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Advocates Seek Improvements for Incarcerated Women

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

South Royalton — Julie Brisson claims she has one of the “craziest” Facebook pages out there, alluding to the fact that she has friends on the social media site that range from family members and childhood buddies to former inmates. “If you look closely, you can find out who is who,” Brisson said, drawing laughter from a large crowd at …

Geisel Will Turn To Layoffs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — Financial woes at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine will lead to layoffs, the college said Tuesday. “As part of our plan to …

Hartford Shoots Down Pocket Parks

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Quechee — Just a week after a crowd of Quechee residents urged members of the Selectboard to do something about a flood-created eyesore in the …

Celebrating Retirement

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dr. Peter Mason hugs his patient and friend Jane Hammond, a resident of Harvest Hill in Lebanon, during his retirement celebration at Harvest Hill on Friday. Mason spent 33 years in the Upper Valley health care community, 25 …

Vt. Auditor: Fix Health Exchange Before Single-Payer Launch

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Montpelier — State Auditor Doug Hoffer says an upcoming audit of Vermont Health Connect will reveal if the Shumlin Administration has effectively dealt with many of the problems that have surfaced at the exchange’s website. The results of the audit could play a critical role in the Legislative …

UVM Staff May Join State Union

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Burlington — About 800 staff members at the University of Vermont will vote on whether to join the more than 5,000 public employees in the Vermont State Employees Association. The association represents state workers and is already representing staff members within the Vermont State Colleges system. The UVM …

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Special Ed Director Resigns in Lebanon

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District’s director of special education has resigned. The School Board accepted Helene Anzalone’s resignation — effective immediately — in a unanimous vote at its meeting on Wednesday evening. At the same meeting, several …

Hartford Track, Field Set for Ballot

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hartford — For the third time in less than two years, voters will be presented with a bond to fund the construction of an athletic field house, a running track and a turf field at Hartford High School. After two previous bond initiatives left the project unfunded, the …

N.H. Co-op Raising Electric Rates

Friday, September 26, 2014

Customers of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative are likely to see double-digit increases in their electric bills this winter because of expected price increases in the wholesale cost of electricity. The Plymouth, N.H.-based utility said Thursday that the energy charge, or “power rate,” portion of its members’ bills will …

On the Hunt for Monarchs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quechee — Laurie-Helise Heijn has only seen two monarch butterflies this year, and it’s bumming her out. “You’d think since I do have so much milkweed that I would have seen more than two,” she said Tuesday. “You …

Randolph Grad Dies After Brawl

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ballston Spa, N.Y. — Authorities await the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a Randolph Union High School graduate who died after being shocked by an electronic stun gun and handcuffed by police in upstate New York. Police said Daniel Satre, 43, who …

Sketching on the Sidewalks

Friday, September 26, 2014

South Royalton School sophomore Kyle Duddie, left, and Sharon Academy senior Charlotte Atkinson work on a drawing during the first Chalk and Chowder Festival on the South Royalton green Thursday. Held in conjunction with the weekly farmers’ market …