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In Norwich, A Push for Route 5 Site

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Norwich — Town officials on Friday published an open letter recommending that the fire and police departments move to the ABC Dairy property on Route 5, despite the Selectboard’s decision earlier this month not to investigate the site further. “It appears to me that they have decided to ignore the vote taken by the Selectboard to essentially take ABC off …

Temporarily Out of Stock: Upper Valley Store Feels Effect Of Market Basket’s Family Feud

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Empty produce shelves and a sparse selection of yogurt, meat and other perishable items forced loyal Market Basket customers to shop elsewhere on …

Lebanon High, Oxbow Hire Principals

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lebanon — Summer isn’t all vacation for at least two Upper Valley school districts. School boards in Lebanon and Bradford, Vt., hired new principals for …

Tunbridge Teen Charged With Sexual Assault

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Concord — An 18-year-old graduate of St. Paul’s School in Concord has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old fellow student, as part of what the police said was a competition with other students to have sexual contact …

Biomass Rejected, Springfield Project Tries for Solar

Thursday, July 17, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Out with biomass, in with solar panels. Winstanley Enterprises announced Wednesday that it was seeking state approval to build five, 500-kilowatt solar arrays in the North Springfield Industrial Park. Some of the land that will be used was earlier proposed to be the site …

Deep in Thought

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tattum Oakes, 6, of Hartford, thinks about what she’s going to write in her notebook, as her brother, Aryn, 6, takes a break on the curb while playing outside their home on Tuesday. Valley News — Ariana van …

Claremont Tar Site to Be Cleaned

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Claremont — A highly contaminated parcel on the north side of the Sugar River that once supplied gas to Monadnock Mills could possibly be cleaned up before the end of the year. Gary Lipson, the on-site coordinator with …

Dartmouth Sexual Assault Summit Calls for Action

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hanover — Federal officials on Tuesday called for colleges to meet a higher standard in combating sexual violence during sessions of the National Summit on Sexual Assault hosted by Dartmouth College. “If we get this right at this moment in time we will have a cohort of students …

N.H. Dept. of Labor Investigates Unity School Site Workers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Unity — The state Department of Labor Commissioner James Craig said Tuesday they are continuing the investigation into the possibility that undocumented workers from Mexico were employed by a subcontractor at the construction site for the new Unity Elementary School. “We were up there Friday but I have …

Lebanon Proposes Making Dulac Street One-Way

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lebanon — An orange traffic cone identifies a sinkhole to the east of Jeff and Lynn Halpin’s Dulac Street home. The cone, as well as streaks of gray silt and clay through the Halpins’ otherwise manicured lawn and …

N.H. Honors Residents with D.C. ID Cards

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Concord — Decades after they were apparently snubbed by New Hampshire law, residents of Washington D.C. can now legally purchase alcohol in the state with just a driver’s license or non-driver identification card. In a memo released Tuesday, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission said that, though the state’s …

N.H. Ranked No. 3 in Painkiller Prescriptions

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Concord — Officials have renewed calls for action against prescription drug abuse after a recent study placed New Hampshire near the top in the country for prescription rates of certain types of opioid painkillers. Nationwide, New Hampshire was 39th in the country for per capita prescriptions of opioid …

All Safe After River Mishap

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hartland — A Grafton man with special needs is safe and has been released from the hospital after numerous police agencies responded to Sumner Falls on Monday for a man who had left his caretakers and entered the …