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Lebanon Schools Sell Sacred Heart

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District has sold the last of four former schools shuttered in recent years under a consolidation plan. The district sold the .78-acre former Sacred Heart School property to SSVK, LLC for $415,000 on June 11, according to city assessing records. Filings with the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s Office indicate Bharat K. Patel, of Hanover, …

Windsor Amends Hunting Policy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Windsor — A controversy over hunting, trapping and the use of firearms in Paradise Park was squelched Tuesday night when the Selectboard approved an amendment …

As Lawyer Questions Process, Claremont Seeks Investigator

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Claremont — The attorney for a man who lost his home due to unpaid taxes said city employees didn’t have a legal basis for removing …

Dartmouth Sexual Assault Summit Calls for Action

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hanover — Federal officials on Tuesday called for colleges to meet a higher standard in combating sexual violence during sessions of the National Summit on Sexual Assault hosted by Dartmouth College. “If we get this right at this moment in time we will have a cohort of students …

N.H. Dept. of Labor Investigates Unity School Site Workers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Unity — The state Department of Labor Commissioner James Craig said Tuesday they are continuing the investigation into the possibility that undocumented workers from Mexico were employed by a subcontractor at the construction site for the new Unity Elementary School. “We were up there Friday but I have …

Lebanon Proposes Making Dulac Street One-Way

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lebanon — An orange traffic cone identifies a sinkhole to the east of Jeff and Lynn Halpin’s Dulac Street home. The cone, as well as streaks of gray silt and clay through the Halpins’ otherwise manicured lawn and …

N.H. Honors Residents with D.C. ID Cards

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Concord — Decades after they were apparently snubbed by New Hampshire law, residents of Washington D.C. can now legally purchase alcohol in the state with just a driver’s license or non-driver identification card. In a memo released Tuesday, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission said that, though the state’s …

N.H. Ranked No. 3 in Painkiller Prescriptions

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Concord — Officials have renewed calls for action against prescription drug abuse after a recent study placed New Hampshire near the top in the country for prescription rates of certain types of opioid painkillers. Nationwide, New Hampshire was 39th in the country for per capita prescriptions of opioid …

All Safe After River Mishap

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hartland — A Grafton man with special needs is safe and has been released from the hospital after numerous police agencies responded to Sumner Falls on Monday for a man who had left his caretakers and entered the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports Montpelier — Campaign finance reports show that incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin has raised more than $93,000 for his campaign this reporting period. Republican candidate for governor, Scott Milne, of Pomfret, has logged contributions of more than $20,000 by the Tuesday reporting deadline. Republican …

Connecticut River Mishap Involves 3

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hartland — Emergency workers canvassed the Connecticut River Monday afternoon after police said an autistic man jumped from the rocks at Sumner Falls into the water and his two caretakers jumped in after him. The three men were …

Stopping Campus Sex Assaults

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hanover — A leading researcher on sexual violence on Monday said that Dartmouth College, in its National Summit on Sexual Assault, had initiated an uncomfortable but necessary conversation. “The activists who are shaking their fists at you are …

Lebanon Weighs Developer’s Offer

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

West Lebanon — Developer David Clem suggested that instead of making the Crafts Avenue extension public, he would privately maintain his planned Crafts Avenue extension, one piece of the 38-acre River Park project to the west of Route 10 in West Lebanon, at the Planning Board’s meeting Monday …