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"When are you going to be president?" Lizzy Porter, 5, of Lebanon, N.H., asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich during his town hall talk held at Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon, N.H., on Wednesday, September 3, 2015. Porter attended the town hall meeting on Wednesday with her father, Carl. (Valley News - Kristen Zeis) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Candidate Kasich Talks ‘Republican Vehicle’ in Lebanon

Thursday, September 3, 2015

West Lebanon — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, pitched his blue-collar background and record as a chief executive to voters Wednesday night at the Kilton Public Library. Speaking to a packed room of more than 100 people, Kasich regaled the crowd with many anecdotes: tales of meeting Richard Nixon in the Oval Office at …

GMP Pauses Solar Plans In Windsor

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Windsor — In the face of strong opposition from Windsor residents concerned about protecting scenic vistas and open space, Green Mountain Power this week said …

Randolph Copes With Fire Aftermath

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Randolph — Still reeling from a fire which heavily damaged the Randolph Village Fire Station and three of the department’s four trucks on Tuesday morning, …

Alice Peck Day, Dartmouth-Hitchcock to Affiliate; Changes to Birthing Center Likely

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will become Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s newest affiliate, should the state approve the agreement the two institutions expect to file in September. APD, an 83-year-old community hospital in Lebanon, said it would focus on …

Detour on I-91 Northbound Planned Until Monday Morning; Delays Expected in WRJ

Thursday, August 27, 2015

White River Junction — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area around Interstate 91’s Exit 11 interchange in White River Junction this weekend as construction crews plan to shut down the …

School Will Have Narcan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School Board reversed its position on an overdose antidote Wednesday evening, unanimously voting to draft procedures to equip the school district’s staff with the drug as a possible life-saving intervention for heroin overdose cases. In the coming months, administrators will develop a set of …

Stevens Union Files Labor Complaint

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The union representing the school district’s teachers filed an unfair labor practice complaint Thursday against the School Board over the new schedule at Stevens High School and is requesting that the state labor relations board issue a “cease and desist” order to prohibit implementation of the …

Lebanon Pathway On Hold

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lebanon — A proposal to connect the Lebanon Middle School to the Lebanon Veteran’s Memorial Pool and the city’s downtown now is stalled due to a lack of support from school officials. School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey cited …

Newport, Sunapee Get DUI Checkpoints

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Newport — New Hampshire State Police on Thursday announced they will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Newport and Sunapee at the end of this month or in early September, due to “the increasing incidents of drinking and driving” in the area. Authorized by a Superior Court judge and funded …

Lawyers Recommend New Settlement in Milk Suit

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A class action lawsuit that accused two dairy groups of manipulating the Northeast milk market and driving small farmers out of business is one step closer to being settled. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the antitrust lawsuit Allen v. Dairy Farmers of America have asked U.S. District Court …

Vt. Calls for Level-Funded Budget

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Montpelier — The Shumlin administration is asking departments and agencies to submit level-funded budgets for the coming fiscal year. In a letter, Justin Johnson, the secretary of the Agency of Administration, urged commissioners and secretaries to be “extremely cautious and restrained” as they develop budgets. The budget instructions …

Newly Opened Prosper Valley School Joins Pomfret, Bridgewater Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pomfret — In some ways the arrival of students at The Prosper Valley School Wednesday morning in Pomfret was unremarkable, just like first days of school across the Upper Valley. Some young friends greeted each other, bounced basketballs …

Privacy, Price of Body Cameras Splits Norwich Selectboard

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Norwich — Members of the Selectboard were divided on Wednesday over the potential benefits of equipping the town’s police officers with body cameras, a move advocated by the police chief. Spurred by the availability of a $5,000 state grant, police Chief Doug Robinson proposes to provide his officers …