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Town Meeting preview: Inflation and public safety building driving up Enfield’s budget
03-08-2023 5:35 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Enfield voters will be asked to approve a budget increase of 12.7% at this year’s Town Meeting in Enfield.A little over 7% of the increase is attributed to inflation, Town Manager Ed Morris said. The remaining portion of the increase is the...


COVER to start new chapter with renovation, used bookstore
03-04-2023 8:43 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — South Main Street mainstay COVER Home Repair is undergoing a renovation that will bring something old, but also new, to downtown White River Junction: a used bookstore.“There’s no dedicated bookstore here, and there’s no public...


Windsor sophomore urges Vt. lawmakers to open all school boards to student members
02-24-2023 4:14 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Hudson Ranney has a phrase he’s fond of is fond of for describing student involvement in school decisions: “A seat at the table.”It’s not enough, said the Windsor High School sophomore, for students to watch from the audience at board...


The ‘Valley News’ is bringing back the Volunteer Jobs List
02-11-2023 10:34 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

In March 2020, volunteering in the Upper Valley as we knew it changed.Some nonprofit organizations halted their programs altogether while others saw the makeup of their volunteers change: Some older adults stepped back while younger adults pitched in,...


With senior couples, card crafting and human-bird courtship, love is in the air in the Upper Valley
02-11-2023 10:29 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

CANAAN — Carol wasn’t looking for love when she visited Bugbee Senior Center a dozen years ago, but then a Catholic clergyman introduced her to Rick Corette.“We didn’t go there looking for somebody, either of us, but I guess God had other plans,”...


Out & About: Phil who? Hedgehog Day in Wilder is the next big thing in winter predictions
02-04-2023 10:56 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

A crowd stood outside the Wilder School waiting to see what a hedgehog named Winnie would have to say about the end of winter.Would there be six more weeks? It sure felt like it based on Thursday morning’s frigid temperatures. But that didn’t deter...


Out & About: Contra dance returns to Sharon
02-02-2023 9:12 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

In a return to its venue’s past, the Seven Stars Arts Center will hold a country dance Sunday evening.Seven Stars — a Sharon-based nonprofit organization known for its folk and Americana concerts, as well as music lessons — makes its home in what used...


Mascoma looks to keep its budget level
01-30-2023 8:54 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WEST CANAAN — Mascoma Valley residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s proposed school budget Saturday morning.The proposed 2023-2024 operating budget for the district — which includes Enfield...


Out & About: The ‘active’ in ‘attractive’? Dartmouth study asks how looks relate to athletic prowess
01-28-2023 11:21 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

In the animal world, the bird with the best feathers usually gets a mate. But why?“A lot of these animal studies, there is this general hypothesis that those showy traits will become correlated with some aspect of the individual’s (gene) quality,”...


Out & About: 2 library clothing repair programs lead to storybook mendings
01-21-2023 11:17 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Two Upper Valley libraries have started up programs that aim to help residents learn to mend clothing.Woodstock’s Norman Williams Public Library began hosting a Mending Circle on Jan. 11. The group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth...


Vermont veterinarian serves pet owners with a penchant for the ‘exotic’
01-21-2023 11:05 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Dr. Susan Tullar held Gypsy in her arms, murmuring softly to the 15-year-old cockatoo.“Hello, beautiful girl,” Tullar said as Gypsy’s owners, Eric Jacobson and Blaine Kimsey, looked on.The couple had driven close to two hours from their home in...


Sunday Seniors: Custom CDs help older music fans mix things up
01-14-2023 9:28 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

A new program in Sharon is reconnecting older adults to the music they loved when they were younger.Music for Elders, which is run by the Sharon Health Initiative, provides older adults with mix CDs curated to their musical tastes and portable CD...


Sharon board considers forming school renovation committee
01-11-2023 8:29 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SHARON — The School Board is seeking community input on a potential renovation and addition to Sharon Elementary School.At its meeting on Tuesday, the three-member board will vote on whether to form a committee of residents and other community...


Out & About: 20 good things from the Upper Valley in 2022
01-04-2023 10:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

When taking stock of a year, it’s really easy to focus on the challenges. As the Valley News recently highlighted with the year’s top stories in the Upper Valley, the region has grappled with affordable housing, municipal vacancies and a...


Lettuce shortage: Leaves people wanting more
12-17-2022 10:02 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — About a month ago, Upper Valley Co-op Produce Manager Robert Lucas started noticing something strange about the price of lettuce.Yes, inflation had been causing food prices to rise. But this was different.“This is...


Soon-to-be Canaan police chief lays out challenges and priorities ahead
11-26-2022 10:13 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

CANAAN — After graduating from Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Ryan Porter wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to do as a career.“I was kind of lost, to be honest with you, all through school,” Porter, the incoming chief of the Canaan Police...


Twin Pines pitches 60 workforce apartments in New London
11-04-2022 12:38 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

NEW LONDON — Twin Pines Housing has proposed to build 60 workforce housing apartments on County Road near New London Hospital.If approved, the project known as Long Meadow Commons would be the first for the nonprofit organization in New London and...


Dartmouth College grad students begin process to form union
10-13-2022 2:41 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — Before enrolling at Dartmouth College, Rendi Rogers used her savings to move from Oklahoma to the Upper Valley.What awaited her in Hanover was a $35,000 annual stipend to teach and conduct research while taking courses toward her doctorate...


Out & About: Program aims to get older and disabled people cycling in Lebanon
09-10-2022 10:42 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

There’s a thrill that comes from riding a bike.Maybe it’s how the wind hits your face or the way the landscape looks as you ride by. For many people, however, riding a bike isn’t accessible. That was on Amy Chan’s mind when she saw a TEDx Talk given...


Her experience with recovery and grief drove Windsor overdose awareness vigil
08-27-2022 11:28 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Tera Howard has her brother’s nickname tattooed on the inside of her right wrist — “Choch” in black script, surrounded by an infinity symbol, three birds and a heart. Its visibility is intentional. The Windsor resident wants to talk about her little...

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