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Cornish Scout Caps Eagle Project With Roof

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cornish — Looking back on the 60-year history of Boy Scout Troop 332, one thing is clear — it’s been a boon for the town. The troop has planted trees around Trinity Church, installed boardwalks in the Cornish Recreation and Education Area, and rebuilt a vault at a cemetery in the town, Selectman John Hammond said Friday. The Scouting program …

21 Water St. Conversion Won’t Change Space, Occupancy

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Claremont —The application on the Planning Board’s May 11 agenda for a“condominium conversion” at 21 Water St. will not alter the physical space of the …

Business Notes: May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hanover — Clay’s, the woman’s clothing store that specialized in comfortable and casual attire, closed without fanfare last week after 24 years in business, the …

Hanover Climber Uninjured in Earthquake

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hanover — A 1995 Hanover High School graduate who’s now an experienced mountain climber was at the Mount Everest base camp when the area was pummeled by a deadly avalanche on Saturday, but his group’s camp was untouched …

Jim Kenyon: Overdue Records from Vermont DCF

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Last October, Sam Ramsey asked the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) for his medical records and other important information that the state agency had compiled while he was a juvenile in its custody. Six months after making the written request, Ramsey has yet to receive the …

Plainfield to Get New Electric Car Charge Port

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Plainfield — Anne Yates doesn’t expect to ever stop selling gasoline at her convenience store on Route 12A, but she does believe demand for another power source for vehicles will increase in the years ahead. That is why Yates accepted a proposal from area energy committees for an …

Shooter Argues Self Defense in East Bethel Altercation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

East Bethel — A 66-year-old East Bethel man was released on bail after pleading not guilty to shooting and injuring his friend during a fight that ensued over a bottle of brandy, according to court documents. Dennis Dundas …

Dartmouth College Professor: Curb Grade Inflation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — If the current trend in student assessment continues unchecked, the Dartmouth College class of 2064 will graduate with about 1,200 valedictorians. Though he cast it as an unlikely scenario, such was the picture biology professor Mark McPeek, who heads a committee on grade inflation, painted for …

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. As the reported death toll rose above 2, 500 on Sunday, and while …

Tucked Away in an Attic, Hidden Stories for Young Writers

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pro-Labor Candidates Sweep Hanover Co-op Board Elections Hanover — Candidates endorsed by a pro-labor group swept this month’s election for board of directors of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, winning all four open seats and displacing two incumbents who ran for re-election. Voting began March 28 and ended …

Regional Courts Proposed in Vt.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Montpelier — New language adopted in the budget bill last week would authorize the judiciary branch to hold some hearings in courthouses that cover as many as four counties. The Senate Appropriations Committee accepted language that would allow the judicial branch to establish regions of up to four …

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 …