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Grafton County Economic Development Council CEO Leaving

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Plymouth, N.H. — Mark Scarano, chief executive officer of the Grafton County Economic Development Council, will leave his post at the end of February to lead the Northern Border Regional Commission, a federal-state regional economic development organization that serves more than 30 counties in northern Vermont, Maine, New York and New Hampshire, including Grafton and Sullivan counties. Scarano, 45, of …

Attempt to Trim Lebanon School Budget Fails

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Lebanon — A small crowd composed primarily of School Board members and staff rejected a request to reduce the proposed $40.4 million operating budget for …

Valley Regional Proposes New Mental Health Facility

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Claremont — A plan by Valley Regional Healthcare to invest $1.5 million in a facility to care for mentally ill patients sent for treatment because …

Vt. Senate Will Discuss Paid Leave This Week

Monday, January 26, 2015

A bill aimed at giving workers in Vermont paid time off for illness or other emergencies is back before the Senate. Hearings will begin today in the Senate Economic Development Committee on S.15, which would grant workers seven earned leave days off a year, or a total of …

A Life: Dick Sheldon, 1932-2014; ‘We All Fell for Him Instantly’

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanover — When a student fell ill during a study-abroad trip to St. Petersburg, Russia — then Leningrad, U.S.S.R. — Dick Sheldon, then a Dartmouth College professor of Russian, brought her a bowl of chicken soup. The simplicity …

Hanover Wants Water Cameras

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are proposing the installation of video cameras and extra fencing at Hanover’s wastewater reclamation center, based on a state Department of Safety assessment that the facility is vulnerable to tampering. State officials have conducted audits of every “critical facility” in New Hampshire deemed as …

Realtor Proposes Reconnecting Street

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — An Upper Valley real estate agent wants to persuade Lebanon and state officials to consider reconnecting Hanover Street by installing a bridge that would carry vehicular traffic over Interstate 89. Realtor Jim Ward — whose Equity …

Life Here: Friendly, Capable Voices on the Other End of the Phone

Monday, January 26, 2015

“Intruder, leave the premises immediately!” intoned a menacing voice. “Oh blast, I’ve done it again,” I thought. After a wakeful night troubled by longing for my late husband, Bob, I had opened an outside door without disarming the …

Cell Phone Records Map Out Robarge

Monday, January 26, 2015

Newport — At 11:01 a.m. on June 27, 2013, Kelly Robarge made an outgoing call on her cellphone for the final time. She had just wrapped up at the Claremont courthouse where she’d filed for divorce from her …

Fire Damage Contained to Roof

Monday, January 26, 2015

West Lebanon — A resident’s instinct to promptly call the Lebanon Fire Department after seeing flames at the construction site off Route 10 spared the soon-to-be housing from major damage on Friday. “It could have been significantly worse …

N.H. Nursing Homes Could Lose Millions

Friday, January 23, 2015

A plan to patch a $58 million hole in the Department of Health and Human Services budget drew fire from legislators Friday who said $7 million in cuts to nursing home payments would target some of the state’s …

Haverhill Restores Its Missing Weathervane

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Haverhill — Thanks to historical society volunteers, a landmark building in Haverhill Corner has something it’s been missing for at least 80 years — a weathervane. A replica of what is thought to be the original, a shiny …

Lang McLaughry Real Estate Merges With Sotheby’s Firm

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Three prominent Northern New England real estate agencies have merged and affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty in a move designed to extend the reach of their Vermont and New Hampshire residential listings to a national and global market. The principals of Lang McLaughry Real Estate and Four Seasons …