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Threatening note causes lockdown at Springfield High School  WCAX

There were tense moments Wednesday afternoon in the Springfield school district after the discovery of threatening note that triggered an hour-long lockdown.



Neal B. Sanborn | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Neal B. Sanborn SPRINGFIELD — Neal B. Sanborn, 85, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was born Aug.



Governor’s Institutes of Vermont announce graduates  vtdigger.org

News Release — Governor's Institutes of Vermont Aug. 19, 2019. Contact: Karen Taylor Mitchell (802) 865-4448 karen@giv.org ...



Local roundup: Hartford field hockey, Rivendell girls soccer strong out of  Valley News

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — After a couple of weeks of preseason practice, Hartford High field hockey coach Heather Scudder figured her Hurricanes would be ready to ...



Springfield, Vt., Schools Closed Today While Officials Investigate 'Threat'  Valley News

Springfield, Vt. — The Springfield School District has canceled school today as police continue to investigate a threat made against the high school.



Welcome to THE COMMONS -- News and Views for Windham County, Vermont  Commons

... • Franklin J. “Frank” Bell, 61, a longtime resident of Green River in Guilford and, recently, of West Brattleboro. Died Aug. 1, 2019, after being stricken earlier at ...



Vt. School Nurse of the Year Changes with the Times in Springfield  Valley News

Springfield, Vt. — Being a school nurse is about much more than giving out bandages.Such has been the experience of Jenny Anderson, a longtime nurse ...



Springfield, Vt., Police Continue Investigating School 'Threat,' Say School Will Resume on Friday if Weather Permits  Valley News

Springfield, Vt. — The Springfield Police Department is continuing to investigate a threat that canceled classes in the school district on Thursday.As of Thursday ...



Potential threat triggers lockdown at Springfield school  WCAX

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) A lockdown at Springfield High School Monday left concerned parents stuck outside pacing the sidewalk while they waited for ...



Threat that caused Springfield High School lockdown unfounded  WPTZ

A reported threat at Springfield High School & Tech Center​ that caused a lockdown was determined to be unfounded.



Springfield High School student arrested for social media threats  WHIO

Several districts are aware of a vague threat targeted toward.



Vermont man gets 13- to 15-years in fatal Springfield shooting  Valley News

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Windsor Superior Court judge on Wednesday sentenced Gregory Smith to 13 to 15 years in prison for the fatal shooting four ...



Man gets 13 to 15 years in fatal shooting of Springfield father upset about drug dealing  vtdigger.org

Gregory Smith, who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in February 2018 in the killing of Wesley Wing in Springfield, speaks during his sentencing in ...



William F. Whitney | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

William F. Whitney SPRINGFIELD — William F. "Bill" Whitney, 74, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Springfield, VT, passed away peacefully at home on July 12, 2019.



Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning  The Hechinger Report

The switch to proficiency based learning is part of a broader effort to make education in Vermont schools more student-centered.



The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals  KUAC

NPR Ed published the first-ever database of the most popular high school plays and musicals in the U.S. in July 2015. Today, the 2019 numbers are out, so.



Memorial 5K honors Perkinsville woman a year after her death  Valley News

PERKINSVILLE — En route to winning the inaugural Lace Up for Laura Memorial 5K Walk/Run on Saturday morning, Mark Elmore realized that most of the ...



Randolph Union hosts first-ever student-led anti-racism conference  vtdigger.org

Jamila Lyiscott, assistant professor of social justice education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, spoke at the conference. Photo by Lola Duffort/ ...



Ann Ainsworth | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Ann Ainsworth SPRINGFIELD — Ann Ainsworth, 62, passed away on Monday evening March 4, 2019 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, ...



Robert E. Pelletier | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Robert E. Pelletier SPRINGFIELD — Robert E. Pelletier, 75, died Monday, June 10, 2019, at Springfield Hospital. He was born Sept. 1, 1943, in Springfield, the ...



Randolph hosts state anti-racism conference  Valley News

About 200 people from across the state gathered at Randolph Union High School last Wednesday for a first-of-its-kind event in Vermont.In many ways, the day ...



