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Man Found Dead on Tracks

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White River Junction — Police are investigating the death of a 52-year-old homeless man whose body was found on the railroad tracks about 100 yards south of the White River Junction Amtrak station early Wednesday morning. Evidence suggests that Scott R. Smith was hit by an unknown train, but an autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death and …

Iowa Firm Buys Vermont Castings

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Randolph — Only 14 months after the company was taken over in a management-led buyout, Vermont Castings has been sold again — this time to …

Lebanon OKs Restructured Utility Rates

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lebanon — The City Council unanimously pushed forward a proposal to alter sewer and water rate structures at its meeting Wednesday. The motion, put forward …

Woodstock Leaf Peepers Will See Work on Bridge

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Daniels Construction foreman Brad Black sets up scaffolding to replace support cables on the Union Street covered bridge in Woodstock on Tuesday. The project, which also includes replacing other worn-out hardware, is expected to take about a month. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thetford Selectboard Offers Police Chief Job Thetford — The Selectboard voted Monday to extend an offer to one of three candidates for police chief, whose name they are keeping secret until Oct. 6, the deadline for the potential hire to respond. Donn Downey, the selectman whose responsibilities include …

Plainfield Fire Under Investigation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Plainfield — The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a Boston newspaper publisher’s custom-built log home in a remote part of Plainfield. T wo investigators sifted through a pile …

Time Is Now For Flu Shots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lebanon — Public health advocates are recommending that members of the public get a flu shot this fall, and several organizations are offering free clinics around the Upper Valley. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from flu and pneumonia spike in December and continue …

Dartmouth’s Panarchy Crowdfunds for House

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hanover — Panarchy, an alternative undergraduate society at Dartmouth College, has launched an Internet crowdfunding campaign to renovate and reopen its house on School Street, which the fire department closed in June, citing code violations. Now, thanks to …

White River School Defies Odds With Above Average Test Scores

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White River Junction — For Suzan Locke’s money, what she and her fellow science teachers in the Hartford School District learn about their students lesson by lesson, field trip by field trip, day by day, means more than …

Young Writers Project:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Young Writers Project last week launched a new digital literary magazine, The Voice, featuring the best writing, photography, audio and video from Vermont and New Hampshire students, Grades 3-12. The Voice is an interactive magazine published each month during the school year and available for viewing and sharing …

All That Jazz

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Above: Musician John Clayton, of Los Angeles, uses a bass to explain the importance of feeling and sound during a workshop at Mascoma Valley High School in Canaan that Clayton and his brother Jeff Clayton hosted last week. …

Surveying the Scenery

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Janis LeBaron, of Duxbury, Vt., takes in Boston Lot Lake after hiking there from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with her dog, Imagine, last week. LeBaron, who is new to the trail system in Lebanon, was hiking with Karen Dodge, …

Vt. Looks for Out-of-State Prison Contractor

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

State corrections officials are searching for a contractor to house the inmates it doesn’t have room for in Vermont. But the process isn’t likely to dramatically improve conditions for the approximately 500 Vermonters serving time in Kentucky and Arizona. With Vermont’s four-year contract with Corrections Corporation of America …