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Forum set on planned move of White River Junction mail sorting
03-24-2024 9:01 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The U.S. Postal Service will host a public forum on Tuesday to discuss moving a significant portion of mail sorting operations for Upper Valley communities from White River Junction to Hartford, Conn., as part of a nationwide...

Upper Valley school districts look to enrollment in planning for the future
03-22-2024 9:00 PM


In 1998, voters of Orford, Fairlee, Vershire and West Fairlee approved a plan to form Rivendell, an interstate school district, with the intent to pool their resources to provide an equitable and sustainable education system for their communities.The...

Hartford plan to hang banners honoring veterans sparks debate
03-21-2024 6:12 PM


HARTFORD — A plan to install banners honoring military veterans on light poles in downtown White River Junction inspired heated disagreement during the public comment portion of a Selectboard meeting this week.Residents and board members weighed in on...

Hearing about Wilder Dam relicensing set for March 18 at 5:30 p.m.
03-18-2024 1:52 PM

HARTFORD — A public meeting hosted by the Town of Hartford is set for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, to discuss the implications of the relicensing of the Wilder Dam.On Feb. 22, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the application...

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


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...

Hartford culinary arts students ready for Jr. Iron Chef competition
03-07-2024 7:41 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — On a gray morning this week, a team of young cooks from the Culinary Arts program at the Hartford Area Career and Technology Center gathered around a countertop and stared intently at a plate, as if it were a work of art going...

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


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...

Three new members elected to Hartford Selectboard
03-06-2024 4:05 PM

HARTFORD — At the polls on Tuesday, voters elected three fresh faces to the Selectboard.Sue Buckholz and Brandon Smith earned two-year seats on the board. They beat out incumbent Rocket, as well as Aaron Warner for the posts. Buckholz earned 1,695...

Hartford cancels youth fishing derby
03-01-2024 12:07 PM

QUECHEE — The annual youth fishing derby at Dewey’s Pond this Saturday has been canceled due to poor ice conditions.The Quechee event, co-hosted by the Hartford Parks and Recreation Department and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, was...

Hartford to vote in April on school budget and bond
02-29-2024 7:00 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The voting on the 2024-25 Hartford school budget and a $21 million school renovation proposal has been moved to April.On Wednesday, the Hartford School Board made plans to reschedule the votes — originally planned for next...

Valley Parents: Mentorship program pairs students with encouraging adults
02-26-2024 1:10 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — At White River School on a Tuesday morning in late January, most of the children put on their hats, mittens and snow pants and headed out to the playground.But others went in a different direction: downstairs to spend about an...

Town Meeting preview: Hartford considers local option sales tax
02-25-2024 11:34 AM

Articles of note: One article would add a new 1% local option sales tax and direct revenues to a capital reserve fund for the town. Separate articles ask whether voters support directing $200,000 of local option tax revenue to purchase an ambulance;...

Editorial: How many school superintendents does Hartford need?
02-23-2024 9:31 PM

For several weeks this winter, Hartford School Board members seemed intent on demonstrating that tennis players aren’t the only ones who commit unforced errors. In the end, they narrowly managed to avoid a double fault.We refer to the board’s highly...

Some Upper Valley school districts postpone budget votes amid changes in Vermont’s funding formula
02-23-2024 5:35 PM


HARTFORD — On Feb. 12, the Mount Ascutney School Board became the first district in the Upper Valley to formally remove a 2023-24 budget proposal from an approved Town Meeting warning.Strafford school officials followed three days later. After them...

Hartford School Board delays search for new superintendent
02-23-2024 5:04 PM

HARTFORD — The Hartford School Board voted on Monday to suspend its search for a new superintendent until next year. The decision comes amid budget woes and pushback against the decision to a replacement a full year early, incurring the cost of two...

Out & About: Program seeks to improve interactions between police and people with disabilities
02-16-2024 7:00 PM


WINDSOR — Like most parents, Josh Compton wants to keep his children safe.To do so, however, Compton, who lives in Windsor with his wife, Laura, and their two sons, Henry, 10, and Truman, 8, must factor in Truman’s autism.“It just so happens that one...

Hartford School Board clashes with educators over plan for two superintendent-level salaries 
02-15-2024 8:01 PM


HARTFORD — A group of Hartford school administrators walked out of a school board meeting Wednesday night after board members refused to allow them to read a letter during public comment and one board member accused the educators of trying to...

Celebrating Recovery Day
02-15-2024 11:41 AM

White River Junction woman gets probation for payroll scheme at Tunbridge tow company
02-14-2024 5:45 PM

BURLINGTON — A White River Junction woman was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $75,000 in restitution following her guilty plea to defrauding her employer, a Tunbridge towing company, during the time she handled the company’s...

Hartford presses forward with superintendent search
02-08-2024 9:01 PM


HARTFORD — The search for a new superintendent is underway despite lingering questions about the School Board’s decision to conduct the search a full year before the current superintendent’s contract ends, incurring the expense of an additional...

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