Francis Robert "Bob" Rousse | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Francis Robert "Bob" Rousse SPRINGFIELD — Francis Robert “Bob” Rousse, 75, passed away suddenly on Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2019, with his family by ...



Richard C. Young | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Richard C. Young SPRINGFIELD — Richard C. "Ritchie" Young, 86, died April 10, 2019, at Venice (Florida) Regional Hospital, with family by his side. He was ...



Bottom Line: Deal helps LED equipment company move into new facility in Randolph  Valley News

The lights — LED, naturally — are now on at illumination company LEDdynamics' new manufacturing plant in Randolph, the crowning of an effort to keep an ...



Glenn K. Stearns  The Keene Sentinel

Glenn K. Stearns. Glenn K. Stearns, 81, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Springfield, Vt., died on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Langdon Place of Keene.



Jasinski's 44-year trip through the decathlon | Sports  Rutland Herald

Jerry Jasinski arose Tuesday morning at his home on Springfield's Orchard Lane excited for a little road trip — actually two trips, the one to the University of ...



Scott, Citing 'Very Serious' Financial Problems, Wants Plan From Springfield Hospital  Valley News

Springfield, Vt. — Citing a “very serious” problem with finances at the organization that includes Springfield Hospital, Gov. Phil Scott is asking the health care ...



Nonprofits look to revitalize Springfield with multimillion-dollar tech campus  vtdigger.org

The Park Street School sits on a hillside above shuttered mill buildings in Springfield on Tuesday. Photo by James M. Patterson/Valley News. A new ...



School Notes: Weathersfield Girl Balances School and Ballet  Valley News

Bonnie Blake's classmates and teachers at Weathersfield Elementary School no longer ask where they can find the sixth-grader after the last bell rings.



Joan Hicks Watson | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Joan Hicks Watson PERKINSVILLE - Joan Nichols Hicks Watson, died peacefully Monday, May 20, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 89 years old.



Ridgefield gets new schools chief  Danbury News Times

Ridgefield has a permanent superintendent once again. Dr. William Collins, the former superintendent of Newington Public Schools, was hired Tuesday. He will ...



Stowe High School pilots new math program  vtdigger.org

Kaaren Meyer, math instructional coach at Stowe High School, helped craft a new statewide math initiative to prepare high school students for college and ...



Richford pilots math program  St. Albans Messenger

Posted by Mike Frett | Apr 19, 2019 | News, Showcase News | 0 |. Richford pilots math program. Richford math teacher Liza Bordo helps students parse a difficult ...



Driver in Fatal I-91 Crash Gets Suspended Sentence  Valley News

White River Junction — A 38-year-old Charlestown man received a suspended jail sentence in connection with a crash on Interstate 91 in June that killed a ...



Business Notes: Party ends at Party City in West Lebanon  Valley News

The party is over for Party City in West Lebanon.The party supply store that sells everything from canisters of helium for balloons to costumes in the Upper Valley ...



Springfield, Vt., Murder Trial Now in Jury's Hands  Valley News

White River Junction — Jurors began deliberating around 3:15 this afternoon in the second-degree murder trial of Gregory Smith, a 32-year-old Vermont man ...



Springfield Hospital Considers Changes To Birthing Center In Effort To Trim Costs  Vermont Public Radio

Springfield Hospital needs to trim about $6.5 million from the current year budget, and the administration announced recently that the childbirth center.



Vermonter's dirt road to Nashville  WCAX

Ben Fuller is looking to make it as a country music singer. His inspiration and motivation comes from the loss of a best friend to drug addiction.



Cross Country/Track & Field Announces 2019 Recruiting Class  Hartfordhawks.com

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Thirty-eight recruited student-athletes have committed to the University of Hartford cross country and track and field programs, ...



Albert "Nubby"LaPlante | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Albert "Nubby" LaPlante EAST WALLINGFORD — Albert “Nubby" LaPlante, 85, died June 8, 2019, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born April 14, ...



