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School bus driver Carl Lupton, 57, of Bethel, Vt., pleaded innocent on April 1, 2014, to misdemeanor charges of drunk driving - second offense - and cruelty to children at the courthouse in downtown White River Junction. (Eric Francis photograph)

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and Butler’s knew about it when he was hired. Carl H. Lupton, 57, of Bethel, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in Windsor Superior …

Finally a Thaw, Now the Floods

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Four or five inches of water entered Neil White’s fourth-grade classroom through its ground level windows early Sunday morning. As he sorted through the wreckage amidst blowing fans on Monday, he tried to be optimistic. “No student work was ruined,” he said. On the other hand, White was struggling with …

John Alan Lique

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — John Alan Lique, 57, died Friday morning, March 28, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Jan. 28, 1957, in Hanover, N.H. the son of William W. and Cecelian V. (Carron) Lique. John grew up in Norwich, Vt. and graduated from Hanover High School. He worked for a time at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in …

Police Say Slow Down

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vermont State Police Capt. Ray Keefe examines a cruiser that was hit by another vehicle on Interstate 89 in Sharon on Wednesday, sending a trooper to the hospital. State Police said Trooper Christopher Blais had stopped on the …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …

Letter: Attacking the Messenger

Saturday, February 8, 2014

To the Editor: A.E. Norton’s letter Feb. 3 (“Lies in the Eye of the Beholder”) suggests that because other presidents have lied, then it is OK that President Obama lies to us. Such moral relativism sets a very low threshold for citizens’ expectations of truth from elected officials. …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Raiders Home for Holiday: Lebanon Boys Roll To Matinee Victory

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lebanon — Lang Metcalf Gym remains home sweet home for the Lebanon High boys basketball team, even on a holiday with school out of session. Playing a rare weekday matinee on Martin Luther King Day, the Raiders shook …

Local & Regional News Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fire Damages Bradford, Vt. Home Bradford, Vt. — A fire in Bradford has displaced a family of five. Bradford firefighters were called to a fire on Goshen Road at 8:25 a.m. on Monday and found smoke coming from the eaves, where the roof and sidewalls meet, and fire …

TSA Basketball Stays on Key

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sharon — Even before stepping onto the gymnasium floor Tuesday for practice with the Sharon Academy boys basketball team, Brandon Tracy was already happy with his performance. As one of three Phoenix juniors auditioning for a student-produced musical, …

Letter: Different Priorities for Marijuana

Saturday, January 11, 2014

To the Editor: Recently, I wrote to advocate the legalization of all drugs, but particularly marijuana, as the only fair and humane way to deal with one of society’s great ills. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the New Hampshire House is set to vote next …