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Hartford Selectboard Wants Cost For Quechee's ‘Pocket Parks’

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quechee — Town officials want more information about how much it would cost Hartford to build two “pocket parks” on the north side of the Quechee Covered Bridge, a popular tourist spot overlooking the Ottauquechee River. The Selectboard Tuesday night voted 5-1 to hire professionals to conduct engineering and design studies to come up with the price tag for transforming …

Co-op Board Hears Concerns at Long Meeting

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hanover — About 300 members of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society packed the Hanover High School auditorium Wednesday, with many demanding that two fired employees …

I-89 Bridges Meeting Set for Tonight in West Lebanon

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lebanon — State transportation officials are seeking public comment tonight on planned improvements to the Interstate 89 bridges that cross the Connecticut River and carry …

Claremont Fills School Board; Heated Discussion Amongst Members

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Claremont — Andrew O’Hearne, a Claremont police officer and Democratic state rep, was chosen to replace Kristin Kenniston on the School Board in a 5-1 vote Wednesday night after a heated discussion that lasted more than an hour. Board members Richard Madigan and Becky Ferland switched their votes …

Gov. Shumlin Leads Pack in Fundraising

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Montpelier — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne has raised just over $20,000 in his quest to unseat Democrat Peter Shumlin, according to campaign finance documents filed Tuesday. Milne, a businessman from Pomfret, announced on the last day to file as a candidate — June 12 — that he …

Vt. Man Charged In Bear Feeding

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Montpelier — A Montgomery, Vt., man has been charged by the Fish & Wildlife Department for allegedly feeding bears. Jeffrey Messier was charged with intentionally feeding the animals, according to a Fish & Wildlife press release. “Game Warden Sgt. Carl Wedin received a report of a bear being …

Tunbridge Teen Charged With Sexual Assault

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Concord — An 18-year-old graduate of St. Paul’s School in Concord has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old fellow student, as part of what the police said was a competition with other students to have sexual contact …

Biomass Rejected, Springfield Project Tries for Solar

Thursday, July 17, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Out with biomass, in with solar panels. Winstanley Enterprises announced Wednesday that it was seeking state approval to build five, 500-kilowatt solar arrays in the North Springfield Industrial Park. Some of the land that will be used was earlier proposed to be the site …

Deep in Thought

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tattum Oakes, 6, of Hartford, thinks about what she’s going to write in her notebook, as her brother, Aryn, 6, takes a break on the curb while playing outside their home on Tuesday. Valley News — Ariana van …

Claremont Tar Site to Be Cleaned

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Claremont — A highly contaminated parcel on the north side of the Sugar River that once supplied gas to Monadnock Mills could possibly be cleaned up before the end of the year. Gary Lipson, the on-site coordinator with …

Dartmouth Sexual Assault Summit Calls for Action

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hanover — Federal officials on Tuesday called for colleges to meet a higher standard in combating sexual violence during sessions of the National Summit on Sexual Assault hosted by Dartmouth College. “If we get this right at this moment in time we will have a cohort of students …

N.H. Dept. of Labor Investigates Unity School Site Workers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Unity — The state Department of Labor Commissioner James Craig said Tuesday they are continuing the investigation into the possibility that undocumented workers from Mexico were employed by a subcontractor at the construction site for the new Unity Elementary School. “We were up there Friday but I have …

Lebanon Proposes Making Dulac Street One-Way

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lebanon — An orange traffic cone identifies a sinkhole to the east of Jeff and Lynn Halpin’s Dulac Street home. The cone, as well as streaks of gray silt and clay through the Halpins’ otherwise manicured lawn and …