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Briglin, Masland Win Democratic Primary for Two Vt. House Seats

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Norwich — Incumbent state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and newcomer Tim Briglin, D-Thetford, appeared last night to be headed to victory in the four-way Democratic primary for the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford. With three of four towns reporting unofficial results, Briglin was in first with 1019 votes to Masland’s 942. Candidates Irv Thomae, of …

Republican Milne Wins Vt. Gubernatorial Primary

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Republican businessman Scott Milne defeated two fellow GOP hopefuls and a Libertarian’s write-in bid Tuesday for the chance to face two-term Democratic incumbent …

Springfield Hospital Pleads Case

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Executives of Springfield Hospital told a hearing of the Green Mountain Care Board on Tuesday that the hospital was on track to post …

Their Time to Shine: At the Cornish Fair, Young People Demonstrate New Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The normally quiet fairgrounds are abuzz with preparations on the day before the Cornish Fair opens. Cows lumber off their trailers, chickens peck around their new spaces, and young students staple colorful and informative hand-drawn posters above their …

Veterans’ Event Includes Paddling, Bonfire, Yoga

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Windsor — A free outing for veterans is set for Sept. 6 at Great River Outfitters, 36 Park Road, Windsor. The daylong event is open to disabled and able veterans and their immediate family members. It includes a guided trip down the Connecticut River on canoes, kayaks and …

2 Vying in Republican Primary for Odell Seat

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Newport — JP Marzullo might not be a household name, but for anyone living in Senate District 8, which includes Newport, New London, Weare and Deering, the blue-and-gold bow ties are probably familiar by now. Between the fliers, …

Royalton Neighbors Battle Over Bucks

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Royalton— Hatfields and McCoys? How about Hirtles and McCleerys? Keith Hirtle and Jim McCleery, who can view each other’s houses from opposite hilltops overlooking Happy Hollow Road in Royalton, made headlines last year when their long-standing feud hit …

North Hartland Landmark Needs Major Repairs

Sunday, August 24, 2014

North Hartland — The five-story yellow barn on Route 5 that has symbolized Vermont’s agricultural heritage for more than 100 years is an impressive and easily recognizable town landmark beloved by many. But the years have taken their …

A Celebration of All Things Scottish

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Above: Jack O’Connell, of Westchester, N.Y., leaps over a puddle at the edge of the Quechee polo field on his way to help Dalton Hanaway, of Saratoga, N.Y., tune up for solo competition at the Quechee Scottish Festival …

Lebanon Losing Its Priest

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lebanon — The Rev. William Kaliyadan, the Indian-born priest who has led Sacred Heart Parish for 11 years while reaching out to the broader Lebanon community, is being transferred to a larger parish on Cape Cod. When he …

Lebanon Planning and Zoning Director Announces Departure

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lebanon — After nearly three years on the job, the city’s director of planning and zoning is leaving his post at the end of the month. Andrew Gast-Bray will return to Indianapolis, where he previously worked as a planner for a private firm. He is to be executive …

As a Leader, Havenstein’s Focus Is Teamwork

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Alton, N.H. — Sitting on a shelf in Walt Havenstein’s home office is a gang, as they’re called, of meerkats. “Do you know what a meerkat is?” he asks, pointing up to the cluster of small animals, sitting …

Birth Control Rule Revised

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Washington — The Obama administration issued a new rule Friday aimed at ending its years-long fight with religious groups over the part in its landmark health care law that requires companies to cover contraceptives. Employers will be allowed to register their objections to paying for such coverage, after …