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Land Owners Ask Hanover to Allow Lot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanover — A pending decision by the town zoning board could spell minor relief for motorists attempting to park downtown. Property owners Steve and Ray Buskey are seeking the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s approval to turn 9 Allen St., an empty lot that was once the home of College Cleaners, into a gated 16-space parking lot. While Ray Buskey said …

Thetford Police Officer Complains About Emails Made Public

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thetford — Turmoil involving some town officials and the town’s police force has continued to roil this month. Sgt. Bridget Tweedie filed a written complaint …

Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a …

‘Now It Is Coming Together’: Sculpture Marking Claremont’s 250th Anniversary Taking Shape

Friday, July 25, 2014

Claremont — When his schedule and the weather allow, sculptor Ernest Montenegro drives over to Thermacut on the Charlestown Road and prepares his work area on the pavement just outside the warehouse door. He begins by clamping a …

N.H. Cites Natural Gas Depot Developer for Wetlands Issue

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lebanon — State officials have determined that a developer filled wetlands without permission on the Etna Road property where he plans to construct a natural gas depot. Compliance Inspector Jeffrey Blecharczyk of the state’s Department of Environmental Services determined during a May inspection that Jay Campion, of Hanover, …

Hartford Reviews Police Chief Applicants

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hartford — The town received fewer than 30 applications to fill the vacant police chief position, and the majority of the candidates are from outside New England. Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg told the Selectboard this week that the town expected to field between 40 and 50 applications, but …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Woodstock Shops Work to Comply With ADA Woodstock — Zayas Jewelers has agreed to bring their Central Street store into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that prohibits public places from discriminating based on disability. Zayas Jewelers and the owners of 12 Central Street have …

Supreme Court Ruling on Prayer at Meetings Still Resonates

Friday, July 25, 2014

Greece, n.y. — The letter arrived in Sue Galloway’s mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to “be careful.” It was signed “666.” Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a verbal suggestion from a …

Hartford Selectboard Wants Cost For Quechee's ‘Pocket Parks’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quechee — Town officials want more information about how much it would cost Hartford to build two “pocket parks” on the north side of the Quechee Covered Bridge, a popular tourist spot overlooking the Ottauquechee River. The Selectboard …

Co-op Board Hears Concerns at Long Meeting

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hanover — About 300 members of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society packed the Hanover High School auditorium Wednesday, with many demanding that two fired employees be reinstated and denouncing the way Co-op Food Stores management handled the terminations. Others, including several Co-op employees, voiced their support for management …

I-89 Bridges Meeting Set for Tonight in West Lebanon

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lebanon — State transportation officials are seeking public comment tonight on planned improvements to the Interstate 89 bridges that cross the Connecticut River and carry about 38,000 motorists a day between New Hampshire and Vermont. Meanwhile, work on the Route 4 bridge crossing the Connecticut River between West …

Local News Briefs: Thursday, July 24

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Former VLS President Donates Home to School South Royalton — A former Vermont Law School president and dean and his wife have donated their former home in Tunbridge to the school, officials announced in a news release Wednesday. …

Claremont Plans to Sell Sawtooth Building

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Claremont — The City Council unanimously approved a motion Wednesday night authorizing the administration to enter into a purchase and sales and redevelopment agreement with a potential buyer of the remaining portion of the Sawtooth building on the …