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Grafton County Economic Development Council CEO Leaving

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Plymouth, N.H. — Mark Scarano, chief executive officer of the Grafton County Economic Development Council, will leave his post at the end of February to lead the Northern Border Regional Commission, a federal-state regional economic development organization that serves more than 30 counties in northern Vermont, Maine, New York and New Hampshire, including Grafton and Sullivan counties. Scarano, 45, of …

Attempt to Trim Lebanon School Budget Fails

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lebanon — A small crowd composed primarily of School Board members and staff rejected a request to reduce the proposed $40.4 million operating budget for …

Valley Regional Proposes New Mental Health Facility

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Claremont — A plan by Valley Regional Healthcare to invest $1.5 million in a facility to care for mentally ill patients sent for treatment because …

We Can Weld It! Class Helps Women Gain Metalwork Experience in Comfortable Setting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hartford — Soul music pouring from the shop speakers competed with the clanging of a hammer on metal and the electric sizzle of welders on a recent evening at Hartford Area Career and Technology Center. Wearing masks or …

Charlestown Teacher Gets VFW Award

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Charlestown — John J. Cenney, of Charlestown, was recently named a local winner of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of New Hampshire. Maj. Cenney is a social sciences teacher, department chairman and Senior Army JROTC instructor at Fall …

Vt. Farmers Ready for New Runoff Rules

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tunbridge — Dairy farmer Corey Chapman wasn’t surprised when he heard Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposals to clean up the state’s waterways in the governor’s inaugural address last month. “We know it’s a big deal,” said Chapman, who …

Jim Kenyon: It’s Super Squares Round III at Post 22

Sunday, February 1, 2015

American Legion Post 22’s annual Super Bowl party in Lebanon today will feature a buffet table that includes chicken wings smothered in barbecue sauce, Swedish meatballs and roast beef sandwiches. Enough to make a cardiologist cringe, but the sort of fare that makes the game (and halftime show …

Plymouth State ‘Snow-Level’ Radar Unit Aims to Help Forecasters

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Plymouth, n.h. — Even with the most recent technology, the weather can be a difficult thing to forecast. In an effort to enhance the ability to do so, Plymouth State University and the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Mascoma School District Budget Seeks 23 Percent More in Taxes

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Canaan — Voters in the Mascoma Valley Regional School District made few changes to the proposed $25 million budget, which would increase the amount to be raised by taxes 23 percent, during Saturday’s deliberative session at Indian River …

Hartford Road Is A Muddled Path

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hartford — A town-commissioned land survey has yielded some answers in a neighborhood dispute on Wallace Road, but it has also raised new questions. “It’s not at all as clear an answer as you should have at the …

Police Destroy ‘Pipe Bombs’

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hartford — The Vermont State Police Bomb Squad detonated two “pipe bombs” following a raid at a Gifford Road home on Friday and police have charged a man and a woman with multiple drug offenses. Police have not …

Old forest may derail Sunapee expansion plan

Friday, January 30, 2015

The state is evaluating whether a 16-acre patch of old red spruce trees on the side of Mount Sunapee is a pristine enough patch of land to require legal protection that could derail a ski area’s contentious and long-debated proposal to expand over state park lands. In a …

French Class Trip Raises Safety Fears

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Lebanon — A Lebanon High School teacher assured School Board members this week that students traveling to France next month will be safe in spite of the recent terrorist attacks there. During a School Board meeting Wednesday, Board Chairman Jeff Peavey said concerns were brought to him about …