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Clinton Recalls Time at Dartmouth

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hanover — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cheered recent Supreme Court decisions in favor of same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act and called for “(taking) on the gun lobby one more time” during an outdoor campaign stop at Dartmouth College on Friday, pushing a progressive image as contender Bernie Sanders climbs the New Hampshire polls. “I take a back …

Royalton Swimming Hole Donated to Town

Saturday, July 4, 2015

S outh Royalton — Pinch Rock, a rocky swimming hole area jutting into the White River across the street from Peg Elmer’s pale green home, …

Claremont Properties Reappraised

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Claremont — The city has denied 11 of the 20 property tax abatements for commercial properties that were filed after last year’s citywide reappraisal. Of …

With Health Care Subsidy Lawsuit Resolved, Twin States Face Different Questions

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday’s long-awaited decision by the Supreme Court, which rejected, by a 6-3 vote, the latest conservative challenge to the Affordable Care Act, shed new light on some steps ahead for health care reform in the Twin States. In …

Orange Is Without Selectboard

Friday, June 26, 2015

Orange — With all three members of the Selectboard having resigned, it’s unclear how this town of 327 residents will continue to meet its financial obligations without anyone to sign the checks. A hearing has been scheduled in Grafton Superior Court for July 7, when the court could …

Ford Wins Right to Seize Cars at Claremont Dealership

Friday, June 26, 2015

Claremont — A Sullivan County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Ford Motor Credit Co. in its complaint against the Claremont Ford Lincoln dealership, giving the finance company the right to seize more than 100 vehicles valued at $3.2 million. It’s not immediately clear what the …

Windsor Man, 58, Charged With Sexual Assault Pleads Not Guilty, Denied Bail

Friday, June 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 58-year-old Windsor man is being held without bail on charges that he repeatedly sexually abused a girl under the age of 13. Richard J. Coleman faces two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Humvee Rolls Over On Interstate 89 in Hartford Hartford — A military vehicle crash at the Interstate 89 and Interstate 91 junction left a Humvee totaled and two members of the Massachusetts National Guard injured on Thursday, according …

Agencies Left in Limbo After Budget Veto

Friday, June 26, 2015

Concord — While lawmakers gear up for another round of budget discussions that will likely last through fall, some state departments and service providers are settling in for months of uncertainty. “We’re just kind of sitting and waiting,” said Tym Rourke, chairman a commission that oversees a state …

Vt. Big in Health Care Reform

Friday, June 26, 2015

Montpelier — Big data is all the rage these days, especially in the world of health care. And as Vermont looks to compile a massive repository of insurance claims information, it’s become a legal testing ground for the future of health reform nationally. The legal contours of a …

Windsor Solar Proposal Would Be Largest in Vt.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Windsor — Green Mountain Power and groSolar are proposing to build a 4.9 megawatt solar farm on 50 acres of open space just south of the Southeast State Correctional Facility in what would be the utility’s largest solar …

Claremont OKs Paving Budget

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Claremont — After a long discussion on the condition of city streets and the resistance to raising taxes to repair them, the City Council Wednesday approved a $1.5 million, 15-year bond for road work. The 8-1 vote — councilor James Reed was the lone dissenter — came after …

Quechee Post Office Closed After Accident

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Quechee — A section of the post office was closed off to customers on Wednesday after fluorescent light bulbs accidentally broke in a sorting area, emitting small traces of mercury. Hartford Fire Capt. David Rowlee said the department wasn’t notified of the incident until about two hours after …