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Sanders Announces Bid: For One of Their Own, Vermonters Turn Out in Force

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Burlington — The thousands who stand and sit on the grassy park overlooking Lake Champlain are living proof that Bernie Sanders, the feisty, leftist former mayor here to formally kick off his campaign for president, has plenty of mainstream appeal, at least when the mainstream in question is arguably the most left-leaning city of the most left-leaning state in the …

Newport Narrows Town Manager Search Down to Two

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The Selectboard has chosen Shane O’Keefe, the current town administrator in Swanzey, N.H., and Angus Jennings, who owns a consulting firm in Massachusetts, …

Claremont Teen Charged With Armed Robbery

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Claremont — A Claremont teen charged with armed robbery of a convenience store in Claremont Friday night is being held on $25,000 cash bail following …

For Slayton Hill Residents, Peace of Mind Worth Wait

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lebanon — Nearly two years after severe storms washed out Slayton Hill Road, the dust and noise of construction have become a way of life for the road’s residents. City officials acknowledged that some residents have complained about …

Dartmouth’s ‘Animal House’ Frat Fights to Keep Residence

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hanover — After Dartmouth College last month cut ties with Alpha Delta Fraternity , the Greek-letter organization is appealing a decision by town officials forbidding it from housing its members at the East Wheelock Street mansion it owns. …

Bill Creates College Savings For Vt. Kids

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Montpelier — Vermont will soon join a number of other states in launching a children’s savings account program aimed at encouraging more low-income children, and their parents, to consider higher education. Under a bill passed by the Legislature, savings accounts will be opened for every baby born in …

Bradford Salutes Veterans

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Vermont Civil War Hemlocks fire three volleys of shots in honor of U.S. veterans at the rededication of the Veterans Memorial at the Bradford Academy on Monday in Bradford. As a part of Bradford’s 250th anniversary celebration, …

DHMC Gets Safety Devices to Protect Staff, Patients

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will soon be the second hospital in New Hampshire to outfit its security officers with a “nonlethal device” that can record interactions with unruly patients or visitors, shine a laser pointer on them …

Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from …

Thetford English Teacher Plans a Fundraising Contest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Once upon a time around the turn of the 21st century at Thetford Academy, Amanda Frost tested the patience of English teacher Joe Deffner. “I was — I don’t know — sassy, and he would call me out …

Students Write About What They Missed, and a Picture of Cats

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. …

Child Safety Reforms Top Vt. Agenda

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Montpelier — The deaths of two young children last year weighed heavily on lawmakers as they entered the 2015 legislative session. The deaths of Dezirae Sheldon, 2, and Peighton Geraw, 14 months, prompted legislators to undertake an overhaul of Vermont’s child protection system. Both toddlers had been in …

Report: Vt. Renters Struggling

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Andrea Craft is looking for a new place to live. But she’s not having much luck. “Most of the time I don’t even really get the chance to apply for the apartment because people won’t respond to my attempts to contact them,” she said. A few things about …