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Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation …

Moderators Balk Over Voter Photos

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Plainfield — Municipal election officials in New Hampshire are raising concerns that potential cuts to the state budget may force town moderators to use their …

How Vital Will N.H. Be in 2016?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. By hosting the nation’s first presidential primaries and caucuses, …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

Claremont Man, 36, Faces Two Felony Charges After Search

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Claremont — A 36-year-old Claremont man faces two felony charges after city police and members of the New Hampshire Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a Myrtle Street home on Friday night. Jason Hollywood, 36, of 47 Myrtle Street, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and being …

A Good Turn

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dillon Piper, a sophomore at Thetford Academy, turns a natural-edge bowl on the school’s new Powermatic lathe. TA recently received a $3,000 grant from the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers to purchase the new lathe. The education grant, …

Springfield Workshop Highlights Storm Surge Management

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — An expo next month is designed to help landowners manage stormwater on their properties. “Slowing the Storm Surge” is set for April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, 390 Route 106. It will feature tools and techniques for managing …

Jim Kenyon: The Question Is Begging

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lebanon cops could be doing all of us a favor with their ban the panhandlers campaign. Just think: When a guy with matted hair and dirty fingernails carrying a “I’m Homeless” sign asks for a buck at a stoplight on Route 12A, we’ll no longer have to feel …

Norwich Chimney Fire

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Norwich firefighter Theresa Moore-Poston reunites Molly with her owner, Dan Cook, outside Cook’s Union Village Road home on Friday night after a chimney fire damaged the home. The dog, who appeared unharmed, was hiding behind a door in …

Vermonters Sour on Soda Tax

Sunday, March 22, 2015

South Royalton — Vermont merchants this week spoke out against a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that lawmakers hope will raise about $35 million for health care while encouraging residents to switch to healthier drinks. The excise tax …

Woman Accused in 2011 Bethel Shooting Charged With Release Violation

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Royalton — A local woman facing attempted second-degree murder charges in connection with a 2011 shooting in Bethel was arrested on Saturday and charged with violating the conditions of her release, Vermont State Police said in a news …

Unity Votes to Sue School Architect

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Unity — With passionate opinions expressed by both sides at Saturday’s annual school meeting, residents approved a warrant article, 59-44, to spend up to $75,000 in legal fees and other costs to sue Vaughn Associates, the former architect …

Municipal Managers Decry Cost-Shifting in N.H. Budget Plan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

West Lebanon — With the New Hampshire Legislature weighing sweeping cuts to the state budget, some of which could affect services relied upon by Upper Valley residents, municipal managers this week decried what they called the prospective “downshifting” of state costs onto local government and property owners . …