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Editorial: ‘Controversy’

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 1:38 pm

A committee assembled by the Hanover School Board continues its work on reviewing the school system’s policies regarding “controversial materials,” after the airing of a documentary at Hanover High School in September that sought answers to why America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. The board hasn’t taken any formal action yet, but last week, school board members received an update from the division’s superintendent of instruction, who said the

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    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Hanover Public Schools is weighing a proposal to require volunteer athletic coaches to undergo fingerprinting procedures in addition to a basic background check. Frankly, we were surprised similar protocols were not already in effect in a school system known for running a pretty tight ship.

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of Nov. 13, 2014

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Comments on piece by FOHS members This letter is in reference to the Nov. 6 guest commentary in the H-P written  by the Friends of Hanover Schools. I thought the article was well-done and very conciliatory toward the school board. I offer the  following comments relative to the seven points raised in the article: More teachers. Yes, but the emphasis needs to be on quality, not just high SAT scores. We

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  • Editorial: Changing roles

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    In the past couple weeks, we’ve reported in our news pages a mixed bag when it comes to economic development. On one hand, efforts to spur commercial growth in Hanover’s suburban service area – especially those areas currently growing corn instead of strip malls – have not worked as originally intended. On the other hand, Winding Brook seems to have regained its trickle following the county’s OK on a bond

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  • Guest Commentary: Friends of Hanover Schools outline budget priorities

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    The 2015-2016 budget season is upon us and Friends of Hanover Schools has a number of priorities as the school system works to develop its next spending plan. We were glad to see the recent increase in staffing. As county economic indicators continue to reflect a recovery, we hope that these increases will continue and that staffing levels will be fully restored to pre-recession levels. While teachers have been able to serve

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of Nov. 6, 2014

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Train Day a success despite the weather I’d like to extend a huge thank-you to the volunteers, vendors, and visitors who braved the cold and rain to celebrate Ashland Train Day 2014, hosted last Saturday by the Ashland Main Street Association. While the weather didn’t cooperate, everyone else did.   Our model railroad enthusiasts brought marvelous layouts to display in new venues like Off And Dancing! and Tiny Tim’s Toys, as

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  • Editorial: Photo ID to vote

    Posted on October 31, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Nov. 4, next Tuesday, is Election Day. You might have noticed a few signs here and there and the constant drone of political ads which dominate the airwaves the weeks and months before an election. The Herald-Progress is not making any endorsements. In general, we feel that your vote is yours; the best we can do, is keep you, our readers, informed about your choices. The rest is up to

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