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As Fines Mount, Thetford Woman Won’t Tear Down That Wall

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thetford — The dispute over the 60-by-24-foot structure that Ruth Dwyer erected in her front yard last fall to block the view of a newly built home across the street continues to simmer. The town zoning administrator has been assessing Dwyer daily fines, which now total thousands of dollars, for her refusal to take down what the town considers to …

WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate …

Dartmouth Speaker: Children’s Mental Health Affected by New Moms’ Lack of Time at Home

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Most of Allan Schore’s points during a Wednesday night lecture in Filene Auditorium, downstairs from the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at Dartmouth …

Hassan: GOP Budget Leaves N.H. Lacking

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hanover — During a talk at Dartmouth College on Tuesday, Gov. Maggie Hassan described the precarious balance in New Hampshire politics between keeping taxes low and making investments to build a competitive workforce in the Granite State, which …

Rumors of Motorcycle Group Conflict Close West Lebanon Applebee’s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

West Lebanon — A Route 12A restaurant elected to close early on Tuesday after police received a tip that there may be a clash between two motorcycle groups during a planned fundraising event, Lebanon police said on Tuesday. Lebanon police Lt. Phil Roberts said he heard from an …

Lebanon’s Little Store Under New Management

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lebanon — The new proprietor of The Little Store of Lebanon has begun work to transform the nearly 100-year-old neighborhood market into a deli and bakery. Ami Moore’s vision for the Route 120 landmark, which is set to …

Dartmouth College Details Compensation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — The 2013 compensation packages of nine Dartmouth College administrators and professors each exceeded $600,000, according to the college’s most recent tax return. Pamela Peedin, the Boston-based chief investment officer who oversees the college’s $4.47 billion endowment, was once again the institution’s highest paid employee. Her $473,000 …

Newport Selectboard Agrees to Conduct Review of Airport Finances, Leases

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Newport — The town will study the airport after all. The Selectboard Monday night agreed to resident Bert Spaulding’s demands for a comprehensive study of the finances of the town-owned Parlin Field, a week after voters rejected an article at Town Meeting calling for the board to explore …

Hartland Elementary School Reconsiders Nightly Homework

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the homestretch to graduation from Hartland Elementary School, eighth-grader Anna Morse still shivers at the memory of hitting the after-school wall. “In fifth and sixth grade is when homework cut into my personal life the most,” the …

Young Writers’ Thoughts Turn to Spring, and to Scars That Run Deep

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and …

Quechee Lakes Association Wants Town to Pay for Recreation Space

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quechee — The Quechee Lakes Landowners Association has threatened to curtail regular mowing of Quechee Green Park as part of a dispute with the town over who should pay to maintain Quechee Lakes-owned facilities that are used by …

Police Arrest 17 At Dartmouth

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — Police reported 17 arrests last week between Wednesday night and Sunday at Dartmouth College, the period known as Green Key Weekend. The weekend is one of the college’s most popular social occasions, and the majority of detainments involved underage consumption or possession of alcohol, according to …

Vermont Lawmakers Adjourn Tough Session

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Montpelier — Rep. Brian Savage, R-Swanton, summed up the way many lawmakers felt about the legislative session, which adjourned a little after 11 p.m. Saturday: “It’s finally over.” Legislators couldn’t leave the House chamber fast enough. By the time the House speaker and the governor made final remarks, …