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Business Notes: Feb. 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bethel — GW Plastics last week announced the completion of a major expansion of its Dongguan, China, facilities. The project more than doubled the size of the plant, and the new 125,000-square-foot facility will permit the company to streamline its tooling, molding and medical device assembly operations while leaving room for contract manufacturing growth, the company said in a news …

School Taxes Expected To Fall for Hartland

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hartland’s annual School District Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22. Town Meeting takes place at 9 a.m. on March 1, with …

Alcohol Permits Will Be Left to Corinth Voters

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Corinth Town Meeting is at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the town hall in Cookeville. Australian ballot voting will take place the same …

Log Cabin Lost in Newport Fire

Friday, February 12, 2016

Newport — Fire officials said a pellet stove could be to blame for a house fire that destroyed a log cabin on Coon Brook Road in rural Newport Thursday afternoon. Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said there was little …

Lack of Snow Forces Cancellation of Several Annual Winter Events in the Upper Valley

Friday, February 12, 2016

Hanover — When it came time for Hanover to harvest ice for the ice castle at the annual Occom Pond Party, it was 45 degrees and no ice was to be found. It is one of the reasons that, for the first time in 19 years, the annual …

Croydon-Area Lawmakers Support School Choice Bill in Concord

Friday, February 12, 2016

Croydon — A bill before the New Hampshire Legislature would allow the Croydon School Board, which is battling state officials over school choice, to continue sending a handful of children to private school using tax revenue. The House bill would allow New Hampshire school boards to send students …

Unpaid Taxes Vex Royalton

Friday, February 12, 2016

Royalton Town Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the South Royalton High School auditorium to act on warning articles. Voting by Australian ballot will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to elect town and school officers and to decide on …

Lack of Snow Forces Cancellation of Several Annual Winter Events in the Upper Valley

Friday, February 12, 2016

Hanover — When it came time for Hanover to harvest ice for the ice castle at the annual Occom Pond Party, it was 45 degrees and no ice was to be found. It is one of the reasons that, for the first time in 19 years, the annual …

Bradford, Vt., Still Wants Fire Truck

Friday, February 12, 2016

Bradford’s Town Meeting and Water and Sewer District Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Bradford Academy Auditorium. Bradford, Vt. — Fire officials will ask voters at Town Meeting to approve the purchase of a new engine to replace an aging truck …

Woodstock to Vote On Staff, Library

Friday, February 12, 2016

Woodstock’s Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27, starting at 10 a.m. at Woodstock Town Hall. Voting on Australian ballot items will occur on Tuesday, March 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Woodstock — Voters will consider a municipal budget, reducing the …

N.H. Town Returns Surplus Grenade Launcher as Lawmakers Look to Limit What Departments Accept

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Meredith Police Department never got a chance to use its grenade launcher. The equipment, obtained at least nine years ago through a U.S. Department of Defense program, was recalled by the Obama administration as part of its reconsideration of a federal policy giving surplus military gear to …

APD Works to Revaccinate Children After Mishandling Doses

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lebanon — Upper Valley parents and health care providers continue to respond to the refrigeration lapses that compromised vaccines and prompted a revaccination program for more than 800 young patients at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. The vaccine problems were announced in letters to parents of children who …

Dartmouth Receives Cystic Fibrosis Grant

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — A grant secured by medical researchers at Dartmouth College will fund new treatments for cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. Dartmouth College last month announced a $30 million gift allowing the formation of three new academic research groups, or …