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Woodstock OKs Municipal Budget

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Woodstock — A proposed local option tax to spur economic development was the hot topic of Town Meeting on Saturday, at which voters also approved the municipal budget and rejected an article to vote on public questions by Australian ballot. The town estimates that the 1 percent tax on rooms, meals and alcohol sold at restaurants would generate about $160,000 …

HomeLife Expo Updates Layout, Adds Features

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanover — Pop quiz: It’s possible to tell spring is arriving in the Upper Valley when: A) Bleary-eyed parents are seen dropping off their teenagers …

W. Fairlee Boosts Fire Department

Sunday, March 1, 2015

West Fairlee — As he waited for residents to arrive at the Community Building for Saturday’s annual Town Meeting, Selectman Fred Cook said a turnout …

Haverhill Officials Say Roadwork Can’t Wait

Friday, February 27, 2015

Haverhill residents will elect town and school officers by Australian ballot between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m on Tuesday, March 10, at the Municipal Building in North Haverhill. Voters will gather at 8 p.m. that evening at Haverhill Cooperative Middle School to transact all other articles on the …

Weathersfield Man Arraigned in Robbery

Friday, February 27, 2015

White River Junction — A Weathersfield man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to robbing a Springfield, Vt., credit union late last month. Matthew Martin, 30, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony count of grand larceny. He was released on $25,000 cash bail. According to a …

Library, Bridge On Grantham Town Warrant

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Grantham School District meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, in the Grantham Village School gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10, at the Town Hall at 5 p.m. Grantham — Voters will have much to consider at this year’s …

N.H. Father Files Suit After Protesting Picoult Book

Friday, February 27, 2015

Gilford, n.h. — A Gilford man who was arrested for disorderly conduct after he spoke out of turn at a School Board meeting last May has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that, despite the dismissal of the charges, he is entitled to compensation because his constitutional rights were …

Charges Dropped in Woodstock Cruelty Case; Homes Sought for Horses

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 64-year-old Woodstock woman agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for dismissal of all pending animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians farm, also assured …

Woodstock Officer Accused of Assault

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A Woodstock police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to physically assaulting his wife on two separate occasions. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of …

PETA President Visits Dartmouth

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hanover — During a lecture at Dartmouth College on Wednesday night, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, explained her beliefs using a metaphor her audience might not have heard before. “You …

Enfield Warrant ‘Not Too Eventful’

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Voting for Enfield’s town officers and the Mascoma Valley Regional School District budget will take place on Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Whitney Hall. Residents may vote on the remaining articles on the …

Selectboard, School Board Candidates Square Off in Sunapee

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Voting on the Sunapee town and school warrants, including the budgets and election of officers, will be Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sherburne Gymnasium. Sunapee — A dispute over spending on the town budget is sparking two contested elections for the Selectboard. …

Claremont to Implement Decals for Trash

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Claremont — In a 5-1 vote Wednesday night, the City Council approved a recommendation from the three-member transfer station committee to implement a decal system to collect data on usage and ensure only city residents bring their trash …