Duke Introduces Men's Swimming & Diving Incoming Class - Duke University  GoDuke.com

DURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Dan Colella and the Duke men's swimming and diving program announced Thursday the Blue Devils' 2019 incoming class.



Hartford boys basketball set to add former Woodstock, South Royalton coach  Valley News

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford High's boys basketball team appears to have found its new head coach, one with a track record of building programs into ...



Jury Finds Man Guilty in Deadly 2015 Springfield, Vt., Shooting  Valley News

White River Junction — Jurors on Tuesday found Gregory Smith guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the April 2015 shooting death of Wesley Wing in their ...



Local Roundup: Freshman Twins Help Wildcats to First Win  Valley News

Northfield, Vt. — Freshman twins Sophie and Sarah Howe each had 22 points to help the White River Valley School girls basketball team pick up the first win in ...



Lonardo wins 3 events at qualifier  Brattleboro Reformer

SPRINGFIELD — Brattleboro's Maggie Lonardo finished first in the 100 (12.91), 200 (27.51) and long jump (15-01) at the Connecticut Valley Conference's South ...



Gun wait-time compromise debated at Vt. Statehouse  Valley News

Bill Martin of Springfield talked of hunting as a teenager and of the guns he owned in the past as he urged Vermont lawmakers to extend a proposed waiting ...



Rec Briefs: Ford Sayre, Woodstock Prove Crack Paintball Shots  Valley News

Chittenden, Vt. — Competitors from Hanover's Ford Sayre Ski Council and the Woodstock Ski Runners dominated the multiple divisions of the 14th Paintball ...



Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline: Springfield reduces in-school arrests, but is it enough?  Valley Advocate

You're a teenager in high school. You've been texting on your smartphone when you shouldn't be or otherwise refusing to listen to your teacher. You think you'll ...



18th Annual Spalding Hoophall Classic presented by Eastbay Draws Elite Talent to the Birthplace of Basketball  PR Newswire

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and game schedule ...



Local Roundup: Canes Make Their Mark  Valley News

White River Junction — Hartford High boys basketball coach Steve Landon doesn't see Hunter Gaudette miss the target much in practice. The Springfield ...



School Notes: Lebanon High Graduate Tops Robotics Contest  Valley News

Enfield resident David Cicotte led a robotics team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to victory in the finals of the National Science Foundation's Student ...



Vt. House, Senate give approval to minimum wage increase, paid family leave  Valley News

The House and the Senate on Wednesday approved two of the Democratic Legislature's flagship priorities this year: a $15 minimum wage and a statewide paid ...



Jim Kenyon: 'All I need is a chance” — a story from Hartford Dismas House  Valley News

In December 2016, Jonathan Alvarez, of New Haven, Conn., made his first ever visit to Vermont. It was a business trip, facilitated by an acquaintance who ...



Tests show many high-schoolers aren’t on track for college  vtdigger.org

Across the state, students in all grades who took standardized tests last spring had an easier time showing they were proficient in English than in math. In many ...



White River Unified School District Budget Passage Marks New Era  Valley News

Bethel — Voters from Bethel and Royalton approved a budget for their new unified school district by a wide margin and marked the end of an era for education in ...



Arraignment held for Vt. man accused of kidnapping mother, son  Valley News

BURLINGTON — A man accused of fleeing from a drug treatment facility in Vermont, kidnapping a woman from a mall parking lot and sexually assaulting her ...



The Rise and Fall of Springfield, Vermont's First 'Tech Hub'  Seven Days

The city of Burlington is doing everything in its power to become Vermont's tech hub. The region boasts an international airport and high-speed internet.



Art Notes: Paintings from national parks and other American landscapes  Valley News

In the interest of celebrating the nation's 243rd birthday, we could do worse than look at art that reflects the nation in one way or another.The Upper Valley is ...



New needle exchange program hopes to curb drug problem  WCAX

The new needle exchange program in Claremont did not come without controversy, especially since the hospital is located right next door to an elementary ...



