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Sharon voters to decide $9.5 million school building bond

05-01-2024 6:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

SHARON — Voters will decide next Tuesday whether to approve a $9.5 million bond for repairs and renovations to Sharon Elementary School.The bond would address safety issues such as fire alarms and sprinklers, and bring the school into compliance with...


Dartmouth graduate student-workers go on strike

05-01-2024 4:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — Dartmouth College’s unionized graduate students marked International Workers’ Day by going on strike, leaving classrooms vacant of teaching assistants and research stations empty.“We’re going to be out here all day, every day until what?”...


Insurance, limited options still keep patients hospitalized longer than needed

05-01-2024 3:42 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

Patients who are medically cleared to be discharged from a hospital continue to stay much longer than they need to largely because they cannot get the ongoing specialized care they require, according to a new report from the New Hampshire Hospital...


NH House Republicans recommend eliminating most of anti-hunger bill

05-01-2024 1:26 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

House Republican lawmakers are moving to strip out major portions of a bipartisan bill aimed at addressing child hunger, arguing they are costly and unnecessary, in a decision that drew sharp criticism from Democrats and advocates.The House Finance...


On the trail: NH Democrats quietly hold second presidential primary

05-01-2024 1:23 PM

By PAUL STEINHAUSER

The Democratic National Committee will welcome New Hampshire’s delegates to its nominating convention this summer in Chicago after the state party conducted a very small party-run presidential primary this weekend.An official vote bringing New...


Man tied to Lebanon school lockdowns pleads not guilty to charges

04-30-2024 7:31 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

LEBANON — A Vershire man has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges stemming from an incident that provoked a lockdown at Lebanon High School and Hanover Street School in March when he allegedly approached the school campus with loaded weapons in his...


Patch family offers public trails in pitch to end dispute over city rights of way

04-30-2024 6:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — A new proposal from the owners of Patch Orchards would create two public recreation trails across their property, if the city agrees to discontinue public access on other rights of way that the farm says interferes with its maple syrup...


Former office manager for Dartmouth student newspaper pleads guilty to embezzlement

04-30-2024 5:51 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

CONCORD — A former office manager pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to embezzling $223,000 from a student-run newspaper at Dartmouth College, according to a news release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.Nicole Chambers, 40, of...


Search underway for hiker in NH last seen two weeks ago

04-30-2024 5:39 PM

By DAVID BROOKS

Officials are looking for a Massachusetts man whose car has been parked at the Crawford Path parking lot for roughly two weeks, although they’re unsure whether he went hiking into the White Mountain National Forest.William Neal Donovan, 65, of...


Volunteers needed for June’s Quechee Balloon Festival

04-30-2024 12:39 PM

QUECHEE — The Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help out at the 44th annual Quechee Balloon Festival, which is scheduled to take place Father’s Day weekend in June.The festival begins Friday, June 14, and runs through Sunday, June...


Enfield wildlife management area parking lot to close temporarily

04-30-2024 12:28 PM

ENFIELD — The parking lot at Lower Shaker Wildlife Management Area off Route 4A will close for at least two months due to construction.Work is scheduled to begin Monday, according to a news release from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department,...


After Vermont Senate rejects Zoie Saunders, Phil Scott names her interim education secretary

04-30-2024 12:15 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

After a lengthy and dramatic debate Tuesday morning, the Vermont Senate voted against the confirmation of Zoie Saunders as state education secretary — but the fight over her appointment appeared far from finished.Saunders needed a majority of the...


NH firefighters rescue horse from barn calamity

04-30-2024 12:12 PM

By ASHLEY SAARI

NEW IPSWICH, N.H. — On Wednesday morning, fire crews responded to a unusual rescue request — a horse that had fallen through the floor of his barn and was stuck in his stall.Shortly before 8 a.m., crews responded to 11 Preston Hill Road, and when they...


Claremont takes step toward charging Washington Street property owners for repaving

04-29-2024 7:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council has taken the first step toward placing a special assessment on Washington Street properties to pay for a majority of the estimated $1.2 million cost to repave the city’s main commercial strip.The council, at its meeting...


Lebanon moves forward with plans for employee housing

04-29-2024 6:31 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City officials are studying the feasibility of building a small, affordable housing development for public employees on a parcel of city-owned land near Interstate 89.On Wednesday, the City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a...


Parkinson's impairs movement. This group dances to keep the symptoms at bay.

04-29-2024 5:31 PM

By PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

For people with Parkinson’s, daily life can grow harder as the disease impairs their movement and balance.Exercise is one of the best ways to slow down those symptoms. That’s why people with Parkinson’s, and their partners, gather at Dartmouth...


Colby-Sawyer president announces plan to depart

04-29-2024 5:01 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

NEW LONDON — After eight years at the helm of Colby-Sawyer College, Sue Stuebner will depart in June to take up the mantle as president of Marietta College in Ohio.Under Stuebner’s tenure, Colby-Sawyer’s endowment doubled — from $36 million in 2016 to...


Howard Dean weighs (another) run for governor

04-29-2024 5:01 PM

By PAUL HEINTZ

Vermont’s longest-serving governor is thinking about getting back in the saddle. Howard Dean, a Burlington Democrat who led the state from 1991 to 2003, has been discussing whether to challenge Republican Gov. Phil Scott in this fall’s election, WCAX...


Windsor man who failed to show up for trial arrested in Hartland

04-29-2024 4:27 PM

HARTLAND — A Windsor man who was wanted on an arrest warrant after he failed to appear for his jury trial on a charge of attempted sexual assault of a minor was apprehended during a motor vehicle stop on Route 5 in Hartland, Vermont State Police...


School Board schedules Hartland budget revote

04-29-2024 4:24 PM

HARTLAND — The Hartland School Board has scheduled a revote of its proposed school budget after a petition seeking the second vote received more than 200 signatures.Voting by Australian ballot will take place on Tuesday, May 28, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m....



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