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Lease Term, Rent Main Concerns in Thetford Gun Range Talk

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thetford — With three proposed leases for the Upper Valley Fish & Game Club now before the Selectboard addressing such matters as hours and what types of weapons will be allowed at the shooting range on Five Corners Road, the discussion at Monday night’s meeting focused primarily on noise. “I think a lot of people are neglecting to see what …

Attorneys: ‘Confession’ Inadmissible

Friday, November 28, 2014

North Haverhill — Attorneys for the Sunapee man accused in a 2013 car crash that killed a Wilder couple are arguing that statements Robert Dellinger …

Norwich Trims Town Budget

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Norwich — Money, or lack of it, was the prevailing theme at Tuesday night’s Selectboard meeting, where members of the board spent nearly four hours …

Vt. Clergy Seek Moral Economy, Higher Wages From State

Friday, November 28, 2014

Montpelier — The Rev. Debbie Ingram says the state’s progressive religious activists have been quiet for too long, focusing their energies on running soup kitchens and food pantries for those in need — a reaction to the conditions the poor see every day. Now, she says, it’s time …

Snow Blankets Upper Valley

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hanover — On the first real snow of the term, it’s an unwritten tradition at Dartmouth College that students drop what they’re doing and come tumbling out of the campus’ brick and ivy edifices to hurl snowballs, laughing …

Vermont Delays Pre-K

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartford — State officials this week announced that they will slow the rollout of a new Vermont law that would have guaranteed toddlers universal access to pre-K education beginning in July. Rebecca Holcombe, the state’s secretary of education, said the July 2015 implementation date spelled out in the …

West Central Behavioral Health Faces Reimbursement Reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — West Central Behavioral Health, a community mental health center serving 3,500 New Hampshire residents in the Upper Valley, has begun collecting set monthly per patient fees to care for some patients covered by the state’s Medicaid program. A release from West Central characterized the deal as …

Vermont Technical College Announces Layoffs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Randolph — Faculty members at Vermont Technical College in Randolph learned Thursday that some of them, including tenured professors, may receive pink slips after Thanksgiving. At a regular monthly meeting with faculty on Nov. 20, VTC president Dan Smith announced potential layoffs in the 2015-2016 academic year in …

Roads, Bridges Over Budget

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Montpelier — The Agency of Transportation has experienced some mild sticker shock for road and bridge projects this year. And the high cost of materials has contributed to a $16 million overrun. It isn’t unusual for road and bridge projects to come in over budget. And Secretary of …

Street Ball

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartford High School football players Walkker Judd and Daniel Giguere, both juniors, play football while hanging out after school in White River Junction on Monday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Rain, Snow Could Slow Travel During Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mineola, N.Y. — Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans and beat a storm expected to bring snow, slush and rain to the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor today on one of the busiest, most stressful days of the year. …

Lebanon Schools Tight on Space

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — School officials are weighing options to address a space crunch at the city’s elementary schools, primarily at the Hanover Street School. Though nothing has been finalized, officials discussed a range of options for addressing the school’s space needs — including increasing class sizes, moving the district’s …

Ferguson Rumble Felt in Twin States

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

West Lebanon — Racial profiling is alive and well in the United States, African-American men in the Upper Valley say, though whether they agree that police bias played a part in recent events in Ferguson, Mo., is another matter. Following a grand jury’s decision not to indict the …