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Police: Claremont School Staff Member on Administrative Leave Following Alleged False Report of Gunman

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Claremont — A staff member at the Maple Avenue Elementary School has been placed on administrative leave by the superintendent after police determined the staff member provided a false report about a man with a handgun near the school on Monday, according to a news release from Claremont Police. The alleged false report led the school to go on lockdown …

River Park in West Lebanon Set for Final OK; Development Work To Begin in 2015

Thursday, November 20, 2014

West Lebanon — After more than seven years of planning and review, final approval is imminent for River Park, the 38-acre mixed-use development on Route …

Customers Frustrated By FairPoint

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tunbridge — Tracy Vesper, the administrative assistant at Tunbridge Central School, has printed up little yellow slips of paper with her son’s cell phone number …

Vt. Lawmakers Likely To Use Secret Ballot

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Montpelier — Lawmakers in January will cast secret ballots to choose Vermont’s next governor, according to state officials and a memo prepared for lawmakers by their attorney. The one-page memo, obtained by VTDigger, outlines the procedure that will take place when lawmakers convene in January. The memo cites …

Hassan to Nominate Public Utilities Commission Head

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan will nominate Martin Honigberg to chair the state’s Public Utilities Commission at today’s Executive Council meeting. Honigberg is one of two commissioners on the panel. He was appointed to that post in January. If approved by the council, Honigberg will succeed former PUC chairwoman Amy …

Understanding Veterans: Canaan Elementary School Connects to Those Who Served 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Logan Evans, a fourth-grader at Canaan Elementary School, didn’t realize his aunt Jessica Soule had served in the military until she put a Navy sticker on her truck. Emma Bill, Evans’ classmate, knows that one of her uncles …

Tunbridge Students Imagine Their Dream Rooms

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Husband Takes Rap in Letter; Confession Would Exonerate Widow, But Prosecutors Cast Doubt

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

White River Junction — The late husband of the woman charged in a 2011 Bethel shooting claimed responsibility for the incident himself in a confessional letter turned over to police earlier this year, following his death and the …

Former Day Care Director Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

North Haverhill — The former director of the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, who is currently charged with possession of child pornography, was arraigned on a count of attempted theft from the day care in Grafton Superior Court on Monday. Judge Lawrence A. MacLeod Jr. entered a …

2 Randolph Students May Be Charged

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Randolph — About 65 students were pulled from Randolph Union High School by their families on Monday after school officials announced that two students who allegedly made threats against other students over the weekend had been taken into custody by police, according to school Principal David Barnett. Acting …

Milne Considers Next Move

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pomfret — Republican Scott Milne, whose campaign for governor outperformed pundit predictions and outlasted voting day, is driving around New England, tending to family and business matters as he weighs his next move in a bid for Vermont …

West Lebanon School Eager To Open 1989 Time Capsule

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

West Lebanon — While nearing the age at which most people stop wishing for time to fly, Andrea Green Lessard can’t help squirming in anticipation of this coming Thursday’s opening of the time capsule into which she and her classmates at Mount Lebanon Elementary School deposited memorabilia in …

Job Seekers Flock to Store’s Fair

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Claremont — A retired professional who wants to work several hours a week, a teen who needs another part-time job, a full-time retail manager looking to switch jobs and a mother of three who needs to earn extra …