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Development Group Names New Leader

Sunday, March 29, 2015

White River Junction — The Green Mountain Economic Development Corp. has reached out to well-known Upper Valley commercial real estate executive Bob Haynes to succeed its outgoing executive director, Joan Goldstein, at the White River Junction-based regional development agency. Haynes, a Norwich resident and Dartmouth College graduate, serves as director of business development at Williston, Vt.-based DEW Construction/MacMillan Corp. He …

Lebanon Police Request Prosecutor

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lebanon — The Lebanon Police Department has asked for City Council approval to hire a full-time staff attorney to assist in the prosecution of its …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help …

State Officials Seek Comments on Proposed Hartford Solar Array

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hartford — A public comment period has opened for citizens to provide feedback about a proposed 750-kilowatt solar array to be placed on the town’s capped and closed landfill area on Route 5. Earlier this month, the Waste …

Court Rules on Termination of Town Managers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Town managers across Vermont may have gained a measure of job security with a recent Vermont Supreme Court ruling that selectboards may not dismiss municipal managers without cause. The state’s highest court in January issued an opinion on a lawsuit brought by former St. Johnsbury, Vt., Town Manager …

Dartmouth Frat Faces Branding Allegations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College fraternity Alpha Delta is facing allegations that its members burned a mark on the skin of a new member, a practice called branding. “The activities in question reportedly occurred inside the Alpha Delta fraternity house, while the fraternity was on suspension for policy violations …

Unity Sues Architect of New School

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport — The Unity School District has sued the former architect and construction manager of the new K-8 Unity Elementary School, asserting that he repeatedly misrepresented the ultimate cost of the project, which was said to be $4.7 million in 2010 but wound up costing almost twice that …

State: FairPoint Failed to Credit Vermonters After Outages

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Montpelier — The state says thousands of Vermonters who lost telephone service in recent months should have received credit on their bills from FairPoint Communications. At issue is whether the company has violated a Vermont Public Service Board rule that requires landline telephone providers to give automatic refunds …

N.H. House Budget Set for Vote

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Concord — The House Finance Committee finalized its budget proposal Tuesday and it will now move for a full House vote next week, where it is likely to face further scrutiny and several amendments. The House budget proposal increases general fund spending over the current biennium by roughly …

Making Memories Shine: Fundraiser Held for Girl Who Died at Day Care Will Benefit New Enfield Library

Monday, March 16, 2015

Enfield — If you were to peek your head inside the Whaleback Mountain ski lodge Sunday morning, you would have seen a few more tutus, sequins and flowers than on your average day on the slopes. There were …

Judge Raises Suspect’s Bail in Shooting: Police Say Woman Violated Curfew Condition of Release

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

White River Junction — The woman charged in connection with a 2011 Bethel shooting pleaded not guilty on Monday to violating a condition of release that a judge imposed over a year ago. Authorities allege Emily Perkins, who …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in …

Vt. House Committee Budget Closes Windsor Prison, Keeps Inmates In-State

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Montpelier — Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee were left with relief and a $113 surplus after unanimously approving a fiscal year 2016 state budget plan Monday. The proposed budget includes a plan to close the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor in 2017 without sending inmates out …