Hartford Preps for Year Ahead

Hartford — The Selectboard has agreed on a municipal budget that, if approved by voters, would increase the municipal portion of the property tax rate by 9.1 percent. The $15.7 million general fund budget, up from $14.5 million …

10 Jockey for Slots on Hartford Boards

Hartford — With a Monday evening filing deadline now past, it appears that 10 candidates will vie for four open slots on the Hartford Selectboard and School Board. Mike Morris, Rebecca White and Dennis Brown are all seeking a two-year term on the Selectboard, a position that will …

Fairlee Receives State Classification for Village

Fairlee — Officials say town planning is moving in the right direction following the state’s recent identification of a “designated village center” in the heart of Fairlee. The classification makes the businesses and residences within the designated boundary …

Jurors Hear Police Interview

Newport — The voice of accused murderer James Robarge crackled over courtroom speakers Monday, as jurors listened to an hour-long interview two state police detectives conducted with him on the evening of his wife’s disappearance. The lights in …

Voters Invited to Deliberative Sessions for Sunapee Town and School Warrants

Sunapee — The town and the school district will hold deliberative sessions on their respective warrants on Monday and Tuesday. Voters can adopt the warrants as is or amend any of the appropriations before the final vote during all-day balloting on March 10. The school session is at …

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