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Volunteer Group to Take Over, Expand Enfield Food Pantry

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Enfield — An all-volunteer organization soon will be running three food pantries for families and children in the Mascoma Valley. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation plans to take over operation of the Enfield Food Pantry, which is based at town hall, and open new locations in downtown Canaan and within the Mascoma Valley Regional School District on Feb. 15. The …

Dartmouth Boots Another Fraternity

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hanover — Based on fresh findings of misconduct, Dartmouth College will derecognize the fraternity that was the subject of a high-profile Rolling Stone article on …

Hartford Zoning Proposal Has Foes

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hartford — A new set of rules that restricts building options in order to preserve the rural character of Hartford’s open spaces may be coming …

Voters Prep for Turn in Spotlight

Saturday, February 6, 2016

West Lebanon — In accordance with a newly implemented piece of a 2012 voter identification law, New Hampshire voters on Tuesday can expect to be asked to present a photo ID to election officials before casting a ballot. …

Upper Valley Polling Places

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Canaan — Fire station, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Charlestown — Library/municipal building, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Claremont Ward 1 — Middle School, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Claremont Ward 2 — Middle School, 8 a.m. to …

Dartmouth Working to Address Garage Concerns

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hanover — Dartmouth College officials say they are working to allay concerns from neighbors that a parking garage the college wants to build on West Wheelock Street will block light and change the character of the corridor. The …

Early Flows, Weather Woes: Warmer Temperatures Give Jump-Start to Maple Season

Friday, February 5, 2016

West Hartford — Kris Lyman knows the annual drill of tapping, boiling and selling maple syrup. Brought into the family business in 2008, he’s aware that maple producers should begin tapping trees around the second week in January, …

Local & Regional Briefs: Friday, Feb. 5

Friday, February 5, 2016

Orford Woman Sentenced In WRJ McDonald’s Crash White River Junction — A 52-year-old woman who crashed into the White River Junction McDonald’s last February pleaded no contest to refusing to take an alcohol breath test after the accident. …

Day Care Builder Challenges Planning Board

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lebanon — The owner of the River Valley Club is seeking permission from the Lebanon Planning Board not to install sprinklers in a new day care building, a requirement he says the board cannot impose. Lebanon attorney Barry Schuster, who has been contracted by fitness club owner Joe …

Town Buys Building At Sports Complex

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hartford — Town officials unexpectedly announced that the Selectboard has purchased a piece of real estate that will fill a hole in the Maxfield Sports Complex on Route 5. “It’s a little bit unusual that we would do a purchase like this, and it’s a relatively large sum …

Vt. Senate OKs Paid Sick Leave

Friday, February 5, 2016

Montpelier — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a new mandate requiring all businesses in Vermont to offer sick leave benefits to employees. The legislation will now go back to the House, where lawmakers may concur or amend the Senate version. Gov. Peter Shumlin has said he would …

Sanders Campaign Pulls Endorsement Video

Thursday, February 4, 2016

West Lebanon — The Bernie Sanders campaign has acknowledged it erred when it posted a YouTube video that included the Valley News in a list of organizations and media that have endorsed the Vermont senator in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Valley News editorial board …

Trucker in Crash Pleads Not Guilty

Thursday, February 4, 2016

White River Junction — Police say a 24-year-old driver of a logging truck was texting while driving on Interstate 91 northbound about 15 minutes before he crashed into a disabled tractor-trailer in Norwich last summer, killing the driver …