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Daughter: ‘He Didn’t Deserve It’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

White River Junction — A 30-year-old man who eluded police for five days pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father of four in Springfield, Vt., last weekend. Gregory A. Smith, acting through his public defender at Windsor Superior Court, waived his right to bail arguments until a hearing to …

Reopened West Hartford Library Hits Its Stride

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hartford — After 31/2 years of problems that included a flood, thickets of regulatory red tape and internal discord, the West Hartford Library appears to …

Incinerator Back Up For Sale

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Claremont — The Wheelabrator incinerator on Grissom Lane has been put up for sale again. Meanwhile, the high bidder at the April 14 auction said …

Quick Actions by Bystanders Help Save Heart Attack Victim

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hanover — When Weiping Liu saw a bicyclist collapse on Route 120 near the Lebanon town line last week, he knew what to do. In fact, he had prepared precisely for this sort of situation starting 13 years …

Lake Fairlee Dam Owner Objects to Tri-Town Proposal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thetford — A month before three towns are set to vote on an $850,000 project to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam, its private owner is voicing objections that could call the deal into jeopardy. In phone interviews this week, Bryan Gregory, 62, a Maine resident who plans to …

Norwich Board Balks at Contract for Town Manager

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard weighed and appeared ultimately to reject the idea of an employment contract for Town Manager Neil Fulton at its Wednesday night meeting, a discussion for which the town manager was not present. Fulton currently works without a contract and has said he has “no …

Mixed Views on Proposed Walkable Hanover ‘Gateway’

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hanover — A proposal to transform Hanover’s western approach along West Wheelock Street into a walkable district for young professionals drew a number of challenges at a public informational session Tuesday night, including questions about whether it was …

Claremont City Manager Required at Trash Talks

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Claremont — The City Council voted Wednesday night to require the city manager to attend meetings of the transfer station committee until they come to an agreement on the operating deficit of the transfer station. Committee member Joe Osgood made the request in a statement to the council …

Vt. AG Adopts GMO Labeling Rules for Food Retailers

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Montpelier — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office adopted new regulations last week for labeling food products containing genetically engineered ingredients sold in Vermont after July 1, 2016. The regulations require manufacturers to place a label anywhere on the package where it can be “easily found” with guidelines on …

Springfield, Vt., Shooting Suspect’s Girlfriend Arrested

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Police have arrested the girlfriend of a Springfield man accused in a fatal weekend shooting on charges that she helped him evade capture. In a joint news release, Springfield police and Vermont State Police said …

Former Tunbridge Central School Principal Charged With Lewd and Lascivious Conduct

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tunbridge — Former Tunbridge Central School principal Richard Talbot, who was fired from his position in March, has been charged with a count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. Talbot, 68, has been summoned to appear in Orange Superior Court on May 13, according to a …

Vt. Officials Continue Suspicious Fire Probe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — State fire officials are still investigating the cause of a suspicious fire that destroyed a camp and vehicle on Tarbox Road in Bradford on Saturday evening. On Tuesday, State Police Detective Sgt. Steven Otis said the fire has officially been classified as undetermined, but that …

Hartford Offices Almost Ready

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hartford — When town employees move into their newly remodeled municipal offices next week, they’ll enjoy several advantages: air conditioning, improved natural lighting and, not least, an absence of bats. When staffers moved from the 130-year-old Bridge Street …