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Free State Project Republican Runs 'Protest Campaign' for N.H. Senate from Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grafton — The Free State Project activist challenging state Sen. Jeanie Forrester in New Hampshire’s Sept. 9 Republican primary is running what he calls a “protest campaign” from his home in Florida. Although Tim Condon, R-Grafton, wants Forrester to rethink her voting record, by no means does he intend to replace her. “If I were elected, first of all, the …

Thetford Preserves Annual Tradition

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Post Mills — Caleb and Aidan Salisbury awaited the start of Monday morning’s Labor Day parade in Post Mills on the stone steps of Peabody …

Officials to Assess Mascoma River

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Residents living, recreating and traveling along the Mascoma River may spot state officials as they walk or float along the approximately 11 miles …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

N.H. Committee Working to Address Synthetic Marijuana Concerns Concord (Concord Monitor) — A recent spike in overdoses across the state has heightened the urgency of the task before a committee charged with addressing synthetic marijuana, said state Sen. Molly Kelly, of Keene, who worked this spring to create …

Briglin, Masland Win Democratic Primary for Two Vt. House Seats

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Norwich — Incumbent state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and newcomer Tim Briglin, D-Thetford, appeared last night to be headed to victory in the four-way Democratic primary for the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford. …

Republican Milne Wins Vt. Gubernatorial Primary

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Republican businessman Scott Milne defeated two fellow GOP hopefuls and a Libertarian’s write-in bid Tuesday for the chance to face two-term Democratic incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin in November. Shumlin easily defeated H. Brooke Paige, of Washington, …

Springfield Hospital Pleads Case

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Executives of Springfield Hospital told a hearing of the Green Mountain Care Board on Tuesday that the hospital was on track to post a $1 million operating loss in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, then faced skeptical questioning about the hospital’s request for a …

Unity Elementary School Delays Opening

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Unity — The School Board decided Tuesday night to delay the opening of the new elementary school to Monday, Sept. 8, which is four school days later than planned. Principal Chip Baldwin said Tuesday night that a few parents told the board they wanted the school to be …

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Recovering from Barnard Crash Injuries

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Barnard — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is expected to recover from serious injuries sustained during a one-car accident on Route 12 in Barnard earlier this week, State Police Capt. Ray Keefe said on Tuesday. As of Tuesday …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Randolph Wastewater Facility Settles After Water Pollution Randolph — The state Agency of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that the town of Randolph has agreed to settle environmental violations stemming from a November 2012 mishap at the wastewater treatment facility that left “material and solids” floating down the White …

Grade A in Sharon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

While grading Beaver Meadow Road in Sharon on Tuesday, Frank Rogers, of the Sharon Highway Department, right, stops to talk with Scott, middle, and Desiree MacDonald. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Thetford OKs Solar Plan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thetford — Voters on Tuesday approved by a wide margin a proposed 20-year bond to build a 120-kilowatt solar array on 1.5 acres of school-owned land near Thetford Elementary School. The 20-year, $345,000 bond would help pay for solar panels expected to meet about 75 percent of the …

Journalist Freed in Syria Spent Time Living in Upper Valley

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bridgewater — A journalist held by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria for nearly two years before being released on Sunday had Upper Valley ties. Friends say Theo Padnos , 45, whose family owns a home in Bridgewater, used …