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White River Junction Discount Grocer Set to Close

Saturday, December 20, 2014

White River Junction — After 21 years of operating White River Discount Foods off Sykes Mountain Avenue, Dan and Marcia Nelson are moving on. The store’s last official day will be Wednesday, though the Nelsons expect to continue to make some final sales as they clean everything up in the days after Christmas. “It was one of those decisions that …

City Takes Stock On Crafts Avenue

Saturday, December 20, 2014

West Lebanon — Bob Merrill has lived on the corner of Beyerle Street and Crafts Avenue for 35 years, and while the neighbors have changed …

Ex-Police Chief Settles Lawsuit

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New London — Former New London police Chief David Seastrand and a Colby-Sawyer student who accused him of asking her to pose nude have settled …

A Life: Fran Hyde ‘Loved Her Community and Felt It Was Important to Give Back’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A journalist turned farmer’s wife, Frances “Fran” Hyde was known to some as “the lady in the blue truck” for the many trips she made hauling silage and other feed between the family properties on …

West Hartford Librarian Quits

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hartford — The woman hired this summer to be director of the West Hartford library has resigned before the newly renovated building opens its doors, citing a difficult work environment. Library Director Abby Walsh, who was hired to …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Train Strikes Car Stuck On Tracks, No One Injured South Royalton — A car that got stuck on ice at railroad crossing Saturday night was struck by an Amtrak train but the occupants of the vehicle were not …

Hard Year Ahead for Vt. House Dems

Monday, December 15, 2014

Montpelier — House Democrats convened for their annual December caucus Saturday and party leaders say the Legislature will face some tough choices next year. House and Senate Democrats saw their numbers diminished in the November election. And while Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt., appears to have clawed out a …

Local Projects Receive Heritage Grants

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Conservation and preservation projects in Cornish, Sunapee and Haverhill are among 36 throughout New Hampshire that will receive grants from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program this year. The program provides matching grants to protect and preserve …

Norwich Artisanal Chocolatier My Brigadeiro Opens Storefront in Hanover

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hanover — My Brigadeiro, the Norwich-base gourmet chocolatier that has won a national following while operating out of owner Ana Paula Alexandrescu’s home for the past two years will be opening its first store in Hanover five days before Christmas. The store, in the spot formerly occupied by …

Two Facing Charges In Rash of Burglaries In Randolph Area

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Randolph — Two area men face charges in connection with a rash of burglaries in the area, Vermont State Police said. Kyle Pickett, 20, of Braintree, Vt., and Richard Oconnell, 18, of Randolph, were arrested after they fled …

Falling in Love in a World at War

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Like her name, the letters to Evangeline are from another time. They were written in the 1940s by three World War II soldiers dreaming of a young woman back home. Eighteen handwritten letters to Evangeline …

Hartford Neighbors in Ancient Feud

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hartford — To the casual observer, the snow-covered ground extending 150 feet into the woods at the end of sparsely populated Wallace Road is indistinguishable from the woodland that surrounds it. But looks can be deceiving. Unlike most …

Jim Kenyon: A Model Vermont Prisoner

Sunday, December 14, 2014

At 19, Sam Ramsey is one of Vermont’s youngest prison inmates. Fewer than 1 in 20 are under age 21. He’s also one of the few offenders behind bars who hasn’t been convicted of a felony, the most serious crimes that carry the stiffest penalties. Nine out of …