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Residents Still in Fear After Vigil Held for Springfield, Vt., Shooting Victim

Monday, April 27, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Residents on Sunday evening held a vigil near the site of last week’s fatal shooting on South Street, lending support to the family of Wesley Wing and pledging to address the challenges of drugs and violence facing their town. About 200 people lit candles in the twilight, assembled in a semicircle less than 30 yards from where …

A Life: Barbara Yeomans, 1915-2015; ‘A Remarkable Woman Who Had a Very Big Life’

Monday, April 27, 2015

Newport — Age had chosen a resilient, fearless and graceful foe. Though her eyesight and hearing were failing, Barbara Holden Yeomans refused to surrender her …

Residents With Ties to Nepal Focus on Aid

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hanover — Upper Valley residents with ties to Nepal are organizing relief efforts to the Himalayan country rocked by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on Saturday. …

Vt. Officials Continue Suspicious Fire Probe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — State fire officials are still investigating the cause of a suspicious fire that destroyed a camp and vehicle on Tarbox Road in Bradford on Saturday evening. On Tuesday, State Police Detective Sgt. Steven Otis said the fire has officially been classified as undetermined, but that …

Hartford Offices Almost Ready

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hartford — When town employees move into their newly remodeled municipal offices next week, they’ll enjoy several advantages: air conditioning, improved natural lighting and, not least, an absence of bats. When staffers moved from the 130-year-old Bridge Street …

Jim Kenyon: Co-op Election Failure

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Only five days remain for the Hanover Co-op’s 21,000 or so members to cast their ballots in the monthlong governing board election. Is there still time to call in U.N. election observers? This election has smelled fishy from the start. And I’m not talking about $30-a-pound Chilean sea …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Police: Fish Sculpture Missing From Vermont Town Barnard, Vt. — Vermont State Police are looking for a fish sculpture made from horse shoes that is missing from the Windsor County town of Barnard. Police say the sculpture — valued at $2,000 — was removed from Route 12 near …

Manhunt for Suspect Continues in Springfield, Vt., Shooting

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Police are searching for a 30-year-old Springfield, Vt., man who they believe shot and killed a father of four on South Street in Springfield over the weekend, according to a statement issued Monday afternoon. Gregory …

Cornish School Board Votes Down All-Day Kindergarten

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cornish — The School Board Monday night voted against pursuing a full-day kindergarten program for next fall, contradicting townspeople’s 95-48 vote in favor of full-day kindergarten at the annual school district meeting in March. Monday’s 3-2 vote — with the recently elected Justin Ranney and Gregory Clark Jr. …

Hanover Officials Propose Walkable Neighborhood for West Wheelock Street

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are proposing to offer incentives to developers along West Wheelock Street in an effort to convert the corridor from a pass-through district to a walkable neighborhood largely for young professional renters. The plans, if …

School Notes: Donor Provides Chelsea Elementary With Windfall of Books

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Something in the way Chelsea Elementary School teacher Jessica Cosmo wrote her online request spoke across the miles and the years to Vermont native Susan Bugbee in her adopted Arizona. “We begin each day with our morning meeting,” …

Local News Briefs: Tuesday, April 21

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bridge Work Next Week Will Affect Nighttime Traffic West Lebanon — Evening commuters may run into slowed traffic on Bridge Street beginning Sunday evening, when night-time construction will result in alternating, one-way traffic during the night. Drivers will first notice activity on Wednesday, but the impact on traffic …

Tax Capacity Controversy Stirs Vermont

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The policy group Public Assets Institute asserts the state has capacity to raise more revenue based on its interpretation of data released by the Vermont Legislature’s Joint Fiscal Office. The Joint Fiscal Office published a bar chart that shows the relationship between state spending and the gross state …