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Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from this year’s and increases the amount to be raised by taxes among the 15 county municipalities by 1.2 percent, or $167,000. Sullivan …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort for his third win in four decisions this season. The senior struck out six and …

Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lebanon — Following an extended chase on Routes 12 and 12A, police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for the theft of a truck in Colorado. Just after 8 p.m., Lebanon police attempted to stop a Ford F-150 driven by Robert Leibensperger, of Clifton Park, N.Y. Leibensperger, 37, refused to pull over. The truck had been reported stolen earlier this month in Black …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

‘Howard Would ... Love to Be Here’: Auction of Legendary Town Clerk Howard Zea’s Estate Draws Hundreds

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Meriden — Philip Zea sat beneath a big blue-and-white-striped auction tent on Saturday afternoon, in front of the home he grew up in, observing with focused concentration as scores of residents and out-of-towners bid on the countless collectible …

Raiders Roar Back: Down 7-0, Lebanon Rallies for Big Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lebanon — It was like Floyd Mayweather-vs.-Manny Pacquiao, with much less hype — and much more back-and forth. In a classic between bitter rivals on a summer-like day at Lebanon High School, the host Raiders batted around in …

Healthy Food Talk Honors Late Doctor

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lebanon — Her picture was on the event’s promotional flier. Her vegan recipes for hummus, lentils, steel cut oats and pasta with beans and veggies were distributed to attendees. The audience included some of her former colleagues and patients, and her mother. But Margo Krasnoff, the 57-year-old professor …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

A Life: ‘She Was an Institution’. Bernice “Bernie” May Johnson, 1920 — 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cornish — If it happened in Cornish, chances are Bernice “Bernie” Johnson played a part. “She kind of did things when she was needed,” her son Ron Johnson said. That applied to everything from the historical society to …

4-H Club Members Advance To State Fashion Competition

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Claremont — Three members of the No Strings Attached 4-H club took top honors at the Sullivan County 4-H Fashion Revue and will go on to compete in a state competition in Durham, N.H., later this month. Alison Numme, 13 of Claremont, Skye Robicheau, 14 of Plainfield, and …

Neighbors Decry Proposed Hartland Gun Range Changes

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hartland — Plainfield residents fed up with noise from the state-owned Hammond Cove Shooting Range across the river in Hartland said proposed rule changes don’t go far enough to mitigate the sound of gunfire, which they said has …

Plainfield to Get New Electric Car Charge Port

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Plainfield — Anne Yates doesn’t expect to ever stop selling gasoline at her convenience store on Route 12A, but she does believe demand for another power source for vehicles will increase in the years ahead. That is why Yates accepted a proposal from area energy committees for an …

In Need of a Charge: Colby-Sawyer Baseball Finds Wins Elusive

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Colby-Sawyer College baseball players Matt McIntosh and Justin Devoid were loosening up with a game of catch Sunday alongside the first-base line at Norwich University as their team piled up several runs en route to sweeping a nonconference …