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Hartford’s Pre-K Price Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hartford — School district administrators are worried that a new state law supporting universal access to pre-kindergarten education could create a $150,000 budget headache. A top state educator cautioned that Hartford may be jumping the gun: It’s too early for districts to draw conclusions about the law’s impact on budgets and tax rates, he said. The 2015-16 school year will …

Gun Scare at Claremont School Was Bogus, Police Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

Claremont — Police have said a reported sighting of a man with a handgun that prompted a temporary lock down Monday of Maple Avenue Elementary …

Neighbors Protest Lebanon Airport Logging Plan

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lebanon — Airport neighbors aim to delay a plan to clear more than 30 acres of city-owned land near Poverty Lane this winter, according to …

Herd Owner Defends Care; Woodstock Woman Says 23 Horses Weren’t Neglected

Saturday, November 15, 2014

White River Junction — The owner of a South Woodstock farm where police removed a herd of allegedly malnourished horses pleaded not guilty on Friday to 10 counts of animal cruelty. Marjatta Lavin, 63, of Skyland Arabians, was …

‘Obamacare’ Enrollment Opens Today

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Today, as the 2015 open enrollment period for health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act begins, the websites where thousands of residents of the Twin States will shop for coverage will face new tests. The websites are often where consumers first directly engage the reality of health …

Dry Bridge Repairs to Begin

Friday, November 14, 2014

West Lebanon — Railing repairs to a bridge over a railroad in West Lebanon are expected to disrupt travel patterns of pedestrians and motorists in the Seminary Hill area beginning next week. The municipally owned bridge, constructed in …

Health Law Challenge Rejected by Court

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Washington — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president’s health care law. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected …

Police Seize Herd of Horses in Woodstock, File Cruelty Charges

Friday, November 14, 2014

Woodstock — Police on Thursday confiscated a herd of malnourished horses from a Woodstock woman and cited her with 23 counts of animal cruelty. The charges come after a local humane society alerted authorities to the appearance of the animals on the Skyland Lane farm. “Animals deserve protections,” …

Dartmouth Probes Cheating Allegations

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hanover — A Dartmouth College professor has accused scores of students, many of them athletes, of cheating on in-class quizzes in his sports ethics course. Department of Religion Chairman Randall Balmer alleges that on Oct. 30, 43 students …

Ski Hill Work Might Have Broken Rules

Friday, November 14, 2014

Claremont — The consulting firm that designated some wetlands in the area of the tubing hill at the Arrowhead Recreation area will make the final determination whether recent work on the tubing lanes by the Arrowhead club encroached on those wetlands, Parks and Recreation Director Mark Brislin said …

Randolph Copes With Arrest Fallout

Friday, November 14, 2014

Chelsea — Two Randolph Union High School students who allegedly made threats against other students and at least one adult were set to appear in Orange Superior Court on Thursday, according to a law enforcement official. Two “juvenile temporary care hearings” were scheduled to take place at the …

Hassan Announces New Site Evaluation Committee Nominees

Friday, November 14, 2014

Concord — Gov. Maggie Hassan has switched up her nominations to a powerful committee in charge of permitting Northern Pass and any future wind or pipeline projects in the state. Hassan announced she was withdrawing the nominations of outgoing Republican state Sen. Bob Odell, R-New London, and Democratic …

Tunbridge Teen’s Plea Deal Nixed

Friday, November 14, 2014

Concord — Prosecutors in the St. Paul’s sexual assault case said Thursday that an out-of-state attorney who has been advising the defendant and who plans to file as his new counsel has a potential conflict of interest. At a hearing in Merrimack County Superior Court, county prosecutor Catherine …