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Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Visits Dartmouth

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hanover — In the eyes of Julian Bond, icon of the American civil rights movement, our education on social justice in the 1960s shouldn’t consist of only four words — “I have a dream” — and two people, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. “Neither those words nor those people are the entirety of the civil rights movement,” Bond …

APD Added To Anthem Health Plans

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lebanon — Care at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will be covered next year for New Hampshire consumers with health insurance policies issued by the …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary …

Newport Taxes Raise Hackles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Newport — The explanation by the School Board and SAU 43 Administration on why the local school tax rate will increase $1.81 per $1,000 this year did not satisfy at least one member of the Selectboard, who sharply criticized the school management during a joint meeting of the …

N.H. Wood Business’ Kiln Burns

Friday, October 31, 2014

New London — Rebuilding a pivotal part of a wood products business that burned in an early morning fire was on the forefront of the owner’s mind on Thursday afternoon. A fire broke out inside the firewood kiln …

Mormon Founder Had Teen Bride During Polygamy Days

Friday, October 31, 2014

Salt Lake City — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the faith’s early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering …

In Vermont, Not Much Competition

Friday, October 31, 2014

Montpelier — Doug Hoffer said Wednesday he’s confident he’ll be elected to a new two-year term as Vermont state auditor next week. He has reason to be since he’s the only major party candidate for the position. Democratic incumbents running for treasurer and secretary of state have no …

Man Charged With Newport, N.H. Blaze

Friday, October 31, 2014

Newport — A 26-year-old Claremont man has been charged in connection with setting one of four suspicious fires in Newport on May 31. Police charged Corey Hale on Thursday with one count of arson in connection with setting …

Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newport — A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire’s District 8 Senate seat, with life experience and considerations such as Medicaid expansion …

Hartford Debates Track Proposal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hartford — Less than a week before a proposed $3.5 million bond for athletic field improvements at Hartford High School goes to voters, the issue was hotly debated during a public hearing held at the school Wednesday night. Of about 40 attendees, about a dozen members of the …

Hiring by Lebanon School District Prompts Questions About Budget, Protocol

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lebanon — The School Board’s decision last week to hire another special educator prompted a discussion not just about that particular staffing change, but also about district budgeting practices and, largely, how the board conducts its business. Aimee Nicholas, whom the board voted to hire as a special …

Kenney, Cryans Prep for Rematch

Thursday, October 30, 2014

West Lebanon — Republican Joe Kenney and Democrat Mike Cryans have hit the campaign trail for the second time this year, again vying for the District 1 Executive Council seat long held by the late Ray Burton. The …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tractor Driver Charged Following Collision on I-89 Off-Ramp Lebanon — A pickup truck struck and knocked over a Department of Transportation tractor at the interchange of Route 4 and Interstate 89 in Lebanon earlier this week. The accident …