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Vermont shelves Newbury juvenile facility plan
03-15-2024 8:31 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NEWBURY, Vt. — In a sharp reversal, the state of Vermont has backed off a contentious plan to open a locked juvenile facility in Newbury, as a state commissioner says he is seeking a “fresh start” with the town that bitterly opposed the...


Dartmouth’s third-line center makes a difference on the ice and in the locker room
03-15-2024 8:01 PM

By TRIS WYKES

HANOVER — He’s not the ECAC hockey conference’s leading goal-scorer. That’s Luke Haymes.Nor is he the 6-foot-8 goaltender who’s stopped more than 90% of the shots he’s faced. That’s Cooper Black.Dartmouth College’s Steven Townley is merely a humble...


DH nurses make another attempt at unionization
03-15-2024 6:47 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — As staffing shortages and extended wait times continue to hamper operations at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, nurses are attempting to unionize.Last weekend, pro-union fliers were distributed around DHMC, the flagship academic medical...


Man faces misdemeanor charges after standoff in front of schools
03-15-2024 3:08 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — A two-hour lockdown at Lebanon High School and Hanover Street School ended a little before 4:30 p.m. on Friday when police detained a man with four loaded weapons in his pickup truck parked in front of the schools.The 39-year-old Vershire...


Hartford cuts teachers as part of $2.1 million budget reduction
03-14-2024 8:33 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — The School Board approved a revised budget Wednesday that would cut 22 teaching and support staff positions to the disappointment of the teachers union.Superintendent Tom DeBalsi noted that 16 of the positions are currently vacant due to...


Abutters oppose scale of proposed 300-unit Enfield housing project
03-14-2024 7:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Residents are pushing back against a proposal for roughly 300 units of housing off Route 4 and Maple Street.Representatives for the developers came before the town’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday night to ask for two variances for the...


Rivendell delays annual school meeting, elections and budget vote
03-12-2024 7:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — The Rivendell School Board met Monday to delay the date of the district’s annual meeting, which had been improperly warned.Originally scheduled for March 23, the meeting will now take place on April 13 at 10 a.m. at Rivendell Academy in...


Theater Review: Shaker Bridge’s ‘The Minutes’ illustrates value of unvarnished truth
03-12-2024 6:01 PM

By ALEX HANSON

Having spent untold hours in selectboard and city council meeting rooms around the Upper Valley, I’ve often joked that it would be more fun to write about the meetings held in them as if they were theater, rather than just the mostly humdrum work of...


New owners of Sharon’s Midway Station seek to create community hub
03-11-2024 7:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

SHARON — The new owners of a former convenience store hope to turn it into a multi-purposed community hub, with a potential to support start-up ventures, special events or social gatherings.Joel Senger, 40, and his wife, Kristin May Senger, 41,...


VSP: Trooper hit Bethel firetruck while traveling at ‘highway speeds’
03-11-2024 6:30 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

The medical condition of a Vermont State Police trooper who sustained serious injuries when his police vehicle crashed into a firetruck on Interstate 89 in Royalton last week was unknown on Monday, but police have identified the officer as Cpl. Eric...


New Hartford Selectboard members take seats
03-10-2024 12:16 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Three new members joined the Hartford Selectboard last week after winning election by Australian ballot on Town Meeting Day. In a four-way race for two two-year terms on the Selectboard, town voters elected Susan Buckholz (1,695...


White River Valley loses in semi-finals
03-08-2024 6:46 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — Two teams of Wildcats clashed in girls basketball Thursday night at the Barre Auditorium. Sadly for Upper Valley fans, the wrong bunch of Felis Silvestris prevailed in the Vermont Division III quarterfinals.Top-seeded Hazen’s 70-49 defeat...


Nonprofit community ski hill sees one of the worst seasons in memory
03-08-2024 6:33 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

EAST CORINTH — A few weeks ago, Ben Nalette, a freshman alpine skier at Thetford Academy, was using rub-on hard wax to try to coax his skis into better shape for the dicey cover at Northeast Slopes.Rain had made the main face of the hill slick with...


Windsor 46, Richford 33: No. 2 to face No. 1 Hazen in Saturday’s final
03-08-2024 5:41 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — Saturday’s Vermont Division III girls basketball title game at the Barre Auditorium will be a clash of past and recent champions when Windsor High and Hazen meet at 7:30 p.m.The second-seeded Yellowjackets, who coolly dispatched...


Lyme voters approve school modernization plan
03-08-2024 5:04 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LYME — By an almost 3 to 1 margin, voters approved taking out a $2.6 million bond to finance renovations at the K-8 Lyme School.The omnibus measure, named the “Hazardous Materials Abatement Project” on the warrant, passed 140-49 in paper balloting....


Trooper airlifted after colliding with firetruck at Royalton crash scene
03-08-2024 12:41 PM

By JOHN LIPPMANand JAMES M. PATTERSON

ROYALTON — A Vermont State trooper was airlifted with severe injuries to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after the police SUV he was operating struck a firetruck that was responding to another crash on Interstate 89 near Exit 3 in Royalton on...


Police: Driver faces charges for allegedly striking Lebanon crossing guard
03-07-2024 7:16 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

LEBANON — A 20-year-old West Lebanon woman previously from New Jersey has been charged after a vehicle struck a school crossing guard after failing to stop at a crosswalk near Mount Lebanon Elementary School earlier this week.Atlantis Alpheaus was...


Hartford, Woodstock go different ways on local option sales tax
03-06-2024 6:30 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WOODSTOCK — In Town Meeting ballot voting on Tuesday, Woodstock voters approved an article to adopt a 1% local tax on retail sales and to use the proceeds to fund town infrastructure projects. The measure passed, 997-308.Meanwhile in Hartford, voters...


Hartford boys complete hockey sweep for Hurricanes
03-06-2024 4:44 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BURLINGTON — Hartford High boys hockey coach Todd Bebeau was conducting a postgame interview outside the Hurricanes’ Gutterson Field House locker room Tuesday night when the conversation was interrupted by the exit of a screaming Ezra Mock.The senior,...


Hartford girls hockey wins program’s first state championship
03-06-2024 4:35 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BURLINGTON — Storylines abounded Tuesday following the Hartford High girls hockey team’s 5-3 defeat of Missisquoi in the VPA Division II title game at Gutterson Field House. It was the 30-year old program’s first state crown.Head coach Kylie Young, a...

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