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Norwich Selectboard Postpones Meeting on Town Manager

Friday, August 29, 2014

Norwich — Discord among town officials bubbled to the surface on Wednesday after the Selectboard voted to hold, but then postponed, a closed-door discussion of Town Manager Neil Fulton’s performance. There was no explanation at Wednesday night’s Selectboard meeting of what prompted the discussion about Fulton, Selectman Steve Flanders said. The motion to enter executive session was made by Selectwoman …

Hartford Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Girlfriend’s Son

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — A 31-year-old Hartford man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s …

Schools Offer Options To Lebanon College Students

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lebanon — In the wake of Lebanon College’s announcement last week that it would be canceling fall classes and moving toward closing the school, other …

Norwich Taxes Weighed at Survey Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard held a special meeting on Monday night to discuss the results of a town survey that included questions on public facilities projects and tax rates. Monday’s meeting took place in advance of the Selectboard’s regular Wednesday meeting, where the board will advise the town …

Vermont 10-Year Plan For Telecom Is Bold

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Montpelier — Telecommunications is an essential part of the lives of most people. If you own a telephone, use the Internet or subscribe to cable television, how does the state make sure those services are up-to-date, reliable and affordable in the future? That’s a question the Department of …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wheelabrator Appeal At N.H. Supreme Court Claremont — The appeal to the state Supreme Court of the five-year operating permit approved for the shuttered Wheelabrator trash-to-energy incinerator on Grissom Lane appears headed to trial. The parties had until …

Both Ice Cream Shops to Stay

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Walpole, n.h. — Two ice cream stores can remain open and in competition in Walpole, after a judge denied a request from one of the shop owners to stop the other from selling ice cream. On Friday, Judge John C. Kissinger Jr. denied a request for a court …

Yoga Pioneer Remembered in Lebanon

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lebanon — Upper Valley yoga practitioners were among the many devotees worldwide who mourned B.K.S. Iyengar’s death last week. The Indian guru was known for bringing yoga to the West and making it widely accessible through the use …

A Life: John A. Clements, 1930-2014; ‘He Prided Himself on Making Things Better’

Monday, August 25, 2014

Croydon — It seems that there was precious little that John Clements couldn’t do, or didn’t do, in his 83 years. Educated as a mechanical engineer, Clements’ work took him to places all over North and South America, …

Charter Change in Claremont Almost Ready for Nov. Vote

Monday, August 25, 2014

Claremont — The Charter Commission has finalized its work, voting to adopt changes in the new charter proposal that were recommended after a review by the state. George Caccavaro, chairman of the nine-member panel that was elected in January and began its work soon after, said over the …

Weed Walker

Monday, August 25, 2014

Meg Emmons, of Pomfret, hauls a load of weeds to the refuse pile while working in the garden of a client for Henderson’s Tree and Garden Service in Lebanon last Thursday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

New Lives for Old Buildings

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — The sale over the last 20 months of four buildings previously owned by the Lebanon School District has put approximately $1.9 million into school coffers. But perhaps more important, the sales are also resulting in new …

Educators Upbeat About Impact of City School Changes

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lebanon — The consolidation of the city’s schools, and the construction of a new middle school, have altered the structure of Lebanon’s approach to public education in at least one lasting way: The restructuring will eliminate one of …