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Dellinger: ‘I Have Never Been Suicidal’

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The wife of the Sunapee man who pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of a Wilder couple in a crash on Interstate 89 in Lebanon said her husband is a “man of ethics, integrity and friendship.” Deborah Dellinger today said her husband, former corporate executive Robert Dellinger, has worked to handle the multiple sclerosis diagnosis …

Oxbow School Budget Passes Smoothly

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Oxbow Union High School’s $7.15 million budget passed handily on Tuesday, as residents here and in Newbury, Vt., approved all items on …

Hartford Clears Budget Confusion

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hartford — Following Saturday’s annual Town Meeting from the floor, many voters, including members of the Selectboard, were confused about the actual impact their votes …

Unity Sues Architect of New School

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport — The Unity School District has sued the former architect and construction manager of the new K-8 Unity Elementary School, asserting that he repeatedly misrepresented the ultimate cost of the project, which was said to be $4.7 million in 2010 but wound up costing almost twice that …

State: FairPoint Failed to Credit Vermonters After Outages

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Montpelier — The state says thousands of Vermonters who lost telephone service in recent months should have received credit on their bills from FairPoint Communications. At issue is whether the company has violated a Vermont Public Service Board rule that requires landline telephone providers to give automatic refunds …

N.H. House Budget Set for Vote

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Concord — The House Finance Committee finalized its budget proposal Tuesday and it will now move for a full House vote next week, where it is likely to face further scrutiny and several amendments. The House budget proposal increases general fund spending over the current biennium by roughly …

Making Memories Shine: Fundraiser Held for Girl Who Died at Day Care Will Benefit New Enfield Library

Monday, March 16, 2015

Enfield — If you were to peek your head inside the Whaleback Mountain ski lodge Sunday morning, you would have seen a few more tutus, sequins and flowers than on your average day on the slopes. There were …

Judge Raises Suspect’s Bail in Shooting: Police Say Woman Violated Curfew Condition of Release

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

White River Junction — The woman charged in connection with a 2011 Bethel shooting pleaded not guilty on Monday to violating a condition of release that a judge imposed over a year ago. Authorities allege Emily Perkins, who …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in …

Vt. House Committee Budget Closes Windsor Prison, Keeps Inmates In-State

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Montpelier — Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee were left with relief and a $113 surplus after unanimously approving a fiscal year 2016 state budget plan Monday. The proposed budget includes a plan to close the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor in 2017 without sending inmates out …

Liberty Utilities Seeks 55 Percent Decrease in Summer Rates

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Concord — Liberty Utilities predicts its average customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by $47 this spring, signaling an end to a winter period when electricity rates across the state spiked by as much as 100 percent in some cases. The utility announced yesterday that it …

Conference Highlights Canadian Power Sources

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Burlington — There is an abundance of clean electricity in eastern Canada waiting to be sent to the energy-hungry states of New England, officials said Monday at an international energy conference. A number of projects are underway to help move that power south, but officials from both the …

School Notes: Rivendell Senior Looks to Next Frontier, a Summer Program With NASA

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Long before NASA chose Aquene Sausville of West Fairlee for its Community College Aerospace Scholars program, Rivendell Academy science teacher Kerry (Doc) Browne could tell that this girl was going places. “I had Aquene in conceptual physics in …