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Sanders Announces Bid: For One of Their Own, Vermonters Turn Out in Force

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Burlington — The thousands who stand and sit on the grassy park overlooking Lake Champlain are living proof that Bernie Sanders, the feisty, leftist former mayor here to formally kick off his campaign for president, has plenty of mainstream appeal, at least when the mainstream in question is arguably the most left-leaning city of the most left-leaning state in the …

Newport Narrows Town Manager Search Down to Two

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The Selectboard has chosen Shane O’Keefe, the current town administrator in Swanzey, N.H., and Angus Jennings, who owns a consulting firm in Massachusetts, …

Claremont Teen Charged With Armed Robbery

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Claremont — A Claremont teen charged with armed robbery of a convenience store in Claremont Friday night is being held on $25,000 cash bail following …

Grave Injustice: Family of Union Soldier Fights to Have His Final Resting Place Marked

Sunday, May 24, 2015

In the months before Moses Elkins, of Troy, Vt., gave his life for his country, he endured almost unimaginable deprivation. His bones, mixed in a jumble with those of hundreds of other American soldiers, now lie in the …

8 From Upper Valley Died At Salisbury Confederate Prison

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Moses Elkins, of Troy, Vt., is only one of the 145 soldiers from Vermont and New Hampshire who died in Salisbury Confederate Prison during the Civil War, according to the Roll of Honor compiled in 1868. Many other Union soldiers from the Upper Valley also were victims of …

Three Hartford Police Officers Complete Basic Training Class

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hartford — Three Hartford police officers graduated from the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council’s 99th Basic Training Class Friday at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford. Randy St. Peter, 38, served with the Vermont Department of Corrections for …

Walk Highlights Influence Of Money in U.S. Politics

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lebanon — The gathering on the grassy green of Lebanon’s Colburn Park late Saturday morning had many names associated with it — The New Hampshire Rebellion, the Walk for Democracy, Open Democracy and Walking the Talk. But the …

Inside Tuesday’s ‘Valley News’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Above: Steve Boles, of Miller Construction, descends a recently erected wall of rebar while helping to prepare the foundation for one of the new Interstate 91 bridges over Route 5 in White River Junction. Below: Trevor Smith, left, …

KUA Graduates Told to ‘Go for It’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Meriden — Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, a 2002 Kimball Union Academy graduate, was remembered for his courage, commitment and passion at the boarding school’s 198th commencement on Saturday morning. Sotloff was reporting from the war-torn Middle East when …

Fight Over Exit 4 Land Begins

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Randolph — The first hearing on whether a large proposed multi-use development off Interstate 89 would comply with the state’s land-use law raised concerns about its potential impact on agriculture and the aesthetics of what is now mostly …

Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal of the Tunbridge Central School. Scott Farnsworth, guidance and counseling director for the …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who …

Pulling Event Targets Invasives

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — To help curb the spread of invasive plants, the Black River Action Team will hold a garlic mustard pulling event on June 7, from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the gravel parking lot at Springweather Nature Area, just off Reservoir Road. Participants should bring …