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Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper Valley in recent months, Christie kicked off his appearance at Salt hill Pub with a rousing tirade, containing many applause lines, against …

Companies Vie to Supply Natural Gas

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Concord — Two companies are now competing to become the utility supplying natural gas to major employers in Hanover and Lebanon. Until last week, Hanover-based …

Windsor Residents Balk at Solar Proposal for Prison Land

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Windsor — The permitting process for a proposed 19,000-panel solar array at the prison property off County Road is shaping up to be controversial, with …

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Rescued in Lyme, Orford

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lyme — Officials are reminding hikers that thunderstorms and humidity make trails slippery at this time of year after crews rescued two Appalachian Trail hikers in separate incidents in Lyme and Orford Wednesday morning. “Care should be taken when hiking on bare rock and wet surfaces,” the New …

Wall Street Exec. Mulls Vt. Governor Bid

Friday, July 24, 2015

Montpelier — Retired Wall Street executive Bruce Lisman announced on Facebook last Friday that he is considering a run for governor. Lisman said the 2016 election could be the “right moment” for his gubernatorial bid. This isn’t the first time the Shelburne, Vt., resident has thought about jumping …

Outside Cash May Rule in Vt. Race

Friday, July 24, 2015

Montpelier — The 2016 election is still more than a year away. But political action committees are already lining up to get in on the action, and outside money could play an unprecedented role in determining who serves as the next governor of Vermont. Outside money isn’t anything …

Claremont Soup Kitchen Director Fired; Bunnell Founded and Led Nonprofit for 32 Years

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Claremont — Jan Bunnell, who founded the Claremont Soup Kitchen 32 years ago and led its growth from a cramped basement to a large, renovated building on Central Street, has been dismissed from her financial director position by …

Brattleboro Co-op Moving on From Unionization Fallout

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — When the Brattleboro Food Co-op in southeastern Vermont’s largest town moved from its old Eisenhower-era shoebox of a building to a new $9 million, four-story block in 2012, everyone noticed the difference. But when co-op …

Couple Takes Plea Deal

Thursday, July 23, 2015

White River Junction — A Hartford couple last week pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two children, marking the final step in a Windsor Superior Court case that entered its third year this month. Steven D. Smith, 49, and …

Dartmouth Expert Cheers Release of Seuss Book

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For Donald Pease, a veteran English professor at Dartmouth College, this year’s discovery of a new book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, the 1925 Dartmouth alumnus better known as “Dr. Seuss,” is a welcome chance to make more of …

Dartmouth Wants Zoning Exception

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hanover — As part of its plan to create a residential house system similar to Harvard’s or Yale’s, Dartmouth College tonight is asking the town for a special zoning exception to build a single-family home next to the …

One-Third of Vt. Schools Ready for Pre-K

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Montpelier — A third of Vermont school districts are on track to launch universal pre-kindergarten programs in the next school year. Melissa Riegel-Garrett, pre-K coordinator for the state Agency of Education, told the Vermont Child Poverty Council on Tuesday that some school districts are poised to implement universal …

Zoning Board Approves AVA Gallery Studio Expansion

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lebanon — AVA Gallery and Art Center is one step closer to creating its new three-dimensional art studio to the north of AVA’s main building on Bank Street after receiving Zoning Board approval on Monday. Though some neighbors …