News

Residents Still in Fear After Vigil Held for Springfield, Vt., Shooting Victim

Monday, April 27, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Residents on Sunday evening held a vigil near the site of last week’s fatal shooting on South Street, lending support to the family of Wesley Wing and pledging to address the challenges of drugs and violence facing their town. About 200 people lit candles in the twilight, assembled in a semicircle less than 30 yards from where …

A Life: Barbara Yeomans, 1915-2015; ‘A Remarkable Woman Who Had a Very Big Life’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Newport — Age had chosen a resilient, fearless and graceful foe. Though her eyesight and hearing were failing, Barbara Holden Yeomans refused to surrender her …

Residents With Ties to Nepal Focus on Aid

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hanover — Upper Valley residents with ties to Nepal are organizing relief efforts to the Himalayan country rocked by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Saturday. …

Fish Use Acute Hearing Sensors to Go With the Flow

Monday, April 27, 2015

There are times when fish appear telepathic. Consider the uncanny way a school of bait fish moves as one to avoid a predator, or the way goldfish in their lighted bowl turn toward the glass when someone walks …

Shooting in East Bethel

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bethel firefighters and Vermont State Police watch as DHART airlifts a shooting victim from the scene in East Bethel Sunday night. A male suspect was taken into custody by Vermont State Police. The victim’s condition was not immediately …

Humane Society Has New Leader

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Enfield — After years of working to improve the plight of animals of all kinds in her native Kuwait, Ayeshah Al-Humaidhi was ready for a change. “I was pretty tired,” she said. “You do get jaded, unfortunately.” Just …

Hard Winter For Region’s Home Sales

Sunday, April 26, 2015

West Lebanon — The Upper Valley residential real estate market has just come through a brutal winter that mostly saw a decline in the number of homes listed for sale and lower prices for those homes that did sell. Bur real estate’s winter of discontent has blossomed into …

Claremont Chamber Wants Full-Time Executive Director

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Claremont — The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new executive director and is returning the job to a full-time position for the first time since 2012. Jamie Richardson, marketing manager at Claremont Savings Bank and president of the chamber’s board, said the business booster …

Pine Tree Lane Apartment Dwellers Still Seeking Alternatives

Sunday, April 26, 2015

West Lebanon — Housing advocates continue to seek ways to keep rents affordable for the people living in the 50 units at Pine Tree Lane Apartments in the wake of the announcement late last month that rental assistance will end on Jan. 1, 2016. The low-income seniors and …

Jim Kenyon: A Dam Shame in Norwich

Sunday, April 26, 2015

In late August 2011, Tropical Storm Irene devastated towns across Vermont. Six lives were lost and hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed. Norwich was among the more fortunate communities. Its biggest casualty was the Norwich Pool Dam. Flood waters washed out the concrete dam on Charles Brown …

Dartmouth Grad Quits Adam Sandler Film

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hanover — A 2013 Dartmouth College film and media studies major was among the Native American extras to walk off the set of an Adam Sandler production on Wednesday, citing the film’s offensive character names, costumes and scenes. …

N.H. Police Push Hands-Free Law Education

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Concord — State and local law enforcement have begun distributing fliers during traffic stops in a final push to educate drivers ahead of the July 1 launch of New Hampshire’s hands-free law. The state has already set up 48 electronic messaging boards along highways and other major traffic …

Daughter: ‘He Didn’t Deserve It’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

White River Junction — A 30-year-old man who eluded police for five days pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father of four in Springfield, Vt., last weekend. …