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Bomb Threat Cancels Classes in Windsor

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Windsor — Police have identified “a couple” of suspects as they work to determine who wrote an apparent bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Windsor High School, which prompted an evacuation of nearly 600 students Monday morning and the cancellation of the remainder of the school day. Police Chief Bill Sampson said officials believe one person acted alone in …

Robbery Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — A 27-year-old man who was recently released from the hospital after his father-in-law shot him in late August in Newport faces …

State Drops Charge In Windsor Shooting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — Charges have been dismissed, at least for now, against a White River Junction man who was shot by a Windsor police …

Customers Frustrated By FairPoint

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tunbridge — Tracy Vesper, the administrative assistant at Tunbridge Central School, has printed up little yellow slips of paper with her son’s cell phone number on them, distributing the makeshift cards to all of the school’s staff and teachers. It’s the best solution she could come up with …

Supporters Continue to Push Hartford Track

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hartford — As the Hartford School District moves forward with plans to build an athletic field house at the high school, proponents of a plan to instead spend that money on a track have accused the school board of going against the wishes of the public. One school …

Vt. Man Arraigned On Sex Charges

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — A 51-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he molested three young children, all under the age of 10, while they were in his care at different points earlier this year. John J. Sughrue, most recently of Windsor, was arraigned in …

Police Use Cellphone GPS to Locate Lost Royalton Hunter

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Royalton — Before she decided to take a quick end-of-day solo hunting trip to her husband’s property in Stockbridge, Vt., on Tuesday, Kathryn Hodgdon-Perron debated whether to wear an extra pair of socks. More than four hours after sunset — after she had accidentally gone off course, gotten …

N.H. Man, 23, Dies in I-89 Wreck

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grantham — A Hillsborough, N.H., man died Tuesday morning after the vehicle he was driving hit a patch of ice and collided with a tractor-trailer truck on Interstate 89 in Grantham. Maxwell Miller, 23, was traveling northbound near …

Barnard Man Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Conduct Charge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

White River Junction — A 67-year-old Barnard man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he groped a teenage girl last month. Thurston Twigg-Smith was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of lewd and …

Treasure Island Caretakers Urge Town to Maintain Role

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thetford — The live-in, year-round caretaker model used to maintain a town-owned access point to Lake Fairlee has been called into question by the recreation director, who has suggested that converting a caretaker house at Treasure Island into …

Going Beyond the Grave: Vt. Man Solves Tombstone Mysteries

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tunbridge — Six weeks ago, historian Charlie Marchant was haunted by a local historical question: Could Sarah J. Grant, who died in 1868, be lying in an unmarked grave, the victim of a ghoulish brand of thievery? The …

Local & Regional Briefs: Wednesday, Nov. 19

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Duke University Dean Will Lead Middlebury College Middlebury, Vt. — A dean and religion professor at Duke University in North Carolina known as a translator of classic Indian Sanskrit texts is going to become the next president of …

Moving Ahead With His Plans: After Relocating Cemetery, VTel CEO Gets Permit for Hartland Plot

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hartland ­— The Vermont Telephone Co. CEO who moved an ancient cemetery in Hartland to clear the way for a new home has received a wastewater permit for the site, but not necessarily the blessings of the many …