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A Lesson in Patriotism: Lebanon High Senior Petitions for American Flag to Be Flown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lebanon — The anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks last week spurred Lebanon High School senior Bhavna Kaushik, a dual citizen of the United States and India who was 4 years old on 9/11, to look for the school’s flag. She couldn’t find one. She found it “really shameful on a day like that” not to have the school …

VLS Mourns Three Tragedies

Friday, September 19, 2014

South Royalton — Students and faculty at Vermont Law School are trying to come to terms with the third tragedy involving their community in the …

Quechee Wants Interstate Study

Friday, September 19, 2014

Quechee — It may be time to rethink the future of development near Interstate 89 in Quechee, town leaders said. Earlier this week, the Hartford …

Vt. Health Site Down For Repairs

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Montpelier — Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Tuesday that his administration has made the decision to take the Vermont Health Connect website offline for weeks to make repairs, and oversight for the project has shifted. Shumlin said he made the decision with the hopes of ensuring a smooth open …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …

Weare: Woman Accuses Police Chief of Assault

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A judge has granted a new restraining order against Weare police Chief John Velleca, days after his assistant claims he assaulted her at her Hillsboro home. In a petition filed yesterday and released this morning in Hillsboro’s district …

Ayotte, Shaheen Weigh in on Islamic State

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Both of New Hampshire’s U.S. senators questioned the secretary of defense and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at an Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday on the country’s strategy to confront the Islamic State. U.S. Sen. …

‘When Everything Is Possible’: Dartmouth Hosts Convocation for Class of 2018

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College welcomed its newest students, the Class of 2018, at its 245th convocation Monday afternoon with remarks from Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, Provost Carol Dever and Student Assembly President Casey Dennis. Though the college this …

Ex-Library In West Leb. Up for Sale

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

West Lebanon — After failing to receive a building permit necessary to convert the former West Lebanon Library to an office and residence, developer David Clem has opted to sell the historic building he purchased from the city two years ago. “(I’m) interested in doing a mixed-use development, …

Windsor to Hold Traffic Forum

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Windsor — The public is encouraged to bring their ideas — and concerns — on improving bicycle and pedestrian traffic downtown and along Route 5 to a meeting on the topic, set for Thursday. The “scoping study” is the next step in an action plan to implement some …

School Notes: Short Trail, Long History; Thetford Improves Path Connecting Its Schools 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thetford — A trail ran through it for years. You just wouldn’t have wanted to try to negotiate a 600-foot stretch of the path between Thetford Elementary School and Thetford Academy most seasons. Not without hip waders, anyway. …

Park-and-Ride’s Reopening Delayed

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hartland — Completion of the rebuilt park-and-ride at Exit 9 off Interstate 91 is being delayed because the new light poles have not arrived from the manufacturer, project supervisor Wayne Davis, of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said Monday. Once the five poles are delivered, Davis said, it …

Tunbridge Fifth-Grader Writes About His Confidence Showing Cattle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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