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Claremont Properties Reappraised

Claremont -- The city has denied 11 of the 20 property tax abatements for commercial properties that were filed after last year's citywide reappraisal. Of the nine that were approved, the two largest…

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Royalton Swimming Hole Donated to Town

S outh Royalton -- Pinch Rock, a rocky swimming hole area jutting into the White River across the street from Peg Elmer's pale green home, has long been a favorite summer spot for the likes of swimmers,…

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The Glorious Fourth: In 1930s West Lebanon, the Day Brought Thunderous Independence

Born in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom in 1924, Scott E. Hastings Jr. grew up in West Lebanon. His parents moved to what was then a bustling railroad village when Scott was 4. Hastings had a rough and tumble…

23 minutes ago
Clinton Recalls Time at Dartmouth

Hanover -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cheered recent Supreme Court decisions in favor of same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act and called for "(taking) on the gun lobby…

27 minutes ago
Column: Legalize Pot in Vermont

As a state senator, I'm used to getting missives from countless Vermonters who wish to weigh in on various subjects. But rarely do I get one, from someone not even old enough to vote, that is well researched…

27 minutes ago
Column: We Should Serve Those Who Served

On the Fourth of July, our nation comes together to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, freedoms our service members, veterans and their families have made possible through their sacrifices. Just as these…

27 minutes ago
Editorial: Life, Liberty, Happiness

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with…

27 minutes ago
Column: Freedom of Hyperbolic Speech, Too

If you have dipped a toe into the fetid swamps of online political debate, chances are you have encountered -- maybe even authored -- acerbic one-liners like, "There is a special place in hell for that…

27 minutes ago
Forum: Dedication of a Coxswain; Fertile Ground for Hatred; Extremism Is No Virtue

The Dedication of a Coxswain To the Editor: Congratulations to David Desaulniers for a great Valley News article on his success as a coxswain -- and for his beautifully articulated description of…

27 minutes ago
Movie Review: 'Magic Mike XXL' Can't Recapture Its Innocence

Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh's modest, playfully liberated comedy about male strippers that took multiplexes by storm three years ago, possessed that ineffable concentration of qualities of which so…

Jul 3
Corrections officer cleared of witness tampering charge

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped their case against one of three New Hampshire corrections officers who were indicted on charges linked to the treatment of an inmate at a Concord halfway house last year.

Jul 3
Vermont officials warn about dangers of fireworks

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's Division of Fire Safety says public fireworks displays put on by trained professionals and supervised by local fire departments are the smartest and safest way to enjoy fireworks.

Jul 3
July 4th visits, spending could set record in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Visits and spending are expected to set records for the July 4 holiday period this year in New Hampshire.

Jul 3
Preservation group warns: Loon chicks hatching this weekend

MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) - A preservation group is cautioning July 4 revelers that loon chicks will be hatching this weekend on New Hampshire's lakes.

Jul 3
Vermont specialty food producers take top honors

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont specialty food producers took home gold at this week's Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City.

Jul 3
Column: How Paid Sick Leave Became a Movement

Last week, the Supreme Court upheld a core provision of the Affordable Care Act, quashing Republicans' latest attempt to gut the law through the judicial system. At issue in the case, King v. Burwell,…

Jul 3
On Poetry: Looking Back on Nearly Four Years as the State's Poet

This is, by my computation, my third to last column as Vermont's poet laureate. I will be taking the summer off, as before, and my successor will be named in November, this four-year tenure seeming to…

Jul 3
Mieko Tahara Griffin

Hanover, N.H. -- Mieko Tahara Griffin, of Hanover, died peacefully at Wheelock Terrace on Monday, June 29, 2015. She was 85. Mieko was born in 1930 to Akio and Nobuko Tahara and spent her childhood in…

Jul 3
Kenneth R. Maxfield

Hartland, Vt. -- Kenneth R. Maxfield, 74, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at his home in Hartland. Ken was born Feb. 2, 1941, in Post Mills, Vt. the son of Andrew and Ella (Bowker) Maxfield. He grew up…

Jul 3
Column: Fighting Big Money

For the dreamers among us, every four years come new reasons for hope: Maybe This Time, Maybe This Guy, Maybe at Last. Then comes the election, and (sometimes) the honeymoon: the new guy rolls out his…

Jul 3
Summer Readings Make Noise After the Fourth's Fireworks

For bibliophiles who enjoy hearing authors and poets recite from their work in person instead of on tape (OK, iPod or CD), the options for summer reading series hereabouts come tantalizingly close to…

Jul 3
Editorial: The People V. Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court has mostly avoided questions about gerrymandering, the practice of drawing otherwise irrational legislative district lines to the advantage of one party or of incumbents. But on Monday,…

Jul 3
Forum: Time to Examine Our Roots; Co-op Leadership Success; Co-op Leadership Failure

It's Time to Examine Our Roots To the Editor: This letter is in response to the article "PBS Puts 'Finding Your Roots' on Hold" published in the June 25 Valley News. While I fully appreciate efforts…

Jul 3
Karolina Waclawiak Writes Novels From the Outside

Karolina Waclawiak wants to talk about class. We're sitting at Stark Bar on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's the end of the workday, and office workers and museum-goers alike are…

Jul 3
William C. Bacon

Windsor, Vt. -- William C. Bacon, 83, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Tuesday evening, June 30, 2015, at his home in Windsor surrounded by family. He was born April 1, 1932, in North Randolph,…