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Long Odds for Hospital Jobs

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

West Lebanon — There were no drill sergeants in sight. No Outward Bound wilderness ordeals. No deals to vote anyone off the island. But as 350 job seekers flocked to a West Lebanon hotel Monday, formidable obstacles lay between them and 30 entry-level pharmacy technician or medical assistant jobs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The biggest challenge would not start until …

Respected VLS Professor Dies

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

South Royalton — The community at Vermont Law School is mourning the expected death of professor Cheryl Hanna, an expert in constitutional law familiar to …

Lebanon Schools To Buy Property

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School Board has reached agreement to purchase a nearly two-acre parcel of land neighboring Hanover Street and Lebanon High schools. The …

River Valley Community College to Present Award to Hypertherm Exec

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Claremont — For her years of support of efforts to train and employ graduates of River Valley Community College in Claremont, and to generally widen access to job training, the school will confer its Walter R. Peterson Award on Hypertherm’s Barbara Couch. Couch, Hypertherm’s vice president of corporate …

Cornish Combines Elementary Grades

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cornish — The School Board voted this month to reconfigure the Cornish Elementary School class grades — combining grades one and two, as well as three and four — following the departure of a teacher to another school district. The board had previously voted to combine grades two, …

Hanover Man Assaulted on Wheelock

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hanover — Police are stepping up patrols on Wheelock Street after a Hanover man was assaulted there early Sunday morning, marking the second such altercation this month. The victim, Mark Cookson, 53, on Monday said that due to a concussion he didn’t remember much, and couldn’t identify his …

Vermont Gas Ordered to Halt Digging Due to Toxin Concerns

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Montpelier — The Vermont Public Service Board ordered Vermont Gas Systems to stop digging for its pipeline near power lines owned by the Vermont Electric Cooperative, citing environmental and health concerns. Vermont Gas approached the Public Service Board after the state Agency of Natural Resources alerted the company …

Small Vt. Farms Under Scrutiny

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Montpelier — The state is working to reduce phosphorus pollution in the Lake Champlain watershed. A lot of the focus has been on farms, and now the state is turning attention to smaller scale agriculture, and that means owners of much smaller parcels of land will also have …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Former Cornish Official Charged in Fatal Accident Cornish — A former Cornish road agent has been charged with manslaughter in a July 16 Merrimack, N.H., car accident that left a Nashua woman dead. Police allege that Kyle Witty, …

Big and Small

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Conner Brackett, 4, of Nashua, N.H., watches as Briggs Lockwood, of Canterbury, N.H., drives by with a tractor during the annual Canterbury Fair in Canterbury, N.H., on Saturday. Concord Monitor — Will Parson …

Old Home Days, Take Two: Rain Fails to Dampen Community Spirit in Enfield

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enfield — A thunderstorm did not prevent residents from coming together to celebrate the last day of Old Home Days weekend on Sunday. “It’s a great way to bring the community together to celebrate ,” said Kirstin Harrington, …

S.O.S. for Tunbridge Bridges: Selectboard Mulls Vehicle Restrictions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tunbridge — Every once in a while, it happens. Somebody doesn’t pay attention to the height warning signs, or a group of workers don’t realize how tall their truck is, and they’ll try to drive through one of …

A Life: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Poffenberger, 1922-2014; ‘Sought Peace, Worked For Peace’

Monday, July 28, 2014

Brookfield, Vt. — “Some things — soul-searching things — cannot be planned,” Margaret “Peggy” Poffenberger once wrote in a poem. “Living and dying, the daily and the extraordinary; To fly, purposefully, God-like, honking with wild geese, across the …