News

After Decades of Public Use, Records Show Disputed West Lebanon Road Is Private

Friday, July 31, 2015

West Lebanon — For decades, Waterman Avenue Extension has been treated as a public road by residents, postal workers and city snowplow drivers. But public use of a portion of the road came to an end last week when Mark Rose Sr. put up sawhorses and “private property” signs blocking the paved cul-de-sac on his property at the end of …

With Pools Closed, Residents Keep Cool

Friday, July 31, 2015

West Hartford — The Upper Valley fell just shy of a heat wave this week — which is achieved with a hat trick of 90-degree …

Lebanon Steps Closer to Plan

Friday, July 31, 2015

Lebanon — The city is one step closer to creating a long-term plan for the downtown and finding a fix for a pedestrian tunnel and …

Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover — What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn’t hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College, enjoys spinning classes, …

Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

Friday, July 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died. Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield …

Tunbridge Rape Suspect To Stand Trial

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concord — On the eve of a final plea deadline, the lawyer for a St. Paul’s School graduate accused of raping an underclassman last year said they plan to go to trial. “We expect that this case will …

‘D’ for Democracy in Granite State

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concord — New Hampshire’s democracy just brought home its report card — and it’s full of D’s and F’s, according to a report released Thursday by Open Democracy, a New Hampshire organization working to reduce the influence of …

Power Struggle: Temps Strain Grid

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concord — There was once a time when New Hampshire’s peak electricity use came in winter, but the decline in electric heating and the rise of air conditioning has changed that: Now it’s summer heatwaves that strain the electric grid. New Hampshire’s all-time record for peak electricity demand …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

University Removes ‘Bias-Free Language Guide’ From Website Durham, n.h. — The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups …

Windsor Police Officer Involved in Shooting Back on Payroll

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Windsor — A police officer who was charged with a felony after shooting a suspect during a drug sting is working a desk job for the Windsor Police Department while his criminal case is pending. Detective Ryan Palmer …

Thetford Wall Fines Hit $26,000

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thetford — Town officials say they are headed toward mediation with former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Thetford resident Ruth Dwyer, who has racked up more than $26,000 in unpaid fines for refusing to remove a 60-foot-by-24-foot partition in …

Norwich Town Manager Contract Talks Continue

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard on Wednesday night held a testy discussion about its relationship with Town Manager Neil Fulton, voting to seek more expert opinion on such subjects as his potential contract, his performance evaluation process, and the …

WRJ VA Focuses on Homeless

Thursday, July 30, 2015

White River Junction — It’s summertime, but for some veterans who returned to northern New England after their military service, the living is not easy. For those without homes, winter likely will be even worse. Some have general health problems. Others cope with mental illness or substance abuse. …