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Advocates Seek Improvements for Incarcerated Women

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

South Royalton — Julie Brisson claims she has one of the “craziest” Facebook pages out there, alluding to the fact that she has friends on the social media site that range from family members and childhood buddies to former inmates. “If you look closely, you can find out who is who,” Brisson said, drawing laughter from a large crowd at …

Geisel Will Turn To Layoffs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — Financial woes at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine will lead to layoffs, the college said Tuesday. “As part of our plan to …

Hartford Shoots Down Pocket Parks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Quechee — Just a week after a crowd of Quechee residents urged members of the Selectboard to do something about a flood-created eyesore in the …

Lebanon Sets Road, Sewer And Water Maintenance

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lebanon — Several municipal projects, including hydrant flushing, road maintenance and sewer replacement, are expected to begin Monday in Lebanon. Weather permitting, paving maintenance will take place Monday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mechanic Street between High Street and Slayton Hill Road. Travelers should expect delays …

Windsor Gets $1 Million Grant

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Windsor — The town has received a nearly $1 million state grant that can go toward much needed repairs to the dam on Kennedy Pond, Town Manager Tom Marsh announced Friday. Marsh said the hope is that residents will pass a $1.5 million bond issue in November, giving …

Modern Families Learn Primitive Skills

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Corinth — Nowadays, when people spend more time in the glare of a computer screen than the glow of a campfire, and everything from work boots to applesauce is just a mouse click away, humans’ reliance on the …

Helping Wildlife Adapt Is Topic Of Climate Change Workshop

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wilmot, N.H. — A free workshop about helping wildlife adapt to climate change is set for Nov. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wilmot Community Association’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road. The event is sponsored by Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust’s outreach committee. It will be led by …

The Rise, Fall and Now Rebuilding of Tunbridge-Based Anichini Inc.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tunbridge — On a recent warm, late summer morning at the corner of Larkin Road and Route 110 in Tunbridge, 18 people show up for a court-ordered auction of a three-bedroom farmhouse on 7.3 acres. Most aren’t there …

Entergy Outlines Post-Shutdown Plans for Yankee

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Vernon, Vt.— Spent radioactive fuel will be removed from the reactors at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant by 2020, the plant’s corporate owner told a citizen oversight panel Thursday. But Louisiana-based Entergy said it does not know when it will begin tearing down Vermont Yankee after it …

Grafton Store Sold at Auction

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grafton — The Grafton Country Store, which closed in June due to financial insolvency, may reopen in the next few months, having been purchased at auction Friday by a New England fast-food franchise owner. Larry Wiley, of Epsom, …

Lebanon Lot Over Tunnel Still in Use

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lebanon — More than four months after structural engineers recommended that the city close the Hanover Street pedestrian tunnel and the parking lot above it “as soon as possible,” motorists continue to drive and park on the area above the crumbling concrete. And despite “Do Not Enter” signs …

Legal Battle and Investigation Over Seized Property Ongoing

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Claremont — Negotiations between the city and a former Claremont homeowner over the removal of personal property from a seized Windsor Road residence have stalled. Meanwhile, an outside investigation into actions taken by the city to rid the …

Dishwasher Likely Cause of Fire

Saturday, September 27, 2014

West Lebanon — A fire that heavily damaged a single-family home off Route 10 was most likely caused by a malfunctioning dishwasher, authorities said Friday. Investigators with the Lebanon Fire and Police departments, along with the New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office and a private insurance investigator, returned …