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Manhunt for Suspect Continues in Springfield, Vt., Shooting

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Police are searching for a 30-year-old Springfield, Vt., man who they believe shot and killed a father of four on South Street in Springfield over the weekend, according to a statement issued Monday afternoon. Gregory Allen Smith is wanted by authorities on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Wesley John Wing, 37, of …

Cornish School Board Votes Down All-Day Kindergarten

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cornish — The School Board Monday night voted against pursuing a full-day kindergarten program for next fall, contradicting townspeople’s 95-48 vote in favor of full-day …

Hanover Officials Propose Walkable Neighborhood for West Wheelock Street

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are proposing to offer incentives to developers along West Wheelock Street in an effort to convert the corridor from a pass-through …

W. Windsor Selectman Quits Over Land Issue

Friday, April 17, 2015

West Windsor — A special election will be held May 5 to elect a new Selectboard member following the resignation this spring of Glenn Seward, and residents will also vote on a petition article that would increase the board’s leadership from three to five members. Seward said Wednesday …

John Gregg: New Poll to Ponder

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker must have liked what he saw in a New Hampshire primary poll released this week. Walker had a surprising 24 percent support from likely Republican primary voters who said he was their top choice in the poll by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling. That …

Auditor: Exchange Future Uncertain

Friday, April 17, 2015

Montpelier — Despite massive and costly efforts to improve Vermont Health Connect, State Auditor Doug Hoffer says it remains an “open question” whether the state can successfully implement a fully functioning health insurance exchange. In a report released Thursday morning, Hoffer highlights the state’s improved supervision of contractors …

Incinerator Bidder Faced Federal Suit

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont — The top bidder in Tuesday’s auction for the Wheelabrator incinerator was taken to court by federal authorities seven years ago after an unsuccessful attempt to buy a forfeited property in northern Vermont from U.S. marshals. Judge …

Health Data Breaches Breed Uncertainty, Anger Among Victims

Thursday, April 16, 2015

As the privacy officer for The Advisory Board Co., Rebecca Fayed knows a thing or two about privacy and what can happen when it’s violated. But when Fayed received a letter telling her that she, like nearly 80 million others, was the victim of a hacking attack on …

Lebanon OKs Full-Time Police Prosecutor

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lebanon — The City Council approved the hiring of a full-time attorney to work as a prosecutor for the police department at its meeting Wednesday night. “If we don’t accept this position ... we’ll lose that financial opportunity that we have right now,” said Mayor Georgia Tuttle. The …

Norwich Tries to Shore Bond Support

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Norwich — Much of Wednesday night’s Selectboard meeting passed as board members who voted in favor of an upcoming bond request unsuccessfully attempted to unify the town’s governing body behind the capital facilities plan that voters will address next month. The Selectboard last week voted to move the …

Dartmouth Frat Appeals Punishment

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s Alpha Delta Fraternity has announced it will appeal a recent decision by a college judicial committee to “derecognize” the student organization, which would effectively kick it off campus. College officials penalized the fraternity after determining it had harmed its members last fall when new …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly …

6 Acres Scorched on Hartford Hill

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hartford — About 40 firefighters battled a fast-moving brush fire on Wednesday afternoon that left six acres of land off Jericho Street scorched. Hartford Fire Chief Steven Locke said the fire, which started outside Zachary and Martha Bryan’s …