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Hartford Road Is A Muddled Path

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hartford — A town-commissioned land survey has yielded some answers in a neighborhood dispute on Wallace Road, but it has also raised new questions. “It’s not at all as clear an answer as you should have at the end of such a long process,” said Jericho neighborhood resident Robert Fraser. “It’s just as foggy as ever.” Wallace Road has some …

Police Destroy ‘Pipe Bombs’

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hartford — The Vermont State Police Bomb Squad detonated two “pipe bombs” following a raid at a Gifford Road home on Friday and police have …

Old forest may derail Sunapee expansion plan

Friday, January 30, 2015

The state is evaluating whether a 16-acre patch of old red spruce trees on the side of Mount Sunapee is a pristine enough patch of …

French Class Trip Raises Safety Fears

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Lebanon — A Lebanon High School teacher assured School Board members this week that students traveling to France next month will be safe in spite of the recent terrorist attacks there. During a School Board meeting Wednesday, Board Chairman Jeff Peavey said concerns were brought to him about …

Budget Plan Reflects Mascoma Project Costs

Saturday, January 31, 2015

West Canaan — The deliberative session for voters in the five towns served by the Mascoma Valley Regional School District will be held at the Indian River School at 9 a.m. today to debate the $25 million budget and other warrant articles that can be amended before voters …

Wife’s Injuries Result of Trauma

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Newport — A forensic expert told jurors on Friday that some of the bloodstains in Kelly Robarge’s Charlestown home contained her DNA and were likely the result of blunt force trauma. Police said they found blood in the house where Robarge, 42, had been living after one of …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Challengers Abound For Claremont School Board Incumbents Claremont — The race is on for incumbent School Board members Brian Rapp and Richard Madigan, who will face challenges from several candidates in their quests for re-election. Brent Ferland, who has run previously for the board, Republican Neil Ward, a …

Dartmouth’s Road to Reform: No Hard Alcohol Among New Policies

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Thursday announced a wide range of policy reforms intended to curb high-risk behavior and improve academics and residential life on campus, including a ban on hard alcohol and a mandatory …

A Super Cause: Area Churches Hold Football Food Drive

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grantham — Football fans in New England and Seattle may not feel like they have a lot in common right now, but Methodist churches in both regions are trying to harness the excitement surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl to pull in the same direction for a good cause. The …

Hartford May Lower Late Tax Penalty

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hartford — During an emergency meeting on Thursday, the Selectboard scuttled plans to pay for a curbside recycling program with a room and meal sales tax, and voted in favor of cutting the penalty rates on delinquent taxpayers from 8 percent to 4 percent. When it comes to …

Lebanon School Board Selects A Special Education Director

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon School Board approved the hiring of a permanent special education director for the upcoming school year at its meeting on Wednesday. Tim Koumrian, currently the director of special education for SAU 6 in Claremont, is set to begin work in Lebanon on July 1. …

Robarge Trial: Wife’s Blood Found on Husband

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Much of the blood found inside the Robarge family’s Charlestown home belonged to Kelly Robarge, an expert witness said Thursday as the murder trial of James Robarge continued in Sullivan County Superior Court. Katie Swango, a criminalist with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, also …

Newport May See Revenue Shortfall

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Finances could get worse for taxpayers after the Lempster School Board voted Thursday night to enter into a tuition agreement with the Fall Mountain Regional School District. That could mean 14 Lempster students would attend Fall Mountain next school year, potentially creating a $200,000 revenue shortfall …