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Plymouth State Professor Makes Mammoth Fossil Discovery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About an hour’s drive from Lebanon, in a biology professor’s home in the White Mountains in Campton, N.H., there is a refrigerator stocked with a case of Canadian beer, perhaps some food, and the only confirmed evidence that woolly mammoths roamed what is now the Granite State more than 11,000 years ago. The treasured fossil — a fragment of a …

Lebanon Hires Interim Superintendent

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District is one employee closer to having a full administrative staff in place before the beginning of the school year. …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild in Wilder

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wilder — Cumberland Farms has plans to raze and rebuild its Hartford Avenue convenience store with a slightly smaller, but revamped space complete with outdoor …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Woodstock Shops Work to Comply With ADA Woodstock — Zayas Jewelers has agreed to bring their Central Street store into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that prohibits public places from discriminating based on disability. Zayas Jewelers and the owners of 12 Central Street have …

Supreme Court Ruling on Prayer at Meetings Still Resonates

Friday, July 25, 2014

Greece, n.y. — The letter arrived in Sue Galloway’s mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to “be careful.” It was signed “666.” Across town, Linda Stephens, an atheist, received a similarly worded letter, along with a verbal suggestion from a …

Hartford Selectboard Wants Cost For Quechee's ‘Pocket Parks’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quechee — Town officials want more information about how much it would cost Hartford to build two “pocket parks” on the north side of the Quechee Covered Bridge, a popular tourist spot overlooking the Ottauquechee River. The Selectboard …

Co-op Board Hears Concerns at Long Meeting

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hanover — About 300 members of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society packed the Hanover High School auditorium Wednesday, with many demanding that two fired employees be reinstated and denouncing the way Co-op Food Stores management handled the terminations. Others, including several Co-op employees, voiced their support for management …

I-89 Bridges Meeting Set for Tonight in West Lebanon

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lebanon — State transportation officials are seeking public comment tonight on planned improvements to the Interstate 89 bridges that cross the Connecticut River and carry about 38,000 motorists a day between New Hampshire and Vermont. Meanwhile, work on the Route 4 bridge crossing the Connecticut River between West …

Local News Briefs: Thursday, July 24

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Former VLS President Donates Home to School South Royalton — A former Vermont Law School president and dean and his wife have donated their former home in Tunbridge to the school, officials announced in a news release Wednesday. …

Claremont Plans to Sell Sawtooth Building

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Claremont — The City Council unanimously approved a motion Wednesday night authorizing the administration to enter into a purchase and sales and redevelopment agreement with a potential buyer of the remaining portion of the Sawtooth building on the …

Problems Persist on Vt. Health Insurance Exchange Website

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Montpelier — A legislative leader said Wednesday that ongoing problems with Vermont Health Connect have reached crisis levels in communities across Vermont. Rep. Mike Fisher, chairman of the House Health Care Committee, said myriad issues affecting people’s health care coverage has led to frustration and uncertainty in the …

3-D Printer Programming in Windsor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ian Mitchell, 15, of Thetford, left, and Bradon Jarvis, 14, of Claremont, use Tinkercad, an open source design software, to create key chains, cups and slingshot planes with a 3-D printer at the American Precision Museum in Windsor …

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 …