is complex,” Hanover High School Principal Julie Stevenson said at the start of the...


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Ledyard Charter School Class of 2024

06-15-2024 8:00 AM

Ledyard Charter School Class of 2024Gabriella Bagley, Plymouth State University; Aria Faught; Anthony Gale; Kenia Gardner; Aniken Norwalk; Jacob Renaud; Gage Richards; and Benjamin Stanek.


Thetford Academy graduates celebrate an ‘unorthodox’ four-year journey

06-15-2024 7:53 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

THETFORD — They entered to pods and COVID and exited to pomp and circumstance: The past four years had not been easy for the senior class of Thetford Academy but their graduation on cooling Friday evening was a time to remember, express gratitude and...


Kenyon: Common sense could yet prevail in Dartmouth trespassing cases

06-14-2024 8:01 PM

By JIM KENYON

In a way, I feel sorry for Hanover police prosecutor Mariana Pastore. Dartmouth President Sian Leah Beilock has put her in a tough spot.The day is fast approaching when Pastore must declare whether she’s moving forward with criminal charges against 87...


Group defends Vermont public schools

06-14-2024 7:01 PM

By ALEX HANSON

A couple of weeks before Town Meeting Day, longtime Norwich School Board member Neil Odell wrote a letter to future Vermonters about the demise of public education.“Rather than double down on our public education system,” Odell wrote, “we instead...


Valley News welcomes Reader Advisory Board

06-14-2024 5:01 PM

WEST LEBANON — The Valley News has selected the members of its inaugural Reader Advisory Board, an initiative to bring readers and community-minded individuals together to talk about local news.These 11 individuals were selected from a pool of more...


The Sharon Academy Class of 2024

06-14-2024 4:12 PM

The Sharon Academy Class of 2024Arya Hilliker, Sharon, gap year, Vermont State University in Randolph, nursing; Cecelia Goodwin, Tunbridge, EMT paramedic training; Diana Chapin-Parker, Hancock, University of Vermont; Elijah Huntington, Rochester, gap...


Oxbow High School Class of 2024

06-14-2024 4:10 PM

Oxbow High School Class of 2024Hadlee Grace Allen; James Everett Batchelder Jr.; Matthew R. Batten; Isaiah Réal Beauregard; Otis Michael Brochu; Aivree Elizabeth Bruce; Megan Marie Carlan; George Paul Christian; Cooper Robert Clark; Maisa Marie Cook;...


NH House votes down marijuana legalization after Senate approval

06-14-2024 3:53 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

New Hampshire’s bill to legalize marijuana got a breath of fresh air after receiving Senate approval, only to be tabled by the House by a five-vote margin, halting its progress towards the Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk this year.Rep. Jared Sullivan said he...


Vermont service providers brace for loss of money to keep people housed

06-14-2024 8:56 AM

By CARLY BERLIN

Four years ago, Igor Motriak hurt his back while working a construction job. The injury put him out of work, and the loss of income put his housing on the line. The 42-year-old immigrated to the Vermont from Ukraine in 2016, and because he lacked a...


6 bills — tackling municipal ethics, animal welfare and more — become Vermont law

06-14-2024 8:55 AM

By EMMA COTTON

Gov. Phil Scott signed bills related to animal welfare, diversity in courts and addiction recovery support on Monday. He allowed bills related to cannabis, education and a municipal code of ethics to pass into law without his signature. The Republican...


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...


Dollar store under construction in Royalton

06-13-2024 7:01 PM

By HALEY CLOUGH

SOUTH ROYALTON — With a hill of lush green trees serving as a backdrop, construction of a Dollar General discount chain store is now underway off Route 14.The skeleton of the 10,640-square-foot retail store is already in place, sitting across the...


Town seeks input on Brownsville master plan

06-13-2024 6:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WEST WINDSOR — The town, in partnership with the Mount Ascutney Regional Commission, will host a “community conversation” Saturday morning to gather input from residents on a master plan for revitalizing the village of Brownsville.Saturday’s public...


Bike Week at Weirs Beach is for old leather and new friends

06-13-2024 5:03 PM

By SOPHIE LEVENSON

Nothing can keep Jim Peyser away from his love of motorcycling, not even a crash.He doesn’t remember the accident, but he can piece it together: A nighttime ride, a run-in with the curb and $23,000 worth of repairs.“He almost died,” said Diane Kline,...


Authorities probe death of man shot and killed by state police trooper in Orange, Vt.

06-13-2024 3:17 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

Vermont State Police say they are investigating the death of a man shot and killed Wednesday afternoon by a state trooper in Orange. Few details related to the shooting were immediately available late Wednesday afternoon, including the identity of the...


Prospects dim for property tax compromise after sour meeting between administration and lawmakers

06-13-2024 3:12 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

Negotiations between Gov. Phil Scott’s administration and legislative leadership soured after a Wednesday afternoon meeting to discuss the executive branch’s property tax and education finance proposal. The meeting and subsequent fallout followed...


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...


Woodstock Village approves ordinance regulating use of public spaces

06-12-2024 6:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK VILLAGE — Residents voted to uphold a new ordinance that governs use of public spaces in Woodstock Village, including the Village Green, during a Special Town Meeting Tuesday night.There were 62 residents who voted against getting rid of the...


Hartland voters approve $11 million school budget

06-12-2024 6:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTLAND — In a third round of balloting on Tuesday, residents approved an $11 million school budget, 630-438. This marks the second time this year Hartland voters have approved a school budget, albeit this time by a much larger margin.The budget...


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