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White River Junction Discount Grocer Set to Close

Saturday, December 20, 2014

White River Junction — After 21 years of operating White River Discount Foods off Sykes Mountain Avenue, Dan and Marcia Nelson are moving on. The store’s last official day will be Wednesday, though the Nelsons expect to continue to make some final sales as they clean everything up in the days after Christmas. “It was one of those decisions that …

City Takes Stock On Crafts Avenue

Saturday, December 20, 2014

West Lebanon — Bob Merrill has lived on the corner of Beyerle Street and Crafts Avenue for 35 years, and while the neighbors have changed …

Ex-Police Chief Settles Lawsuit

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New London — Former New London police Chief David Seastrand and a Colby-Sawyer student who accused him of asking her to pose nude have settled …

Battle of the Bots at Rivendell

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Orford — The robotics competition held in the gymnasium of Rivendell Academy on Saturday went like clockwork, if the clock in question had been built by a horde of enthusiastic teens hopped up on imagination, Pop Tarts, and …

Scores of Volunteers Care for Horses Seized in S. Woodstock

Saturday, December 13, 2014

South Woodstock — Ruth Thompson, of Dublin, N.H., leaned against a stall at the Green Mountain Horse Association Friday and stroked the face of Gallant Lad. Pinned to the stall wall was a photo of the award-winning gelding …

Heating Oil Not Taking Such a Bite

Saturday, December 13, 2014

West Lebanon — The average price of No. 2 fuel oil has dipped to $3.22 per gallon this month, according to a recent report. That’s a drop of nearly 15 percent from last year at this time, and …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

John Gregg: Ready for Elizabeth Warren?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Watch out, Bernie Sanders. Supporters of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are encouraging the progressive former Harvard Law School professor to run for president in 2016. A “Ready for Warren” website with a letter signed by former mid-tier members of the Obama campaign launched on Friday. “We are …

Vt. Trooper Hurt in Accident

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Windsor — Two Vermont highway accidents this week involved public vehicles. One injured a police officer and the other damaged a fire truck. A Vermont State Police cruiser was struck by a passing motorist while assisting with an accident on Interstate 91 in Windsor, between Exit 8 and …

Vt. Health Connect Continues Struggles

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Montpelier — The back-end manual processes that underpin Vermont’s health care exchange continue to cause problems, according to customers, state officials and an internal memo. Those processes are also driving up spending that could add to the budget deficit next year, which is already pegged at roughly $100 …

New Owners Race to Put Speedway Back on Track

Friday, December 12, 2014

Claremont — Start your engines: The Twin State Speedway will boast a full slate of racing — and new ownership — when it opens next season. Early this week, Claremont Speedway LLC bought the landmark racetrack for $518,000 …

Lebanon School Board Delays Final Budget Vote

Friday, December 12, 2014

Lebanon — The School Board made cuts, but delayed a final vote on the proposed $39 million budget for the 2015-2016 school year at its meeting on Thursday night. Before voting on the budget, board member Hank Tenney said he wanted to know what increases to expect in …

Judge Rules Against Lawmaker on Single-Payer Documents

Friday, December 12, 2014

Montpelier — A Superior Court judge ruled against a state representative this week, affirming that records she requested relating to the governor’s single-payer financing plan are privileged, not public. Rep. Cynthia Browning, D-Arlington, made an open records request for “reports or memos or other work products related to …