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Dartmouth and Ayotte Discuss Plans to Address Sex Assaults

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanover — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon held a panel discussion Friday on the lawmaker’s recently introduced bill on sexual assault reform and potential changes in Dartmouth’s handling of the issue, including the hiring of professional investigators and talks of a partnership with WISE, the Lebanon-based women’s crisis center. Ayotte’s visit to Dartmouth comes as …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school …

Taxes Pit Canaan, Mascoma; Officials Mailed Flier With Tax Bills

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Canaan — Rising taxes are the backdrop behind a kerfuffle in Canaan, where school district officials have accused the town of including a “sneaky and …

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 …

River Park in West Lebanon Set for Final OK; Development Work To Begin in 2015

Thursday, November 20, 2014

West Lebanon — After more than seven years of planning and review, final approval is imminent for River Park, the 38-acre mixed-use development on Route 10 north of downtown West Lebanon, according to developer David Clem, of Lyme …

Customers Frustrated By FairPoint

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tunbridge — Tracy Vesper, the administrative assistant at Tunbridge Central School, has printed up little yellow slips of paper with her son’s cell phone number on them, distributing the makeshift cards to all of the school’s staff and teachers. It’s the best solution she could come up with …

Supporters Continue to Push Hartford Track

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hartford — As the Hartford School District moves forward with plans to build an athletic field house at the high school, proponents of a plan to instead spend that money on a track have accused the school board of going against the wishes of the public. One school …

Vt. Man Arraigned On Sex Charges

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — A 51-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he molested three young children, all under the age of 10, while they were in his care at different points earlier this year. John J. Sughrue, most recently of Windsor, was arraigned in …

Police Use Cellphone GPS to Locate Lost Royalton Hunter

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Royalton — Before she decided to take a quick end-of-day solo hunting trip to her husband’s property in Stockbridge, Vt., on Tuesday, Kathryn Hodgdon-Perron debated whether to wear an extra pair of socks. More than four hours after sunset — after she had accidentally gone off course, gotten …

N.H. Man, 23, Dies in I-89 Wreck

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grantham — A Hillsborough, N.H., man died Tuesday morning after the vehicle he was driving hit a patch of ice and collided with a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 89 in Grantham. Maxwell Miller, 23, was traveling northbound near …

Barnard Man Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Conduct Charge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

White River Junction — A 67-year-old Barnard man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he groped a teenage girl last month. Thurston Twigg-Smith was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of lewd and …

Treasure Island Caretakers Urge Town to Maintain Role

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thetford — The live-in, year-round caretaker model used to maintain a town-owned access point to Lake Fairlee has been called into question by the recreation director, who has suggested that converting a caretaker house at Treasure Island into …