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Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according to an order earlier this month from Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Peter Fauver. The victim’s ex-wife, Lisa Esty-Lennon, has since objected, …

Rivendell Soccer Deals Sharon First Loss of Season

Friday, September 18, 2015

Orford — It was a tale of two games between The Sharon Academy and Rivendell Academy on Thursday afternoon . The first, which lasted the entire first half and most of the second, was a bit one-sided. The second, which lasted the final 20 minutes of the second half, was an evenly matched …

EPA Will Hold Meeting on Ely Mine

Monday, September 14, 2015

Vershire — The Environmental Protection Agency will host a public informational meeting and hearing this month on proposed plans to clean up the Ely Copper Mine, a Superfund site in Vershire. The EPA’s preferred plans would accommodate endangered bats who live in one of the tunnels of the former mine, and include a …

Raptors Are Bedeviled Yet Again

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — When Williamstown High boys basketball coach Jack Carrier took over the program six years ago, his goal was to help the Blue Devils experience the feeling he enjoyed winning a state title with the team …

Joyous Raptors: Rivendell Soars to Championship Game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — While breaking away from any team huddle or timeout, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team collectively shouts “All in!” — a phrase the Raptors say is indicative of their aggressive play and cohesiveness. During Thursday …

Vershire Voters Handily OK Budgets, Change to Fiscal Year

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vershire — Voters overwhelmingly approved the proposed general fund and highway budgets and consented to move from a fiscal year that tracks the calendar to one that runs from July to June. The general fund budget of about …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Frank Thurston, Jr.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Vershire, Vt. — Frank Thurston, Jr., 46, of Vershire passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. He was born Jan. 26, 1969, in Hanover, N.H., the son of Frank Thurston Sr. and Mary (Daniels) Thurston. He grew …

Vershire Continues Level Spending Plan

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Vershire Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at 10 a.m., at the Town Center. Australian ballot voting to elect officials and decide on the budget and other spending requests will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Vershire Historical Society wing of the …

‘Valley News’ to Publish New Monthly Business Magazine for Upper Valley

Sunday, February 22, 2015

West Lebanon — The Valley News has announced plans to expand its coverage of the Upper Valley business community with the publication of a new monthly magazine. The first issue of Enterprise: The Business Magazine of the Upper Valley, will be published on March 31. The free magazine …

Heroin Operation Alleged: 2 Upper Valley Men Face Trafficking Charges

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

White River Junction — Two Upper Valley residents have pleaded not guilty to felony charges after authorities allege they were transporting 1,100 bags of heroin from Massachusetts when police pulled them over in Springfield, Vt. Walter Emery, 20, …

‘Pompy’ Becomes a Priority: Ompompanoosuc’s E. Coli Problem Gets Renewed Attention

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Volunteer efforts to combat a long-running water quality issue in the Ompompanoosuc River have ebbed and flowed over the years as time and funding were available. But recently, residents have refocused their attention on the high E. coli …

She’s a Keeper: Rivendell Freshman Thomson Packing Promise

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Orford — Having already coached Riley Thomson on his AAU team last summer, Rivendell Academy girls basketball coach Hank Tenney expected the freshman to be an immediate contributor for the Raptors this season. Neither coach nor player realized she’d be producing so much, so quickly. The 5-foot-8 Thomson …