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Clinton Recalls Time at Dartmouth

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hanover — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cheered recent Supreme Court decisions in favor of same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act and called for “(taking) on the gun lobby one more time” during an outdoor campaign stop at Dartmouth College on Friday, pushing a progressive image as contender Bernie Sanders climbs the New Hampshire polls. “I take a back …

Royalton Swimming Hole Donated to Town

Saturday, July 4, 2015

S outh Royalton — Pinch Rock, a rocky swimming hole area jutting into the White River across the street from Peg Elmer’s pale green home, …

Claremont Properties Reappraised

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Claremont — The city has denied 11 of the 20 property tax abatements for commercial properties that were filed after last year’s citywide reappraisal. Of …

Storms Down Trees, Take Out Power

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hanover — Soggy soil and the occasional sharp gust toppled several trees throughout the Upper Valley during Wednesday’s rainstorms, in one case cutting power to more than a hundred people. Though air currents were “not terribly strong,” Mike Kistner, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, …

Fourth of July Festivities and Events in the Upper Valley

Thursday, July 2, 2015

JULY 3 4th of July Fireworks in Brownsville: 6:30 p.m., Mount Ascutney Resort, Ski Tow Road. Live music, children’s activities and food. Fireworks at dusk. Free. 802-484-1223. Celebration in Fairlee: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Town Common. Live music, food and …

Vt. Soda Tax, Other Laws Now in Effect

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Montpelier — A six percent sales tax on sugary drinks went into effect Wednesday. The Vermont Legislature and Gov. Peter Shumlin approved the extension of the sales tax to soda and other sweet drinks as part of a tax package passed last session. Tina Zuk, director of government …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fundraiser to Be Held for Organization That Helped Woodstock Horses South Woodstock — The Green Mountain Horse Association is fundraising for repairs to the barn that housed 23 Arabian horses free of charge during a high-profile neglect case last winter. Officials said the roof of the Upwey Barn, …

Police: Bethel Woman Was Driver in Hit-and-Run

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — A 22-year-old Bethel woman pleaded not guilty to a series of charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that severely injured a South Royalton lawyer on June 23. On Monday, Allison Richards answered to …

Shooting Instructor From Claremont Shot Near Range

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montpelier — A woman brought a hammer to a firearms lesson and then tried to kill her instructor by shooting the Claremont man in the face with a revolver, a prosecutor said. Veronica Lewis, 31, of Worcester, Vt., pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder in the …

2 Plead Not Guilty to Jail Assault

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — Two men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to their alleged role in an assault at Southern State Correctional Facility on May 11. George Tarbell, 30, of Springfield, Vt., and Jason Chaffee, 32, of Windsor, were arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on felony charges of …

GUVSWD Considers Solar Array for North Hartland Landfill Area

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

North Hartland — Officials overseeing an undeveloped landfill for several Vermont towns are exploring the possibility of hosting a solar array on part of the North Hartland property in order to bring in new revenue. Tom Kennedy, district …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Claremont Man Pleads Guilty To Upper Valley Bank Robberies Concord — James Oberfeldt, the Claremont man charged with robbing three Upper Valley banks in fall 2013, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday and is now awaiting sentencing. According to court records, the judge accepted the guilty pleas …

Treasured Guitars Stolen At Tunbridge Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tunbridge — A father-son bluegrass duo are seeking the return of their precious guitars following an apparent theft early Sunday morning at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival. Rick Brodsky, 50, of Newtown, Conn., and Korey Brodsky, 16, are …