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Kuster Advocates Highway Bill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

West Lebanon — The two-month extension of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act approved by Congress in May is set to expire at the end of this month, casting a pall of uncertainty over the future of transportation projects across the country. Such short-term funding plans are insufficient to address the country’s infrastructure needs, create and keep jobs and add …

Woodstock Solar Plan Withdrawn

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Woodstock — A brewing battle between a developer and the town of Woodstock was unexpectedly averted last week, when the developer apparently scrapped a proposal …

A Life: David Orr, 1934-2015; ‘He Was Never Anything But Calm Under Fire’

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hanover — The renovation of the west stands at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field is nearing completion and in recent weeks the press box has begun …

Clinton Recalls Time at Dartmouth

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hanover — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cheered recent Supreme Court decisions in favor of same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act and called for “(taking) on the gun lobby one more time” during an outdoor campaign stop …

Royalton Swimming Hole Donated to Town

Saturday, July 4, 2015

S outh Royalton — Pinch Rock, a rocky swimming hole area jutting into the White River across the street from Peg Elmer’s pale green home, has long been a favorite summer spot for the likes of swimmers, boaters, …

Claremont Properties Reappraised

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Claremont — The city has denied 11 of the 20 property tax abatements for commercial properties that were filed after last year’s citywide reappraisal. Of the nine that were approved, the two largest decreases were the vacant First Methodist Church on Sullivan Street, which dropped from $868,600 to …

Larger Veterans Center Opens

Friday, July 3, 2015

White River Junction — Upper Valley veterans have a new space to call their own on the first floor of a new office building on Prospect Street in White River Junction. At the new, larger Vet Center, counselors …

N.H. Misses Deadlines For Care

Friday, July 3, 2015

Lebanon — The state of New Hampshire has missed several deadlines and targets for improving mental health care services that it agreed to as part of the settlement of a 2012 civil rights lawsuit that accused it of “needless institutionalization of adults with serious mental illness.” A June …

Clinton Changes Location for Hanover Rally

Friday, July 3, 2015

Hanover — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has changed the location of the venue for her campaign stop today, moving it from a private home in Hanover to the Bema, a wooded natural amphitheater off Observatory Road on …

Hassan: Revisit State Budget

Friday, July 3, 2015

White River Junction — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is encouraging legislative leaders to return to the table to consider a compromise on the state’s budget for the 2016-2017 biennium. Hassan vetoed the $11.3 billion budget approved by the Republican-led Legislature last week. A particular sticking point has …

Pomfret Native Disappears in Fla.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Pomfret — The United States Coast Guard last weekend called off the search for U.S. Olympic sailor Trevor Moore, a Pomfret native who disappeared late last month off the coast of Florida. On the evening of June 25, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Hartland Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Lebanon Law Firm Embezzlement Case Burlington — A 61-year-old Hartland woman pleaded not guilty to accusations that she embezzled nearly $700,000 from a Lebanon law firm between 2008 and January of this year. Catherine McKinney on Thursday answered to three felony fraud …

Vermont DCF Caseload Up After Staff Added

Friday, July 3, 2015

Montpelier — A new report from the Department for Children and Families shows that even as the department added staff to manage heavy caseloads, the number of reports of abuse — and the number of substantiated cases — continued to rise. The increase was so significant, DCF Commissioner …