News

Roles Blur In Hartford Complaint

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hartford — A conflict between a high school basketball coach and a member of the Hartford School Board whose son played on the team has exposed rifts between the district’s parents and coaching staff, with each side asking administrators to take a more active hand in reining in the other side’s behavior. When Paula Nulty, who was elected to the …

AG Clears Haverhill Officers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Concord — The two Haverhill police officers who fatally shot a 41-year-old Canterbury, N.H., man last month were legally justified in their actions, the New …

Claremont Councilor Settles on Payment Plan

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Claremont — A city councilor who earlier this summer rejected a plan to repay $39,000 to an area businessman said last week he has a …

Jim Kenyon: N.H. Diners Starved of Restaurant Inspection Data

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Want to know how your favorite restaurant fared in its most recent state health inspection? Or how food establishments in your town stacked up against each other In Vermont, the information is just a click away. The state Department of Health posts restaurant scores on its website (http://1.usa.gov/1ejsWOi). …

Upper Valley Man Recalls Struggle

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Chelsea — For Will Gilman, 58, of Chelsea, the Americans with Disabilities Act, which celebrates its 25th anniversary Sunday, has particular meaning. Gilman has had no use of his legs, and only partial use of his arms since a motorcycle accident damaged his spinal cord 38 years ago; …

Multiple Crashes, 1 Fatality, on I-91

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Weathersfield — A 22-year-old New York man was killed Saturday morning when the car he was riding in hit a tree on the west side of Interstate 91 near mile marker 48, Vermont State Police said in a …

Tunbridge Voters to Weigh In on Ambulance Deal With Royalton, Sharon

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tunbridge — The Selectboard will host an informational meeting next week in advance of a special Town Meeting next month where voters will decide if the town can enter into a new ambulance contract with Royalton and Sharon …

Lake Fairlee Dam Project on Hold

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thetford — The long-planned project to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam this summer abruptly halted this week after the contractor and the three towns involved — Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee — parted ways over a dispute about the unsigned construction contract. Speaking for the towns, Fairlee …

Mascoma River Bridge Work Almost Done

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lebanon — A two-year project to replace the Route 4 bridge over the Mascoma River in Lebanon is nearing completion — on time and on budget — according to a New Hampshire Department of Transportation official. R.S. Audley …

Candidates Head To Upper Valley

Friday, July 24, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley voters looking to see presidential candidates in campaign action in the run-up to the New Hampshire primary have several choices in the coming days. This morning, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will be holding a “stand with Rand” town hall forum at the …

Police Pleased With Drivers Post-Law

Friday, July 24, 2015

Keene, n.h. — Less than a month after New Hampshire’s new hands-free cellphone law went into effect, state and local police have issued fewer-than-expected warnings and tickets. This, they hope, signals motorists are heeding the new law. New Hampshire State Police Lt. Matthew Shapiro attributes this in large …

Suit Aims To Halt Benefits Cuts

Friday, July 24, 2015

Montpelier — Vermont Legal Aid filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday seeking to stop implementation of a $125 reduction in the monthly Reach Up benefit for hundreds of Vermont families. The Department for Children and Families recently sent notices to 860 Reach Up households saying they would …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, July 25, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

$5.7 Million Grant Going To Veterans Cemetery Expansion Randolph Center — A $5.7 million federal grant is going to expand the Vermont Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center and help it operate year-round. The grant, announced by Gov. Peter Shumlin Thursday, will fund the addition of 1,640 burial …