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Judge: Release Footage

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Concord — A judge has ordered a limited release of body camera footage recorded by two police officers when they shot a Canterbury, N.H., man to death in July, saying the public has a right to vet the incident, but not the actual shots, nor the immediate bloody aftermath. “This redaction of the officers’ videos, combined with the full disclosure …

Dartmouth Professor Arrested

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Claremont — A Dartmouth College professor who was arrested at his Plainfield home Thursday morning is accused of possessing videos depicting the sexual abuse of …

RVCC Set to Receive Grants for Lebanon Site

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Lebanon — A little more than a week after announcing plans to open a Lebanon location, River Valley Community College has more cause for celebration. …

School Will Have Narcan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School Board reversed its position on an overdose antidote Wednesday evening, unanimously voting to draft procedures to equip the school district’s staff with the drug as a possible life-saving intervention for heroin overdose cases. In the coming months, administrators will develop a set of …

Stevens Union Files Labor Complaint

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The union representing the school district’s teachers filed an unfair labor practice complaint Thursday against the School Board over the new schedule at Stevens High School and is requesting that the state labor relations board issue a “cease and desist” order to prohibit implementation of the …

Lebanon Pathway On Hold

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lebanon — A proposal to connect the Lebanon Middle School to the Lebanon Veteran’s Memorial Pool and the city’s downtown now is stalled due to a lack of support from school officials. School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey cited …

Newport, Sunapee Get DUI Checkpoints

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Newport — New Hampshire State Police on Thursday announced they will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Newport and Sunapee at the end of this month or in early September, due to “the increasing incidents of drinking and driving” in the area. Authorized by a Superior Court judge and funded …

Lawyers Recommend New Settlement in Milk Suit

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A class action lawsuit that accused two dairy groups of manipulating the Northeast milk market and driving small farmers out of business is one step closer to being settled. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the antitrust lawsuit Allen v. Dairy Farmers of America have asked U.S. District Court …

Vt. Calls for Level-Funded Budget

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Montpelier — The Shumlin administration is asking departments and agencies to submit level-funded budgets for the coming fiscal year. In a letter, Justin Johnson, the secretary of the Agency of Administration, urged commissioners and secretaries to be “extremely cautious and restrained” as they develop budgets. The budget instructions …

Newly Opened Prosper Valley School Joins Pomfret, Bridgewater Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pomfret — In some ways the arrival of students at The Prosper Valley School Wednesday morning in Pomfret was unremarkable, just like first days of school across the Upper Valley. Some young friends greeted each other, bounced basketballs …

Privacy, Price of Body Cameras Splits Norwich Selectboard

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Norwich — Members of the Selectboard were divided on Wednesday over the potential benefits of equipping the town’s police officers with body cameras, a move advocated by the police chief. Spurred by the availability of a $5,000 state grant, police Chief Doug Robinson proposes to provide his officers …

Claremont Approves Tax Relief for Mill Building Rehabilitation

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The City Council enthusiastically approved a tax relief program for a vacant mill building on Water Street Wednesday night and local business owners Sarah and Jeff Barrette plan to move their Pleasant Street business, The Ink Factory, there in early July after completing extensive renovations. “Thank …

Rubio Has Eyes on Economy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Orford — Under a bright morning sun, addressing a crowd on Wednesday with many first-time voters, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., outlined a policy platform that he said would bring about an “economic renaissance” in America. Rubio, who …