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NH to hold hearing in Lebanon on 10-Year transportation priorities
09-04-2023 10:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — New Hampshire officials are coming to the Upper Valley later this month to hold a public forum on the state’s 10-Year Transportation Improvement Plan, which is undergoing its biannual update.The meeting is a chance for residents to weigh in...


Older adults in Upper Valley keep working for money and purpose 
09-04-2023 6:54 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Evelyn Adams, who turns 69 this month, had hoped to fully retire by now. She has worked over 50 years in the customer service industry, beginning as a waitress at the age of 15 to her present job as a cashier at the Co-op Food...


Twin Pines Housing talking with Hanover about town-owned parcel
08-31-2023 4:46 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Town officials are in early negotiations with nonprofit developer Twin Pines Housing Trust for the acquisition of 5 acres of town-owned land on which to build workforce housing.Town Manager Alex Torpey said the Selectboard is currently...


At Norwich’s town hall, a failing boiler system has conflict bubbling
08-29-2023 8:44 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — As winter approaches, the ongoing town debate over heating upgrades at Tracy Hall has taken on new urgency as the building’s aged boiler system starts to show signs of failure.Residents generally agree that Tracy Hall’s oil heating system...


Hartford names new town manager
08-21-2023 6:50 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The town Selectboard on Monday named a seasoned municipal administrator in Vermont as its next town manager.John Haverstock, a former trial attorney, recently served 14 years as town manager in Pittsford, Vt., before retiring in...


A Life: Christopher  Bustard, 1988-2022; ‘Hanging with Chris was never dull’
08-21-2023 10:04 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — An unfortunate caveat of life is the uncertainty of how long one will have it. We typically expect to have years of living that they were never guaranteed and are too often prone to fritter away precious days on the assumption of having...


Hanover mulling lower speed limits on Lyme Road
08-21-2023 3:06 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Town staff are proposing a speed limit reduction on Lyme Road as part of an ongoing initiative to improve traffic safety.On Monday, the Selectboard will consider scheduling a public hearing to discuss lowering the speed limit on Lyme Road...


Council rejects proposed solution to Lebanon trail dispute
08-17-2023 6:21 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The City Council has rejected a proposed settlement to an ongoing dispute between the city and owners of a family farm over the status of recreation trails that cross the family’s property.Under the settlement, the city would have...


Orchard’s proposed trail trade meets opposition from Lebanon residents, Enfield officials
08-04-2023 4:58 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — A proposal by owners of a family farm that would discontinue public access to a collection of trails that cross the family’s property is facing opposition from city residents, as well as the town of Enfield.Under a proposal by the Patch...


Norwich hires interim police chief, prepares for town manager search
08-04-2023 4:49 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — The town announced this week the hiring of Matthew Romei, the former chief of Vermont’s Capitol Police Department, as the town’s new interim chief of police.Romei, who effectively took over the department on Thursday, is replacing former...


Flood damage closes Norwich road; displaces residents
07-31-2023 4:24 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — Three residents have had to vacate their homes due to an emergency closure of their only access road, after the embankment supporting the road was washed out by recent flooding.Town staff announced last month that Hemlock Road, a dead-end...


Norwich police officer’s exit brings scrutiny to staffing
07-28-2023 10:10 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — The resignation of a patrol officer just six months after being hired is rekindling the debate about staff and pay levels at the town’s police department.After the departure of two officers last week, the department is currently operating at...


Norwich police chief resigns after just 9 months
07-28-2023 10:07 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — Nine months after being hired, Norwich Police Chief Wade Cochran has tendered his resignation. Cochran, who took over the department last October, notified the community at Wednesday’s Selectboard meeting that he has accepted a position in...


Rising ambulance fees highlight shortfalls from health insurers’ payments
07-26-2023 10:57 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Fees charged to patients by Upper Valley ambulance services reflect a problematic disparity between the costs of emergency-medical aid and the reimbursements paid out by insurers, according to first responders.On Monday, for example, the...


Norwich School Board moves ahead with plan to keep raw sewage off town green
07-24-2023 4:27 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — After several years of searching for a solution, the community is initiating a project to address a failing septic system at Marion Cross School that periodically causes wastewater to spill out onto the Norwich green. Last Thursday, the...


Lebanon Planning Board approves casino permit
07-14-2023 4:44 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city Planning Board has unanimously approved a permit for developers seeking to build a “charitable gaming” casino and restaurant on the Miracle Mile.The Planning Board gave consent this week to owners of the Lebanon Poker Room to...


LGBTQ Pride signs stolen in White River Junction
07-12-2023 6:29 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Signs advertising the village’s upcoming LGBTQ Pride celebration had hardly been in the ground a week before they began to disappear.Organizers of the fourth annual White River Junction PRIDE celebration said that all 19 signs...


Lebanon crosswalks get a splash of color
07-07-2023 6:58 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City crosswalks are getting a colorful makeover in downtown areas in an initiative to improve pedestrian safety and to touch up the aesthetics.Public Works employees are painting a new crosswalk design on the streets surrounding Colburn Park...


Slim pickings: Little sun, too much rain slowing Upper Valley berry season
07-06-2023 6:48 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — With berry season underway, Upper Valley farmers said their pick-your-own patches could use more sunshine to offset June’s rainy days and cool temperatures. A mid-May freeze also killed or damaged many fruit blossoms.While the impact...


Upper Valley colleges, universities react to Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling 
06-30-2023 12:27 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — College and university administrators in the Twin States said that Thursday’s Supreme Court decision — which overturned affirmative action in college admissions — will not diminish their schools’ commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in...

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