There’s no town officer who interacts more with the public than the town clerk. She — they’re almost always women — issues...

In March 1990, Carl Laurie began serving a life sentence in the New Hampshire State Prison for first-degree murder. Laurie had been convicted of...

On a Friday night in March, a 37-year-old inmate at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield hanged himself in his cell. Some...

The Woodstock Inn and Resort wants to expand, but two 19th-century houses on South Street that are part of the town’s historic district stand in...

In 1984, the then-town librarians in Plainfield and Cornish came to a simple and somewhat informal agreement. Cornish residents could take out...

With the Upper Valley in the grips of an extended heat wave, Martha Hennessy stayed home while her husband and grandchildren cooled off a couple of...

As I watched the 12-member board that governs Claremont and Unity schools wrestle on Thursday night with how to go about replacing Superintendent...

The city of Lebanon recently sent Listen Community Services a property tax bill for nearly $50,000 — the first half due next week — for the former...

I was flipping through the venerable Vermont Standard recently when its “There’s No Place Like Woodstock” column caught my eye.Jennifer Falvey, a...

The thick glass doors at the front entrance to Lebanon Village Marketplace were locked on Monday afternoon. A pickup truck was backed up to the...

On a Friday night in early May, a fierce windstorm knocked out power and brought tree limbs crashing down on roadways in Orford.The next day, with...

Dear Dartmouth Class of 2018,Congratulations! As of today — commencement day — you’re officially Big Greeners for life. And with that honor comes...

Joe Yukica didn’t play on his high school football team in Midland, Pa., until his senior year. The Lincoln High Leopards hadn’t been good for...

Chances are good that you won’t find 97-year-old Warren Williams waving to the crowd from a parade float or participating in any other ceremonies...

I got a phone message the other day from the Internal Revenue Service. Had I forgotten to sign my tax return? Had I put an insufficient amount of...

Nearly 20 years ago, I heard Washington Post sports columnist Sally Jenkins tell a story about her dad that has stuck with me. Dan Jenkins, a...

With this being the start of planting season and all, Royalton farmer Dave Ainsworth has acres of cornfields to plow and harrow before he can even...

TJ Donovan is against building a new 925-bed “mega-prison” in Vermont. He’s critical of the state for spending tens of millions more annually on...

Around 3 p.m. on a recent Saturday afternoon, a well-attended memorial service for longtime social activist and community volunteer Shawn Donovan...

There’s no getting around the fact that the town of Royalton is having a rough go of it. In the first four months of 2018, it’s had a homicide, a...

Leah Stewart was working in the small office at the back of Locust Creek Outfitters in Bethel when I stopped by on Saturday morning. Her husband...

Just before dawn on Sept. 25, 2016, a Claremont police officer shot and killed 25-year-old Cody LaFont in the front doorway of his home on Congress...

It’s hard — no, make that nearly impossible — to bring up reducing Vermont’s prison population without mentioning Hartford Dismas House. The...

It’s been 25 years since the last — and by the way, only — affordable housing development for working-class families was built in Norwich. It’s...

I certainly get why the parents who alleged that their 5-year-old son was sexually abused and harassed by another pupil at the Ottauquechee School...

The Abundant Life Church is by no means well-off. With only about 25 members, the Lebanon church gets by on a shoestring budget. Its pastor, who...

Jay Badams is all too familiar with school shootings. During his time as a school administrator in and around Erie, Pa., there were two.An...

Outside the Barnard General Store, a wooden sign advertises “Meat and Seafood” while another sign reminds customers that “Breakfast and Lunch” are...

Ray Shannis gives three reasons why he’s organizing this Saturday’s March For Our Lives rally at Albert Bridge School in Brownsville: He once...

“Bring the Cows Back!” That’s the new rallying cry found on stickers and signs in Norwich. With a ukulele-playing musician strumming in the...

Apparently, we’ll just have to take the New Hampshire state trooper who fired seven shots at Jesse Champney — hitting him four times, including a...

