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W. Lebanon Videostop Closes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

West Lebanon — Thinking of stopping off at the video store in West Lebanon on the way home from work to pick up the latest season of Homeland or unwind by watching your favorite George Clooney or Jennifer Lawrence movie again? Better hope, instead, that a nearby library has a copy available to check out. Or be willing to drive …

Claremont Tax Rate Up 14%

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Despite a 14 percent increase in the new tax rate, to $41.33 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, nearly 70 percent of property owners …

Developer Buys Historic Lyme Inn

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lyme — The new owners and manager of the Lyme Inn have a message for town residents and surrounding communities: Think of us as your …

River Park in West Lebanon Set for Final OK; Development Work To Begin in 2015

Thursday, November 20, 2014

West Lebanon — After more than seven years of planning and review, final approval is imminent for River Park, the 38-acre mixed-use development on Route 10 north of downtown West Lebanon, according to developer David Clem, of Lyme …

Customers Frustrated By FairPoint

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tunbridge — Tracy Vesper, the administrative assistant at Tunbridge Central School, has printed up little yellow slips of paper with her son’s cell phone number on them, distributing the makeshift cards to all of the school’s staff and teachers. It’s the best solution she could come up with …

Supporters Continue to Push Hartford Track

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hartford — As the Hartford School District moves forward with plans to build an athletic field house at the high school, proponents of a plan to instead spend that money on a track have accused the school board of going against the wishes of the public. One school …

Vt. Man Arraigned On Sex Charges

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — A 51-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he molested three young children, all under the age of 10, while they were in his care at different points earlier this year. John J. Sughrue, most recently of Windsor, was arraigned in …

Police Use Cellphone GPS to Locate Lost Royalton Hunter

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Royalton — Before she decided to take a quick end-of-day solo hunting trip to her husband’s property in Stockbridge, Vt., on Tuesday, Kathryn Hodgdon-Perron debated whether to wear an extra pair of socks. More than four hours after sunset — after she had accidentally gone off course, gotten …

N.H. Man, 23, Dies in I-89 Wreck

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grantham — A Hillsborough, N.H., man died Tuesday morning after the vehicle he was driving hit a patch of ice and collided with a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 89 in Grantham. Maxwell Miller, 23, was traveling northbound near …

Barnard Man Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Conduct Charge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

White River Junction — A 67-year-old Barnard man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he groped a teenage girl last month. Thurston Twigg-Smith was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of lewd and …

Treasure Island Caretakers Urge Town to Maintain Role

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thetford — The live-in, year-round caretaker model used to maintain a town-owned access point to Lake Fairlee has been called into question by the recreation director, who has suggested that converting a caretaker house at Treasure Island into …

Going Beyond the Grave: Vt. Man Solves Tombstone Mysteries

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tunbridge — Six weeks ago, historian Charlie Marchant was haunted by a local historical question: Could Sarah J. Grant, who died in 1868, be lying in an unmarked grave, the victim of a ghoulish brand of thievery? The …

Local & Regional Briefs: Wednesday, Nov. 19

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Duke University Dean Will Lead Middlebury College Middlebury, Vt. — A dean and religion professor at Duke University in North Carolina known as a translator of classic Indian Sanskrit texts is going to become the next president of …