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Will Rieseberg Remain?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hartford — Town officials hope to resolve a new employment agreement with Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg early next month but remained tight-lipped Thursday about the protracted, closed-door negotiations. The Selectboard held at least its fifth executive session on the matter Tuesday, and although a vote had been expected that night, the board tabled discussions until its next meeting on Sept. …

Hanover’s 3 Guys Basement Barbecue Closes

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hanover — 3 Guys Basement Barbecue had its last day this past Sunday, as its owner, Nigel Leeming, has shuttered the restaurant, which despite good …

Young Activist Vies for GOP Nod

Friday, August 22, 2014

Concord — Andrew Hemingway doesn’t hesitate to share his ideas for New Hampshire — even when he knows you’ll be skeptical. Take his flat tax …

Church Firing Stirs Up Controversy Over Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, August 22, 2014

Chicago — Angry, tearful parishioners stood in line at the crowded church, each taking a turn to beg church leaders to bring back their longtime music director, who was fired recently from northwest suburban Holy Family Catholic Church …

Business Money Vital to Shumlin

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montpelier — Political campaigns in Vermont are almost always funded by private money. Figuring out where exactly the cash is coming from, however, can be difficult. Unlike federal elections statutes, which require major contributors to list the businesses they might represent, Vermont mandates no such disclosures. The bulk …

Child Abuse Cases Spike In Vermont

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montpelier — The number of alleged child abuse or neglect cases filed in courts across Vermont last year grew 21 percent from the year before, according to data from the state. In some counties, the number of cases filed grew much more than that; in Lamoille County, there …

DHMC Doctor: Ebola Unlikely in U.S., But Preparations Underway

Friday, August 22, 2014

Lebanon — Grim news about the Ebola virus is filling the airwaves these days. And although the chances of contracting the disease outside of West Africa are extremely slim, American hospitals are preparing for a possible outbreak. Colleges are also starting to get questions from parents about whether …

Windham Center Under Fire

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bellows Falls, Vt. — In late May a patient at the Windham Center mental health facility was left in restraints for nearly 12 hours and was coerced into taking medication, according to an investigation report from the state. Federal law allows patients to be held in restraints for …

Community Services Ex-CEO, ‘Icon’ Dies

Friday, August 22, 2014

William A. Marcello, the longtime leader of Southwestern Community Services who retired in April, died Tuesday after a year-long battle with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, also known as HLH. “We have lost one of the absolute best. Bill was a husband, a dad, a grandfather, a friend and a true …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pope Calls Family Of Slain N.H. Journalist Rochester, n.h. — Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has touched off torrents of outrage around the world. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi confirms the pope called James Foley’s …

Ringer

Friday, August 22, 2014

Patrick Cummings, 19, of Sharon, re-paints a stake on Tuesday to prepare for the Sharon Horseshoe League’s final tournament of the season, which took place Wednesday night. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Proponents Continue Push for Mascoma Valley Clinic

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Canaan — About 75 people gathered at the Cardigan Mountain School this week to support plans to build a $3.95 million clinic that could eventually provide a range of medical, dental, mental health and related services to residents …

Journalist Held Captive Is KUA Grad; Steven Sotloff Was Other Man Shown in Propaganda Video

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meriden — Members of the Kimball Union Academy community are watching with particular concern as an Islamist extremist group appears to be holding a 2002 alumnus hostage, threatening to kill the American journalist as revenge for U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq. Steven Sotloff, 31, a Florida native, …