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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Aug. 1, 2017


Computer equipment stolen from former kindergarten
Computer equipment was burglarized from Longyearbyen Kindergarten between Friday night and Monday morning, according to The Governor of Svalbard. “We do not want to come out with details now, but there has been a burglary,” said Police Chief Lt. Marit Ellingsen. Police conducted an investigation of the site Monday and are seeking tips from the public. The kindergarten near Svalbard Church was closed , but the building is being used by the city Longyearbyen’s property department.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Sept. 15, 2015


Mitten may reveal fate of Andrée’s doomed balloon flight
A mitten discovered this month on Kvitøya by participants of this year’s Svalbard Cruise may be from the ill-fated 1897 balloon expedition by Swedish researcher Salomon August Andrée, possibly allowing researchers to determine how the three men died on the island.