Long-Debated Renovation Begins at Mascoma Campus

West Canaan — There’s a new show in town, and it doesn’t cost a penny. Construction at Mascoma Valley Regional High School began little more than a month ago, and Enfield resident Kate Plumley Stewart, vice president of …

White River Junction Man Charged With Luring Children

White River Junction — A White River Junction man has been arrested on allegations that he attempted to solicit sex from children. Dale Vodden, 56, was arrested by Hartford police in the parking lot of the Veterans Affairs …

Lebanon Landfill Odor All But Eliminated

West Lebanon — The air is sweeter along the Route 12A corridor in West Lebanon now that the landfill has a fully functioning flare to burn off most of the foul smells previously found there. The flare project also has enabled city officials to begin tracking the amount …

Claremont Council Approves City Budget

Claremont — After a lengthy debate on spending priorities and the need for more money for road repairs, the City Council voted, 8-1, for a $16 million budget that spends about $90,000 less than the initial proposal offered by City Manager Guy Santagate. The only reduction was the …

Hartford Has Partial Budget Fix

Hartford — An earlier-than-planned entry into the Vermont Health Exchange appears likely to solve the first half of a two-year municipal budget crunch in Hartford, but town leaders said this week that work remains to be done in figuring out how to make the numbers work for fiscal …

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