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Woodstock Complex Breaks Ground

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Woodstock — After almost a decade of legal wrangling, ground will officially be broken today on a 28-unit mixed-income housing development on eight acres of land across from Woodstock Union High School. Organizers say the ceremony marks a turning point in the beleaguered project, which faced stiff opposition from abutters expressing concerns that the project off Route 4 could overcrowd …

Hartford Police Eye Possibly Tainted Heroin in Overdoses

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hartford — After two deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month, police are concerned that drugs being circulated may be …

‘The Dartmouth’: No More Greek

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — No news, no photos, just the words “Abolish the Greek system,” emblazoned in bold letters across the top of student newspaper The Dartmouth …

Patience, Claremont Boosters Advised

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Claremont — The city’s current economic development efforts are well coordinated and efficient and the city has some unique assets, but it is important to understand that investment and improvement rarely come quickly and take time and patience. That was the message last week from a state official …

College Supplies Closing ‘Quietly’

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — College Supplies, the longtime South Main Street school supply and gift store, will soon be no longer. Owner Scott Winslow is in the process of selling his condominium retail space to Melissa Hass and her husband, John Hass, who own the Lemon Tree gift shop around …

Deciding Who They Want to Be: Young Adults With Special Needs Make Transition From School

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leah Wright, 22, has spent the past few months settling back into the town she lived in until she was 11. After graduating from Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, she returned to Windsor, where she and …

Volunteer Information Session Set for November in Randolph

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Randolph — An information session about becoming a volunteer with Central Vermont Adult Basic Education will take place next month at the nonprofit’s Randolph Learning Center, 10 S. Main St. The organization offers free literacy instruction for adults and for young people who are no longer attending school. …

Business Notes: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lebanon — IVG Hospitals, the Woburn, Mass.-based network of veterinary hospitals, has purchased Small Animal Veterinary Emergency Services, the 24-hour emergency pet hospital at 63 Evans Drive in Lebanon. The hospital’s name will be changed to Small Animal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty to reflect the shift in the …

Thetford Board: Police Coverage Will Continue as Before

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thetford — The town’s police force will use a borrowed vehicle and continue to provide residents with the same level of police coverage that was in effect before Friday’s suspicious fire, which destroyed the department’s entire fleet of …

Health Care Reform at Center of Vt. Gov. Race

Sunday, October 19, 2014

White River Junction — One high-profile website snafu. Some encouraging skirmishes against rising health care costs. And steady work on Vermont’s effort to create a single-payer health insurance plan that covers all residents — although with only vague …

Bishops: No Welcome for Gays

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vatican City — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. The …

Heating Help

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stan Teeter, middle, lifts a birch log onto a splitter run by fellow Norwich resident Betsy Maislen, left, as Jack Burnham, 14, of Norwich clears away the splits during a firewood bee in Norwich on Saturday. Volunteers, including …

Cop Cars Burn in Thetford

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thetford — Following a suspicious overnight fire Friday that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers, a state fire investigator said he is “absolutely” interested in reviewing a 2012 case in which Norwich’s three-car fleet was destroyed by flames that …