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Lebanon seeks input into planning for the Route 120 corridor’s future

04-19-2024 2:26 PM

LEBANON — City planning staff will host a public workshop on Wednesday for community members to share ways to develop the Route 120 corridor between the I-89 exchange and the Hanover town line. The workshop, known as a charette, will allow...


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Ex-youth center resident testifies that counselor went from trusted father figure to horrific abuser

04-19-2024 12:31 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — The man who blew the lid off decades of abuse allegations at New Hampshire’s youth detention center continued testifying at his civil trial Thursday, describing being treated for gonorrhea after being raped at age 15.But the real...


NH public health officials warn against changing child care vaccination rules

04-19-2024 9:19 AM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

Proof of routine childhood vaccinations would no longer be required before kids are enrolled in child care, under a bill being considered by New Hampshire lawmakers.The bill, which passed the New Hampshire House last month, is one of several attempts...


Zantop daughter: ‘I wish James' family the best and hope that they are able to heal’

04-18-2024 8:06 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

HANOVER — One of Susanne and Half Zantop’s two daughters said Thursday that she tries to “compartmentalize” her personal grief over the loss of her parents from her attitude about the fate of James Parker, who was paroled on Thursday after serving the...


Date set for revote on Bradford, Vt., sidewalk study

04-18-2024 7:30 PM

BRADFORD, Vt. — The town will hold a meeting on May 18 to revote a Town Meeting article about a scoping study for a sidewalk on Creamery Road.At Bradford’s March 2 Town Meeting, voters approved an article to cease scoping for the proposed sidewalk....


Interim Lebanon Middle School principal to hold position permanently

04-18-2024 5:52 PM

LEBANON — The interim Lebanon Middle School principal will become permanent, according to a news release from the school district.Tom Harkins, who began his tenure as interim principal March 4, first took over leadership of the school after former...


Hartford has through December to decide curbside recycling program’s fate

04-18-2024 5:30 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford Selectboard will decide by the end of the year whether to negotiate a new contract for its publicly-funded curbside recycling program or to discontinue the service.To allow the town time to explore its options, the...


Chelsea Green to be sold to international publishing behemoth

04-18-2024 4:30 PM

By JUAN VEGA DE SOTO

One of Vermont’s best-known independent publishers is expected to be sold to an international publishing consortium. Rizzoli International, a New York City subsidiary of the Italian publishing giant Mondadori Group, announced Monday that it had agreed...


James Parker granted parole for his role in Dartmouth professors’ stabbing deaths

04-18-2024 10:59 AM

By KATHY McCORMACK

CONCORD — A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas was granted parole Thursday.James...


Rivendell to hold ballot vote on reduced budget in May

04-17-2024 6:15 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ORFORD — A revote on a 2024-25 budget for the Rivendell Interstate School District will take place on Saturday, May 18.The Rivendell School Board set the date for in-person Australian ballot voting during a meeting Tuesday night, after residents from...


Through new school partnerships, CRREL seeks to educate young scientists

04-17-2024 6:01 PM

By NICOLA SMITH

LYME — On a raw, not-quite-spring New England afternoon, four seventh and eighth graders in the New Hampshire Academy of Science’s (NHAS) after-school program clustered around a computer, choosing images of orchids for a poster they’re designing to...


With less than three months left, NH casino hasn’t found a buyer

04-17-2024 1:32 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

At the start of the year, Concord Casino was ordered to close its doors and sell the business within six months, but, so far, no buyers have stepped forward to acquire the establishment.“There’s been no change in the status of the Concord facility,”...


Parker up for parole more than 2 decades after Dartmouth professor stabbing deaths

04-17-2024 1:01 PM

By KATHY McCORMACK

CONCORD — A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas is getting his first chance at...


A former NH youth detention center resident testifies about ‘hit squad’ attack

04-17-2024 11:55 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

BRENTWOOD, N.H. — A former resident of New Hampshire’s youth detention center testified Tuesday that his house leader and another staffer restrained him in a stairwell while two other workers sexually assaulted him.The four members of what he and...


Lebanon landfill project to convert gas to electricity is delayed and over budget

04-16-2024 7:30 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LEBANON — With scheduling delays and increased construction prices hindering the city’s effort to convert landfill gas into electricity, public works officials say it’s going to take some more cash to finish the project.The department will be making...


Businesses in Charlestown and Springfield, Vt., seek alternative to bridge closure

04-16-2024 7:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CHARLESTOWN — At a meeting Tuesday morning, Charlestown and Springfield, Vt., business owners and public officials said the planned 34-week closure to repair the Cheshire Bridge linking the two communities will “kill” the area economy.About 50 people...


Strafford voters approve school budget

04-16-2024 6:04 PM

STRAFFORD — Voters approved all warned articles and elected two School Board members in uncontested races in ballot voting on Tuesday.In a vote of 182-113, voters approved a $4.1 million school budget, which is expected to result in education spending...


Rivendell voters elect School Board members

04-16-2024 6:03 PM

ORFORD — In addition to rejecting the proposed school budget by a floor vote on Saturday, residents in the four-town Rivendell Interstate School District elected school board members and officers. In Australian balloting, Orford’s Charles Newton...


First Branch voters approve school budget

04-16-2024 6:01 PM

TUNBRIDGE — Voters in the two-town First Branch Unified School District approved an operating budget of $8.4 million at a floor meeting on Monday night.In a paper ballot vote, 84 voted for the budget and 62 voted no.The budget is up from last year’s...


Hartford voters approve school budget and building repair bond

04-16-2024 5:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — Voters approved the school district’s $51 million budget, as well as a $21 million bond for facilities repairs in Australian ballot voting Monday.The budget passed 728-622, or about 54% to 46%.The bond passed more narrowly, 712-634, or...



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