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Plainfield Fire Under Investigation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Plainfield — The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a Boston newspaper publisher’s custom-built log home in a remote part of Plainfield. T wo investigators sifted through a pile of debris Monday afternoon at the home of Melvin Miller, the founder, publisher and chief editor of the Bay State Banner, an …

Time Is Now For Flu Shots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lebanon — Public health advocates are recommending that members of the public get a flu shot this fall, and several organizations are offering free clinics …

Dartmouth’s Panarchy Crowdfunds for House

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hanover — Panarchy, an alternative undergraduate society at Dartmouth College, has launched an Internet crowdfunding campaign to renovate and reopen its house on School Street, …

White River School Defies Odds With Above Average Test Scores

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White River Junction — For Suzan Locke’s money, what she and her fellow science teachers in the Hartford School District learn about their students lesson by lesson, field trip by field trip, day by day, means more than …

Young Writers Project:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Young Writers Project last week launched a new digital literary magazine, The Voice, featuring the best writing, photography, audio and video from Vermont and New Hampshire students, Grades 3-12. The Voice is an interactive magazine published each month during the school year and available for viewing and sharing …

All That Jazz

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Above: Musician John Clayton, of Los Angeles, uses a bass to explain the importance of feeling and sound during a workshop at Mascoma Valley High School in Canaan that Clayton and his brother Jeff Clayton hosted last week. …

Surveying the Scenery

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Janis LeBaron, of Duxbury, Vt., takes in Boston Lot Lake after hiking there from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with her dog, Imagine, last week. LeBaron, who is new to the trail system in Lebanon, was hiking with Karen Dodge, …

Vt. Looks for Out-of-State Prison Contractor

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

State corrections officials are searching for a contractor to house the inmates it doesn’t have room for in Vermont. But the process isn’t likely to dramatically improve conditions for the approximately 500 Vermonters serving time in Kentucky and Arizona. With Vermont’s four-year contract with Corrections Corporation of America …

More Changes Made To Gun Carry Permits

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Concord — The New Hampshire Department of Safety is reissuing the state’s concealed carry gun license application for the second time in two months after complaints from gun rights activists prompted the department to withdraw some of the changes it made to the form this summer. The department’s …

Special Olympians Ride Horseback

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hope Dufty, 9, of Norwich, raises her blue ribbon for the obstacle course event during the equestrian competition of the Special Olympics Upper Vally Regional Fall Games at the Dartmouth Riding Center in Hanover on Sunday.Valley News — …

Fire Destroys Million-Dollar Plainfield Home on Ladieu Road

Monday, September 29, 2014

Plainfield — A huge blaze last night destroyed a Boston newspaper publisher’s million-dollar log home, which firefighters said was beyond saving from the moment they arrived. “It was gone when we got here,” said Plainfield Fire Chief Frank Currier, standing next to the smoldering structure on Sunday night. …

Dartmouth Teacher Makes Health App

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hanover — “I should have failed those students,” said Andrew Campbell, a Dartmouth College computer science professor whose latest innovation could help people avoid mental health problems. Fit and bespectacled with a strong British accent, Campbell is a …

Like Beachcombing

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ed Lane, of White River Junction, and his daughter, Bethany Sprague, of West Rutland, walk the White River in Royalton picking up trash and looking for stones and beach glass on Friday. “My father started me in it, …