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Kuster: Garcia Is Not Ready

Monday, October 20, 2014

U.S. Representative Annie Kuster, D-N.H., greets Helen Davidson, of Plainfield, and Dereck Johnson, also of Plainfield, during a gathering at the home of Peter Burling, a former N.H. state senator, in Cornish, on Sunday. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

$1.5-Million Bond Would Pay for Critical Repairs to Windsor Dam

Monday, October 20, 2014

Windsor — If voters approve a $1.5-million bond at the ballot box on Nov. 4, the town will add the money to a recent state …

A Life: Richard “Dick” Piontek, 1937-2013; Bricklayer, Physicist ‘Got the Job Done, No Matter What It Took’

Monday, October 20, 2014

Lebanon — Last year, Richard “Dick” Piontek saw an amusing T-shirt in a catalogue that challenged observers to “find X,” the dimension of one side …

White River Junction Man Suspected in Assault

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

White River Junction — Apartment residents who were woken by the sounds of yelling outside their downtown building early Tuesday morning said they went back to sleep without realizing that a neighbor had been stabbed just yards away. As of Tuesday night, Hartford police were still searching for …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild Its 2 Claremont Locations

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Claremont — The Planning Board has approved Cumberland Farms’ request to rebuild the company’s two Claremont stores. On Monday night, the board gave the company the go-ahead on its proposed site plans for both Claremont locations. Construction is expected to begin in 2015. Cumberland Farms, based in Framingham, …

Thetford Picks Vt. Sergeant As New Chief

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thetford — The town has its new police chief — almost. Richard A. King, a Springfield, Vt., resident and a longtime sergeant with Ludlow, Vt., police, is expected to take the top spot in Thetford on Nov. 2, pending a standard background check by an outside firm to …

Vermont Town Gets New Leader

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A former town manager from West Rutland, Vt. — as well as towns in New Hampshire and Colorado — is Springfield’s new town manager. Thomas Yennerell, 61, of Lebanon, was the unanimous choice of the Springfield Selectboard, which met in special session at noon Monday …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon Bridge Maintenance To Impact Traffic Patterns West Lebanon — Motorists traveling between Hartford and West Lebanon today may wish to seek alternate routes. Traffic on the Route 4 temporary bridge between Hartford and West Lebanon is scheduled to be restricted to one-way due to maintenance scheduled to …

VA Seeks Personnel Nationwide

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — Caregiver shortages that have forced veterans to wait for care from the Veterans Health Administration are early indicators of a more general problem in health care, the Cabinet secretary who oversees the 340,000-employee medical care system …

Woodstock Judge Tapped for High Court

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Woodstock — An Upper Valley native with a reputation for bipartisanship was named Monday to the Vermont Supreme Court. Judges and attorneys who know Judge Harold “Duke” Eaton Jr., said the appointment reflects his ability to set politics …

Nonprofits See Transition

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hanover — People from within the Upper Valley nonprofit scene offered a range of ideas as to why at least a half-dozen nonprofits are experiencing transition in their leadership as of late — ranging from an improving economy, to more competitive salaries in the private sector, to a …

School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction — At Hartford’s Dothan Brook Elementary School, students, teachers, staff and parents are promoting climate change as a positive thing. How positive? Last week, the Vermont Agency of Education named the kindergarten-to-grade-5 institution as an “Examplar School” for the third year in a row, for …

Child Porn Charges Prompt Info Session

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — The ongoing investigation into allegations that the former director of the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley possessed child pornography on a work laptop has prompted the organization to hold a question and information session later this week. Individuals with the Child Advocacy Center and the …