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Kenyon: Vermont’s leading Civil War historian finally gets his degree

05-17-2024 7:00 PM

By JIM KENYON

On a bitter cold February night in 1963, Howard Coffin packed his cardboard suitcase and walked to U.S. Route 5 in the village of Lyndonville, Vt., where he stuck out his thumb to hitch a ride home to Woodstock.“A trucker came by and picked me up,”...


Retiring Windsor County state senator honored for three decades of service

05-17-2024 5:02 PM

By NICOLA SMITH

MONTPELIER — At the end of the legislative session last week in the Vermont Statehouse, Dick McCormack listened, eyes closed, as a resolution commemorating both his retirement and “profound seriousness of purpose” was read into the record. Standing by...


Edelblut faces skepticism on minimum standards revision

05-17-2024 3:17 PM

By KELLY BURCH

MANCHESTER — After an hour-long public conversation with the commissioner of the N.H. Department of Education, school board members in Manchester — the state’s largest school district — remained frustrated by a lack of clear answers and unconvinced...


New Hampshire Senate passes bill to restrict transgender athletes in grades 5-12

05-16-2024 8:01 PM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — A New Hampshire bill that would ban transgender athletes in grades 5-12 from teams that align with their gender identity is headed to the governor’s desk.The Republican-led Senate voted 13-10 along party lines Thursday in favor of a bill...


Appeal denied for Hanover man in child porn case

05-16-2024 7:51 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Supreme Court denied a Hanover resident and former Keene State professor’s appeal to overturn his conviction on child pornography charges, holding that evidence in the case supported the trial court’s guilty verdict issued...


Plans shelved to restructure White River Junction postal facility

05-16-2024 7:48 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The U.S. Postal Service plan to move sorting operations for Upper Valley communities from White River Junction to Connecticut is currently on hold, following concerns expressed by U.S. senators about the impact of USPS’s...


Royalton Hill Bridge to remain closed at least through this year

05-16-2024 5:10 PM

ROYALTON — Royalton Hill Bridge, also known as Foxstand Bridge, is anticipated to remain closed at least through the remainder of the year, according to the town administrator.The bridge, which spans the White River between Royalton Hill Road and...


New Canaan Elementary School principal hire backs out

05-16-2024 5:07 PM

CANAAN — Jody Viereck will no longer serve as the principal of Canaan Elementary School, according to an announcement from the Mascoma Valley Regional School District on Thursday. Superintendent Amanda Isabelle said she received an email from Viereck...


State, community members differ on plans for bridge spanning river between Charlestown and Springfield, Vt.

05-16-2024 4:58 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CHARLESTOWN — State officials and area residents remain at odds over plans to fix the nearly 100-year-old Cheshire Bridge, which spans the Connecticut River between Charlestown and Springfield, Vt.The New Hampshire Department of Transportation had...


City cites Claremont property owner over demolition of building

05-16-2024 4:22 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Atta Ullah thought he was solving a problem for himself and the city earlier this spring when he paid $22,000 to demolish a vacant farmhouse on Washington Street that had become a dilapidated hazard.Instead, Ullah appears to have created a...


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...


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