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Sanders Visits Dartmouth To Urge Votes Against GOP

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hanover — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tried to rally the Dartmouth College community Thursday to vote against Republicans in next month’s elections, telling the 60 people in attendance that turnout among young people was crucial for progressive causes. The 2014 midterm elections, he said, “will determine whether the right-wing Republicans” will increase their majority in the U.S. House of …

Thetford Loses Choice for Chief

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thetford — The Ludlow, Vt., police sergeant the Selectboard wanted to hire as the town’s next police chief has withdrawn his acceptance of a conditional …

Shaheen, Brown Meet for 3rd Debate

Friday, October 24, 2014

Concord — Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown on Thursday used their latest debate to …

College Supplies Closing ‘Quietly’

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — College Supplies, the longtime South Main Street school supply and gift store, will soon be no longer. Owner Scott Winslow is in the process of selling his condominium retail space to Melissa Hass and her husband, John Hass, who own the Lemon Tree gift shop around …

Deciding Who They Want to Be: Young Adults With Special Needs Make Transition From School

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leah Wright, 22, has spent the past few months settling back into the town she lived in until she was 11. After graduating from Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, she returned to Windsor, where she and …

Volunteer Information Session Set for November in Randolph

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Randolph — An information session about becoming a volunteer with Central Vermont Adult Basic Education will take place next month at the nonprofit’s Randolph Learning Center, 10 S. Main St. The organization offers free literacy instruction for adults and for young people who are no longer attending school. …

Business Notes: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lebanon — IVG Hospitals, the Woburn, Mass.-based network of veterinary hospitals, has purchased Small Animal Veterinary Emergency Services, the 24-hour emergency pet hospital at 63 Evans Drive in Lebanon. The hospital’s name will be changed to Small Animal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty to reflect the shift in the …

Thetford Board: Police Coverage Will Continue as Before

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thetford — The town’s police force will use a borrowed vehicle and continue to provide residents with the same level of police coverage that was in effect before Friday’s suspicious fire, which destroyed the department’s entire fleet of …

Health Care Reform at Center of Vt. Gov. Race

Sunday, October 19, 2014

White River Junction — One high-profile website snafu. Some encouraging skirmishes against rising health care costs. And steady work on Vermont’s effort to create a single-payer health insurance plan that covers all residents — although with only vague …

Bishops: No Welcome for Gays

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Vatican City — Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. The …

Heating Help

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stan Teeter, middle, lifts a birch log onto a splitter run by fellow Norwich resident Betsy Maislen, left, as Jack Burnham, 14, of Norwich clears away the splits during a firewood bee in Norwich on Saturday. Volunteers, including …

Cop Cars Burn in Thetford

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thetford — Following a suspicious overnight fire Friday that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers, a state fire investigator said he is “absolutely” interested in reviewing a 2012 case in which Norwich’s three-car fleet was destroyed by flames that …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach …