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Auction Will Benefit Orford Town Hall Heritage Center

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Orford — Bidding on two oil paintings of Jacobs Brook in Orford will wrap up during the town historical society’s annual meeting Thursday. The free meeting, set for 7 p.m. at Rivendell Academy, will also feature “The Other Orford: Beyond the Bridge and the Ridge,” a new illustrated talk by East Orford native Arthur Pease. Proceeds from the auction will …

Lebanon Cop Fakes Fitness Test Results for Two Other Officers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lebanon — In mid-December, Lebanon police officers gathered at a local indoor track to be timed as they ran 12 laps. They needed to finish …

Bethel Drive-In Launches Projector Campaign

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bethel — For more than a decade, Regina Franz and Adam Gerhard held onto the dream of owning a drive-in theater. Last year, it came …

Dartmouth Raises Pay 1.5%

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hanover — Non-temporary Dartmouth College staff hired on or before March 1 will receive a 1.5 percent pay raise to their base pay for the coming fiscal year, according to an announcement distributed to employees. “Present financial constraints, and the economy as a whole, have resulted in a …

Poultney, Vt., Stepfather Charged in 2-Year-Old’s Death Is Released on Bail

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Poultney, Vt. — A Poultney man charged in the death of his 2-year-old stepdaughter has been released on bail. Dennis Duby, 31, was released on Friday. He is charged in the death of Dezirae Sheldon, who died in February after suffering severe head trauma. Duby has pleaded not …

Gov: Boston Lockdown Was ‘Tough Call’

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boston — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling him that police officers outside the city had just engaged in a ferocious gun …

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend …

Law School Gets Bond Downgrade

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Moody’s Investors Service, an investment assessment services company, downgraded Vermont Law School’s $10.3 million in 2011 revenue bonds this week. Moody’s lowered its rating for the school’s bonds from Baa2 to Ba1 this week. The downgrade drops Vermont Law School by two rating categories. TD Bank holds the …

Enfield Board Backs Dog Park

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Enfield — Mascoma-area residents and their pooches could be frolicking in a dog park on Route 4A before the end of the year. The Enfield Selectboard earlier this month gave a thumbs-up to the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters, a group of residents pushing for a regional dog …

N.H. State Sen. Odell, R-New London, Won't Seek Seventh Term

Friday, April 18, 2014

State Sen. Bob Odell is telling colleagues this morning he will not seek a seventh term. The 70-year-old New London Republican has been a critical swing vote in Concord and a key voice for Sullivan County and the …

Dartmouth President Gets Mixed Review

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hanover — Students and alumni welcomed Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon’s call for reform and condemnation of “harmful behaviors,” but others questioned whether a committee will be able to solve problems on campus that some consider intractable. Hanlon addressed a hand-picked audience of students and faculty members on …

Abutters Appeal New Store in Fairlee

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fairlee — The Development Review Board’s March 11 approval of a Dollar General store, south of Wing’s Supermarket on Route 5, now faces formal opposition from two abutters. Susanne Pacilio and Meredyth Morley submitted their notice of appeal to the Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court on …

‘Polar Plunge’ Fad Worrisome

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lebanon — Robert Rosas hasn’t plunged into the chilly waters of the Mascoma River this spring. But if he is “called-out” by a friend, Rosas said, he would . “If someone calls me a chicken, I am going …