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Incinerator Set for Sale Or Auction

Friday, March 27, 2015

Claremont — On Thursday, Wheelabrator Technologies of Hampton, N.H., announced it plans to sell its shuttered incinerator on Grissom Lane by April 13. If a sale is not finalized by then, the waste-to-energy plant will be auctioned April 14, the company said in a statement Thursday. Meanwhile, a new owner won’t have to contend with a Supreme Court appeal of …

N.H. House Passes Bill Prompted by Enfield 4-Year-Old’s Death

Friday, March 27, 2015

Enfield — Legislation named for the 4-year-old Enfield girl who died at an unlicensed day care one year ago is on its way to the …

Norwich Sets Safety Services Meeting

Friday, March 27, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard will hold a special meeting next week to iron out a program for the capital facilities project, preserving the possibility for …

Former Woodstock Cop Charged With Violating Release

Friday, March 27, 2015

Woodstock — A former Woodstock police officer charged with assaulting his wife pleaded not guilty to two counts of violating a condition of his release that a judge imposed last month. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned on Thursday in Washington Superior Court in Barre, Vt. Prosecutors …

Burned Apartments Will Be Fixed

Friday, March 27, 2015

Claremont — The owner of the three-story Union Block apartments on Opera House Square where three units were badly damaged in an electrical fire Wednesday evening said he will begin repairs immediately and hopes to have the apartments ready for occupancy in about six weeks. Building owner Gary …

Art Notes: Hood Director Departs

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In a move that has shocked the Upper Valley art community, Michael Taylor is leaving his post as director of the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, after nearly four years in the position. His reason for leaving is …

Lawmakers: Prison Closing No ‘Done Deal’

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Windsor — Two top Windsor County Democrats in the Vermont Legislature say a proposal to close Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor is not a “done deal.” Instead, lawmakers will weigh the pros and cons of closing the facility in the coming weeks, as well as all other …

Dartmouth Frat: It Wasn’t Hazing

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hanover — A Dartmouth College fraternity accused by administrators of branding a new member has released a statement acknowledging that multiple fraternity brothers took part in such activity — allowing themselves to have a permanent mark burned into their skin — but denies that the practice constituted hazing. …

Fire Damages Claremont Apartments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Claremont — Tenants of the Union Block apartments on Opera House Square escaped the building safely Wednesday evening, but not before some scary moments caused by heavy smoke from a fire that started in a rear wall above the second-floor ceiling. Several residents said the smoke thickened very …

Budget Plans Left as Is in Hartford

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hartford — Both the School Board and the Selectboard are expected this weekend to defend the budgets that voters rejected during voting earlier this month, with most officials arguing that an additional examination of the spending plans has confirmed there’s no fat to be trimmed. Voters will convene …

Dress Shopping

Thursday, March 26, 2015

South Royalton School freshman Claire McPhetres, 15, of Sharon, tries on a prom dress at the Cinderella Project shop in the Raq-On Dance Studio in White River Junction on Wednesday. In its sixth year, the project provides a …

State Officials Seek Comments on Proposed Hartford Solar Array

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hartford — A public comment period has opened for citizens to provide feedback about a proposed 750-kilowatt solar array to be placed on the town’s capped and closed landfill area on Route 5. Earlier this month, the Waste …

Court Rules on Termination of Town Managers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Town managers across Vermont may have gained a measure of job security with a recent Vermont Supreme Court ruling that selectboards may not dismiss municipal managers without cause. The state’s highest court in January issued an opinion on a lawsuit brought by former St. Johnsbury, Vt., Town Manager …