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Genuine American Heroes: Norwich Memorializes Veterans in Parade

Monday, May 25, 2015

Norwich — With the Second World War seven decades past and the warriors of its generation fast fading, the only veterans of the conflict who attended the Memorial Day parade did so as memories and proxies. Earl W. Thompson, who died in February at 95, was there in spirit: Just before noon on Sunday, before the procession began , his …

A Life: Clarence Jacob (C.J.) Smith, 1942 — 2015; ‘He Was Quiet, Calm, Gentle... Except When We Scored’

Monday, May 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The NCAA Frozen Four college hockey championship stretches over a three-day period: semifinals, day off, finals. Fans of the event, or of …

Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lebanon — Following an extended chase on Routes 12 and 12A, police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for the theft of a truck in …

Prison Populations Dropping in Vt.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Montpelier — The Department of Corrections passed a milestone this week as Vermont’s prison population dropped to its lowest point since 2002. According to a population count as of Wednesday, the number of Vermonters in correctional facilities dropped to 1,892 — about 350 fewer inmates than there were …

As Fines Mount, Thetford Woman Won’t Tear Down That Wall

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thetford — The dispute over the 60-by-24-foot structure that Ruth Dwyer erected in her front yard last fall to block the view of a newly built home across the street continues to simmer. The town zoning administrator has …

WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Beginning this summer, a crisis center will be staffed by a full-time WISE …

Dartmouth Speaker: Children’s Mental Health Affected by New Moms’ Lack of Time at Home

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Most of Allan Schore’s points during a Wednesday night lecture in Filene Auditorium, downstairs from the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at Dartmouth College, were accompanied by citations of the works of other scientists. Some of the subject matter came wrapped in nearly impenetrable scientific jargon, …

Man Sentenced for Woodstock Fraud

Friday, May 22, 2015

Woodstock — A 43-year-old Taftsville man was sentenced on Thursday to 27 months in prison for defrauding two businesses in Woodstock he helped found and a New York doctor who invested in one of the companies, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Paul …

Vermont’s Food Stamp Errors Down

Friday, May 22, 2015

Montpelier — After error rates plagued Vermont’s food stamp program for years, the state is now back in line with federal requirements, and trends point to continued improvements, the Department for Children and Families announced Wednesday. Vermont’s federally funded food assistance program 3SquaresVT ranked as the most improved …

Vt. Looks to Conn. for Health Exchange Advice

Friday, May 22, 2015

Montpelier — The future of the state’s health insurance exchange depends on the Shumlin administration’s ability to meet a looming deadline. Still unanswered, though, is the question of how to proceed if the milestone goes unmet. Lt. Gov. Phil Scott and other top lawmakers think the solution might …

Couple Gives $21M to Dartmouth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has received a $21 million gift from an alumnus and his wife, adding to the couple’s endowment for international scholars engaged in entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Robert E. King, a Silicon …

Lebanon College Buildings Auctioned to Bank

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lebanon — A Hanover businessman said Wednesday that he and a partner are under contract to buy the former Shoetorium building on the city’s pedestrian mall and that there already are prospective tenants. “We both love Lebanon and …

Lebanon Sets Locations for Pot Dispensaries

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lebanon — City councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday to adopt changes to the city’s zoning ordinance designating areas that would be best suited for a medical marijuana dispensary to set up shop. A state law that went into effect in 2013 allows for up to four dispensaries and …