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Kuster Advocates Highway Bill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

West Lebanon — The two-month extension of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act approved by Congress in May is set to expire at the end of this month, casting a pall of uncertainty over the future of transportation projects across the country. Such short-term funding plans are insufficient to address the country’s infrastructure needs, create and keep jobs and add …

Woodstock Solar Plan Withdrawn

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Woodstock — A brewing battle between a developer and the town of Woodstock was unexpectedly averted last week, when the developer apparently scrapped a proposal …

A Life: David Orr, 1934-2015; ‘He Was Never Anything But Calm Under Fire’

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hanover — The renovation of the west stands at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field is nearing completion and in recent weeks the press box has begun …

Tuition Is Going Up In N.H.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Concord — After a two-year freeze, tuition at New Hampshire’s state universities will go up next year. Facing $9 million less than they requested in state funding, University System of New Hampshire officials will raise tuition by 2.75 percent and also cut spending to make up the difference. …

Dartmouth to Replace Moosilauke Lodge

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College is making plans to replace the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, the rustic log cabin in Warren, N.H., that occupies a special place in the hearts of many alumni, some of whom are protesting the college’s …

School Eyes Ex-Mayor’s Home

Monday, June 29, 2015

West Lebanon — Lebanon school officials are considering buying the Dana Street home of former Mayor Terri Dudley to ease space and parking needs at the adjacent Mount Lebanon Elementary School. Due to health concerns, Dudley, 86, a …

A Life: Norman Runnion, 1929-2015; ‘It Would Never Have Occurred to Me to Be Anything Else’

Monday, June 29, 2015

Brookfield, Vt. — Ask Norman Runnion for his life story and he’d point to a newspaper. Take the old Kansas City Journal-Post, where he played as a child while his father pounded on a manual typewriter. Or the …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Nonprofit Seeks to Buy West Lebanon Subsidized Apartments

Sunday, June 28, 2015

West Lebanon — An Upper Valley nonprofit housing group is trying to buy two subsidized housing complexes in West Lebanon, including the 50 units at Pine Tree Lane Apartments where tenants have been told the rental assistance available …

Celebrating Lifelong Bonds

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hanover — Chitchat and laughter, iced tea, brownies and burgers, a picnic yesterday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area for the Hanover High School class of 1950 featured the familiar ingredients of a family reunion. Which, in a way, …

Exploring the ‘Cool Science’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Comfortable temperatures and, with luck, some vacation time, make summer the perfect season to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But don’t forget life after the sun goes down. Star parties and viewings at local observatories offer a …

Road Closure Expected in Weathersfield

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Weathersfield — Baltimore Road will be closed to through traffic from July 1 to Aug. 14 at a point 0.9 mile west of Route 106. The closure, just west of 811 Baltimore Road, will allow the town to replace a large culvert damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Homes …

Gay Marriage Coast to Coast

Saturday, June 27, 2015

White River Junction — As Vermont Law School professor Jackie Gardina absorbed the news Friday morning that the Supreme Court had ruled in favor of national marriage equality, she received a text from her wife, Lauren Bassing, who …