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Woodstock Complex Breaks Ground

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Woodstock — After almost a decade of legal wrangling, ground will officially be broken today on a 28-unit mixed-income housing development on eight acres of land across from Woodstock Union High School. Organizers say the ceremony marks a turning point in the beleaguered project, which faced stiff opposition from abutters expressing concerns that the project off Route 4 could overcrowd …

Hartford Police Eye Possibly Tainted Heroin in Overdoses

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hartford — After two deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month, police are concerned that drugs being circulated may be …

‘The Dartmouth’: No More Greek

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — No news, no photos, just the words “Abolish the Greek system,” emblazoned in bold letters across the top of student newspaper The Dartmouth …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach …

Lebanon Details Lot Proposal

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Downtown business owners reacted positively on Friday to a city plan to close off several parking spaces near the pedestrian mall because of structural problems with an old railroad tunnel that runs under the lot. Shawn …

Shumlin Calls for End of Strike

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Burlington — As South Burlington students and teachers spent a third day out of the classroom Thursday, Gov. Peter Shumlin’s patience with the walkout was thin. He said the strike harms all the wrong people. “When you see what’s going on in a community like South Burlington, the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Police Ask for Public’s Help In Finding Missing Claremont Man Claremont — Upper Valley residents are being asked to help locate a missing city man. Richard Blanchette, 58, of 243 Broad St., Claremont, has not been seen or …

Work Hard, Play Hard

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Henry Swan, 6, left, and his sister Stella, 4, play while their mom, Kristin, and their brother Abel, 2, rake leaves in their front yard in West Lebanon earlier this week. Henry and Stella had an extra day …

Lebanon Tunnel To Close

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lebanon — City officials have determined a plan of action to close off a downtown pedestrian tunnel and the parking lot above it beginning later this month. The city has scheduled an informational meeting on the topic at …

Student Charged With Bomb Hoax

Friday, October 17, 2014

Royalton — A 15-year-old student at the South Royalton School is facing juvenile charges after a device in his book bag mistaken for a homemade bomb led school officials to lock down the student body in the gymnasium for about two hours on Thursday. Another student alerted school …

Suspect in WRJ Stabbing Says He Doesn’t Pose a Threat

Friday, October 17, 2014

White River Junction — After being accused of stabbing a neighbor early Tuesday, Henry Chalmers, 46, was charged with aggravated assault on Wednesday morning, ordered by a judge to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Wednesday afternoon, and returned …

Candidates Vie In Claremont

Friday, October 17, 2014

Claremont — Democrats will have three incumbents and a former lawmaker on the November ballot for the four New Hampshire House seats representing the city, while Republicans are countering with a veteran House member and three newcomers to …

Forrester Faces Newcomer

Friday, October 17, 2014

Grafton — After brushing aside a Republican primary challenge from Free State Project activist Tim Condon, state Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will seek her third term in November versus a Democratic newcomer from Holderness, N.H. Carolyn Mello, a …