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Claremont Mulls Charter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

form of government, which was changed in 1996 when voters approved a charter revision from a “weak mayor” to a “strong mayor,” has delineated the lines of authority and placed the power under one individual. “By giving him more authority, he became the boss,” said former Manchester Mayor Sylvio Dupuis. Dupuis, who was at the helm from 1971-1976 under the …

DHMC Readies Ebola Team

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have designated Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as New Hampshire’s referral hospital for any potential case of Ebola. The designation by the Department …

Norwich Board Nixes Dog Ban

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard appears unlikely to make changes to its animal control ordinance following incidents this summer where dogs bit children during sports events …

A Life: Richard “Dick” Piontek, 1937-2013; Bricklayer, Physicist ‘Got the Job Done, No Matter What It Took’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lebanon — Last year, Richard “Dick” Piontek saw an amusing T-shirt in a catalogue that challenged observers to “find X,” the dimension of one side of a triangle. The shirt designer had circled the “X” and written, in …

Pope Beatifies Paul VI at Synod’s End

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vatican City — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI was on hand for the Mass, which …

8 on the Ballot For Lebanon’s 4 House Seats

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lebanon — Four Republicans are challenging Democrats’ hold on Lebanon’s four New Hampshire House seats, citing concerns over state spending. In contrast, the four Democrats on the ballot say some spending, which they call “investment,” is necessary to …

Patience, Claremont Boosters Advised

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Claremont — The city’s current economic development efforts are well coordinated and efficient and the city has some unique assets, but it is important to understand that investment and improvement rarely come quickly and take time and patience. That was the message last week from a state official …

College Supplies Closing ‘Quietly’

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — College Supplies, the longtime South Main Street school supply and gift store, will soon be no longer. Owner Scott Winslow is in the process of selling his condominium retail space to Melissa Hass and her husband, John Hass, who own the Lemon Tree gift shop around …

Deciding Who They Want to Be: Young Adults With Special Needs Make Transition From School

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leah Wright, 22, has spent the past few months settling back into the town she lived in until she was 11. After graduating from Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, she returned to Windsor, where she and …

Volunteer Information Session Set for November in Randolph

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Randolph — An information session about becoming a volunteer with Central Vermont Adult Basic Education will take place next month at the nonprofit’s Randolph Learning Center, 10 S. Main St. The organization offers free literacy instruction for adults and for young people who are no longer attending school. …

Business Notes: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lebanon — IVG Hospitals, the Woburn, Mass.-based network of veterinary hospitals, has purchased Small Animal Veterinary Emergency Services, the 24-hour emergency pet hospital at 63 Evans Drive in Lebanon. The hospital’s name will be changed to Small Animal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty to reflect the shift in the …

Thetford Board: Police Coverage Will Continue as Before

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thetford — The town’s police force will use a borrowed vehicle and continue to provide residents with the same level of police coverage that was in effect before Friday’s suspicious fire, which destroyed the department’s entire fleet of …

Health Care Reform at Center of Vt. Gov. Race

Sunday, October 19, 2014

White River Junction — One high-profile website snafu. Some encouraging skirmishes against rising health care costs. And steady work on Vermont’s effort to create a single-payer health insurance plan that covers all residents — although with only vague …