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The home of Ed and Elaine Brown in Plainfield on June 7, 2007. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Plainfield, IRS at Odds Over Sale

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Plainfield — Town officials are raising concerns that the federal government intends to compensate Plainfield for just a small fraction of the nearly $233,000 in back taxes, penalties and fees owed on the former home of tax protesters Ed and Elaine Brown, which the U.S. Marshals Service seized following an armed standoff in 2007. The 100-acre compound on Center of …

Norwich’s Manager To Step Down

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Norwich — Town Manager Neil Fulton, whose employment status has been a matter of ongoing discussion, informed the Selectboard on Friday that he intends to …

No Tax Increase Needed For Sharon Budget Plan

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sharon Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 1, at the Sharon Elementary School beginning at 9 a.m. Voting by Australian ballot will be …

Day Care Must Have Sprinklers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lebanon — In a sometimes heated Monday night meeting, the Planning Board declined to reconsider a requirement that the River Valley Club’s owner install a sprinkler system in his planned day care building. Though Joe Asch, the fitness club’s owner, and his attorney Barry Schuster contend that the …

‘Dark Money’ Investigates Koch Brothers’ Influence

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — In an election cycle forecast to be the most expensive in history, itself following two other costliest-ever contests, reporter Jane Mayer hopes to tell the public where the money is coming from and whose agenda is …

VTC Recruiting Women

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

During the four years she studied electromechanical engineering at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Desiree Cerretani found a lot more sisterhood on the soccer field than in the classroom. “In my major, there were two other women in the class behind me,” Cerretani recalled in a telephone …

Young Writers Ask Their Readers to Look a Little More Closely

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The Voice. …

Teach for America Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thousands of Teach for America alumni flooded the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization, which is known for placing striving, idealistic and inexperienced teachers in some of the nation’s neediest schools. The District of Columbia conference featured hundreds of …

Upper Valley Polling Places

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Canaan — Fire station, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Charlestown — Library/municipal building, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Claremont Ward 1 — Middle School, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Claremont Ward 2 — Middle School, 8 a.m. to …

Claremont Business on the Move

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Claremont — The Planning Board Monday night unanimously approved the site plan for the proposed renovation of a vacant mill building on Water Street. Jeff and Sarah Barrette plan to move their Pleasant Street printing business into the space by early September. After the meeting, Jeff Barrette, who …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Newport Elementary Principal Resigns From Post Newport — Newport School District Elementary Principal Peter Durso has resigned from his position due to personal reasons, SAU 43 Superintendent Cynthia Gallagher said in a news release on Monday. Durso, who assumed the post in August 2015, will continue to work …

Trump: Vote for Me or No One

Monday, February 8, 2016

Holderness, n.h. — Donald Trump on Sunday said his plan to build a wall along the country’s border with Mexico would put a stop to New Hampshire’s heroin epidemic. The Republican presidential frontrunner told a crowd at Plymouth …

A Life: Bert Leonard, 1943 — 2015; ‘If We Needed Something, All You Had to Do Was Mention It’

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — Longtime Lebanon firefighter and former City Councilor Bert Leonard used his affable personality and status as an “old townie” to help fellow residents, blending compassion with common sense as he drew from his working-class background. Serving …