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Volunteer Group to Take Over, Expand Enfield Food Pantry

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Enfield — An all-volunteer organization soon will be running three food pantries for families and children in the Mascoma Valley. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation plans to take over operation of the Enfield Food Pantry, which is based at town hall, and open new locations in downtown Canaan and within the Mascoma Valley Regional School District on Feb. 15. The …

Dartmouth Boots Another Fraternity

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hanover — Based on fresh findings of misconduct, Dartmouth College will derecognize the fraternity that was the subject of a high-profile Rolling Stone article on …

Hartford Zoning Proposal Has Foes

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hartford — A new set of rules that restricts building options in order to preserve the rural character of Hartford’s open spaces may be coming …

Physicians, Dentists Pan Vt. Tax Proposal

Sunday, January 31, 2016

White River Junction — Dentists and private practice physicians in Vermont said a 2.35 percent tax on their revenue proposed by Gov. Peter Shumlin would make it harder to recruit and retain health care providers. The so-called provider tax would generate $17 million in direct revenue and allow …

Lebanon School Spending Plan Draws No Public Comments

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Lebanon — With just 19 in attendance, several of whom were administrators, it took only 45 minutes for voters to zip through the 10-article warrant at Saturday morning’s annual school deliberative session at the middle school No changes were made to the articles, including the nearly $40.7 million …

Property Owner, Hanover Officials Clash Over Junk, Access, Pollution Allegations

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hanover — When it comes to solving problems, Hanover doesn’t lack for resources. The municipal budget runs well over $22 million; the tax base has swelled to $2 billion with the properties of doctors, attorneys, financiers and professors; …

‘Wild’ Is Only Skin Deep

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Grantham — Like so many places in the Twin States, Leavitt Hill Conservation Area looks wild, but it hasn’t always been that way. “If I was a kid, just walking in the woods, I would have no idea …

Mascoma School Budget Set

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Canaan — Mascoma Valley voters rejected a proposal which would have reduced the budget voters will see on their ballots in March from $27.4 million to $25.9 million during a deliberative session on Saturday morning. The proposed reduction …

Girl Power in Hanover: Feminist Leader Gloria Steinem Stumps for Clinton

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hanover — Though she was bruised and travel-worn, when the 81-year-old feminist icon climbed the stairs on Friday morning, she left no doubts about her resolve to rally support behind her presidential candidate of choice. While she supported …

N.H. PUC Staff Recommends Suspension of Gas Proposals

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lebanon — A staff review of two proposals to build a natural gas distribution system to serve Lebanon and Hanover has recommended that the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission suspend further consideration of both until the companies answer questions about their economic feasibility. Both Liberty Utilities and Valley …

Dems Seek Planned Parenthood Reversal

Saturday, January 30, 2016

West Lebanon — The two Democrats on the Executive Council on Friday called on their three Republican colleagues to reverse their August votes that killed state funding for Planned Parenthood health care services in New Hampshire. The letter from Democrat Colin Van Ostern, D-Concord, and Chris Pappas, D-Manchester, …

Newport Superintendent: Increase School Budget

Friday, January 29, 2016

Newport — When the Newport School Board holds its deliberative session on Tuesday, Superintendent Cindy Gallagher will propose adding $318,000 to the proposed $17.2 million budget. The superintendent made her announcement at a public hearing Thursday night. Gallagher said the money will allow the school district a one-year …

Judge Sets Date for Perkins Trial

Friday, January 29, 2016

White River Junction — A new trial date has been set for a South Royalton woman accused of attempted second-degree murder in the 2011 shooting of a woman in Bethel. A jury draw is set to begin on March 10 for 29-year-old Emily Perkins, who is charged with …