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Fight Over Exit 4 Land Begins

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Randolph — The first hearing on whether a large proposed multi-use development off Interstate 89 would comply with the state’s land-use law raised concerns about its potential impact on agriculture and the aesthetics of what is now mostly open land. Jesse “Sam” Sammis, who hopes to develop a visitors center, hotel and retail hub on his 172-acre property near Exit …

Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The …

Vt. Looks to Conn. for Health Exchange Advice

Friday, May 22, 2015

Montpelier — The future of the state’s health insurance exchange depends on the Shumlin administration’s ability to meet a looming deadline. Still unanswered, though, is the question of how to proceed if the milestone goes unmet. Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and other top lawmakers think the solution might …

Couple Gives $21M to Dartmouth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has received a $21 million gift from an alumnus and his wife, adding to the couple’s endowment for international scholars engaged in entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Robert E. King, a Silicon …

Lebanon College Buildings Auctioned to Bank

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lebanon — A Hanover businessman said Wednesday that he and a partner are under contract to buy the former Shoetorium building on the city’s pedestrian mall and that there already are prospective tenants. “We both love Lebanon and …

Lebanon Sets Locations for Pot Dispensaries

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lebanon — City councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday to adopt changes to the city’s zoning ordinance designating areas that would be best suited for a medical marijuana dispensary to set up shop. A state law that went into effect in 2013 allows for up to four dispensaries and …

John Gregg: Mika B's Dartmouth Road Trips

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The two top leaders of the Vermont Legislature are pleased with measures that passed this session. House Speaker Shap Smith, D-Morrisville, said that resolving a budget gap with a mix of cuts and new revenue and passage of a clean water bill, renewable energy legislation and a school …

Voters in Three Towns Pass Bond to Fix Lake Fairlee Dam

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thetford — During all-day voting on Tuesday, the three towns along Lake Fairlee’s border green-lighted an $850,000 project to replace its ailing dam and a mechanism to share in its control. Meanwhile, the Maine resident who owns the …

Teacher Background Check Legislation Stalls

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Claremont — Legislation that could provide school officials with more information about a prospective employee’s criminal record stalled in the New Hampshire Senate last week after the state’s top teachers union raised privacy concerns. State senators on Thursday voted to send the bill back to the Education Committee …

Auction Today for Lebanon College

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lebanon — The future of the former Lebanon College buildings in the heart of the city’s downtown may be determined today at auction. “My hope is that whoever buys the building will keep it as an educational center,” said Robert Craig Baum, a Lebanon resident and former academic …

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 …