Tickets on sale for 'Chicago'  Brattleboro Reformer

SAXTONS RIVER — The cast is set, rehearsals are going full blast and tickets are on sale for Main Street Arts' production of 'Chicago,' which opens Thursday, ...



Jim Kenyon: Dismas Offers Second and Third Chances  Valley News

On a Friday night last November, Colby Goodrich hit bottom — again. After the Listen Thrift Store in White River Junction had closed, Goodrich smashed a ...



Three arrested after State Police seize crack cocaine, heroin during car search in Whately  WWLP.com

Three people are facing drug and conspiracy charges after police stopped a vehicle on Interstate 91 in Whately early Saturday morning.



Meeting looks at child abuse and neglect  Valley News

LEBANON — The issues of child abuse and neglect have now risen to be among the top concerns communities have identified through recent health needs ...



Town Meeting preview: Royalton to replace longtime board member  Valley News

Town Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the small gymnasium at the Royalton campus of the White River Valley Unified District School.



GW Plastics Hosts Students in Search for Workers  Valley News

Royalton — Scott Perkins led a group of high school students wearing hair nets and blue knee-length gowns through canyons of injection-molding machines ...



Communities divided over proficiency based learning  vtdigger.org

Rep. David Sharpe chairs the House Education Committee. File photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger. For almost 150 years, teachers, parents and students in ...



Art Notes: Historic theater curtains are making a comeback with restorations  Valley News

One of the great New England art stories of the past 20 years is the ongoing restoration of the many 19th- and early-20th-century painted theater curtains that ...



Faculty Advocacy Group Investigating Vermont Law School  Valley News

South Royalton — A Washington-based faculty advocacy group is investigating whether Vermont Law School violated “shared governance” standards when it ...



At Some Schools, Classrooms Look a Bit Like Video-Game Arcades  Valley News

Wallingford, Conn. — It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Conn., and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they ...



Jim Kenyon: A shot in the dark in Hartford?  Valley News

Under the cover of darkness during the recent cold spell, a half-dozen Vermont state troopers and three Hartford police officers — some wearing flak jackets and ...



Psychiatrist claims driver was legally insane  Valley News

BURLINGTON — A Vermont man on trial for driving the wrong-way on an interstate and crashing into an oncoming vehicle, killing five teenagers, was legally ...



Lee volleyball team fights, but falls to Frontier in Western Mass. D-III championship game  Berkshire Eagle

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Lee volleyball team did not go down without putting up a fight.The second-seeded Wildcats pushed No. 1 Frontier to a 62-point ...



'It Happened Really Fast': Defense Rests After Defendant Testifies  Valley News

White River Junction — The Vermont man accused of a fatal shooting nearly three years ago in Springfield, Vt., testified on Thursday that he was acting in ...



Local Roundup: Wing Is a Big Help for TSA Boys Soccer  Valley News

Sharon — Riley Eastman really felt at home on Tuesday, even if he wasn't supposed to be there in the first place.Eastman prowled his right wing in effective ...



Recreation briefs: Norwich's Reed podiums at duathlon nationals  Valley News

GREENVILLE, S.C. — What's a little thunderstorm to a triathlete like Jeff Reed? The Norwich resident and former Hanover High boys lacrosse coach joined a ...



Two vie for three-year seat for Dummerston School Board  Brattleboro Reformer

DUMMERSTON — The only contested race in Dummerston is the one being held to fill one year of a three-year term left vacant by a resignation on the school ...



Police: Missing Vt. Teen May Be Runaway  Valley News

Weathersfield — Vermont State Police said a 17-year-old Weathersfield girl who was last seen a week ago may be a runaway.Autumn Sanville was last seen ...



Column: Betsy DeVos is simply clueless and cruel  Valley News

The question of who is the worst member of President Donald Trump's administration could keep a dinner party entertained for hours. Is it Commerce Secretary ...



Orange County Judge Faulted for Handling of Guardianship Case  Valley News

Newbury, Vt. — An investigator for the Judicial Conduct Board has found that an Orange County probate judge failed to act “impartially and diligently” in a ...



