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Hanging Out

Friday, April 17, 2015

Jon Gover, 13, relaxes in a tree at dusk in East Bethel on Thursday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon …

Committee Makes Pick for New Lebanon High Principal

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lebanon — The committee searching for a new Lebanon High School principal has selected the dean of students at Hanover High School as the sole …

Dartmouth Calls for ‘Derecognition’ of Alpha Delta Fraternity

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hanover — A Dartmouth College judicial committee has called for Alpha Delta fraternity to be “derecognized” as a student organization because of a branding incident involving new members of the fraternity last fall. An attorney for the fraternity …

Obama Campaign Poster Depiction on Hanover High Mural Up for Debate

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hanover — A spirited debate over the nature of political speech has broken out at Hanover High School, where two students are protesting the presence of a painted mural that depicts the “Hope” poster of Barack Obama from …

3 Towns to Vote Next Month on $850,000 Project To Replace Lake Fairlee Dam

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thetford — After three years of discussions, research and planning, the selectboards of Fairlee, West Fairlee and Thetford plan to hold special Town Meetings next month asking for voter approval to take control of a deteriorating dam that …

Vt. Bill Would Remove Dams In Bad Shape

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lawmakers are considering legislation aimed at removing poorly maintained dams from Vermont’s rivers and streams. Proponents of the measure say it will improve public safety and the environment. Towns that own dams cite cost as a concern. State officials worry workload would increase without additional resources. Rep. David …

Bill Would End ‘Pension Poaching’ in N.H.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Concord — State officials are hoping a bill making its way through the State House will help end a practice known as “pension poaching,” when groups charge veterans high fees to help them navigate a complex federal application process. More than 40 service organizations across the country are …

Naturally Curious: Shapes and Colors of Plants Indicate Their Healing Purposes

Monday, April 13, 2015

Long before modern medicine, finding cures for ailments was done by trial and error. People turned to plants, and if you consumed or inhaled something, you either lived or died. If you lived, and your ailment was cured, …

A Life: Valerie Mullen, 1921-2014; ‘How Can We Make the World a Better Place?’

Monday, April 13, 2015

Vershire — If the motto of the British during the Blitz was Keep Calm and Carry On, it serves also to describe Valerie Jacobs Mullen, who saw German bombers destroy her native London, served in an anti-aircraft radar …

Trains Freighted With Risk

Sunday, April 12, 2015

White River Junction ­— Hartford Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg does not mince words when talking about what might happen if a major rail catastrophe were to take place in White River Junction. “It would obliterate the downtown,” he …

Lac-Megantic Tragedy: Unlikely, Catastrophic

Saturday, April 11, 2015

July 5, 2013. Shortly before 11 p.m., the now-infamous train was headed east from Montreal, nearly a mile of tank cars illuminated only by the stars and a thin crescent of moon in the Canadian night. The train’s …

Rep. Guinta Blasts N.H. Budget

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Concord — The biennial budget passed recently by the Republican-controlled New Hampshire House was denounced on Saturday as “appalling and embarrassing” by a prominent Republican: Rep. Frank Guinta, a former Manchester mayor who represents New Hampshire’s 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Guinta, who called for …