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Grafton County Economic Development Council CEO Leaving

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Plymouth, N.H. — Mark Scarano, chief executive officer of the Grafton County Economic Development Council, will leave his post at the end of February to lead the Northern Border Regional Commission, a federal-state regional economic development organization that serves more than 30 counties in northern Vermont, Maine, New York and New Hampshire, including Grafton and Sullivan counties. Scarano, 45, of …

Attempt to Trim Lebanon School Budget Fails

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lebanon — A small crowd composed primarily of School Board members and staff rejected a request to reduce the proposed $40.4 million operating budget for …

Valley Regional Proposes New Mental Health Facility

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Claremont — A plan by Valley Regional Healthcare to invest $1.5 million in a facility to care for mentally ill patients sent for treatment because …

Budget Plan Reflects Mascoma Project Costs

Saturday, January 31, 2015

West Canaan — The deliberative session for voters in the five towns served by the Mascoma Valley Regional School District will be held at the Indian River School at 9 a.m. today to debate the $25 million budget and other warrant articles that can be amended before voters …

Wife’s Injuries Result of Trauma

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Newport — A forensic expert told jurors on Friday that some of the bloodstains in Kelly Robarge’s Charlestown home contained her DNA and were likely the result of blunt force trauma. Police said they found blood in the house where Robarge, 42, had been living after one of …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Challengers Abound For Claremont School Board Incumbents Claremont — The race is on for incumbent School Board members Brian Rapp and Richard Madigan, who will face challenges from several candidates in their quests for re-election. Brent Ferland, who has run previously for the board, Republican Neil Ward, a …

Dartmouth’s Road to Reform: No Hard Alcohol Among New Policies

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Thursday announced a wide range of policy reforms intended to curb high-risk behavior and improve academics and residential life on campus, including a ban on hard alcohol and a mandatory …

A Super Cause: Area Churches Hold Football Food Drive

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grantham — Football fans in New England and Seattle may not feel like they have a lot in common right now, but Methodist churches in both regions are trying to harness the excitement surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl to pull in the same direction for a good cause. The …

Hartford May Lower Late Tax Penalty

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hartford — During an emergency meeting on Thursday, the Selectboard scuttled plans to pay for a curbside recycling program with a room and meal sales tax, and voted in favor of cutting the penalty rates on delinquent taxpayers from 8 percent to 4 percent. When it comes to …

Lebanon School Board Selects A Special Education Director

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon School Board approved the hiring of a permanent special education director for the upcoming school year at its meeting on Wednesday. Tim Koumrian, currently the director of special education for SAU 6 in Claremont, is set to begin work in Lebanon on July 1. …

Robarge Trial: Wife’s Blood Found on Husband

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Much of the blood found inside the Robarge family’s Charlestown home belonged to Kelly Robarge, an expert witness said Thursday as the murder trial of James Robarge continued in Sullivan County Superior Court. Katie Swango, a criminalist with the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, also …

Newport May See Revenue Shortfall

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Finances could get worse for taxpayers after the Lempster School Board voted Thursday night to enter into a tuition agreement with the Fall Mountain Regional School District. That could mean 14 Lempster students would attend Fall Mountain next school year, potentially creating a $200,000 revenue shortfall …

At Emergency Meeting This Morning, Hartford Selectboard Addresses Recycling, Delinquent Tax Penalty

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hanover — During an emergency meeting this morning, the Hartford Selectboard scuttled plans to pay for a municipal curbside recycling program with a 1-percent options tax on hospitality sales. Instead, Town Meeting voters will be asked whether they …