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Hartford Preps for Year Ahead

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — The Selectboard has agreed on a municipal budget that, if approved by voters, would increase the municipal portion of the property tax rate by 9.1 percent. The $15.7 million general fund budget, up from $14.5 million this year, would restore a handful of municipal staff positions that have been cut in recent years, a goal that has been …

10 Jockey for Slots on Hartford Boards

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — With a Monday evening filing deadline now past, it appears that 10 candidates will vie for four open slots on the Hartford Selectboard …

Fairlee Receives State Classification for Village

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fairlee — Officials say town planning is moving in the right direction following the state’s recent identification of a “designated village center” in the heart …

Jurors Hear Police Interview

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Newport — The voice of accused murderer James Robarge crackled over courtroom speakers Monday, as jurors listened to an hour-long interview two state police detectives conducted with him on the evening of his wife’s disappearance. The lights in …

Voters Invited to Deliberative Sessions for Sunapee Town and School Warrants

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — The town and the school district will hold deliberative sessions on their respective warrants on Monday and Tuesday. Voters can adopt the warrants as is or amend any of the appropriations before the final vote during all-day balloting on March 10. The school session is at …

Vt. House OKs Ban on Microbeads

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Montpelier — The state House voted Tuesday to ban the sale and manufacture of microbeads in personal care products and over-the-counter drugs. In one of the first acts of the legislative session, the House gave preliminary approval on a voice vote to H.4, a bill intended to outlaw …

Area Officials: Be Prepared

Monday, January 26, 2015

West Lebanon — Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon and encouraged drivers to stay off the roadways as a nor’easter threatens to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts of the Granite …

DHMC Units Beset By Flu

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — An influenza outbreak in three units at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has prompted hospital officials to offer preventive treatments to patients and staffers in the affected areas, a hospital spokesman said Monday. Seven staffers have been confirmed through laboratory tests to have the flu, and a total …

Tax Bill Closes Claremont Eatery; City Councilor’s Restaurant Sanctioned

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Time-Out Grill, a Mulberry Street business owned by city councilor Nick Koloski, has been shut down by the Department of Revenue Administration for two weeks because of nonpayment of meals and rooms tax, the city councilor said. On Monday, Koloski suggested the sanction by the state …

Residents Unsure of Reconnecting Street

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Residents and Planning Board members had little enthusiasm Monday night for a real estate agent’s proposal to convert the Hanover Street footbridge near two of the city’s schools into a bridge for vehicular traffic. During his …

School Notes: Years of Lessons Bring Cellist New England Honors

Monday, January 26, 2015

For Neha Garg, something had to give two years ago: Competitive swimming or the cello lessons. This past December, the decision paid off, when the Hanover High School senior raced to first place among high school-age musicians trying …

Music to Fewer Ears: Testing Cuts Time for Performing Arts Education

Monday, January 26, 2015

Megan Prince saw her future — part of it, anyway — while playing the trumpet at her middle school in Albany, N.Y. “I had a band teacher who was so inspiring,” Prince, now the elementary-school music teacher for …

Young Writers Project: Students Consider Fame and Proposal’s Gone Wrong

Monday, January 26, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …