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"When are you going to be president?" Lizzy Porter, 5, of Lebanon, N.H., asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich during his town hall talk held at Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon, N.H., on Wednesday, September 3, 2015. Porter attended the town hall meeting on Wednesday with her father, Carl. (Valley News - Kristen Zeis) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Candidate Kasich Talks ‘Republican Vehicle’ in Lebanon

Thursday, September 3, 2015

West Lebanon — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, pitched his blue-collar background and record as a chief executive to voters Wednesday night at the Kilton Public Library. Speaking to a packed room of more than 100 people, Kasich regaled the crowd with many anecdotes: tales of meeting Richard Nixon in the Oval Office at …

GMP Pauses Solar Plans In Windsor

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Windsor — In the face of strong opposition from Windsor residents concerned about protecting scenic vistas and open space, Green Mountain Power this week said …

Randolph Copes With Fire Aftermath

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Randolph — Still reeling from a fire which heavily damaged the Randolph Village Fire Station and three of the department’s four trucks on Tuesday morning, …

Claremont Approves Tax Relief for Mill Building Rehabilitation

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The City Council enthusiastically approved a tax relief program for a vacant mill building on Water Street Wednesday night and local business owners Sarah and Jeff Barrette plan to move their Pleasant Street business, The Ink Factory, there in early July after completing extensive renovations. “Thank …

Rubio Has Eyes on Economy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Orford — Under a bright morning sun, addressing a crowd on Wednesday with many first-time voters, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., outlined a policy platform that he said would bring about an “economic renaissance” in America. Rubio, who …

Tunbridge To Keep Ambulance

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tunbridge — Voters sided with Chelsea-based First Branch Ambulance Wednesday night, rejecting a proposal for a new shared ambulance service with Royalton and Sharon that would take over the North Tunbridge coverage area. The proposal was rejected in …

West Fairlee Hires Treasurer

Thursday, August 27, 2015

West Fairlee — The town has hired Joseph MacPherson, a certified public accountant from Vershire, to serve as its first treasurer appointed by the Selectboard since a long-time treasurer moved out of town last year. Voters approved a measure to transition the position from elected to appointed during …

1st Phase of Sorrell Investigation Done

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Montpelier — The first phase of an investigation into allegations that Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell violated campaign finance laws is complete. David Cahill, executive director of the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs, said on Tuesday that complaints against Sorrell have been evaluated. Tom Little, acting special …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Cornish Fair Ride Malfunction Due to Braking System Cornish — State investigators determined that the mechanical issue with a ride at the Cornish Fair Friday night that injured three people was related to the braking system, according to a news release from the New Hampshire state fire marshal. …

Vermonters Call Again for Paid Sick Leave

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Burlington — On the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote, officials gathered to call for a paid sick days bill to be passed next legislative session, saying it would bring Vermont a step closer to women’s equality. Gov. Peter Shumlin, state …

Hartford Copes With Resignation of Town Manager

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hartford — On Tuesday night, the members of the Hartford Selectboard walked across a dirt parking lot that was in the process of being paved under a contract negotiated by Hunter Rieseberg, walked into a town hall renovated …

Stevens to Start New Schedule

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Claremont — The new Stevens High School schedule will be implemented today, the first day of classes, School Board Chairman Richard Seaman said Tuesday night after a non-public meeting with the teachers’ union. “There is nothing I can say about it because it is related to negotiations,” Seaman …

Hypertherm Asks For Renovations

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — Hypertherm is asking the town zoning board for a wetlands special exception to begin major renovations at one of its facilities on Great Hollow Road. The technology company known for its plasma cutting is planning a full-scale reconstruction of its roads, parking lots, loading areas and …