The unemployment rate is practically nil, the stock market is booming, and massive tax cuts may be on the horizon. Life is good in America. Or so...

James Dwinell has worked for both Democrats and Republicans during his lengthy career in politics. He was deputy campaign manager for Sen. Gary...

In 1995, Kevin McNamara started his own landscaping and lawn maintenance business — an ambitious undertaking, considering he had just graduated...

It will probably be a while before Brooklyn Rabbi Berl Fink, who was arrested on Interstate 91 in Fairlee for not pulling over as quickly as a...

When the South Royalton Food Shelf, which had been around for 20 years, was forced to close in June, most folks in town probably figured it was...

After watching the video of a Vermont State Police trooper’s traffic stop of a Brooklyn rabbi and his family on Interstate 91 in Thetford, I don’t...

In everything I’ve read online about Luke Mayer — from his days of playing college baseball in California to his achievements at Dartmouth’s Geisel...

Jamie MacDonald knows what it’s like to put in a day of back-breaking work. Even before graduating from Woodstock Union High School in 2004, he was...

Steve Janelle was due at the Sullivan County courthouse in Newport on Tuesday morning for a hearing about his “junkyard” that the town of Unity has...

I really don’t know what to make of Dorchester. Folks in the town of 320 or so residents seem friendly enough during casual conversations. But when...

With so much attention being paid — and appropriately so — on what some believe was the near lynching of an 8-year-old biracial boy by a group of...

Sherie Laraway became a registered nurse the hard way. At 30, she enrolled in community college, sometimes taking night classes while holding down...

I searched “Claremont police” on Google Tuesday, and here’s what popped up: Essence.com, a source for African-American-related news based in New...

Who says taking on city hall is an exercise in futility? Residents of the Hillcrest Acres neighborhood in Lebanon showed up at a City Council...

At a rise in the state highway heading into the small town of Unity sits a vacant, 150-year-old house with boarded-up windows. Miscellaneous items...

Recent news that Dartmouth is thinking about getting out of the golf course business may strike some as eerily familiar. In November 2002, the...

In a span of four days this month, eight people were killed in motor vehicle crashes on Vermont highways. Seven of the eight weren’t wearing seat...

They mowed Windsor’s ball fields. They painted West Windsor’s fire station. They built the holding cells in Hartford’s police station.Inmates at...

In 2005, Hanover introduced the Upper Valley to the roundabout, a “traffic-calming” feature that only world travelers or fans of National Lampoon’s...

So far in 2017, police have shot and killed 581 people in the U.S., according to a database created a few years ago by the The Washington Post.By...

After being out of prison for five months, 22-year-old Sam Ramsey is starting to question whether trying to better himself is really worth it.Why...

Tommy Shea popped his first OxyContin at 16. A friend who was seriously injured in a car crash had a prescription for the powerful painkiller and...

When will Ernie Simuro see the $300,000 that a federal jury awarded him last November in his 2014 civil rights lawsuit against Windsor police...

As a kid in the 1960s, Norma Griffin came to know a downtown Claremont far different from what’s there now. On Friday nights, shoppers clogged the...

On paper, Vermont taxpayers got a heckuva deal when the state transferred 270 inmates to a Pennsylvania prison last month.It costs roughly $60,000...

On Thursday mornings, 81-year-old Vivian Caswell would drive herself and a friend the three-tenths of a mile down South Windsor Street from their...

Father Time, the elements and vandals have taken a toll over the years on the centuries-old marble and slate headstones in Lebanon’s School Street...

A few weeks after a skiing accident in February left her paralyzed from the hips down, 16-year-old Sierra O’Leary received a text from a concerned...

A single mother and her teenage daughter sat near the back of the Lebanon courtroom recently, waiting their turn to talk with the prosecutor. The...

Art Conkey has owned a construction business in the Mascoma Valley for 17 years, so he’s well aware that when bidding on projects, you win some...

