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Climate Summit Begins Tuesday: Upper Valley Residents Join March for Climate Change Awareness

Monday, September 22, 2014

New York City — For 28-year-old Sharon resident Nicole Antal, the reasons for trekking to the People’s Climate March in New York City were clear. “Why? Because I have a 3½ year old son, and I think it’s important that he can enjoy Earth like we did,” Antal said, standing near Central Park alongside hundreds of Vermonters Sunday morning, as …

A Life: Robert D. Nutting, 1945 — 2014; ‘He Did So Much for Everyone’

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sharon — When the pews inside Sharon Congregational Church could hold no more, men in blue jeans and women in sleeveless dresses took to standing …

Area Schools Aim For Consolidation

Monday, September 22, 2014

Woodstock — Consolidation talks will continue in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union without the pre-K through sixth grade Barnard Academy, which has decided that it …

Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating …

Police: Suspected Meth Lab Found in Hartford

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Police in Hartford are investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab that was found in town earlier this week. Hartford Police Chief Brad Vail declined to release the location of the residence, saying it was part of an active investigation, but said “there was no imminent threat to …

Lebanon Plans Dulac Drainage

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lebanon — City officials are closing in on a plan to improve drainage along Dulac Street, the last of several city infrastructure repairs necessitated by severe rainstorms in July 2013. Proposals to maintain the existing 20 -foot road …

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 …