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On The Political Map

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Newport — Sullivan County was ground zero Friday for the hotly contested Senate race between Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown, one day after Brown’s response to a question about the county became the news of a debate that aired on WMUR-TV. Both the Brown and Shaheen campaigns quickly added last-minute Sullivan County stops to their Friday …

At Last, It’s Down to This: Dartmouth Plays Harvard Today

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Hanover — Bob Rex knows all about the importance of Dartmouth-Harvard football games. In fact, he was a part of one of what may be …

Attorney Resigns In Shooting Case

Saturday, November 1, 2014

White River Junction — The attorney representing a 34-year-old Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in Windsor County withdrew from …

Sullivan Co. Candidates Face Off

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Newport —There are several contested races for county government positions on the Nov. 4 ballot, led by a race between incumbent Democratic Commissioner Jeff Barrette, who is being challenged by former commissioner Don Clarke, a Claremont Republican. Other races include register of deeds, with Republican Chaunee Baker against …

Hot Water Plan Gets Boost in Claremont

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Claremont — Hot Zero, the Concord company that is planning to build a hot water district in downtown Claremont, has received a $250,000 grant to engineer the system, the Capital Regional Development Council announced Tuesday. The grant is from the U.S. Forest Service program that promotes and supports …

Pipeline Protesters Occupy Gov.’s Office

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montpelier — Hundreds of environmental protesters occupied the governor’s office on Monday, demanding that Gov. Peter Shumlin reverse his support for the natural gas pipeline through Addison County, and oppose any other fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Vermont. State regulators approved the project last December, and the company …

Vt. School Boards Study Health Spending

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Vermont School Boards Association wants to take a closer look at the health insurance plans being enjoyed by the state’s public school teachers. According to a new study commissioned by the group, reducing the cost of those policies could deliver immediate relief to property tax payers. Steve …

Havenstein Focuses on Economy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

West Lebanon — Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein said Monday he wants to cut the state’s business profits tax to attract more investment and employers to New Hampshire. The former CEO of New Hampshire defense contractor BAE Systems, …

Second Police Chief Choice Rejects Thetford

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard and members of the police chief search committee Monday night revealed that the town had formally offered the position of police chief to two candidates, and both of them turned it down, at least in part, because of the compensation package. “A lot of …

Heroin Sample Was Laced With Fentanyl

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hartford — Police said a heroin sample tied to a suspected overdose tested positive for Fentanyl, a narcotic drug that is more powerful and more life-threatening than heroin itself. Two suspected overdose deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month led Hartford police to …

Sculpture Lighting Celebrates Claremont Legacy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Claremont — On a chilly, breezy Sunday evening, several hundred people gathered at the Visitors Center green along the Sugar River to mark Claremont’s 250th anniversary and the lighting of the 53-foot-tall steel sculpture “ourhandsthenandnow.” “Claremont needs to …

Young Writers Meet Aliens In Vermont

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

A Path for Every Student

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hanover — Kelsey Smith already was serving in student government at Hanover High School. Playing the saxophone. Distance-running for the girls cross-country and track-and-field teams. Agonizing over which Advanced Placement courses to take, and from which teachers to …