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Woodstock OKs Municipal Budget

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Woodstock — A proposed local option tax to spur economic development was the hot topic of Town Meeting on Saturday, at which voters also approved the municipal budget and rejected an article to vote on public questions by Australian ballot. The town estimates that the 1 percent tax on rooms, meals and alcohol sold at restaurants would generate about $160,000 …

HomeLife Expo Updates Layout, Adds Features

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanover — Pop quiz: It’s possible to tell spring is arriving in the Upper Valley when: A) Bleary-eyed parents are seen dropping off their teenagers …

W. Fairlee Boosts Fire Department

Sunday, March 1, 2015

West Fairlee — As he waited for residents to arrive at the Community Building for Saturday’s annual Town Meeting, Selectman Fred Cook said a turnout …

Push On Again to Reduce Budget

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Voting in Grafton for Town Meeting and Mascoma Valley Regional School District ballot voting takes place on Tuesday, March 10, with the polls open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grafton Fire Station. Grafton — Town Meeting voters will decide a five-way Selectboard race and weigh …

Dueling Library Proposals on Warrant

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Grafton — With Town Meeting approaching, some voters are seeking to defund the Grafton Public Library, while others want to move and upgrade the 92-year-old building, which has been cited for code violations. Chalk it up to free …

Hartford Bolsters Drug Fight

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hartford — The effort to combat drugs in the community got another boost this week, as members of the School Board and Selectboard vowed to team up to address the problem. “We’re at a turning point, and I think we all recognize that,” said Selectboard Chairman Ken Parker …

Cornish to Talk Hunting

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cornish’s annual school district meeting will take place Saturday, March 7, in the Cornish Elementary School gymnasium. Ballot voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the business portion will start at 1 p.m. Town Meeting will be held there on Tuesday, March 10, with …

Windsor Prison on Cuts List

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Montpelier — Lawmakers and the Shumlin administration this week pieced together a list of suggestions — including closing the state prison in Windsor — for how the state could scrape up $29 million to fill another budget gap. The list aims to solve the latest financial hardship facing …

Charlestown Bridge Fixes Will Snag Travel

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Charlestown — Motorists crossing the Cheshire Bridge connecting Charlestown with Springfield, Vt., over the Connecticut River can expect delays, possibly this summer, when repairs to the bridge deck are undertaken. David Scott, the in-house design chief with the Bureau of Bridge Design with the Department of Transportation, said …

Lunch On the Go

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ken Kaliskiwalks back to work in White River Junction on Thursday. He had purchased takeout Chinese food in West Lebanon. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

In Hartland, a Lively Debate on the Future of Pot in Vermont

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hartland — Advocates and opponents of marijuana legalization participated in a public forum in Hartland on Thursday night discussing the merits of proposals in Montpelier to make the drug legal and regulate its use. Though state legislators have said a bill is unlikely to pass during this session, …

12A Plaza Developer Gets Extension

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lebanon — Representatives of a Route 12A shopping plaza developer requesting a deadline extension cited the vacancy left when a supermarket closed as the primary reason a planned retail building just south of Interstate 89 has yet to be constructed. The 20,000-square-foot addition slated to go next to …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Orford Woman Pleads Not Guilty In McDonald’s Crash White River Junction — A 51-year-old woman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that stem from reports that she drove into the White River Junction McDonald’s while intoxicated earlier this week. Kimberly Dyke, of Orford, was arraigned in Windsor …