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Plymouth State Professor Makes Mammoth Fossil Discovery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About an hour’s drive from Lebanon, in a biology professor’s home in the White Mountains in Campton, N.H., there is a refrigerator stocked with a case of Canadian beer, perhaps some food, and the only confirmed evidence that woolly mammoths roamed what is now the Granite State more than 11,000 years ago. The treasured fossil — a fragment of a …

Lebanon Hires Interim Superintendent

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District is one employee closer to having a full administrative staff in place before the beginning of the school year. …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild in Wilder

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wilder — Cumberland Farms has plans to raze and rebuild its Hartford Avenue convenience store with a slightly smaller, but revamped space complete with outdoor …

Camp Invention in White River Junction

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Some 35 students attended Camp Invention, held recently at the White River School in White River Junction. The event, sponsored by the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, is designed for children entering grades one through …

Students Catch a CHILL at Cold Regions Lab

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Engineering technician Jesse Stanley, left, and research civil engineer Sally Shoop explain speed and force sensor information from the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s “Green Machine” to students Rebecca Wilson, of Richmond Middle School in Hanover, Brendan …

Local & Regional Briefs: July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lebanon Makes Annual ‘Top 10’ List Lebanon (ap) — The city of Lebanon has been named a “Top 10 Small Town” by a website that looks at small- and mid-sized communities. Editors at Livability.com looked at cities with populations under 20,000, then examined statistics such as cost of …

Market Basket Board Mulls CEO’s Offer

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tewksbury, Mass. — Thousands of Market Basket workers came together at the company’s headquarters Friday morning for a solidarity rally in advance of a board of directors meeting where the future of the grocery store chain topped the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, July 26, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Springfield, Vt., Woman Receives Downgraded Sentence in Fatal Accident White River Junction — A Springfield, Vt., woman will spend 30 days in prison for negligently operating a vehicle in a February 2012 crash that killed another Springfield woman. Ling Wang, 51, was originally charged with gross negligent operation …

The Nature Of Writing

Monday, July 28, 2014

Woodstock — Former Middlebury College English and Environmental Studies Professor John Elder encouraged students to see the outdoors in a new way through a workshop at the Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rochefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock on Friday …

Route 4 Bridge Work Pushed Back

Monday, July 28, 2014

West Lebanon — Reconstruction of a portion of Route 4 in West Lebanon has been postponed several weeks due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a statement from the state’s Department of Transportation. Utility work planned for the portion of Route 4, also known as Bridge Street, between the …

‘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 …