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Sawmill’s Future Uncertain

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fairlee — In the aftermath of a four-alarm fire that destroyed the Britton Lumber Company sawmill on Saturday night, the fate of 20 workers’ employment is uncertain, and damages could be in the millions, according to its owner. “It’s still hard to believe. It’s just…” said the owner, Robert Moses, trailing off. “We have millions of dollars invested in this. …

Decals for Claremont Transfer Station Set

Monday, March 30, 2015

Claremont — The City Council has finalized the decal system that will be implemented in the coming months at the transfer station. On the recommendation …

A Life: Betty Wood, 1931-2015; ‘She Would Stand So Others Could Sit’

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sharon — For Betty Wood, retirement meant one thing: more time to volunteer. Wood, a familiar face at the Sharon Food Shelf and VA Medical …

Ski Lift Firm Issues Warning After Chairlift Accident

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Portland, Maine — A chairlift company is warning U.S. ski resorts to check about 170 lifts for potential problems after engineers announced that a design flaw likely contributed to a weekend accident that injured seven skiers in Maine. …

Blaze Levels Britton Lumber Sawmill in Fairlee

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fairlee — A four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill building at the Britton Lumber plant at 7 Ely Road off Route 5 on Saturday night. No injuries were reported. The blaze was called in at 8:38 p.m. by Chad …

Moderators Balk Over Voter Photos

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Plainfield — Municipal election officials in New Hampshire are raising concerns that potential cuts to the state budget may force town moderators to use their personal cameras or smartphones and printers to photograph residents who show up to vote without proper identification in order to comply with a …

How Vital Will N.H. Be in 2016?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. By hosting the nation’s first presidential primaries and caucuses, the states have heaped political and financial rewards for decades on successful candidates …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vershire Man Arrested After Violating Probation Vershire — Vermont State Police arrested a 49-year-old Vershire man at his Parker Road home Thursday afternoon on an alleged probation violation. Police said Dominick Bailey had an active warrant for his arrest after being listed on “escape status” for failing to …

Incinerator Set for Sale Or Auction

Friday, March 27, 2015

Claremont — On Thursday, Wheelabrator Technologies of Hampton, N.H., announced it plans to sell its shuttered incinerator on Grissom Lane by April 13. If a sale is not finalized by then, the waste-to-energy plant will be auctioned April …

N.H. House Passes Bill Prompted by Enfield 4-Year-Old’s Death

Friday, March 27, 2015

Enfield — Legislation named for the 4-year-old Enfield girl who died at an unlicensed day care one year ago is on its way to the New Hampshire Senate following unanimous approval in the House this week. The bill that passed the House, named “Willa’s Law” for Willa Shine …

Norwich Sets Safety Services Meeting

Friday, March 27, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard will hold a special meeting next week to iron out a program for the capital facilities project, preserving the possibility for a bond in spring or summer. After a $3 million bond to renovate or replace parts of the fire, police and public works …

Former Woodstock Cop Charged With Violating Release

Friday, March 27, 2015

Woodstock — A former Woodstock police officer charged with assaulting his wife pleaded not guilty to two counts of violating a condition of his release that a judge imposed last month. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned on Thursday in Washington Superior Court in Barre, Vt. Prosecutors …

Burned Apartments Will Be Fixed

Friday, March 27, 2015

Claremont — The owner of the three-story Union Block apartments on Opera House Square where three units were badly damaged in an electrical fire Wednesday evening said he will begin repairs immediately and hopes to have the apartments ready for occupancy in about six weeks. Building owner Gary …