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‘My Focus Is on Kids First’

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield — Remember The Little Engine That Could, the children’s book about the tank engine that, while facing a tough task, chanted to itself, “I think I can, I think I can” until, suddenly, it could? The message behind that story, said newly minted Plainfield Elementary School Principal Susan Blair, summarizes much of her educational philosophy. “I think the most …

Newport Shooting Injures One Man

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newport — Police said they have identified all of the people “involved” in a Laurel Street shooting that led to a man being airlifted to …

Exonerated Upper Valley Researcher Offers Critique of VA

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lebanon — The disclosure statement filed by the co-author of a three-page opinion piece published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Aug. 28 …

All Lit Up

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Joan Staple, of Pomfret, left, Martha Leonard, of Barnard, and Pat Alden, of Woodstock, marvel over the new light fixtures hanging from the jury room at the Windsor County Courthouse in Woodstock on Friday. The court opened after …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Vermonters Warned They May Be Hacking Victims Burlington — More than a thousand Vermont residents have been warned by a medical records management company that their personal information may have fallen into the hands of Chinese computer hackers. The Burlington Free Press reports that about 1,100 Vermont residents …

Norwich Selectboard Postpones Meeting on Town Manager

Friday, August 29, 2014

Norwich — Discord among town officials bubbled to the surface on Wednesday after the Selectboard voted to hold, but then postponed, a closed-door discussion of Town Manager Neil Fulton’s performance. There was no explanation at Wednesday night’s Selectboard …

Hartford Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Girlfriend’s Son

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — A 31-year-old Hartford man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s young son last summer. At the end of the arraignment, a judge ordered …

Schools Offer Options To Lebanon College Students

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lebanon — In the wake of Lebanon College’s announcement last week that it would be canceling fall classes and moving toward closing the school, other area schools have begun scrambling to attract the college’s former pupils. Lebanon College President Ron Biron said once word got out that the …

Claremont Closer to Smoke Ban

Friday, August 29, 2014

Claremont — After a few failed attempts, the City Council has passed an ordinance that would ban smoking in most city parks in all but designated areas. The ordinance will be presented at a public hearing in September and voted on again after a second reading. Unlike previous …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

14-Year-Old Struck by Car On Route 14 South East Randolph — A teenage boy is being treated for severe head injuries after a car accident on Route 14 South. Police say Zachary Paroline, 14, of East Randolph, was hit by a vehicle while he was checking the mail …

Hartford Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Toddler

Thursday, August 28, 2014

White River Junction — A 31-year-old Hartford man pleaded not guilty this afternoon to charges of second-degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son. Luke Theriault was ordered held without bail during his arraignment …

Hartford Man Charged With Murder in 2-Year-Old’s Death

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hartford — A 31-year-old Hartford man faces charges of murder in the first degree and aggravated domestic assault stemming from the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son last summer, police said in a news release late Wednesday night. …

Unity School Nearly Ready

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unity — After years of waiting, what’s a few more days? That was the sentiment in Unity this week after the School Board announced a delay to the beginning of the inaugural year in the town’s new K-8 …