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Briglin, Masland Win Primary

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Norwich — Incumbent state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and newcomer Tim Briglin, D-Thetford, appeared last night to be headed to victory in the four-way Democratic primary for the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford. With three of four towns reporting unofficial results, Briglin was in first with 1019 votes to Masland’s 942. Candidates Irv Thomae, of …

Republican Milne Wins Gubernatorial Primary

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Republican businessman Scott Milne defeated two fellow GOP hopefuls and a Libertarian’s write-in bid Tuesday for the chance to face two-term Democratic incumbent …

Springfield Hospital Pleads Case

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Executives of Springfield Hospital told a hearing of the Green Mountain Care Board on Tuesday that the hospital was on track to post …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pope Calls Family Of Slain N.H. Journalist Rochester, n.h. — Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has touched off torrents of outrage around the world. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi confirms the pope called James Foley’s …

Ringer

Friday, August 22, 2014

Patrick Cummings, 19, of Sharon, re-paints a stake on Tuesday to prepare for the Sharon Horseshoe League’s final tournament of the season, which took place Wednesday night. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Proponents Continue Push for Mascoma Valley Clinic

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Canaan — About 75 people gathered at the Cardigan Mountain School this week to support plans to build a $3.95 million clinic that could eventually provide a range of medical, dental, mental health and related services to residents …

Journalist Held Captive Is KUA Grad; Steven Sotloff Was Other Man Shown in Propaganda Video

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meriden — Members of the Kimball Union Academy community are watching with particular concern as an Islamist extremist group appears to be holding a 2002 alumnus hostage, threatening to kill the American journalist as revenge for U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq. Steven Sotloff, 31, a Florida native, …

Way Paved for West Hartford Library Lot

Thursday, August 21, 2014

West Hartford — Construction workers this week tore down two vacant warehouses behind the West Hartford Library, eliminating a hurdle that had delayed the opening of the library, which was rebuilt following Tropical Storm Irene. “It has been …

John Gregg: Voting Time Nears

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vermont voters will head to the polls Tuesday for the state primary election, though there is only limited contested action across the ballot. At least two Upper Valley residents are seeking statewide office, hoping to challenge Democratic incumbents in November. Pomfret Republican Scott Milne, head of Milne Travel, …

Proctor Library Submits New Bond

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weathersfield — The Proctor Library trustees will again seek approval of a bond to expand and upgrade the library, five months after voters defeated a $1.3 million bond for the same purpose. The vote on Aug. 26, primary day, will ask for a reduced figure of $1.1 million, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vermont Technical College Waives Fee For Lebanon College Students Randolph Center — Vermont Technical College announced it will waive a fee for students transferring from Lebanon College, which has said it will not be holding classes this fall due to low enrollment. Vermont Tech, in its Twitter feed …

Vt. Environmental Official: Make Permit Process Simpler

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Vermont’s environmental permit review process must be changed, according to a top state regulatory enforcement official. David Mears, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, told members of the Associated Industry of Vermont on Tuesday that the state must make it easier for developers to apply …

N.H. Minority Student Population Grows

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Keene — New Hampshire ranks consistently as one of the most racially homogeneous states in the nation. Census data show that more than 92 percent of residents are white. But just like the rest of the country, the Granite State’s population, particularly its youth, has grown more diverse …