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Fairlee Receives State Classification for Village

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fairlee — Officials say town planning is moving in the right direction following the state’s recent identification of a “designated village center” in the heart of Fairlee. The classification makes the businesses and residences within the designated boundary along Route 5 eligible for incentives, such as grants and historic preservation tax credits, without tying the area to any new state …

Hartford Preps for Year Ahead

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — The Selectboard has agreed on a municipal budget that, if approved by voters, would increase the municipal portion of the property tax rate …

10 Jockey for Slots on Hartford Boards

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — With a Monday evening filing deadline now past, it appears that 10 candidates will vie for four open slots on the Hartford Selectboard …

Chemical Test Unnerves School

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hanover— A positive test for a potentially carcinogenic compound earlier this week caused a stir at Richmond Middle School, which sits on a parcel that has been contaminated by the chemical. School officials said they believe the positive test for trichloroethylene, or TCE, was an aberration caused by …

Enfield Town Funds Tied Up in SEC Probe

Monday, January 26, 2015

Enfield — About 20 percent of the town’s capital reserve funds were invested in a money management fund that the Securities and Exchange Commission has frozen as part of a complaint against a Massachusetts-based investment company and its principal owner, a Dartmouth College graduate. The fate of the …

Longtime Tuck Professor Matthew J. Slaughter Named Business School’s 10th Dean

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has picked a popular faculty member, administrator and international trade economist to be the 10th dean of the Tuck School of Business, signaling the importance a global perspective likely will play in educating business …

Plainfield Board Seeks Staffing Cuts

Friday, January 23, 2015

Plainfield — School Board members insisted Thursday night that the current draft of the 2015-16 budget would improve students’ learning experiences, despite staffing reductions to music, counseling and special education. However, skepticism reigned among the standing-room-only crowd during a 3 1/2-hour budget hearing. Many residents questioned the proposal …

Superintendent Out in Newport

Friday, January 23, 2015

Newport — The superintendent of SAU 43 for the past three years is out of a job, but officials aren’t offering a reason for his departure. Cindy Gallagher, the SAU’s director of alternative education programs, will serve as interim superintendent following the sudden and unexplained departure of Irwin …

Kearsarge Votes to Transfer Land to Odd Fellows

Friday, January 23, 2015

North Sutton, n.h. — Kearsarge Regional School District voters authorized the district to transfer land next to the Odd Fellows building to the town of Warner, N.H., at the school district’s deliberative session earlier this month. “That’s been the missing piece that we’ve never had before,” said Jim …

Defense Prods Trooper in Murder Trial

Friday, January 23, 2015

Newport — The defense had its chance Thursday to challenge a New Hampshire State Police detective about the approach his team took to seizing evidence at key sites in the case against a Vermont man accused of killing his wife. Prosecutors called Trooper William M. Bright to the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Police Investigate Shooting Death White River Junction — Police are investigating an apparent suicide that occurred along Route 14 Thursday morning. Police said a 59-year-old man pulled into the parking lot of a former trucking terminal at 305 Maple St., near the intersection with Route 5, got out …

N.H.: Chocolate Bait Killed Four Bears

Friday, January 23, 2015

Concord — Four bears were found dead in September because of heart failure triggered by an overdose of chocolate that had been put out as bait. The results of toxicology and necropsy reports revealing the cause of the deaths has prompted the state’s bear expert to consider putting …

Bill Proposed to Help Sex Offenders

Friday, January 23, 2015

Concord — A local lawmaker has sponsored several bills in the New Hampshire House of Representatives that would increase protections for people on the state’s registry of sex offenders. Rep. Timothy N. Robertson, D-Keene, said he was motivated by information about two recent attacks that he said may …