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State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend more time with his family and friends. “As my colleagues all know, serving in the New Hampshire Senate is both a unique …

Enfield Board Backs Dog Park

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Enfield — Mascoma-area residents and their pooches could be frolicking in a dog park on Route 4A before the end of the year. The Enfield …

Law School Gets Bond Downgrade

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Moody’s Investors Service, an investment assessment services company, downgraded Vermont Law School’s $10.3 million in 2011 revenue bonds this week. Moody’s lowered its rating for …

Clams in the Woods: Tiny Creatures Abound in Vernal Pools

Monday, April 14, 2014

Clambakes, fried clams, clam diggers, clam shacks ―— we usually associate clams with the ocean. You may have also seen freshwater clams in rivers and lakes. But did you know there are clams that live in the woods? …

Part Two: Out of the Woods, At Last

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Go to www.vnews.com/alanschallenge for all of the stories and photographs in this series. ∎ Claremont — Alan Graves was unemployed and living in a tent in the woods behind the stores on Washington Street in December when he …

Meals on Wheels: Tuck School Students Serve Up Food, and Lessons in Business Management

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hanover — Two seniors at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth have rolled out a startup venture that is providing other students with nutritious fare along with a side of basic entrepreneurial principles. After more than a …

Windsor Police Probe Killing of Two Pit Bulls

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Windsor — Police are investigating the killing of two pit bulls whose bodies were found on Interstate 91 with small-caliber gunshot wounds to their heads. Windsor police were notified by a passerby on Saturday morning that there were …

Volunteers Rally Around Fort at No. 4

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Charlestown — The Fort at No. 4 living history museum is preparing to open for its fifth season since closing in 2009 due to financial hardships. Its finances still aren’t that healthy, but it’s running on a new business model: relying on volunteers. The museum, a reconstruction of …

Veterans’ Names Sought for Monument

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Canaan — The American Legion in Canaan is seeking names for the town veterans’ monument, along with new post members. Weld Webster Post No. 55 and Friends of Canaan Village are updating the Canaan Veterans Monument. According to the town website, the most current names on the monument …

VINS Exhibit Marks Wilderness Act Anniversary

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Quechee — A photography exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act will be displayed at Vermont Institute of Natural Science through July 6. The exhibit, sponsored by VINS and the Sierra Club, features Vermont and New Hampshire wilderness areas and other outdoor scenes. It is part …

VA To Honor Korea-Era Veterans Today

Saturday, April 12, 2014

White River Junction — A ceremony honoring a number of Korean War era veterans will be held today from 2-4 p.m. at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. The Spirit of Valor ceremony is an expansion of the Quilts of Valor program, which presents veterans with handmade …

Lebanon City Council Will Meet Wednesday on Storm Damage Plan

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lebanon — City officials are expected this week to discuss a plan to pay for $10.3 million in damage from summer storms that wreaked havoc on the city’s roads and water lines and spurred the evacuation of dozens of residents. Money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and …

Cradle & Crayon Teacher Earns New England Award

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hanover — Eric Downing, of Lebanon, received the 2014 MenTeach-New England Emerging Professional Award at the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children conference last month in Westford, Mass. Downing, an assistant preschool teacher at Cradle & …