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North Hartland Considers Solar Array for Landfill Area

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

North Hartland — Officials overseeing an undeveloped landfill for several Vermont towns are exploring the possibility of hosting a solar array on part of the North Hartland property in order to bring in new revenue. Tom Kennedy, district manager of the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District, said the roughly 20 to 30 acres of panels could be converted …

2 Plead Not Guilty to Jail Assault

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — Two men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to their alleged role in an assault at Southern State Correctional Facility on May …

Police: Bethel Woman Was Driver in Hit-and-Run

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — A 22-year-old Bethel woman pleaded not guilty to a series of charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that severely injured …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Claremont Man Pleads Guilty To Upper Valley Bank Robberies Concord — James Oberfeldt, the Claremont man charged with robbing three Upper Valley banks in fall 2013, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday and is now awaiting sentencing. According to court records, the judge accepted the guilty pleas …

Treasured Guitars Stolen At Tunbridge Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tunbridge — A father-son bluegrass duo are seeking the return of their precious guitars following an apparent theft early Sunday morning at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival. Rick Brodsky, 50, of Newtown, Conn., and Korey Brodsky, 16, are …

John Gregg: Hillary Clinton Heading to Hanover

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is headed to Hanover to start two days of campaigning over the Fourth of July weekend. The Democratic presidential candidate is holding a “grass-roots organizing event” — aka house party — in Hanover Friday afternoon, then campaigning in the White Mountain village …

Vt. DOC Awaits Details on Inmate Death

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montpelier — Six weeks after the death of a Vermont inmate, the Department of Corrections is still awaiting a final report on the cause of death. James Nicholson died May 18 while incarcerated at a Kentucky prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America. He was convicted of …

Cuts Continue at Claremont Ford

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Claremont — When Claremont Ford Lincoln opened Monday morning, it felt like business as usual. In the parts and service department, manager Lucas Henderson scheduled appointments as customers arrived and a few cars sat on lifts awaiting service …

Hartford Works to Stop Flooding at Newly Renovated Town Hall

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

White River Junction — Hartford Town Hall, which only recently was reopened in the latter stages of a $4.2 million renovation project, is experiencing new flooding problems in the basement. On the Bridge Street building’s first and second …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Visiting Nurses Partner for Care Center

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock is pursuing two major changes in the way it delivers care: It is working on an affiliation with the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire, and it is seeking permission to build …

Summer Journal: If a Giant Boulder Sits in the Woods, People Will Go to See It

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

S ometimes you just want to look at a really big rock. In pursuit of which I traveled recently to Madison, N.H. , in the White Mountains to gaze upon the Madison Boulder. It is in a stretch …

Items, Cash Stolen During Break-Ins at Woodstock Businesses

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock — Police are searching for the individuals who stole money, jewelry and handcrafted pocket knives from neighboring Central Street businesses on Sunday morning. Woodstock Police Cpl. Jim Otranto said an unknown number of people broke into Mountain Creamery, a farm-to-table restaurant, and Unicorn, a shop that sells …

Tuition Is Going Up In N.H.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Concord — After a two-year freeze, tuition at New Hampshire’s state universities will go up next year. Facing $9 million less than they requested in state funding, University System of New Hampshire officials will raise tuition by 2.75 percent and also cut spending to make up the difference. …