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 2020-08-14 02:37 

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COVID-19: Guidelines to alert NH communities about coronavirus in schools...

CONCORD — Gov. Chris Sununu presented guidelines Thursday to alert communities if coronavirus cases develop in New Hampshire school districts.Once a case is determined, public health officials will notify the individual and the school. Each school.....

 2020-08-14 02:28 

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Bridgewater, Quechee and Springfield projects get piece of $3.2 million in Vermont tax credits...

MONTPELIER — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Thursday the distribution of $3.2 million in tax credits intended to help revitalize downtowns and village centers throughout the state.Thirty projects received credits, which will be distributed to 27....

 2020-08-14 02:25 

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Early data shows Vermont broke primary turnout records...

Tuesday night's primary election participation has set a new record for Vermont.According to unofficial turnout numbers the morning after the election, 157,193 Vermonters cast ballots for yesterday's election. That far exceeds the previous......

 2020-08-14 02:17 

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Upper Valley Anglers, down 8-0, roar back to beat Nashua, make COVID league final...

LEBANON — Last at-bat. Two outs. Three runs down. Bases loaded. Best bat on the team at the plate.Waiting in the on-deck circle, Kobe Benoit expected teammate Jack Loftus would be the guy to get the Upper Valley Anglers to the New Hampshire COVID......

 2020-08-14 02:14 

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Local roundup: Stevens opens lead at Montcalm...

ENFIELD — Beaver Meadow's Mark Stevens is doing his best to make the rest of the New Hampshire Golf Association Stroke Play Championship field irrelevant.Stevens torched the par-72 Montcalm Golf Club course for a second straight round on Thursda...

 2020-08-13 16:06 

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Judge orders due process hearing in Windsor principal case...

RUTLAND — A judge has sent the question of whether Tiffany Riley can continue as principal of Windsor's schools back to a hearing before the Mount Ascutney School Board.Before the hearing takes place, the sides have scheduled a mediation session...

 2020-08-13 05:00 

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Valley Regional Healthcare interim CEO steps down; next interim named...

CLAREMONT — Valley Regional Healthcare interim CEO Deanna Howard is retiring next month, according to a news release.Howard, a health care consultant from Etna who previously served as vice president of regional development for the Dartmouth-Hitchco...

 2020-08-13 02:03 

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Ed Brown on 2007 Plainfield standoff: 'I didn't do anything wrong'...

CONCORD — A man awaiting resentencing over a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he has no use for guns, distrusts the court system, and sees himself as a pawn to set an example for others,.....

 2020-08-13 02:01 

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Revised budget plan for Oxbow set for vote after June defeat...

BRADFORD, Vt. — The board of the Oxbow Unified Union School District has cut back on the district's proposed budget and scheduled a second budget vote for Sept. 1 after voters rejected the spending plan at the end of June.The board cut nearly $1...

 2020-08-13 01:56 

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Out & About: 'Trails + Trucks' introduces people to River Park...

I admit, what brought my boyfriend and me to River Park last Sunday for the "Trails + Trucks" event were the food trucks.But after walking around the park off Route 10 in West Lebanon along the Connecticut River, it's clear something special i...

 2020-08-13 01:51 

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Local roundup: Schuler out as Dartmouth women's hockey coach...

HANOVER — The exodus of coaches from Dartmouth College athletics continued Tuesday with Laura Schuler's departure after three years in charge of the women's hockey program.Schuler's Big Green teams struggled to compete in ECAC Hockey, de...

 2020-08-13 01:49 

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NH school nurses' association calls for masks for all students all day...

All students and staff should wear masks throughout the school day, according to new guidance from the New Hampshire School Nurses' Association and Department of Health and Human Services released Wednesday.That recommendation is at odds with some of....

 2020-08-13 01:17 

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Lebanon passes mask mandate, following orders in Hanover, Enfield...

LEBANON — City officials passed an ordinance Wednesday night requiring people in Lebanon to wear face masks inside businesses, government buildings and other public indoor spaces to prevent the spread of COVID-19.The City Council voted unanimously t...

 2020-08-12 22:23 

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Canaan Street Lake beach closed due to E. coli levels...

Staff ReportCANAAN — The Canaan Street Lake beach has been closed by town officials after water testing found elevated levels of E. coli and total coliform in the water.The beach, located on Canaan Street across the street from Canaan Meetinghouse,....

 2020-08-12 19:49 

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Valley voters make primary picks for Vt. legislature...

Upper Valley voters on Tuesday decided several contested primaries for the Vermont Legislature, including multiple bids for the House and one Senate seat.Longtime State Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, fended off a challenge from former state Rep.......

 2020-08-12 16:03 

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Norwich rejects energy proposal; Hartland approves Three Corners upgrades...

NORWICH — Voters in Norwich rejected a $2 million plan to fully eliminate Tracy Hall's dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions at other municipal buildings during a Special Town Meeting vote on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Hartland voters a...

 2020-08-12 03:00 

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Gray, Milne to face off for Vt. lieutenant governor...

Political newcomer Molly Gray swept past Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe and two others Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. She will face travel executive Scott Milne, who out-polled Meg Hansen and three others for......

 2020-08-12 02:37 

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Upper Valley Anglers offense flexes in COVID league semifinal opener...

LEBANON — To be a defender, one must first defend.The Upper Valley Anglers took full advantage when the Nashua Defenders fell short of their moniker on Tuesday evening, earning a 9-5 victory in the first game of a best-of-three New Hampshire COVID.....

 2020-08-12 01:55 

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Pandemic polling gets vote of confidence during Vermont primary...

