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Hassan Warns Against GOP Return

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

West Lebanon — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan warned Tuesday that the policies of her Republican opponent Walt Havenstein would “blow a hole” in the state’s budget and also empower former Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who hopes to regain his post. During a meeting with Valley News reporters and editors, Hassan, a Democrat, said the choice for voters in …

Barnard Man Faces Sex Charge

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Barnard — Police last week charged a man with felony lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor following a weeklong investigation by Vermont State Police …

Attorneys Debate Evidence In Thetford Rifle Case

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chelsea — The prosecution and defense in the case of a Thetford man who allegedly fired rifle rounds into an occupied car debated Tuesday what …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Police Ask for Public’s Help In Finding Missing Claremont Man Claremont — Upper Valley residents are being asked to help locate a missing city man. Richard Blanchette, 58, of 243 Broad St., Claremont, has not been seen or …

Work Hard, Play Hard

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Henry Swan, 6, left, and his sister Stella, 4, play while their mom, Kristin, and their brother Abel, 2, rake leaves in their front yard in West Lebanon earlier this week. Henry and Stella had an extra day …

Lebanon Tunnel To Close

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lebanon — City officials have determined a plan of action to close off a downtown pedestrian tunnel and the parking lot above it beginning later this month. The city has scheduled an informational meeting on the topic at …

Student Charged With Bomb Hoax

Friday, October 17, 2014

Royalton — A 15-year-old student at the South Royalton School is facing juvenile charges after a device in his book bag mistaken for a homemade bomb led school officials to lock down the student body in the gymnasium for about two hours on Thursday. Another student alerted school …

Suspect in WRJ Stabbing Says He Doesn’t Pose a Threat

Friday, October 17, 2014

White River Junction — After being accused of stabbing a neighbor early Tuesday, Henry Chalmers, 46, was charged with aggravated assault on Wednesday morning, ordered by a judge to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Wednesday afternoon, and returned …

Candidates Vie In Claremont

Friday, October 17, 2014

Claremont — Democrats will have three incumbents and a former lawmaker on the November ballot for the four New Hampshire House seats representing the city, while Republicans are countering with a veteran House member and three newcomers to …

Forrester Faces Newcomer

Friday, October 17, 2014

Grafton — After brushing aside a Republican primary challenge from Free State Project activist Tim Condon, state Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will seek her third term in November versus a Democratic newcomer from Holderness, N.H. Carolyn Mello, a …

Triple Truck Accidents Delay I-91 Traffic

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hartford — An accident that shut down a portion of both Interstate 91 southbound lanes for nearly six hours early Thursday morning in Hartford was one of three overnight tractor-trailer incidents that Vermont State Police and other workers …

Fairlee Plan Fosters Business

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fairlee — A town plan recently approved by voters charts a map for the town’s future and should help town leaders to cluster new businesses near the entrance to Interstate 91. The document — Fairlee’s first town plan …

As Rank and File Revolt, Hartford Police Chief Search a Flop

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hartford — The long-term leadership of the town’s police department remains in flux after another fruitless search for a police chief came to a close. Meanwhile, the department’s employees formally indicated that they didn’t support the public safety director who oversaw the department for more than a year. …