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Genuine American Heroes: Norwich Memorializes Veterans in Parade

Monday, May 25, 2015

Norwich — With the Second World War seven decades past and the warriors of its generation fast fading, the only veterans of the conflict who attended the Memorial Day parade did so as memories and proxies. Earl W. Thompson, who died in February at 95, was there in spirit: Just before noon on Sunday, before the procession began , his …

A Life: Clarence Jacob (C.J.) Smith, 1942 — 2015; ‘He Was Quiet, Calm, Gentle... Except When We Scored’

Monday, May 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The NCAA Frozen Four college hockey championship stretches over a three-day period: semifinals, day off, finals. Fans of the event, or of …

Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lebanon — Following an extended chase on Routes 12 and 12A, police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for the theft of a truck in …

John Gregg: Mika B's Dartmouth Road Trips

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The two top leaders of the Vermont Legislature are pleased with measures that passed this session. House Speaker Shap Smith, D-Morrisville, said that resolving a budget gap with a mix of cuts and new revenue and passage of a clean water bill, renewable energy legislation and a school …

Voters in Three Towns Pass Bond to Fix Lake Fairlee Dam

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thetford — During all-day voting on Tuesday, the three towns along Lake Fairlee’s border green-lighted an $850,000 project to replace its ailing dam and a mechanism to share in its control. Meanwhile, the Maine resident who owns the …

Teacher Background Check Legislation Stalls

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Claremont — Legislation that could provide school officials with more information about a prospective employee’s criminal record stalled in the New Hampshire Senate last week after the state’s top teachers union raised privacy concerns. State senators on Thursday voted to send the bill back to the Education Committee …

Auction Today for Lebanon College

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lebanon — The future of the former Lebanon College buildings in the heart of the city’s downtown may be determined today at auction. “My hope is that whoever buys the building will keep it as an educational center,” said Robert Craig Baum, a Lebanon resident and former academic …

Hassan: GOP Budget Leaves N.H. Lacking

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hanover — During a talk at Dartmouth College on Tuesday, Gov. Maggie Hassan described the precarious balance in New Hampshire politics between keeping taxes low and making investments to build a competitive workforce in the Granite State, which …

Rumors of Motorcycle Group Conflict Close West Lebanon Applebee’s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

West Lebanon — A Route 12A restaurant elected to close early on Tuesday after police received a tip that there may be a clash between two motorcycle groups during a planned fundraising event, Lebanon police said on Tuesday. Lebanon police Lt. Phil Roberts said he heard from an …

Lebanon’s Little Store Under New Management

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Lebanon — The new proprietor of The Little Store of Lebanon has begun work to transform the nearly 100-year-old neighborhood market into a deli and bakery. Ami Moore’s vision for the Route 120 landmark, which is set to …

Dartmouth College Details Compensation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — The 2013 compensation packages of nine Dartmouth College administrators and professors each exceeded $600,000, according to the college’s most recent tax return. Pamela Peedin, the Boston-based chief investment officer who oversees the college’s $4.47 billion endowment, was once again the institution’s highest paid employee. Her $473,000 …

Newport Selectboard Agrees to Conduct Review of Airport Finances, Leases

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Newport — The town will study the airport after all. The Selectboard Monday night agreed to resident Bert Spaulding’s demands for a comprehensive study of the finances of the town-owned Parlin Field, a week after voters rejected an article at Town Meeting calling for the board to explore …

Hartland Elementary School Reconsiders Nightly Homework

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the homestretch to graduation from Hartland Elementary School, eighth-grader Anna Morse still shivers at the memory of hitting the after-school wall. “In fifth and sixth grade is when homework cut into my personal life the most,” the …