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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...

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...

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