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Man Found Dead on Tracks

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White River Junction — Police are investigating the death of a 52-year-old homeless man whose body was found on the railroad tracks about 100 yards south of the White River Junction Amtrak station early Wednesday morning. Evidence suggests that Scott R. Smith was hit by an unknown train, but an autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death and …

Iowa Firm Buys Vermont Castings

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Randolph — Only 14 months after the company was taken over in a management-led buyout, Vermont Castings has been sold again — this time to …

Lebanon OKs Restructured Utility Rates

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lebanon — The City Council unanimously pushed forward a proposal to alter sewer and water rate structures at its meeting Wednesday. The motion, put forward …

Woodstock High-Schoolers Talk Politics With Milne

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Woodstock — Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Milne campaigned in the Woodstock area Wednesday, spending more than an hour talking with students in the Woodstock Union High School library. Several of the students said they found the North Pomfret …

Sex Assault, Liquor Arrest Reports Rise at Dartmouth College

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hanover — While the annual campus crime statistics released by Dartmouth College on Wednesday show that reports of forcible sex offenses and alcohol violations spiked last year, college officials said the numbers don’t indicate an overall increase in incidences of high-risk behavior. Dartmouth’s 2014 Annual Security Report discloses …

IT Mistakes Won’t Be Repeated, Vt. Officials Say

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Montpelier — State officials Tuesday sought to quell some lawmakers’ fear that Vermont is spread too thin as it moves forward with $420 million in IT projects to improve the delivery of human services. Harry Chen, acting Secretary of the Agency of Human Services, began his remarks to …

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Advocates Seek Improvements for Incarcerated Women

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

South Royalton — Julie Brisson claims she has one of the “craziest” Facebook pages out there, alluding to the fact that she has friends on the social media site that range from family members and childhood buddies to …

Geisel Will Turn To Layoffs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — Financial woes at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine will lead to layoffs, the college said Tuesday. “As part of our plan to return to a sustainable budget, we are restructuring some areas of the medical school, which unfortunately will result in the elimination of some …

Hartford Shoots Down Pocket Parks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Quechee — Just a week after a crowd of Quechee residents urged members of the Selectboard to do something about a flood-created eyesore in the village, split board members voted 3-2 Tuesday night against allocating funds to a proposed set of pocket parks that would have cleaned up …

Ex-CIA Official Talks Security

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hanover — A former deputy and acting director of the CIA was introduced as “the most interesting man in the world” to a packed auditorium at Dartmouth College during a public conversation on Tuesday afternoon in Hanover. Daniel …

Claremont Death Likely a Suicide

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Claremont — A woman found dead Tuesday morning on a cement abutment at the edge of the Sugar River took her own life, according to police. Authorities have not released any details about the woman, whose body was discovered by a passer-by who was walking upstream of the …

Liberty Utilities Customers’ Rate to Increase This Winter

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has approved Liberty Utilities’ request for a winter energy charge rate increase, which could see the typical residential customer’s electric bill soar by more than $50. The increase in the energy charge from 7.7 cents per kilowatt-hour to 15.4 cents …