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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 four-year education program on sexual violence. The extensive list of new policies calls for a residential college system similar to those at …

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 …

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 …

Report Outlines State Government Inefficiencies

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Concord — The fastest way from Manchester to Concord is up Interstate 93, but one state government department asks its employees to take any other route. That’s because on the highway — even if the drive is shorter — workers must pay a toll, and that is an …

Fairlee Receives State Classification for Village

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fairlee — Officials say town planning is moving in the right direction following the state’s recent identification of a “designated village center” in the heart of Fairlee. The classification makes the businesses and residences within the designated boundary …

Hartford Preps for Year Ahead

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — The Selectboard has agreed on a municipal budget that, if approved by voters, would increase the municipal portion of the property tax rate by 9.1 percent. The $15.7 million general fund budget, up from $14.5 million …

10 Jockey for Slots on Hartford Boards

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — With a Monday evening filing deadline now past, it appears that 10 candidates will vie for four open slots on the Hartford Selectboard and School Board. Mike Morris, Rebecca White and Dennis Brown are all seeking a two-year term on the Selectboard, a position that will …

Jurors Hear Police Interview in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Newport — The voice of accused murderer James Robarge crackled over courtroom speakers Monday, as jurors listened to an hour-long interview two state police detectives conducted with him on the evening of his wife’s disappearance. The lights in …

Voters Invited to Deliberative Sessions for Sunapee Town and School Warrants

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — The town and the school district will hold deliberative sessions on their respective warrants on Monday and Tuesday. Voters can adopt the warrants as is or amend any of the appropriations before the final vote during all-day balloting on March 10. The school session is at …

Vt. House OKs Ban on Microbeads

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Montpelier — The state House voted Tuesday to ban the sale and manufacture of microbeads in personal care products and over-the-counter drugs. In one of the first acts of the legislative session, the House gave preliminary approval on a voice vote to H.4, a bill intended to outlaw …

Area Officials: Be Prepared

Monday, January 26, 2015

West Lebanon — Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon and encouraged drivers to stay off the roadways as a nor’easter threatens to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts of the Granite …

DHMC Units Beset By Flu

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — An influenza outbreak in three units at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has prompted hospital officials to offer preventive treatments to patients and staffers in the affected areas, a hospital spokesman said Monday. Seven staffers have been confirmed through laboratory tests to have the flu, and a total …

Tax Bill Closes Claremont Eatery; City Councilor’s Restaurant Sanctioned

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Time-Out Grill, a Mulberry Street business owned by city councilor Nick Koloski, has been shut down by the Department of Revenue Administration for two weeks because of nonpayment of meals and rooms tax, the city councilor said. On Monday, Koloski suggested the sanction by the state …