And to think that until a few weeks ago, Hanover residents thought Animal House was only a movie about Dartmouth frat life.Then two young bears got...

A light rain fell outside the Ricker Funeral Home in Woodsville on Monday, where a standing-room-only crowd had gathered on a dark and gloomy...

Once upon a time there was a short dead-end street in an unassuming West Lebanon neighborhood safely tucked away from the hustle-bustle of Route...

Lebanon police average four arrests a day — nearly 1,500 total last year. Three times a week someone is arrested in Lebanon for possessing...

Josh Swift drives past the empty red cow barns and rolling green pastures on Turnpike Road in Norwich every morning, and can’t help but wonder what...

Redundancy is a good thing in many spheres of human activity. Take missile defense systems, for instance. Someday, North Korea might actually...

It began with a knock on the front door of a Lebanon apartment around 9:30 in the morning. Dana Key, a Lebanon contractor in his early 60s, had...

After reading on Facebook about what’s going on at Whippi Dip in Fairlee, I figured there must be a reasonable explanation. Fake news, perhaps. Or...

“Follow the money” is the credo that investigative reporters live by. If you know where the dollars are flowing, it can tell you a lot about what’s...

It’s only been two months since his release from prison, but 22-year-old Sam Ramsey already has found a job, signed up for community college...

Last spring, the Lyme Selectboard began receiving complaints that Holt’s Ledge near the Dartmouth Skiway was under siege.Law-flouting rock climbers...

No one could have blamed Ruby Hill for wanting to see the 22-year-old man responsible for her son’s death put behind bars.Her son, Steve...

With retirement on the horizon, Darlene and Wayne Johnson figured it was time to part with their classic 1973 Volkswagen Beetle. The Ascutney...

When Earle Rogers Jr. landed in prison in 2007, he tested at a second-grade reading level.In a way, that’s not all that surprising. Nationally...

When the Good Neighbor Health Clinic opened in Hartford 25 years ago, the doctors behind the free primary care clinic expected it was only a matter...

For going on 20 years, Vermont has had more inmates than prison cells. To get around the overcrowding problem, the Department of Corrections — with...

After serving a little over 15 years for killing his mother and firing a second shotgun blast that nearly hit his father, Laird Stanard was...

After his arrest by Windsor police in 2010, Ernie Simuro faced criminal charges that could have put him behind bars for the rest of his life.Simuro...

It’s bad enough that Lebanon cops still think that arresting people for allegedly possessing small amounts of marijuana is a good use of their time...

The defense hoped for a minimum prison sentence of 20 years. The prosecutor wanted more — a minimum of 30 years, if he could get it. The judge...

After serving 10 months in Vermont’s only prison for women, Cyndi LaPlante was released in December 2014. To stay out of prison, LaPlante must...

Sam Ramsey began to struggle with mental illness in elementary school. He’s spent the last 11 years — half of his life, so far — living in...

After Lisa Mabey had surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center sent a massage therapist to her home in Hanover...

How apropos that the Norwich Planning Commission held its affordable housing forum last Thursday — Groundhog Day. If only Bill Murray could have...

A Dartmouth College graduate lives in a room on the Shady Lawn Motel’s ground floor. A 72-year-old who gets by on Social Security has been a guest...

Tom Mauzy began serving a 30-day sentence in the Sullivan County jail last week for disorderly conduct. Keeping Mauzy, who had no previous criminal...

When I was a kid, The Beverly Hillbillies was a popular TV sitcom that got laughs by portraying uneducated people living in a place they didn’t...

I am in the L.L. Bean store in West Lebanon, and I am surrounded by temptation. There’s a Fair Isle crew neck sweater marked down to half the...

I’ll say this for Plainfield’s library trustees: They sure know how to grab headlines. They could write a book on how to drive a wedge in a...

As a die-hard sports enthusiast, I probably should be more gung-ho about Dartmouth’s effort to build a massive indoor practice facility near...

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