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Long Odds for Hospital Jobs

Monday, July 28, 2014

West Lebanon — There were no drill sergeants in sight. No Outward Bound wilderness ordeals. No deals to vote anyone off the island. But as 350 job seekers flocked to a West Lebanon hotel Monday, formidable obstacles lay between them and 30 entry-level pharmacy technician or medical assistant jobs at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The biggest challenge would not start until …

Respected VLS Professor Dies

Monday, July 28, 2014

South Royalton — The community at Vermont Law School is mourning the expected death of professor Cheryl Hanna, an expert in constitutional law familiar to …

Lebanon Schools To Buy Property

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School Board has reached agreement to purchase a nearly two-acre parcel of land neighboring Hanover Street and Lebanon High schools. The …

As Lawyer Questions Process, Claremont Seeks Investigator

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Claremont — The attorney for a man who lost his home due to unpaid taxes said city employees didn’t have a legal basis for removing personal property from the house because the city had not issued a proper eviction notice. Lebanon-based lawyer Brad Wilder contends the city’s failure …

Man in Springfield Shooting Charged After Note Found

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

White River Junction — One of the men involved in the June 11 Springfield, Vt., shooting that injured a convicted drug dealer has been charged with writing a letter in jail to one of his accomplices in an attempt to have him change his statement to police. Leon …

South Royalton Blaze

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

South Royalton Fire Chief Paul Brock said a garage fire Tuesday morning on New Street, near Vermont Law School, likely started when a hot lawnmower was placed too close to a can of gasoline. The white paneled garage …

Getting Their Message Across

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Michael Benoit, of Claremont, right, and other Market Basket employees encouraged shoppers to boycott the store as they protested outside the grocery store in Claremont on Tuesday. About 20 employees joined the protest in support of ousted CEO …

In Norwich, A Push for Route 5 Site

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Norwich — Town officials on Friday published an open letter recommending that the fire and police departments move to the ABC Dairy property on Route 5, despite the Selectboard’s decision earlier this month not to investigate the site …

Temporarily Out of Stock: Upper Valley Store Feels Effect Of Market Basket’s Family Feud

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Empty produce shelves and a sparse selection of yogurt, meat and other perishable items forced loyal Market Basket customers to shop elsewhere on Monday, as the reverberations from an intra-family feud at corporate headquarters was felt …

Lebanon High, Oxbow Hire Principals

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lebanon — Summer isn’t all vacation for at least two Upper Valley school districts. School boards in Lebanon and Bradford, Vt., hired new principals for the upcoming school year at their respective meetings last week. Tom Marshall, formerly …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Body Found in Hartford Identified

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

White River Junction — Police on Monday identified the body of the man who was found dead in the woods behind Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Hartford Avenue as David Woodward, 51, of South Royalton. Police could not determine the cause of death and are waiting for an autopsy …

N.H. Drops to 4th, Vt. Stays No. 2 in Child Well-Being Survey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont kept its No. 2 national ranking in the well-being of the state’s children, ranking highly on education, family and community factors, according to statistics compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. New Hampshire has dropped from its traditional top spot to fourth. The Foundation’s 2014 …