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Kuster: Garcia Is Not Ready

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cornish — In advance of tonight’s televised debate, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., came out swinging Sunday night against her Republican challenger, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, of Salem, tying her opponent to the Tea Party and criticizing Garcia’s relative lack of experience. “She has bought into this Tea Party playbook, hook, line and sinker,” said Kuster of Garcia’s platform, which …

$1.5-Million Bond Would Pay for Critical Repairs to Windsor Dam

Monday, October 20, 2014

Windsor — If voters approve a $1.5-million bond at the ballot box on Nov. 4, the town will add the money to a recent state …

A Life: Richard “Dick” Piontek, 1937-2013; Bricklayer, Physicist ‘Got the Job Done, No Matter What It Took’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lebanon — Last year, Richard “Dick” Piontek saw an amusing T-shirt in a catalogue that challenged observers to “find X,” the dimension of one side …

White River Junction Man Suspected in Assault

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

White River Junction — Apartment residents who were woken by the sounds of yelling outside their downtown building early Tuesday morning said they went back to sleep without realizing that a neighbor had been stabbed just yards away. As of Tuesday night, Hartford police were still searching for …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild Its 2 Claremont Locations

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Claremont — The Planning Board has approved Cumberland Farms’ request to rebuild the company’s two Claremont stores. On Monday night, the board gave the company the go-ahead on its proposed site plans for both Claremont locations. Construction is expected to begin in 2015. Cumberland Farms, based in Framingham, …

Thetford Picks Vt. Sergeant As New Chief

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thetford — The town has its new police chief — almost. Richard A. King, a Springfield, Vt., resident and a longtime sergeant with Ludlow, Vt., police, is expected to take the top spot in Thetford on Nov. 2, pending a standard background check by an outside firm to …

Vermont Town Gets New Leader

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A former town manager from West Rutland, Vt. — as well as towns in New Hampshire and Colorado — is Springfield’s new town manager. Thomas Yennerell, 61, of Lebanon, was the unanimous choice of the Springfield Selectboard, which met in special session at noon Monday …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon Bridge Maintenance To Impact Traffic Patterns West Lebanon — Motorists traveling between Hartford and West Lebanon today may wish to seek alternate routes. Traffic on the Route 4 temporary bridge between Hartford and West Lebanon is scheduled to be restricted to one-way due to maintenance scheduled to …

VA Seeks Personnel Nationwide

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — Caregiver shortages that have forced veterans to wait for care from the Veterans Health Administration are early indicators of a more general problem in health care, the Cabinet secretary who oversees the 340,000-employee medical care system …

Woodstock Judge Tapped for High Court

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Woodstock — An Upper Valley native with a reputation for bipartisanship was named Monday to the Vermont Supreme Court. Judges and attorneys who know Judge Harold “Duke” Eaton Jr., said the appointment reflects his ability to set politics …

Nonprofits See Transition

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hanover — People from within the Upper Valley nonprofit scene offered a range of ideas as to why at least a half-dozen nonprofits are experiencing transition in their leadership as of late — ranging from an improving economy, to more competitive salaries in the private sector, to a …

School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction — At Hartford’s Dothan Brook Elementary School, students, teachers, staff and parents are promoting climate change as a positive thing. How positive? Last week, the Vermont Agency of Education named the kindergarten-to-grade-5 institution as an “Examplar School” for the third year in a row, for …

Child Porn Charges Prompt Info Session

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — The ongoing investigation into allegations that the former director of the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley possessed child pornography on a work laptop has prompted the organization to hold a question and information session later this week. Individuals with the Child Advocacy Center and the …