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Plainfield Fire Under Investigation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Plainfield — The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a Boston newspaper publisher’s custom-built log home in a remote part of Plainfield. T wo investigators sifted through a pile of debris Monday afternoon at the home of Melvin Miller, the founder, publisher and chief editor of the Bay State Banner, an …

Time Is Now For Flu Shots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lebanon — Public health advocates are recommending that members of the public get a flu shot this fall, and several organizations are offering free clinics …

Dartmouth’s Panarchy Crowdfunds for House

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hanover — Panarchy, an alternative undergraduate society at Dartmouth College, has launched an Internet crowdfunding campaign to renovate and reopen its house on School Street, …

Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Randolph — For evidence of the failings and limitations of the network of public and private providers that deliver mental health care in Vermont, look at the headlines. In recent months, there were stories of the suicide of …

Whelen Engineering President to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Charlestown — John Olson, president of Whelen Engineering, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Business and Industry Association next month for his commitment to building and strengthening manufacturing in the state and promoting career opportunities for …

Lebanon Sets Road, Sewer And Water Maintenance

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lebanon — Several municipal projects, including hydrant flushing, road maintenance and sewer replacement, are expected to begin Monday in Lebanon. Weather permitting, paving maintenance will take place Monday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mechanic Street between High Street and Slayton Hill Road. Travelers should expect delays …

Windsor Gets $1 Million Grant

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Windsor — The town has received a nearly $1 million state grant that can go toward much needed repairs to the dam on Kennedy Pond, Town Manager Tom Marsh announced Friday. Marsh said the hope is that residents will pass a $1.5 million bond issue in November, giving …

Modern Families Learn Primitive Skills

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Corinth — Nowadays, when people spend more time in the glare of a computer screen than the glow of a campfire, and everything from work boots to applesauce is just a mouse click away, humans’ reliance on the …

Helping Wildlife Adapt Is Topic Of Climate Change Workshop

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wilmot, N.H. — A free workshop about helping wildlife adapt to climate change is set for Nov. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wilmot Community Association’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road. The event is sponsored by Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust’s outreach committee. It will be led by …

The Rise, Fall and Now Rebuilding of Tunbridge-Based Anichini Inc.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tunbridge — On a recent warm, late summer morning at the corner of Larkin Road and Route 110 in Tunbridge, 18 people show up for a court-ordered auction of a three-bedroom farmhouse on 7.3 acres. Most aren’t there …

Entergy Outlines Post-Shutdown Plans for Yankee

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Vernon, Vt.— Spent radioactive fuel will be removed from the reactors at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant by 2020, the plant’s corporate owner told a citizen oversight panel Thursday. But Louisiana-based Entergy said it does not know when it will begin tearing down Vermont Yankee after it …

Grafton Store Sold at Auction

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grafton — The Grafton Country Store, which closed in June due to financial insolvency, may reopen in the next few months, having been purchased at auction Friday by a New England fast-food franchise owner. Larry Wiley, of Epsom, …

Lebanon Lot Over Tunnel Still in Use

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lebanon — More than four months after structural engineers recommended that the city close the Hanover Street pedestrian tunnel and the parking lot above it “as soon as possible,” motorists continue to drive and park on the area above the crumbling concrete. And despite “Do Not Enter” signs …