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Alice Peck Day President Sue Mooney and Dartmouth-Hitchcock President James Weinstein speak of the communication and collaboration process the two hospitals are undergoing in the midst of an affiliation during an interview in Lebanon, N.H., on August 27, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Alice Peck Day, Dartmouth-Hitchcock to Affiliate; Changes to Birthing Center Likely

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will become Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s newest affiliate, should the state approve the agreement the two institutions expect to file in September. APD, an 83-year-old community hospital in Lebanon, said it would focus on patients requiring fewer consultations and less intensive care than that available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock under the agreement, an outline of which was released …

Detour on I-91 Northbound Planned Until Monday Morning; Delays Expected in WRJ

Thursday, August 27, 2015

White River Junction — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area around Interstate 91’s Exit 11 interchange in …

School Will Have Narcan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School Board reversed its position on an overdose antidote Wednesday evening, unanimously voting to draft procedures to equip the school district’s …

West Fairlee Hires Treasurer

Thursday, August 27, 2015

West Fairlee — The town has hired Joseph MacPherson, a certified public accountant from Vershire, to serve as its first treasurer appointed by the Selectboard since a long-time treasurer moved out of town last year. Voters approved a measure to transition the position from elected to appointed during …

1st Phase of Sorrell Investigation Done

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Montpelier — The first phase of an investigation into allegations that Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell violated campaign finance laws is complete. David Cahill, executive director of the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs, said on Tuesday that complaints against Sorrell have been evaluated. Tom Little, acting special …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cornish Fair Ride Malfunction Due to Braking System Cornish — State investigators determined that the mechanical issue with a ride at the Cornish Fair Friday night that injured three people was related to the braking system, according to a news release from the New Hampshire state fire marshal. …

Vermonters Call Again for Paid Sick Leave

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Burlington — On the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote, officials gathered to call for a paid sick days bill to be passed next legislative session, saying it would bring Vermont a step closer to women’s equality. Gov. Peter Shumlin, state …

Hartford Copes With Resignation of Town Manager

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hartford — On Tuesday night, the members of the Hartford Selectboard walked across a dirt parking lot that was in the process of being paved under a contract negotiated by Hunter Rieseberg, walked into a town hall renovated …

Stevens to Start New Schedule

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Claremont — The new Stevens High School schedule will be implemented today, the first day of classes, School Board Chairman Richard Seaman said Tuesday night after a non-public meeting with the teachers’ union. “There is nothing I can say about it because it is related to negotiations,” Seaman …

Hypertherm Asks For Renovations

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — Hypertherm is asking the town zoning board for a wetlands special exception to begin major renovations at one of its facilities on Great Hollow Road. The technology company known for its plasma cutting is planning a full-scale reconstruction of its roads, parking lots, loading areas and …

Coal Tar Cleanup Nears End

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Claremont — The site of the former gas plant along the north side of the Sugar River in the city’s historic mill district now is unrecognizable for those who recall the dilapidated building and thick vegetation that was there just a couple of months ago. The project to …

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Bethel Crash

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 23-year-old Manchester man has pleaded not guilty to negligent operation of a vehicle in connection with a July collision in Bethel that left two motorcyclists severely injured. Gustavo Chang was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court Tuesday on a charge of felony-level gross negligence …

RVCC Is Coming to Lebanon

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lebanon — The Community College System of New Hampshire has purchased the larger of two former Lebanon College buildings on the pedestrian mall in downtown Lebanon. Local, regional and national officials announced the $1.6 million purchase — which …