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Manhunt for Suspect Continues in Springfield, Vt., Shooting

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Police are searching for a 30-year-old Springfield, Vt., man who they believe shot and killed a father of four on South Street in Springfield over the weekend, according to a statement issued Monday afternoon. Gregory Allen Smith is wanted by authorities on a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Wesley John Wing, 37, of …

Cornish School Board Votes Down All-Day Kindergarten

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cornish — The School Board Monday night voted against pursuing a full-day kindergarten program for next fall, contradicting townspeople’s 95-48 vote in favor of full-day …

Hanover Officials Propose Walkable Neighborhood for West Wheelock Street

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hanover — Town leaders are proposing to offer incentives to developers along West Wheelock Street in an effort to convert the corridor from a pass-through …

Hartford to Apply for Grant for White River Junction Mixed-Use Building

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

White River Junction — Hartford’s town leaders plan to apply for a $134,000 state grant to support the construction of a four-story mixed-use building on the northeast corner of Bridge and North Main streets in downtown White River …

West Lebanon Ice Rink Sign Wins City’s Approval

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

West Lebanon — The Lebanon Zoning Board reversed itself and approved the Hanover Improvement Society’s request to illuminate a sign outside its ice rink on Route 10 near Hanover at a meeting last week. Also at it s April 6 meeting, the board denied a request from the …

Vershire Woman Pleads Not Guilty to I-89 Crashes

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Royalton — A 23-year-old Vershire woman was arraigned Monday on charges that she drove the wrong way on Interstate 89 over the weekend, causing two accidents. Savannah Lapan pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of eluding law enforcement, two misdemeanor counts of gross …

School Notes: New Teacher Keeps Cornish Elementary Science Fair Going

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Leading up to the science fair for his 49 students in grades 5 to 8 at Cornish Elementary School last Wednesday , first-year teacher Paul Hammond issued a boast to his students: He would outscore everyone who tested …

Young Writers Project: My Own Private Vermont

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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 web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Clinton Headed to N.H. Next Week

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the next stop on the campaign trail is New Hampshire. The Clinton campaign confirmed that the former secretary of state and newly announced Democratic presidential candidate will head to the Granite State soon after she wraps up her trip to Iowa this week. The …

Dartmouth Calls for ‘Derecognition’ of Alpha Delta Fraternity

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hanover — A Dartmouth College judicial committee has called for Alpha Delta fraternity to be “derecognized” as a student organization because of a branding incident involving new members of the fraternity last fall. An attorney for the fraternity …

Obama Campaign Poster Depiction on Hanover High Mural Up for Debate

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hanover — A spirited debate over the nature of political speech has broken out at Hanover High School, where two students are protesting the presence of a painted mural that depicts the “Hope” poster of Barack Obama from …

3 Towns to Vote Next Month on $850,000 Project To Replace Lake Fairlee Dam

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thetford — After three years of discussions, research and planning, the selectboards of Fairlee, West Fairlee and Thetford plan to hold special Town Meetings next month asking for voter approval to take control of a deteriorating dam that …

Vt. Bill Would Remove Dams In Bad Shape

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lawmakers are considering legislation aimed at removing poorly maintained dams from Vermont’s rivers and streams. Proponents of the measure say it will improve public safety and the environment. Towns that own dams cite cost as a concern. State officials worry workload would increase without additional resources. Rep. David …