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Soundproofing Wall to Lessen Noise From Hartland Shooting Range

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartland — Residents who live in the vicinity of the Hammond Cove Shooting Range will be relieved of some gunshot noise when construction of a 10-foot soundproofing wall is completed early next month. The shooting range will be tentatively closed Sept. 22-25 and again on Oct. 7 while the wall is constructed and sound panels attached, said Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s Chris Saunders. The range was completely rebuilt about two years ago at a cost of $230,000, and that dramatically increased activity there, Saunders said. But berms and covered shooting portals did not deaden the sound that traveled across the Connecticut River. Most affected were …

Rene L. Dessert

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Rene L. Dessert, 89, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — …

Their Time to Shine: At the Cornish Fair, Young People Demonstrate New Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The normally quiet fairgrounds are abuzz with preparations on the day before the Cornish Fair opens. Cows lumber off their trailers, chickens peck around their new spaces, and young students staple colorful and informative hand-drawn posters above their …

Business Money Vital to Shumlin

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montpelier — Political campaigns in Vermont are almost always funded by private money. Figuring out where exactly the cash is coming from, however, can be difficult. Unlike federal elections statutes, which require major contributors to list the businesses they might represent, Vermont mandates no such disclosures. The bulk …

Journalist Held Captive Is KUA Grad; Steven Sotloff Was Other Man Shown in Propaganda Video

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meriden — Members of the Kimball Union Academy community are watching with particular concern as an Islamist extremist group appears to be holding a 2002 alumnus hostage, threatening to kill the American journalist as revenge for U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq. Steven Sotloff, 31, a Florida native, …

Mamie Nadeau

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ocala, Fla. — Mamie Nadeau, 67, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. She was born in New Hampshire and had been a Florida resident since 1987. She worked in several automobile dealerships as a Title Clerk for many years. Spending time with …

Mission on the Mountains: Enfield Man to Bike the Hills for Prominent Charity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — Matthew Steinberg says he has a soft spot for children. He sure has a lengthy, arduous way of demonstrating it. Steinberg, 40, will soon embark on a 470-mile uphill bicycling journey that will send him over …

Plainfield 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lebanon 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Auction for properties of Plainfield tax evaders fails, no bidders

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The auction for the properties of Ed and Elaine Brown, the tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding out against law enforcement officials in 2007, opened yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 3 at U.S. District Court in Concord. About two minutes later, …

No Bidders For Browns’ Office, Home; Feds Took Couple’s Property Following Their Convictions

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Concord — The auction for the properties of Ed and Elaine Brown, the tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding out against law enforcement officials in 2007, opened Friday just after 1:30 p.m. in …