As homecomings go, Eric Daley’s return to Vermont after 13½ years couldn’t have been more humdrum. Except for family, his lawyer and a few friends...

Vermont has made good use of its furlough program over the years to reduce the state’s prison population, help offenders readjust to living in the...

I arrived at the gun show in Rutland on Saturday afternoon loaded for bear. Strolling past tables stocked with black and camouflage painted assault...

Crystal Eastman had heard that her 11-year-old daughter’s school bus driver had something of a lead foot. Worried about the safety of her daughter...

He travels Vermont’s Route 5 under the cover of darkness, armed with a staple gun and laminated signs the size of a postcard. When he comes to a...

When I met up with Sierra O’Leary at Rivendell Academy on Thursday afternoon, splotches of blue paint covered her hands. In preparation for the...

During her emotional testimony before a New Hampshire legislative committee on Tuesday in Concord, Alonda Peterson broke down only once...

Fifty days and counting. That’s how long it’s been since a New Hampshire state police trooper shot and killed 26-year-old Jesse Champney in Canaan...

Bradford, Vt. — In early 2017, Brandon Cushing had less than six months to serve of his prison sentence. His imminent release was not necessarily...

Newport, Vt. — In the world that Cory Valentine is coming to know, labels matter. The men in his classroom are not inmates, offenders or prisoners....

During his first 10 months in office, Norwich Selectboard member John Langhus showed up for board meetings only about half the time.In person, that...

Gov. Phil Scott administration’s proposal to build a 925-bed, $150 million prison complex in northwestern Vermont is a no-brainer. As in, it takes...

I’m not much of a moviegoer. But last week I went to the Nugget in Hanover twice — both times to see The Post. For members of the Fourth Estate, it...

In seven years, Mike Cryans hasn’t missed a day. Even in the brutal below-zero cold of late December and early this month, he laced up his shoes...

For 11 years, Scott Traudt has waged a one-man campaign — a crusade, really — against Lebanon police. He’s gone to court numerous times, filed...

I’m not thrilled about the “bigger and better” state liquor store planned for West Lebanon’s 12A strip, but there is one upside, at least in theory...

The makeshift memorial — its small wooden cross painted blood red — in a snow-blanketed field off Route 4 in Canaan is a chilling reminder of the...

Lee Achmoody, a 74-year-old retired trucker, sits in his Ford Expedition in an empty Lebanon parking lot waiting for his smartphone to ping — the...

Democrats vs. Republicans. Liberals vs. conservatives. Trump loyalists vs. Trump loathers. With political strife swirling all around, it’s...

If certain New Hampshire legislators have their way, you will soon be allowed to gather seaweed at night, carry a loaded handgun while riding a...

With only an hour or so warning, Alonda Peterson learned on a Friday in August that her father was being released from a northern New Hampshire...

In 1992, Vermont became the first state to completely ban smoking indoors and outdoors at its prisons. Outlawing cigarettes was an attempt to curb...

For as long as I can remember, Norwich has had a fascination — an obsession, really — with the so-called gateway into town.I’m talking about the...

A regular customer wants a hug from his waitress before leaving the restaurant. A stranger writes his phone number on his check. Another guy tells...

In 2010, Windsor police arrested Ernie Simuro on charges of sexually abusing his 7-year-old learning-disabled grandson. If he hadn’t had a...

Tropical Storm Irene’s floodwaters had barely receded at Riverside Mobile Home Park in Woodstock when Erik and Laurel Tobiason arrived with their...

Strolling through the dairy aisle of an Upper Valley supermarket this summer, Walt Cottrell noticed an elderly man was having difficulty keeping a...

During a visit to a homeless shelter in Claremont a few years ago, Cathy Pellerin was struck — dumbfounded, actually — by the absence of books for...

Remember that parking ticket you got in Hanover a dozen years ago and might not have paid? Don’t assume that you’re in the clear. There’s now a...

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