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Editorial: Education equality

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:16 am

Atlee and Hanover high schools joined a rather exclusive list with their recent recognition by US News and World Report for academic excellence. Overall, Atlee ranked 33rd in the state and Hanover placed 36th; on a national scale the two schools placed 1,256th and 1,550th, respectively. Both schools achieved a silver medal for this designation and were placed into the second group of high schools with the highest unrounded college

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of July 24, 2014

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Town of Ashland’s on the up-and-up The Town of Ashland’s elected officials and staff, working with surrounding businesses and volunteers from the Ashland Main Street Association, deserves a round of applause for the job well done with the recent streetscape improvements. Improvements include widened sidewalks to allow for more foot traffic and outdoor dining, enhanced parking, new lighting and landscaping, and a safer crosswalk across Route 54 to get residents

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  • Editorial: Art studio vote a good step forward

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Tuesday night, Ashland took a step forward that could actually allow artist studios in the town’s arts district. Previously, artist studios were considered a manufacturing use and in order to operate within the B-1-zoned arts in cultural district would need to be incidental to retail. They would also require a conditional use permit. So, even though an overlay district was created in 2012 that provided incentives to enhance arts and

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  • Tomato Patch: Scratching a few more off the bucket list

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

    By Greg Glassner H-P Editor Emeritus As I indicated in the first part of this two-part Tomato Patch, a principal objective of my recent adventure out west was a reunion of the 519th US Army Transportation Battalion, which I served with in Thailand in 1969. After a week in Arizona I finally set off for Colorado, taking a lot of other back roads through additional Apache and Navajo reservation land

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  • Letters to the Editor, Week of July 17, 2014

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Support of book sale much appreciated On July 4, we, the Friends of the Richard S. Gillis Library in Ashland, held our annual Book Sale. It was highly successful because of the support the Ashland/Hanover community gave to our effort. We want to thank you for your generosity in donating thousands of books that were part of your home libraries and for coming to buy books given by others. In

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  • Letters to the Editor: Week of July 10, 2014

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Do what it takes to provide jobs I went to the Board of Supervisor’s meeting the evening of June 25 and heard an excellent presentation by the Director of Economic Development, Mr. Edwin Gaskin as to the reason to re-negotiate the CDA bonds. I must admit that I did not understand all the dotted I’s and crossed T’s, but it sure sounded like it was a plan to get the

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  • Editorial: It’s time to honor Hanover’s tomato

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

    It’s that time again. The tomato vines are bearing fruit, the stage is ready, the vendors lined up. The Hanover Tomato Festival will return for a 36th year Saturday, bringing with it a slew of family-friendly activities, entertainment for kids and parents, and plenty of the county’s famed Hanover Tomatoes. As has been the case since the festival’s beginning, the Herald-Progress is proud to cosponsor this annual event, helping promote,

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