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Hassan Warns Against GOP Return

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

West Lebanon — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan warned Tuesday that the policies of her Republican opponent Walt Havenstein would “blow a hole” in the state’s budget and also empower former Republican House Speaker Bill O’Brien, who hopes to regain his post. During a meeting with Valley News reporters and editors, Hassan, a Democrat, said the choice for voters in …

Barnard Man Faces Sex Charge

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Barnard — Police last week charged a man with felony lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor following a weeklong investigation by Vermont State Police …

Attorneys Debate Evidence In Thetford Rifle Case

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chelsea — The prosecution and defense in the case of a Thetford man who allegedly fired rifle rounds into an occupied car debated Tuesday what …

Garcia Criticizes U.S. Approaches

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hanover — State Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem, called for the United States to take a stronger stance in foreign affairs during a town hall-style meeting held at Dartmouth College on Wednesday evening. In an hour-long discussion with John …

Competency Evaluation Ordered

Thursday, October 16, 2014

White River Junction — The 46-year-old White River Junction man who allegedly stabbed a neighbor Tuesday night was ordered to undergo an inpatient competency evaluation during his arraignment in Windsor Superior Court on Wednesday. A mental health screener …

Vt. Candidates To Discuss Human Rights, Economy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

White River Junction — A candidate forum hosted by a group of environmental and social justice organizations has drawn interest from at least 10 candidates who have indicated they will attend, according to an organizer of the People’s Forums on Human Rights and the Economy. The forum, scheduled …

Co-op Sued For Disputed June Firings

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Woodstock — Two former workers at the Lebanon Co-op have filed suit against the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, citing age discrimination, emotional distress and multiple counts of wrongful termination in their claim. Dan King, a manager in the …

Town Buys Ascutney Trails

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Brownsville — With no debate for or against, and just a few questions, voters who packed Story Memorial Hall Tuesday night easily approved the five articles on the Special Town Meeting warning, including the purchase of 470 acres …

White River Junction Man Suspected in Assault

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

White River Junction — Apartment residents who were woken by the sounds of yelling outside their downtown building early Tuesday morning said they went back to sleep without realizing that a neighbor had been stabbed just yards away. As of Tuesday night, Hartford police were still searching for …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild Its 2 Claremont Locations

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Claremont — The Planning Board has approved Cumberland Farms’ request to rebuild the company’s two Claremont stores. On Monday night, the board gave the company the go-ahead on its proposed site plans for both Claremont locations. Construction is expected to begin in 2015. Cumberland Farms, based in Framingham, …

Thetford Picks Vt. Sergeant As New Chief

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thetford — The town has its new police chief — almost. Richard A. King, a Springfield, Vt., resident and a longtime sergeant with Ludlow, Vt., police, is expected to take the top spot in Thetford on Nov. 2, pending a standard background check by an outside firm to …

Vermont Town Gets New Leader

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A former town manager from West Rutland, Vt. — as well as towns in New Hampshire and Colorado — is Springfield’s new town manager. Thomas Yennerell, 61, of Lebanon, was the unanimous choice of the Springfield Selectboard, which met in special session at noon Monday …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon Bridge Maintenance To Impact Traffic Patterns West Lebanon — Motorists traveling between Hartford and West Lebanon today may wish to seek alternate routes. Traffic on the Route 4 temporary bridge between Hartford and West Lebanon is scheduled to be restricted to one-way due to maintenance scheduled to …