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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 …

Court Records Detail Child Porn Case

Thursday, February 11, 2016

North Haverhill — A 43-year-old Haverhill man who in September pleaded guilty to child pornography charges was arrested at his Dartmouth College Highway home following an investigation initiated by a Vermont police detective, according to recently unsealed court documents. Bryan Keller became the subject of a Vermont Internet …

John Gregg: Winners and Losers Out of New Hampshire

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bernie Sanders’ historic win Tuesday over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary — where he captured 60 percent of the vote, an amazing total against an establishment favorite — has already created dividends for the Vermont independent-turned-Democrat. In his primary night victory speech in Concord, Sanders said, …

Proposed Bridgewater School Budget Up Slightly

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bridgewater Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 1, at 9 a.m. in the basement of Bridgewater Village School. Bridgewater — Despite merging its elementary school with Pomfret’s last summer, school expenses in Bridgewater are anticipated to continue to climb next year. The increase in …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lebanon Board Gives Housing Development Extension Lebanon — The Lebanon Planning Board unanimously granted the owner of a housing development on Old Pine Tree Cemetery Road an extension for the project’s third phase at its meeting on Monday. The board initially approved the 140-unit housing development as Sleeper …

N.H. House Closer to Medicaid Expansion Extension

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Concord — The Republican-controlled House gave initial approval to a bill that reauthorizes the state’s Medicaid expansion program for two more years. “This is the right thing to do for New Hampshire,” said the bill’s sponsor Rep. Joe Lachance, R-Manchester. “The program is good for our residents, it’s …

Claremont May Challenge Charter

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Claremont — It appears the city may challenge the provision of a 2003 change in the city charter, approved by voters, that requires the director of public works to live in Claremont. At Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, City Manager Guy Santagate laid out for the council the …

Hartford Village Fire Victim on Road to Recovery

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford Village — A Hartford man who was critically injured in a fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building last week said his condition has marginally improved. Charles Crooks suffered second- and third-degree burns to his arms when …

Hartford Property Revaluation Set to Begin

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford — Every single one of the town’s property owners should expect a visitor some time in the coming months, as municipal workers gear up for a revaluation that will adjust for a decade’s worth of divergence between market prices and official assessed values. A team of data …

New Photo ID Voter Law Sees Smooth Implementation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hanover — A new element of New Hampshire’s voter ID law rolled out without much fanfare during Tuesday’s presidential primary. The changes, however, did prompt some Upper Valley voters to stage a protest of sorts. Some intentionally opted …

Vermonters Join Granite State Counterparts to Get Out the Bernie Vote

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

West Lebanon — Standing outside a Field Road home, Mike French was on a canvassing mission. By noon on Tuesday, the Vermont native was into his third trip in Lebanon neighborhoods reminding Bernie Sanders supporters to vote. French …