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Confluence of Activity

Friday, May 29, 2015

White River Junction — For Maci Martin, a 3-year-old whose mother walks with her from White River Junction to a West Lebanon preschool every day, the loud and dusty construction along Route 4 is the only Route 4 she’s ever known. A series of multimillion dollar projects, all packed into a half-mile stretch of roadway that spans the Connecticut River …

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Luring

Friday, May 29, 2015

White River Junction — A 56-year-old man from Michigan who has been living in the Upper Valley since the fall pleaded not guilty on Friday …

Norwich UU Church Raises Over $1 Million

Friday, May 29, 2015

Norwich — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley plans to break ground next week on more than $1 million in improvements to its …

Storm Blacks Out Dartmouth

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hanover — The thunderstorms that rolled through the Upper Valley late Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to the Dartmouth College campus and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for several hours and may have caused as much of $30,000 damage to town of Hanover equipment, officials said. Dartmouth spokeswoman Diana Lawrence …

Long-Debated Renovation Begins at Mascoma Campus

Friday, May 29, 2015

West Canaan — There’s a new show in town, and it doesn’t cost a penny. Construction at Mascoma Valley Regional High School began little more than a month ago, and Enfield resident Kate Plumley Stewart, vice president of …

White River Junction Man Charged With Luring Children

Friday, May 29, 2015

White River Junction — A White River Junction man has been arrested on allegations that he attempted to solicit sex from children. Dale Vodden, 56, was arrested by Hartford police in the parking lot of the Veterans Affairs …

Lebanon Landfill Odor All But Eliminated

Friday, May 29, 2015

West Lebanon — The air is sweeter along the Route 12A corridor in West Lebanon now that the landfill has a fully functioning flare to burn off most of the foul smells previously found there. The flare project also has enabled city officials to begin tracking the amount …

Claremont Council Approves City Budget

Friday, May 29, 2015

Claremont — After a lengthy debate on spending priorities and the need for more money for road repairs, the City Council voted, 8-1, for a $16 million budget that spends about $90,000 less than the initial proposal offered by City Manager Guy Santagate. The only reduction was the …

Hartford Has Partial Budget Fix

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hartford — An earlier-than-planned entry into the Vermont Health Exchange appears likely to solve the first half of a two-year municipal budget crunch in Hartford, but town leaders said this week that work remains to be done in figuring out how to make the numbers work for fiscal …

John Gregg: O’Malley Coming to the Valley

Friday, May 29, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to formally announce his candidacy for president on Saturday in Baltimore, then head directly to Iowa and New Hampshire for campaigning. In fact, the 52-year-old Democrat, who defeated an incumbent Republican in 2006 and served two terms as governor, will be …

Vt. Removes Vaccine Exemption

Friday, May 29, 2015

Montpelier — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday signed a bill that removes Vermont’s philosophical exemption to mandatory vaccination for schoolchildren. The move was a major reversal for the governor, who said in no uncertain terms that lawmakers should “leave it alone” when asked about it this February. “Vaccines …

Local News Briefs: Friday, May 29

Friday, May 29, 2015

Springfield Store Robbed at Gunpoint Springfield, Vt. — Police are searching for a man who used a handgun to rob a convenience store in North Springfield Wednesday night. The store was held up just after 7:30 p.m. by a masked man armed with a handgun, police said. The …

Meeting Tonight on Gas Project Proposed for Route 120 in Lebanon

Thursday, May 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Valley Green Natural Gas, the entity planning to construct a natural gas facility serving the Route 120 corridor, is set to hold a public information session tonight at the Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon. …