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Sanders Visits Dartmouth To Urge Votes Against GOP

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hanover — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tried to rally the Dartmouth College community Thursday to vote against Republicans in next month’s elections, telling the 60 people in attendance that turnout among young people was crucial for progressive causes. The 2014 midterm elections, he said, “will determine whether the right-wing Republicans” will increase their majority in the U.S. House of …

Thetford Loses Choice for Chief

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thetford — The Ludlow, Vt., police sergeant the Selectboard wanted to hire as the town’s next police chief has withdrawn his acceptance of a conditional …

Shaheen, Brown Meet for 3rd Debate

Friday, October 24, 2014

Concord — Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown on Thursday used their latest debate to …

Storm Set to Slam Twin States

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Concord — The snow boots can stay in the closet for at least a few more weeks. A nor’easter making its way southeast from the Great Lakes region is expected to bring some high winds and up to 5 inches of rain in some parts of the state, …

Flaws Found at Brattleboro Retreat

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Brattleboro, Vt. — The most recent federal survey of the Brattleboro Retreat psychiatric hospital found staff failed to follow protocols in three instances in September; in one of them, a patient nearly drowned. On Sept. 22, a 16-year-old patient with bipolar disorder and acute mania who was supposed …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emerge Family Advocates Board Agrees to Resign White River Junction — The board of Emerge Family Advocates, a nonprofit that provides parental visitation services, has agreed to resign in the wake of accusations that the nonprofit’s executive director, Raymona Russell, overpaid herself to the tune of $5,000 to …

Friendly’s Closes Its Doors

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

After nearly 30 years of operation in West Lebanon’s Route 12A corridor, Friendly’s West Lebanon has closed its doors. Finding Friendly’s closed, Carrie Ballou, of South Royalton, Vt., walks back to her car on Monday after finding the …

Kuster: Garcia Is Not Ready

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cornish — In advance of tonight’s televised debate, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., came out swinging Sunday night against her Republican challenger, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, of Salem, tying her opponent to the Tea Party and criticizing Garcia’s …

$1.5-Million Bond Would Pay for Critical Repairs to Windsor Dam

Monday, October 20, 2014

Windsor — If voters approve a $1.5-million bond at the ballot box on Nov. 4, the town will add the money to a recent state grant of nearly a million dollars and begin critical repairs to the upper dam on Mill Pond next year, Town Manager Tom Marsh …

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 …