Local Roundup: Hartford Boys Track Wins Slater Invitational  Valley News

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — Hartford High's boys track and field team won seven of 16 events to finish in first place at the Slater Invitational at Fair Haven High on ...



Jim Kenyon: Good News for Sale, but Norwich Isn't Buying  Valley News

I might have underestimated the Norwich Selectboard. Apparently, board members aren't the easy marks I thought they were.In September, the board bit on an ...



Cooking in sap is a sugarhouse tradition  Valley News

Bette Lambert feeds people.For decades, she filled the bellies of a husband and six kids while they worked the family farm. Then came the grandkids, “almost ...



Merged District To Unveil Budget  Valley News

Chelsea — Voters in Tunbridge and Chelsea will be presented with an inaugural $6.9 million school budget during the first meeting of the two-town First Branch ...



Could going national help local dairy farmers thrive?  WCAX

Members of a local dairy co-op are facing a big decision-- whether to join a national group. Our Christina Guessferd takes a closer look at the looming decision ...



No Verdict Yet in Smith Trial  Valley News

White River Junction — The jurors tasked with examining evidence in Gregory Smith's second-degree murder trial deliberated for more than 4½ hours on ...



12 students receive Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarships  Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $20000 in scholarships for the 2018 - 2019 school ...



Hartland author examines a better way to eat for health and climate  Valley News

Larry Olmsted wants you to look your fish in the eye.In a recent TEDx Talk at the University of Nevada in Reno, the Hartland resident and bestselling author of ...



MLB roundup: Ortiz shooting suspect charged with drug possession  Valley News

NEWARK, N.J. — The man in custody in the Dominican Republic on suspicion of shooting former baseball star David Ortiz was indicted Thursday on drugs and ...



Brady finds a new group to hack off  Valley News

In the battle of Tom vs. Tom, New York Mets fans are coming down squarely on the side of their guy.Tom Brady landed on the wrong side of another sport's New ...



Vermont Board of Education OKs Windsor, West Windsor Merger Plan  Valley News

Windsor — The state Board of Education unanimously approved the proposed merger of the West Windsor and Windsor school districts at its monthly meeting ...



ICELANDIC CULTURE  Valley News

It's high in protein, low in sugar, and just right for the struggling American dairy industry.It's Icelandic yogurt, also known as Skyr, and as the meteoric popularity of ...



John Rizzo chosen to be new Oak Bluffs School principal  Martha's Vineyard Times

Superintendent-elect Matthew D'Andrea has selected John Rizzo to be the new principal of the Oak Bluffs School. “Dr. Rizzo's child-first philosophy made him ...



Twenty Vermont high school seniors receive Comcast scholarship  Mountaintimes

The Comcast Foundation recently awarded 20 Vermont high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program.



A Search for the Right Choice: Parents, Public Schools Battle Over Private Education  Valley News

Grantham — Tanya McIntire knew that her son Noah struggled in traditional school settings long before their family took a vacation last summer to watch the ...



Sununu's budget offers new programs, investments without raising taxes  Valley News

It's been a dual problem for years: New Hampshire's high student loan debt and its persistent workforce shortage. On Thursday, Gov. Chris Sununu announced a ...



Woman Killed in Crash Praised for Her Work  Valley News

White River Junction — People will be gathering Tuesday to memorialize a woman who they credit for making a significant contribution to public health in the ...



Carla J. Fletcher  The Keene Sentinel

Carla J. (Eastman) Fletcher, of Winchendon, Mass., died peacefully Oct. 17, 2015, at Heywood Hospital after a brief illness.



Highlights: Festival brings plays by black women to the Valley  Valley News

The first two times Jarvis Antonio Green featured works-in-progress by African-American playwrights, in February 2017 and 2018, he pitched them as one and ...



Coaches Corner: Windsor Baseball Coach Jamie Richardson  Valley News

The Valley News will profile a local high school head coach weekly during the summer. It's a chance to better know some of the people guiding the area's ...



School Choice Splits Towns  Valley News

Windsor — School officials from the four towns that make up the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union say an education reform law designed to bring school ...



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