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Dartmouth and Ayotte Discuss Plans to Address Sex Assaults

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanover — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon held a panel discussion Friday on the lawmaker’s recently introduced bill on sexual assault reform and potential changes in Dartmouth’s handling of the issue, including the hiring of professional investigators and talks of a partnership with WISE, the Lebanon-based women’s crisis center. Ayotte’s visit to Dartmouth comes as …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school …

Taxes Pit Canaan, Mascoma; Officials Mailed Flier With Tax Bills

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Canaan — Rising taxes are the backdrop behind a kerfuffle in Canaan, where school district officials have accused the town of including a “sneaky and …

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 …

Moving Ahead With His Plans: After Relocating Cemetery, VTel CEO Gets Permit for Hartland Plot

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hartland ­— The Vermont Telephone Co. CEO who moved an ancient cemetery in Hartland to clear the way for a new home has received a wastewater permit for the site, but not necessarily the blessings of the many …

Police Detail Shooting, Say Man Tried To Run Down Officer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor police officer shot a White River Junction man as he attempted to flee a drug stakeout in his vehicle on Sunday night, according to authorities. Jorge Burgos, 34, was listed in satisfactory condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , a hospital spokeswoman said …

Living Under The Cloud of Ebola Virus

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hanover — Even though Liberian activist Patrice Juah has never contracted Ebola, her nationality — and her skin color — have marked her for prejudice. A few days ago, at an African arts conference in Morocco, Juah ventured …

Drop In, Tune Out, Turn On

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christophe is having a lousy week. The storybook character — written by the Marion Cross School’s French teacher, Allison Litten, and read and recorded by her fifth-grade class — wants to play golf, but every day he takes …

Hartford Budget May Increase 7.5%

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford — The proposed Hartford municipal budget that will go to voters next March could increase by about 7.5 percent depending on decisions made by town officials and elected leaders. A draft proposal for the town budget hasn’t yet been completed, but Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg said one …

Police Chase That Began in Windsor Crossed Border Into Claremont

Monday, November 17, 2014

Claremont — Windsor police and Vermont State Police were meeting Sunday night following a car chase that appears to have ended in the apprehension of at least one suspect in Claremont. Little official information was available Sunday night. …

Solar Initiative Heats Up in Hanover

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hanover — A nonprofit hoping to mobilize Upper Valley communities to switch to solar energy has recently expanded its efforts to Hanover, where five households have made plans to heat and power their homes through sunlight. With just over 200 site visit requests and five contracts signed with …

A Life: Ernest Garceau, 1922-2014; World War II Veteran, Jack-of-All-Trades and Married at 90

Monday, November 17, 2014

Polly Fortune-Garceau has an indelible image of the man who was to become her future husband. She is sitting in the mailbox room of her apartment building in Claremont one morning and talking with other residents and glimpses …