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W. Lebanon Videostop Closes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

West Lebanon — Thinking of stopping off at the video store in West Lebanon on the way home from work to pick up the latest season of Homeland or unwind by watching your favorite George Clooney or Jennifer Lawrence movie again? Better hope, instead, that a nearby library has a copy available to check out. Or be willing to drive …

Claremont Tax Rate Up 14%

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Despite a 14 percent increase in the new tax rate, to $41.33 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, nearly 70 percent of property owners …

Developer Buys Historic Lyme Inn

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lyme — The new owners and manager of the Lyme Inn have a message for town residents and surrounding communities: Think of us as your …

Hartford’s Pre-K Price Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hartford — School district administrators are worried that a new state law supporting universal access to pre-kindergarten education could create a $150,000 budget headache. A top state educator cautioned that Hartford may be jumping the gun: It’s too …

Gun Scare at Claremont School Was Bogus, Police Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — Police have said a reported sighting of a man with a handgun that prompted a temporary lock down Monday of Maple Avenue Elementary School was false, leading the district superintendent to put the staff member who made the report on paid administrative leave while the investigation …

Neighbors Protest Lebanon Airport Logging Plan

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lebanon — Airport neighbors aim to delay a plan to clear more than 30 acres of city-owned land near Poverty Lane this winter, according to a letter submitted to the City Council this week. The project is intended to improve visibility for pilots on the south side of …

Woodsville Man Sentenced for Sex Assault

Friday, November 21, 2014

North Haverhill — A 50-year-old Woodsville man will serve up to 35 years in New Hampshire State Prison for sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Judge Lawrence MacLeod Jr. last week sentenced David Aldrich to 17 1/2 to 35 years in prison on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual …

Hearing Waived In N.H. Porn Case

Friday, November 21, 2014

North Haverhill — A 42-year-old Haverhill man charged with four counts of possession of child pornography waived his probable cause hearing in district court on Thursday. According to a court clerk, Bryan Keller’s charges were bound over from Second Circuit District Division Court in North Haverhill to Grafton …

Report: City Did No Wrong in Removal of Items From Property

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — An outside investigation into the conduct of city staff at a tax-deeded property last June has confirmed an earlier police report’s findings that no criminal wrongdoing was committed by any city employees, the City Council said …

Vt. Health Officials Monitoring 2 for Ebola

Friday, November 21, 2014

virus, department officials have said. Vermont was recently able to purchase better protective gear for EMS workers with $250,000 in federal preparedness assistance, he said. The likelihood of an Ebola case in Vermont is still low, officials said, noting that there is currently no person in the U.S. …

Weare Considers Public’s Help in Picking Chief

Friday, November 21, 2014

Weare, n.h. — The Weare Selectboard said Wednesday night that it has met with state law enforcement officials and is considering appointing a citizen board to help search for a new chief to lead its police department. During a packed public forum that lasted more than two hours, …

Vt. Company Plans to Fortify Public Buildings

Friday, November 21, 2014

The organization that runs Efficiency Vermont is beginning a new kind of energy-saving venture. If all goes according to plan, a spin-off of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation will spend more than $50 million over the next five years to conserve energy in buildings used for low-income housing …

Police: Claremont School Staff Member on Administrative Leave Following Alleged False Report of Gunman

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Claremont — A staff member at the Maple Avenue Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave by the superintendent after police determined the staff member provided a false report about a man with a handgun near the …