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Jan 30
Column: The Oversized Appeal of Little Libraries, in Hanover and Elsewhere

Hanover's Little Free Library, not much bigger than a breadbox and perched on a post outside Town Hall, was well stocked the day I peered inside. There for the taking was a novel by John Updike, a copy…

Jan 30
The Tyranny Of 'Awesome'

Monday in an online chat, a reader sent in a great question that clarified some things I've been thinking about lately. "Is it just me, or is the word 'awesome' overused?" this person wrote. "When something…

Jan 30
French Class Trip Raises Safety Fears

Lebanon -- A Lebanon High School teacher assured School Board members this week that students traveling to France next month will be safe in spite of the recent terrorist attacks there. During a School…

Jan 30
Editorial: Rehab, Not Arrests, May Win the Drug War

With the long-running war on drugs having proved about as effective as America's adventures in the Middle East -- Operation Quagmire -- it was refreshing recently to hear that Rutland has demilitarized…

Jan 30
Days of Change and Growth

Of all the odd places to sit down for an interview, the McDonald's on Route 12A might be the oddest. But in the case of Jonathan Sa'adah, the location made sense. Sa'adah, a Woodstock native who now lives…

Jan 30
Budget Plan Reflects Mascoma Project Costs

West Canaan -- The deliberative session for voters in the five towns served by the Mascoma Valley Regional School District will be held at the Indian River School at 9 a.m. today to debate the $25 million…

Jan 30
Forum, Jan. 31: Hartford Recycling Facts; Keystone Pipeline and Big Money; What's Inflated, What's Not

Recycling in Hartford: The Facts and Figures To the Editor: Since the Hartford Selectboard unanimously voted to put the question of townwide curbside recycling to the voters at Town Meeting on Tuesday,…

Jan 30
Wife's Injuries Result of Trauma

Newport -- A forensic expert told jurors on Friday that some of the bloodstains in Kelly Robarge's Charlestown home contained her DNA and were likely the result of blunt force trauma. Police said they…

Jan 30
Robert Arthur Raymond, Sr.

Sharon, Vt. -- Robert Arthur Raymond, Sr., 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. He was born March 27, 1923, in East Bethel, Vt. the son of Elmer and Florence…

Jan 30
Margaret Bettmann May

Orford, N.H. -- Margaret Bettmann May, 93, known to all who knew her as Marge, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, N.H. She was born Nov. 5, 1921, in…

Jan 30
Seahawks' D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

PHOENIX (AP) - As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history.

Jan 30
Special teams could determine Super Bowl champion

PHOENIX (AP) - While Russell Wilson was throwing interceptions in the NFC championship game, punter Jon Ryan kick-started Seattle's rally with his arm.

Jan 30
Record defense is why Seattle will win 2nd straight

PHOENIX (AP) - The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football.

Jan 30
Part of I-89 reopens after jack-knifed truck, accident

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police say Interstate 89 southbound between the St. Albans and Georgia exits has reopened after a jack-knifed tractor trailer and multi-vehicle crash.

Jan 30
Health Department: 7 kids, 1 adult positive for tuberculosis

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Seven children and an adult from the Charlotte Central School have tested positive for tuberculosis and will be given antibiotics for nine months to ensure they do not get sick with the disease that usually attacks the lungs, Vermont Health Department officials said Friday.

Jan 30
Auditor: Consumers should get more health care information

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Consumers should have access to more health care information so they can compare prices and quality among providers and procedures, Vermont's auditor said Friday.

Jan 30
Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

Jan 30
Vermont Health Department: 7 kids, 1 adult have tuberculosis

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Health Department says seven children and one adult from the Charlotte Central School have tested positive for tuberculosis.