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Royalton closes bridge spanning Broad Brook

05-22-2024 7:30 PM

ROYALTON — A bridge over Broad Brook in Royalton has been closed since last weekend after stones that help hold it up fell into the brook. It’s unclear when it might reopen.Last Saturday morning, May 18, a resident alerted town officials to the damage...


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Hartland school budget revote set for Tuesday

05-22-2024 7:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTLAND — Hartland residents will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote on a proposed $11.1 million school budget for the second time this year.The operating budget passed, 320-311, on April 2. The School Board did not make any changes to the...


Plan for 240 apartments in White River Junction completes planning and zoning review

05-22-2024 5:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Planning and zoning officials have approved a plan to build more than 200 apartments off Sykes Mountain Avenue.A partnership of White River Junction-based Simpson Development Corp. and the Venezuela-based Pering Group has...


Strafford man out of prison after pleading guilty to burning down cabin

05-22-2024 4:32 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CHELSEA — A Strafford man who set the cabin where he was living ablaze after police failed to respond to his repeated calls of distress is free and received a fully suspended prison sentence as part of plea deal on a reduced arson charge.Edward...


Scott signs bill limiting prior authorization, other health insurer practices in Vermont

05-22-2024 2:58 PM

By PETER D’AURIA

Gov. Phil Scott on Monday evening signed H.766, a bill that takes aim at health insurance company practices such as “prior authorization” and seeks to free health care practitioners from burdensome paperwork. “The intent of this bill is to improve the...


State trooper receiving care for ‘severe’ traumatic brain injury from March crash

05-22-2024 2:56 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Vermont State Police trooper seriously injured in March when his cruiser slammed into a fire truck that had stopped at a crash scene is undergoing treatment for a “severe traumatic brain injury.”Mike O’Neil, executive director of the Vermont...


Back in New Hampshire, Biden touts progress on veteran health care

05-22-2024 2:55 PM

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Master Sergeant Nicole Lyon, of Hudson, N.H., has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, South Korea and Africa, Germany and the United States.She said she was exposed to toxic burn pits, waste collection sites, sand, dust and other chemicals. As a result,...


Upper Valley Memorial Day ceremonies 2024

05-22-2024 2:51 PM

Sunday (May 26)Norwich Memorial Day Observance, Picnic and Music: Begins at noon with parade at American Legion Post 8, with honors at the bridge on Beaver Meadow Road. Veterans and other community groups will then proceed to Fairview Cemetery for...


Dartmouth faculty censure of Beilock further highlights divide over response to protest

05-21-2024 8:01 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — For weeks, the Dartmouth community has debated President Sian Leah Beilock’s decision to call in police on May 1 to arrest 89 protesters who were in violation of the college’s “time, place and manner” policy that guides demonstrations.On...


Search for missing Dartmouth graduate student ends tragically

05-21-2024 7:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WEST LEBANON — Police on Monday retrieved the body of a missing Dartmouth College graduate student from the Connecticut River in Windsor, nearly 16 miles downriver from where her e-bike was last seen leaning against a picnic table in a parking lot...


Fairlee man sentenced for reckless endangerment

05-21-2024 5:07 PM

CHELSEA — A 68-year-old Fairlee man who fired a handgun near the Lyme Bridge and Route 5 in East Thetford in February has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment. A felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was...


NH Cold Case Unit searches Newport property

05-21-2024 5:05 PM

NEWPORT — Members of the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit began executing court-authorized search warrants in Newport on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Attorney General’s Office.The search — in conjunction with New Hampshire Department of...


Key members of House threaten to vote against cannabis bill after Senate changes

05-21-2024 4:55 PM

By ETHAN DEWITT

When the New Hampshire Senate began its lengthy deliberations over marijuana legalization Thursday, sunlight spilled through the chamber’s high windows. By the end, night had fallen. The result was a threshold moment: After hours of debates and...


‘There was no right vote’: Why a controversial wildlife bill died in the Vermont House

05-21-2024 4:54 PM

By EMMA COTTON

Over the last several years, a debate over how to manage wildlife has become a symbol of a broader cultural divide in Vermont. During the recently concluded legislative session, that debate culminated in S.258, a bill that would have changed the...


Dartmouth faculty censures college president over response to protest

05-20-2024 8:10 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

HANOVER — Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences have voted to censure Dartmouth College President Sian Leah Beilock, publicly rebuking her handling of a pro-Palestinian protest on campus earlier this month.The resolution passed narrowly — 183 to...


Affordable apartments slated for vacant city-owned land in Lebanon

05-20-2024 8:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city has finalized plans to sell a vacant downtown lot, which was once home to the city’s public works department, to private developers who intend to redevelop the property at 20 Spencer St., into affordable rental housing.The City...


Rivendell superintendent departure adds to district’s challenges

05-20-2024 7:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — In the latest of a series of challenges Rivendell Interstate School District, the superintendent of the small district resigned last week.Superintendent Barrett Williams, who will become the principal of Strafford’s Newton School this summer,...


After a career in public service, Jane Kitchel to retire from the Vermont Senate

05-20-2024 4:35 PM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Sen. Jane Kitchel, D-Caledonia, is leaving the Vermont Senate.Kitchel announced her retirement from the body Friday morning in a press release issued by Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Baruth’s office. She’s set to leave office after 20 years and,...


State intends to build new secure juvenile facility in Vergennes

05-20-2024 4:06 PM

By TIFFANY TAN

The Vermont Department for Children and Families formally announced Thursday it intends to build a secure youth facility in Vergennes, a project that would replace the state’s juvenile detention center shuttered in 2020.The proposed facility, named...


Howard Dean, Miro Weinberger rule out runs for governor of Vermont

05-20-2024 4:05 PM

By SARAH MEARHOFF

Two prominent Vermont Democrats who had floated the prospect of challenging Republican Gov. Phil Scott this November have decided against it.Former Gov. Howard Dean and former Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger both announced Monday they would not run...


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