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Plymouth State Professor Makes Mammoth Fossil Discovery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About an hour’s drive from Lebanon, in a biology professor’s home in the White Mountains in Campton, N.H., there is a refrigerator stocked with a case of Canadian beer, perhaps some food, and the only confirmed evidence that woolly mammoths roamed what is now the Granite State more than 11,000 years ago. The treasured fossil — a fragment of a …

Lebanon Hires Interim Superintendent

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District is one employee closer to having a full administrative staff in place before the beginning of the school year. …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild in Wilder

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wilder — Cumberland Farms has plans to raze and rebuild its Hartford Avenue convenience store with a slightly smaller, but revamped space complete with outdoor …

Hanover to Hear Cell Tower Appeal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hanover — The zoning board tonight will hold a public hearing on an appeal from AT&T after the panel turned down the cellular phone company’s earlier request to build a new communications tower overlooking downtown Hanover. The request for a tower off Three Mile Road, on Moose Mountain, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Oxbow Student Died Of Pulmonary Embolism Bradford, Vt. — A medical examiner found that pulmonary thromboembolism, wherein arteries in a person’s lungs become blocked, was the cause of death when a respected Oxbow Union High School student suddenly collapsed and died at a Denver airport earlier this summer. …

Mayday PAC backs Rubens in Republican U.S Senate primary

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concord — A national PAC aimed at curbing the influence of money in politics announced this week that it will throw its support behind Jim Rubens, of Etna, in the Republican primary race for U.S. Senate. The bipartisan …

Tag and a Treat

Thursday, July 31, 2014

After picking out an ice cream treat from Will’s Store in Chelsea, Ellen Mullen, 6, of Chelsea, plays a game of tag with her friend on the green in Chelsea on Wednesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Land Owners Ask Hanover to Allow Parking Lot Downtown

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanover — A pending decision by the town zoning board could spell minor relief for motorists attempting to park downtown. Property owners Steve and Ray Buskey are seeking the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s approval to turn 9 Allen …

Thetford Police Officer Complains About Emails Made Public

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thetford — Turmoil involving some town officials and the town’s police force has continued to roil this month. Sgt. Bridget Tweedie filed a written complaint with Selectboard member Donn Downey earlier this month, accusing him of “blatant disregard” for Vermont’s public records law when he discussed emails between …

Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a state fund intended to boost the development of clean energy, the Shumlin administration announced Tuesday. A total of $442,750 was awarded, with 42 …

Vt. Seeks More Time for Health Exchange Implementation

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont will apply for an extension of its roughly $100 million in remaining federal grants for implementing the Affordable Care Act, state officials confirmed Monday. Vermont has spent more than $72 million thus far, and state officials have indicated they believe it will take the full …

Vt. Likely Won’t Host Migrant Kids

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont does not have adequate facilities to house some of the undocumented immigrant children from Central America being held at the U.S. border, the Shumlin administration said Monday. “Unlike Massachusetts, Vermont does not have a hosting site that meets Health and Human Services’ Criteria,” Gov. Peter …

Suspect Arraigned in Kidnapping of Conway, N.H., Girl

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Conway, n.h. — A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom. Abigail Hernandez disappeared …