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Shooter Argues Self Defense in East Bethel Altercation

East Bethel — A 66-year-old East Bethel man was released on bail after pleading not guilty to shooting and injuring his friend during a fight that ensued over a bottle of brandy, according to court documents. Dennis Dundas …

Dartmouth College Professor: Curb Grade Inflation

Hanover — If the current trend in student assessment continues unchecked, the Dartmouth College class of 2064 will graduate with about 1,200 valedictorians. Though he cast it as an unlikely scenario, such was the picture biology professor Mark McPeek, who heads a committee on grade inflation, painted for …

Residents With Ties to Nepal Focus on Aid

Hanover — Upper Valley residents with ties to Nepal are organizing relief efforts to the Himalayan country rocked by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Saturday. As the reported death toll rose above 2, 500 on Sunday, and while …

Tucked Away in an Attic, Hidden Stories for Young Writers

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pro-Labor Candidates Sweep Hanover Co-op Board Elections Hanover — Candidates endorsed by a pro-labor group swept this month’s election for board of directors of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, winning all four open seats and displacing two incumbents who ran for re-election. Voting began March 28 and ended …

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