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Zoning Panel Endorses Fuel Depot; Lebanon Board OKs Request For Liquid Natural Gas Site

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lebanon — A developer proposing to build a liquefied natural gas depot behind the bus station on Etna Road passed a critical hurdle this week when the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment approved two variances. The depot would receive liquefied natural gas via truck and then convert it to compressed gas for distribution to area businesses via pipeline. The variances …

Dartmouth Promotes New Policy; Administrators Hold Forum On New Sexual Assault Stance

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hanover — The outside investigators that Dartmouth College has proposed to hire to look into complaints of sexual assault would be made up of three …

Sunapee Man Faces Second-Degree Assault in I-89 Crash

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

North Haverhill — A Sunapee man who authorities allege intentionally drove his truck across the median of Interstate 89 and struck another car, has been …

I-91 Park and Ride Lot to Close; State to Overhaul Location at Exit 9

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hartland — Commuters who use a state-owned park and ride lot at Exit 9 off Interstate 91 will soon have to find an alternate location for the next several months while the state completes a major upgrade. Construction will begin Monday and isn’t scheduled to be completed until …

Missing Plainfield Horse Found Dead

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Plainfield — Homeowners preparing to open their swimming pool for the season discovered the remains of a horse that caused a stir when it went missing from its Plainfield home during the winter. In early January, Margaret Cassedy’s 16-year-old quarter horse DJ was spooked by a plow and …

Mascoma Board Defies Critics With Construction Committee

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Canaan — Tempers flared at Tuesday night’s Mascoma Regional School District School Board meeting after the board rejected a motion, 4-2, to establish a five-member building committee to oversee the high school renovation project . The motion was made by Kimberly Depelteau-Tracey, of Canaan, a vocal opponent of …

News Briefs: Wednesday, April 23

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Woman Charged With DWI Airlifted to DHMC Cornish — A Claremont woman has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a single car motor vehicle accident in Cornish around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Diane Mispel, 53, failed to negotiate a corner while driving south on Route …

Flush Twice

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bruce Prior of the Enfield Water Department flushes a hydrant on Main Street in Enfield on Tuesday. Each of the town’s roughly 75 hydrants gets flushed twice a year, a process that can take up to two weeks.Valley …

Ruling Hurts N.H. Bond Outlook

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Concord — Standard & Poor’s downgraded the state’s outlook on general obligation and state-guaranteed bonds from “stable” to “negative” yesterday, based largely on a recent court ruling that said a state tax on hospitals that brings in significant revenue is illegal. That ruling, combined with the state’s low …

Route 14 Properties Still Stuck in Red Tape

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sharon — The town has moved a step closer to acquiring a flood-damaged parcel on Route 14 that would be turned into a recreation area with access to the White River. Meanwhile, the owner of a former trailer …

Headrest Relocation Approved

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lebanon — The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a special exception to allow a residential substance abuse treatment facility to move into a former home for pregnant teenagers and their children on Abbott Street at its meeting Monday. The decision, passed by a vote of 3 to 1 …

Claremont Fire Chief Still Investigating Cause of Convent Fire

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — On Monday, investigators with the state fire marshal’s office were at the scene of the fire on Central Street that a day earlier had destroyed the historic brick structure that was once home to the St. Mary convent. “The fire marshal investigator was working the scene …

The Verdict: Bethel Students on John Brown’s Legacy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A jury failed to deliver a verdict in a mock trial at Vermont Law School last week that taught students about history, law, public speaking and more. The students, eighth-graders from Bethel’s Whitcomb Junior/Senior High, were weighing the …