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Norwich Board Nixes Dog Ban

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard appears unlikely to make changes to its animal control ordinance following incidents this summer where dogs bit children during sports events at Huntley Meadows. “I don’t think we can legislate perfect protection from all things,” said Selectman Keith Moran, who owns three dogs. At last night’s Selectboard meeting, only one board member supported amending the existing ordinance to restrict dogs’ access to public events at Huntley …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Forum, Sept. 30: Equal Care for Mental Health; Who’s Best for New Hampshire?; A Flawed History of the GOP; ‘Into the Woods’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Equal Care for Mental Health To the Editor: Thanks for your front page article, “Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System,” (Sept. 28) which they certainly do. And chief among them is that while passage of the Affordable Care Act offers the promise of incremental improvement in …

Grandparents Brag: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BERNAT — A granddaughter, Zoe Elise Bernat, born on Aug. 15, 2014, to paternal grandparents Judy and Jim Bernat, of Norwich, and paternal great-grandmother, Jean Lenzner, of Norwich. …

On the Hunt for Monarchs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quechee — Laurie-Helise Heijn has only seen two monarch butterflies this year, and it’s bumming her out. “You’d think since I do have so much milkweed that I would have seen more than two,” she said Tuesday. “You …

Special Ed Director Resigns in Lebanon

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District’s director of special education has resigned. The School Board accepted Helene Anzalone’s resignation — effective immediately — in a unanimous vote at its meeting on Wednesday evening. At the same meeting, several …

Interim Chief Is Finalist In Thetford; Norwich Police’s Robinson Is One of Three in the Running

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thetford — The police chief in Norwich has made public that he is one of three finalists for the permanent chief position in neighboring Thetford, where he has been serving as interim chief since June. Doug Robinson, who …

Norwich Delays Manager Review

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Norwich — Despite the protest of the board member who’s been most critical of Town Manager Neil Fulton, the Norwich Selectboard decided Tuesday night to postpone the first part of the town manager’s annual performance review, citing several reasons for the delay. One selectman, Keith Moran, was absent, …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Proliferation of Service Dogs Leads to Conflict

Sunday, September 21, 2014

White River Junction — Elroy Litchfield, a Vietnam War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, recently acquired something that he believes will prove a tremendous help in coping with his condition: a five-month-old dog named Mischief who’s being trained …

Vermont Drivers Face Stricter Cellphone Rules Starting Oct. 1

Sunday, September 21, 2014

White River Junction — Come Oct. 1, drivers in Vermont who are caught holding a cellphone to their ear could face a fine that is bigger than their monthly phone bill. And next summer, similar rules will apply …