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W. Lebanon Videostop Closes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

West Lebanon — Thinking of stopping off at the video store in West Lebanon on the way home from work to pick up the latest season of Homeland or unwind by watching your favorite George Clooney or Jennifer Lawrence movie again? Better hope, instead, that a nearby library has a copy available to check out. Or be willing to drive …

Claremont Tax Rate Up 14%

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claremont — Despite a 14 percent increase in the new tax rate, to $41.33 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, nearly 70 percent of property owners …

Developer Buys Historic Lyme Inn

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lyme — The new owners and manager of the Lyme Inn have a message for town residents and surrounding communities: Think of us as your …

Lebanon Schools May Seek $39 Million

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lebanon — The first crack at the Lebanon School District’s budget, provided to board members last week, shows a $1 million increase. If approved, it would bring the district’s total spending to $39 million. Overall, School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey said, the budget includes “nothing earth-shattering.” The numbers, …

Affordable Care Act Drives Participation With Incentives and Penalties

Sunday, November 16, 2014

White River Junction — Last year’s launch of federally mandated marketplaces for individual health insurance policies came with measures designed to persuade consumers to stream through those new digital doorways to buy coverage from the insurance companies. And stream they did. About 8 million Americans signed up for …

Investigator’s Report on Claremont Property Dispute Is Due Thursday

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Claremont — The long-awaited report from a private investigator on the actions by city staff last June at the former home of Roy Hunter has been completed and will be reviewed by the City Council at a special meeting Nov. 20. Mayor Jim Neilsen said Thursday that investigator …

Herd Owner Defends Care; Woodstock Woman Says 23 Horses Weren’t Neglected

Saturday, November 15, 2014

White River Junction — The owner of a South Woodstock farm where police removed a herd of allegedly malnourished horses pleaded not guilty on Friday to 10 counts of animal cruelty. Marjatta Lavin, 63, of Skyland Arabians, was …

‘Obamacare’ Enrollment Opens Today

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Today, as the 2015 open enrollment period for health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act begins, the websites where thousands of residents of the Twin States will shop for coverage will face new tests. The websites are often where consumers first directly engage the reality of health …

Dry Bridge Repairs to Begin

Friday, November 14, 2014

West Lebanon — Railing repairs to a bridge over a railroad in West Lebanon are expected to disrupt travel patterns of pedestrians and motorists in the Seminary Hill area beginning next week. The municipally owned bridge, constructed in …

Health Law Challenge Rejected by Court

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Washington — A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a path devised by the Obama administration that allows religious nonprofit groups to avoid paying for contraception under the president’s health care law. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected …

Police Seize Herd of Horses in Woodstock, File Cruelty Charges

Friday, November 14, 2014

Woodstock — Police on Thursday confiscated a herd of malnourished horses from a Woodstock woman and cited her with 23 counts of animal cruelty. The charges come after a local humane society alerted authorities to the appearance of the animals on the Skyland Lane farm. “Animals deserve protections,” …

Dartmouth Probes Cheating Allegations

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hanover — A Dartmouth College professor has accused scores of students, many of them athletes, of cheating on in-class quizzes in his sports ethics course. Department of Religion Chairman Randall Balmer alleges that on Oct. 30, 43 students …

Ski Hill Work Might Have Broken Rules

Friday, November 14, 2014

Claremont — The consulting firm that designated some wetlands in the area of the tubing hill at the Arrowhead Recreation area will make the final determination whether recent work on the tubing lanes by the Arrowhead club encroached on those wetlands, Parks and Recreation Director Mark Brislin said …