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Daughter: ‘He Didn’t Deserve It’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

White River Junction — A 30-year-old man who eluded police for five days pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father of four in Springfield, Vt., last weekend. Gregory A. Smith, acting through his public defender at Windsor Superior Court, waived his right to bail arguments until a hearing to …

Reopened West Hartford Library Hits Its Stride

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hartford — After 31/2 years of problems that included a flood, thickets of regulatory red tape and internal discord, the West Hartford Library appears to …

Incinerator Back Up For Sale

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Claremont — The Wheelabrator incinerator on Grissom Lane has been put up for sale again. Meanwhile, the high bidder at the April 14 auction said …

Committee Makes Pick for New Lebanon High Principal

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lebanon — The committee searching for a new Lebanon High School principal has selected the dean of students at Hanover High School as the sole finalist for the job. The candidate, Ian Smith, of Lebanon, is set to meet with community members next week. Interim Superintendent Joanne Roberts, …

Vt. House Passes Gun Bill

Friday, April 17, 2015

Montpelier — The Vermont House on Friday passed a bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons and people who are dangerously mentally ill. The measure approved by an 80-62 vote is similar to a version already approved by the Senate. One difference is …

State Approves Mt. Sunapee Expansion

Friday, April 17, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — The state gave preliminary and conditional approval Thursday to a long-contentious expansion on Mount Sunapee. At a meeting in Newbury, Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose said the west bowl expansion could …

Enfield’s La Salette Shrine to Stay Open After Fears of Closing

Friday, April 17, 2015

Enfield — A decision-making body in the La Salette religious order has moved to keep the Enfield shrine open and maintained by La Salette missionaries, meaning that no land or buildings will be sold. The vote made by …

Auction Set for Lebanon College Buildings

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lebanon — The mortgage lender for the two former Lebanon College buildings in the heart of the city’s downtown has set a May date for a public auction as part of the foreclosure process, a step that may pave the way for a new owner to purchase the …

W. Windsor Selectman Quits Over Land Issue

Friday, April 17, 2015

West Windsor — A special election will be held May 5 to elect a new Selectboard member following the resignation this spring of Glenn Seward, and residents will also vote on a petition article that would increase the board’s leadership from three to five members. Seward said Wednesday …

John Gregg: New Poll to Ponder

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker must have liked what he saw in a New Hampshire primary poll released this week. Walker had a surprising 24 percent support from likely Republican primary voters who said he was their top choice in the poll by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling. That …

Auditor: Exchange Future Uncertain

Friday, April 17, 2015

Montpelier — Despite massive and costly efforts to improve Vermont Health Connect, State Auditor Doug Hoffer says it remains an “open question” whether the state can successfully implement a fully functioning health insurance exchange. In a report released Thursday morning, Hoffer highlights the state’s improved supervision of contractors …

Incinerator Bidder Faced Federal Suit

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont — The top bidder in Tuesday’s auction for the Wheelabrator incinerator was taken to court by federal authorities seven years ago after an unsuccessful attempt to buy a forfeited property in northern Vermont from U.S. marshals. Judge …

Health Data Breaches Breed Uncertainty, Anger Among Victims

Thursday, April 16, 2015

As the privacy officer for The Advisory Board Co., Rebecca Fayed knows a thing or two about privacy and what can happen when it’s violated. But when Fayed received a letter telling her that she, like nearly 80 million others, was the victim of a hacking attack on …