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Dartmouth Hitchcock to take over psychiatric treatment for children at state-run hospital

05-16-2024 2:58 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Over the objections of mental health advocates and others two years ago, the state chose a private company that primarily works with incarcerated adults to provide psychiatric treatment to children at Hampstead Hospital.With that $52.5 million...


Town Meeting: Hanover approves Gaza cease-fire resolution

05-15-2024 8:25 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, as well as the related protests and arrests at Dartmouth College, overshadowed regular business at Tuesday night’ s annual Town Meeting.Voters approved all spending proposals on the warrant,...


Enfield Zoning Board approves variances for 300-unit development

05-15-2024 5:02 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — The Zoning Board of Adjustment approved two variances necessary for a roughly 300-unit housing development to go forward. Officials say it is the largest housing development project ever proposed for the town.The project, which will include...


Town Meeting: Newport rejects proposed $11.5 million operating budget

05-15-2024 5:01 PM

By PATRICK O'GRADY

NEWPORT — During all-day balloting Tuesday, voters elected Bert Spaulding Sr. to a three-year seat on the Selectboard, defeated the proposed budget and by just two votes, approved more than $1 million for the recreation facilities capital reserve...


UNH Faculty Senate calls on university to investigate police response to protest

05-15-2024 4:30 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

The University of New Hampshire’s Faculty Senate passed a resolution Monday calling on the university to conduct an investigation of its police response to a May 1 pro-Palestine protest. The resolution came 12 days after UNH police arrested a dozen...


Beilock’s leadership divides students; ‘no confidence’ narrowly passes

05-15-2024 3:05 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER – By a slim margin, Dartmouth undergraduate students have voted “no confidence” in President Sian Leah Beilock’s leadership in the wake of a controversial crackdown on pro-Palestinian protesters earlier this month, Dartmouth Student Government...


Stolen White River Junction weathervane returns after 40 years

05-14-2024 7:31 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The theft was worthy of a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys mystery: In the dark, early morning hours on a calm November morning in 1983 a pair of agile thieves used ladders and ropes to ascend the rooftop of the train depot in White...


New Woodstock program promises to pay landlords to rent to local workers

05-14-2024 5:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — A new program will provide financial incentives for Woodstock property owners to lease rentals to people who work in the area.Called “Lease to Locals,” the one-year pilot program, funded by $60,000 from Woodstock’s 1% local option tax,...


Lebanon Police to conduct active shooter training near Centerra

05-14-2024 3:34 PM

LEBANON — The Lebanon Police Department said it will conduct am active shooter training exercise in conjunction with FitKids Childcare at the River Valley Club at Centerra in Lebanon on Thursday, May 23.The exercise, which will run from 8 a.m. to noon...


Claremont couple pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

05-14-2024 3:31 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CONCORD — A Claremont couple has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud, seven months after being indicted on charges of submitting more than $40,000 in false mileage reimbursement for travel to treatment programs.Sarah LaPointe, 29, pleaded guilty in...


NH search crew finds remains of long-missing hiker in remote wilderness area

05-14-2024 10:59 AM

By DAVID BROOKS

The body of a hiker missing for almost a month was discovered in Dry River, apparently pinned under a boulder.William Donovan, 65, of Cambridge, Mass, who was last seen April 16, was located by searchers who were directed to the search area after gear...


Hanover voters consider Gaza cease-fire resolution following Dartmouth protester arrests

05-13-2024 6:08 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Voters will consider a resolution at Tuesday’s Town Meeting calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and the West Bank and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.The meeting takes place in the wake of the recent arrests of demonstrators at...


Food and shopping options expand in West Lebanon plazas

05-13-2024 5:30 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WEST LEBANON — Spring is here and the Route 12A shopping plazas will be blooming with new retail businesses.Cold Stone Creamery and Planet Smoothie are in the works to open at Powerhouse Plaza, the latest national chains to stake out space along the...


They remember Vietnam protests. Now, they're facing charges after protesting the Gaza war at Dartmouth.

05-13-2024 5:01 PM

By KATE DARIO

Douglas Smith lives in Sharon, Vt., just across the border from New Hampshire. He’s legally blind, asthmatic, epileptic and undergoing treatment for cancer.And since October, the 83-year-old has also carved out time for weekly vigils around the Upper...


Special Town Meeting set for June 22 in Bradford, Vt.

05-13-2024 4:22 PM

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Selectboard last week scheduled a special Town Meeting for June to determine the fate of a scoping study of a bike path or sidewalk on Mill Street, also known as Creamery Road.The study would examine the feasibility of constructing...


Vermont congressional delegation calls on FEMA to improve flood recovery efforts

05-13-2024 4:15 PM

By JIMMY NESBITT

Vermont’s congressional delegation on Thursday called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to address shortcomings it said residents faced accessing federal assistance after the July 2023 floods.In a letter to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell,...


Vermont Legislature adjourns after a contentious 2024 session

05-13-2024 4:09 PM

By SARAH MEARHOFF and SHAUN ROBINSON

After a tumultuous day of dealmaking on housing, land use and property tax measures, the Vermont Legislature adjourned its 2024 session in the early hours of Saturday morning. The Senate gaveled out at 1:18 a.m. and the House at 2:07 a.m.The session...


Green Mountain Power hosts open house in White River Junction

05-13-2024 4:01 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Green Mountain Power, an electric utility that services the majority of Vermonters, is scheduled to host an open house on Tuesday to discuss its next multi-year plan.The integrated resource plan, as it’s known, is updated every...


Phil Scott to seek 5th term as Vermont governor

05-13-2024 3:56 PM

By SARAH MEARHOFF

Gov. Phil Scott isn’t ready to hang up his hat.In an announcement issued Saturday evening, the four-term Republican governor said he will seek another two-year term in this year’s election cycle. “During my four terms as Governor, my team and I have...


In spite of budget defeat, Newport School Board approves pay raises for nonunion employees

05-12-2024 6:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

NEWPORT — The School Board last week voted 4-1 to make adjustments in the budget for the upcoming year and award nonunion employees of the school district a 2.5% raise.The adjustments, which totaled about $146,800 in salary, Social Security and...



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