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Investigators: Fire That Torched Police Cars Was Intentional

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thetford — State fire investigators have determined that the fire that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers last week was set intentionally. The cause of the fire, which was reported around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, has been officially identified as “incendiary/arson,” according to a State Police statement distributed Tuesday afternoon. State Police Detective Sgt. Steven Otis, one of the troopers leading the investigation, said he could not provide more details on …

Commuter Race

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vital Communities held a bike vs. bus vs. car race from Dan and Whit’s in Norwich to the Hopkins Center in Hanover to compare commute times on different modes of transport during morning rush hour on Tuesday. Bikers Hilde Ojibway, of White River Junction, left, Sharon Racusin, of Norwich, middle, and Scot Drysdale, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emerge Family Advocates Board Agrees to Resign White River Junction — The board of Emerge Family Advocates, a nonprofit that provides parental visitation services, has agreed to resign in the wake of accusations that the nonprofit’s executive director, Raymona Russell, overpaid herself to the tune of $5,000 to $10,000 per year over the past three years. The Attorney General’s Office announced on Monday …

Local Roundup: Sharon Improves to 13-0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharon — The regular season has provided little difficulty for the Sharon Academy boys soccer team this fall. But the Phoenix is waiting until the postseason starts before worrying about any difficulty that may be waiting. Tanner James …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital DAVIS — A son, Tucker James Davis, born on Oct. 3, 2014, to Karriebeth and Scotty Davis, of North Hartland. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HARKINS — A son, Macon Edward Harkins, born on July 10, 2014, to Michelle Cantlin Harkins and Thomas Harkins, of …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …

Norwich Considers Dog Ban

Friday, October 10, 2014

Norwich — After two dog bites at Huntley Meadows this summer, the Selectboard on Wednesday night discussed potential changes to the town’s animal control ordinance that could ban canines from sporting events there. A proposed amendment, which was not adopted at the meeting, defined a dog as a …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …

Norwich Begins Manager Review

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard’s annual performance review of the town manager began last night in closed-door session, despite the protests of the manager and members of the board, including Chairman Christopher Ashley. “The evaluation process is in total disarray,” Ashley said at the meeting. The board members didn’t …

Selectman Shows Support for Town Manager Prior to Review

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Norwich — Despite the Selectboard’s precedent of conducting its performance review of the town manager behind closed doors, one board member openly supports Neil Fulton. “I’d say overall that he’s an excellent town manager, and that in general, he’s one of Vermont’s top 10 managers,” Selectman Steve Flanders …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunapee Talk Explores Aging Parents’ Needs Sunapee — A free talk about caring for an aging parent is set for Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Sunapee Cove Assisted Living, 1250 Route 11, Georges Mills. Dennis McCullough, a …

Charles A. Hodgdon, Jr.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Charles A. Hodgdon, Jr., 65, died Monday Sept. 29, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Lebanon, a son of Charles and Helen (Johnson) Hodgdon. Charlie attended schools in Norwich and graduated from Hanover High School before …