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Developers Seek Blessing From Lebanon Planning Board

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lebanon — Developers of Altaria, a major commercial project in the Route 120 corridor, hope to begin construction of a 33-unit multi-family residential building pending the Lebanon Planning Board’s site plan review next week. As proposed, the three-story building above a parking garage would sit behind the Element hotel, which opened late last year. It would be the second building …

Interstate Development Clash Still Ongoing in Hartford

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hartford — More than a year of meetings have failed to resolve differences between town officials and the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, who have clashed …

DHMC Rezoning Put On Hold

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Lebanon — A proposal to rezone a portion of a parcel south of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s main campus in the Route 120 corridor is on …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

University Removes ‘Bias-Free Language Guide’ From Website Durham, n.h. — The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups …

Windsor Police Officer Involved in Shooting Back on Payroll

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Windsor — A police officer who was charged with a felony after shooting a suspect during a drug sting is working a desk job for the Windsor Police Department while his criminal case is pending. Detective Ryan Palmer …

Thetford Wall Fines Hit $26,000

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thetford — Town officials say they are headed toward mediation with former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Thetford resident Ruth Dwyer, who has racked up more than $26,000 in unpaid fines for refusing to remove a 60-foot-by-24-foot partition in …

Norwich Town Manager Contract Talks Continue

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard on Wednesday night held a testy discussion about its relationship with Town Manager Neil Fulton, voting to seek more expert opinion on such subjects as his potential contract, his performance evaluation process, and the …

WRJ VA Focuses on Homeless

Thursday, July 30, 2015

White River Junction — It’s summertime, but for some veterans who returned to northern New England after their military service, the living is not easy. For those without homes, winter likely will be even worse. Some have general health problems. Others cope with mental illness or substance abuse. …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was …

Berning Down the House: Senator Grows Voter Support

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Penacook, n.h. — About 45 people introduced themselves to each other in a Penacook backyard Wednesday night. Despite the 90-degree heat, they had all turned out to a house party hosted for Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The party in Penacook was among 37 others …

Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper …

Companies Vie to Supply Natural Gas

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Concord — Two companies are now competing to become the utility supplying natural gas to major employers in Hanover and Lebanon. Until last week, Hanover-based Valley Green Natural Gas was the only entity aiming to serve the two communities, with a petition to do so pending before the …