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Asked to Restore the Past

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fairlee — A Fairlee couple who run several businesses along Route 5 are battling state efforts that would have them remove vinyl siding and other modern renovations made to their 194-year-old farmhouse in recent years and replace them with more historically appropriate features, such as wooden windows and clapboards. Donald and Joyce Newton, who tend apartment units, rent UHauls, sell …

Payroll Tax Eyed to Fund Health Care

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stowe, Vt. — A roomful of hospital executives listened raptly Friday as a pair of Shumlin administration officials shared their thoughts, but few details, about …

Dartmouth Wants Students’ Help in Reforming Greek Life

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hanover — Reform is brewing at Dartmouth College, where senior administrators met with Greek leaders earlier this week to weigh possible measures to curb high-risk …

Charter Forum Attracts Few In Claremont

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Claremont — With no questions about the content of the proposed new charter at Friday night’s informational meeting, Charter Commission Chairman George Caccavaro wondered if voters had made up their minds about the controversial change or whether the commission did a thorough job explaining the proposal. “I’m disappointed …

Welcome Aboard

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, left, embraces Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, 10th president of River Valley Community College, before he invests her with the medallion of office and the wooden mace at Harvey-Smith’s …

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dartmouth Football Team Gets Robotic Help Hanover — This football season, Dartmouth College’s five home games will be attended by a robot designed to help provide medical services from afar, the college announced Friday. The telemedicine robot, part …

Quechee Wants Interstate Study

Friday, September 19, 2014

Quechee — It may be time to rethink the future of development near Interstate 89 in Quechee, town leaders said. Earlier this week, the Hartford Planning Commission voted to support a new $26,000 land use and transportation study …

VLS Mourns Three Tragedies

Friday, September 19, 2014

South Royalton — Students and faculty at Vermont Law School are trying to come to terms with the third tragedy involving their community in the past two months. A 35-year-old Amherst, N.H., man who had recently been a VLS student shot his mother at her home earlier this …

King Arthur Cafe Here to Stay

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hanover — King Arthur Flour will keep its cafe in Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library after all, company officials said, after a mix-up earlier this summer over the bakery’s menu options at its Hanover location. As part of a …

A Lesson in Patriotism: Lebanon High Senior Petitions for American Flag to Be Flown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lebanon — The anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks last week spurred Lebanon High School senior Bhavna Kaushik, a dual citizen of the United States and India who was 4 years old on 9/11, to look for …

Poverty Rate Falls in N.H., Rises in Vt.

Friday, September 19, 2014

New U.S. Census data released Thursday shows 3,000 more Vermonters were living in poverty in 2013 and 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire. A total of 74,058 Vermonters were living below the poverty level in 2013, compared to 71,084 in 2012. Vermont’s poor amounted to …

Shaking and Stacking

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bob DePetrillo thoroughly shakes and strikes each piece of wood to release bugs and loose bark before storing it in his basement at his home in Lebanon on Thursday. DePetrillo cuts and splits wood from his own land, …

Compliance Issues Took Vt. Site Offline

Friday, September 19, 2014

Montpelier — The state took Vermont Health Connect offline because it was unable to meet a federal checklist of security requirements, officials said Thursday. Over the summer, the federal government provided a timeline for reducing security risks, which expired 10 days ago, according to the commissioner of the …