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NH teacher facing scrutiny for helping student get an abortion drops lawsuit against state

07-12-2024 9:57 AM

A New Hampshire teacher who came under scrutiny for taking an 18-year-old student to get an abortion during school hours is no longer suing the state over its response to the incident.The lawsuit alleged that the department prematurely revoked the...


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Sununu vetoes bill addressing drivers licenses for immigrants

07-12-2024 9:20 AM

By AMANDA PIRANI

Some advocates are raising concerns after Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill designed to make it easier for immigrants to obtain a driver’s license.Senate Bill 501 authorized the Department of Motor Vehicles to administer licenses to people who have been...


New report shows who has — and hasn’t — turned in latest campaign finance records

07-12-2024 9:19 AM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Vermont Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas on Tuesday released a set of lists naming which candidates have — and which ones haven’t — filed campaign finance reports with the state as of early July, a move she said would help shine a spotlight on...


Disaster revisits Vermont as Beryl’s remnants flood the state a year after catastrophic rainfall

07-11-2024 7:02 PM

By LISA RATHKE

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — The remnants of Hurricane Beryl dumped heavy rain on Vermont, washing away much of an apartment building, knocking out bridges and cutting off towns, and retraumatizing a state still recovering from catastrophic floods that hit a...


Claremont City Council supports ‘checks and balances’ on short-term rentals

07-11-2024 7:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — In a 5-1 vote, the City Council approved a new ordinance that will give the city control over short-term rentals by requiring a conditional use permit from the Planning Board.The final approval and adoption at the second reading is...


Windsor man pleads guilty to attempted sexual assault charges

07-11-2024 6:30 PM

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 44-year-old Windsor man pleaded guilty in attempting to meet a person who he believed was an underage girl for a sexual encounter and will spend no longer than six months in prison providing he abides by the terms of his...


Vermont man arrested and jailed more than a year after police chase through Hanover

07-11-2024 5:00 PM

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 26-year-old Vermont man, who was sought by authorities for more than a year after he fled from police on a high-speed vehicle chase through downtown Hanover, has been arrested and is now detained at Grafton County jail. Dustin...


Grafton County road resurfacing project to cause lane closures

07-11-2024 4:30 PM

ORFORD — Road resurfacing will begin this week in Orford, Lyme, Enfield and Canaan, according to a New Hampshire Department of Transportation news release. The $3.7 million project will resurface seven road sections, totaling 31 miles.The first...


New N.H. men’s prison estimate at $600M

07-11-2024 4:01 PM

By CHARLOTTE MATHERLY

The state’s Executive Council unanimously approved funding for the first step in building a new men’s state prison — something Councilor Joseph Kenney anticipates could be the largest capital project in New Hampshire history.With the prison’s expected...


Peter Welch becomes first Democratic US senator to call for Joe Biden to exit presidential race

07-11-2024 10:15 AM

By PAUL HEINTZ

Vermont’s own Peter Welch on Wednesday became the first Democrat in the U.S. Senate to publicly call for President Joe Biden to end his campaign for reelection. In an opinion piece published by the Washington Post, Welch argued that Biden’s...


New laws to protect New Hampshire’s covered bridges

07-10-2024 7:46 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

CORNISH — Upper Valley lawmakers and police officers hope two new laws will help protect New Hampshire’s covered bridges from oversized vehicles.HB 1457-FN will increase the fines for motorists who damage covered bridges to $1,000 for a first offense;...


Suspect in West Lebanon coin store robbery held without bail

07-10-2024 7:00 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WEST LEBANON — A 52-year-old man is being held without bail after police said he smashed a front window of a West Lebanon business and entered the store to grab handfuls of cash from behind the counter before he was nabbed while riding as a passenger...


After two years on the job, Hanover Town Manager announces departure

07-10-2024 5:56 PM

HANOVER — In what he called a “bittersweet announcement,” Town Manager Alex Torpey revealed Wednesday that he will leave his position at the end of the month, one year before the end of his three-year contract.Planning, zoning, and codes director Rob...


Central Vermont Council on Aging closes three offices

07-10-2024 5:30 PM

ROYALTON — The Central Vermont Council on Aging has closed three of its Orange County offices and opened a new one in downtown Randolph.The Barre-based nonprofit organization, which assists older adults in 54 central Vermont towns, closed the offices...


Court-appointed receiver aims to sell Burke Mountain ski resort by year’s end

07-10-2024 4:01 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

The court-appointed receiver overseeing Burke Mountain ski resort for the past eight years reports once again that he has at least one potential buyer lined up for the ski area, and that others may soon be submitting bids.Michael Goldberg included the...


New Hampshire enforces stricter rental property lead safety regulations

07-10-2024 11:01 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

Starting this month, New Hampshire will enforce a significant change to its lead law to reduce exposure in buildings constructed before 1978, which is expected to lower the number of young children exposed to lead hazards.The new section of the law...


New research shows NH residents are willing to pay around $150 yearly for PFAS remediation

07-10-2024 10:00 AM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

New research from the University of New Hampshire suggests treating tap water for PFAS contamination household-by-household could provide a more affordable solution than treating water systems as a whole. A paper from economist Scott Lemos, a senior...


Sununu signs bill requiring accessible voting machines in every town

07-10-2024 9:05 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

New Hampshire cities and towns will be required to provide accessible voting machines for all elections after January 2025, according to a bill signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu this month.House Bill 1264, signed by Sununu July 3, states that every...


Following student’s death, Dartmouth suspends fraternity and sorority

07-09-2024 9:00 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

HANOVER — Acting swiftly, Dartmouth College has suspended two Greek organizations involved in a social event where heavy drinking was reported, after a student who attended the party is believed to have died by drowning in the Connecticut River on...


Nighttime fire leaves two pets dead, damages West Lebanon home

07-09-2024 5:40 PM

WEST LEBANON — Two cats died in a three-alarm fire that caused “significant damage” to an Elm Street West home, the Lebanon Fire Department said in a news release.Two adults and a dog safely escaped the Monday night blaze, the cause of which is...


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