NORWICH — As she stopped by the ballot box to submit her votes, Patty Monahan held up her phone and took a picture of the scene.She had good reason. Aiming her phone out the car window, she took in the ballot box and the tent shading it and poll......

 2020-08-12 01:55 

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Valley Regional closing year-old clinic in Charlestown...

CHARLESTOWN — Due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Valley Regional Healthcare will not reopen its Main Street clinic.Valley Regional opened its Charlestown clinic after Labor Day last year. It was open seven days a week and offered...

 2020-08-12 01:52 

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Vermont Lt. Gov. Zuckerman to face GOP Gov. Scott in November...

Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman won the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday to run for governor in November.Zuckerman defeated former education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe and two lesser-known Democratic candidates in Tuesday's voting.In November,......

 2020-08-12 01:47 

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'Bellwether' Bethel finds 2020 primary anything but the norm...

BETHEL — Gubernatorial voting in this Windsor County bellwether community has matched Vermont results in 22 of the last 23 general elections. But ask Town Clerk Pamela Brown about primary trends during a pandemic and she says the most consistent one...

 2020-08-12 01:46 

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Vermont US Rep. Welch wins Democratic primary...

MONTPELIER, Vt. — One of Vermont's most popular elected officials, Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, defeated a single opponent Tuesday in the state's primary election.Welch, 73, who has served in Congress since 2007, defeated activist Ralph...

 2020-08-12 01:45 

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Petition seeks five-day in-person schooling in Lebanon...

LEBANON — Parents, including some public health experts, are asking the Lebanon School Board to reconsider its decision to reopen the city's schools using a hybrid model that combines in-person and online learning.Scientific evidence and recent....

 2020-08-11 18:39 

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Vermont forgos full-contact football this fall...

By GREG FENNELLValley News Staff WriterWEST LEBANON — There will be no high school football season in Vermont this fall — at least not of the full-contact variety.The Vermont Principals Association offered new information on its plans for fall...

 2020-08-11 01:05 

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Local Roundup: Upset gives Anglers home advantage...

LEBANON — An upset in the New Hampshire COVID Baseball League playoffs means the Upper Valley Anglers 19Us will again have home-field advantage for this week's semifinals.The Anglers will play a best-of-three series with the Nashua Defenders beg...

 2020-08-11 01:03 

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Feds seek dismissal of veteran's suit...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The federal government is seeking to dismiss a $17.5 million medical malpractice lawsuit brought by veteran Wesley Black against the White River Junction VA Medical Center, arguing the complaint was filed a year too late. But ...

 2020-08-11 01:02 

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Effort for car-charging station shorts out in Lebanon...

LEBANON — Plans to bring four electric vehicle charging stations to downtown Lebanon hit a speed bump after the nonprofit spearheading efforts withdrew from the project, citing regulatory hurdles that slowed progress.Electrify America, a subsidiary ...

 2020-08-11 01:01 

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Some Norwich University students fail to heed virus rules, school says...

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — As the first group of Norwich University students arrived on campus, some students have failed to follow the coronavirus-related safety guidelines, the military school said.Some cadets apparently broke the rules of the school......

 2020-08-11 00:59 

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Number of uninsured spiking due to layoffs...

Tens of thousands of Granite Staters lost their health insurance as a result of layoffs during the pandemic and the numbers could keep getting worse.An estimated 96,000 people, or 11% of New Hampshire's adult population, are now uninsured, an increase...

 2020-08-11 00:58 

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Upper Valley polling places...

Find a list of Upper Valley polling places and opening times for the Aug. 11 primary from the Secretary of State's office below. All polls close at 7 p.m. Additional information is online at https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/. Read more about.....

 2020-08-11 00:56 

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Record number of early ballots cast for Vermont primary...

A record number of people have voted early in the Vermont primary and more ballots are expected to be turned in before polling places close on Tuesday, the state's Secretary of State Jim Condos said.Condos made the comments Monday when talking about.....

 2020-08-11 00:54 

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Vermont has left it to schools to determine details of reopening...

Vermont schools have long prided themselves on a tradition of local control, and the state has historically given its small districts a wide berth within which to operate. This is one norm that the pandemic will not upend. As families prepare to send......

 2020-08-11 00:52 

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Fairlee revitalization plan includes efforts large and small...

FAIRLEE — Route 5 is a major thoroughfare in Vermont, but when the state road makes its way through Fairlee, it becomes Main Street.The speed limit drops and the road cruises through the center of town, passing the Town Common, where in pre-pandemic...

 2020-08-10 01:15 

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Local news briefs: CCV extends Early College program deadline for high school seniors; applications accepted for community resilience grants...

CCV extends Early College program deadline for high school seniorsMONTPELIER — The Community College of Vermont, or CCV, is giving high school seniors until Sept. 1 to enroll in its Early College program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Early......

 2020-08-10 01:11 

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Perennial flowers that like moist places...

I'm lucky. Even though my property is relatively small — just over 2 acres — I have all the possible growing conditions a plant could want: wet, dry, sunny and shady. And I'm willing to try almost anything that will survive 20 or 25 be...

 2020-08-10 01:10 

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The Outside Story: Of drumlins and erratics...

There's a story about an early tourist from New York City who stopped his horse and buggy to watch a farmer harvesting a spring crop of rocks from his land. The farmer was loading rocks onto a sledge drawn by oxen. The stranger called him over and......

 2020-08-10 01:07 

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Proposed Christa McAuliffe coin reaching final stages...

CONCORD — Christa McAuliffe is gazing up and smiling. Three students look with her, their eyes following the direction of her finger pointing to the stars. Engraved above their heads is McAuliffe's motto: "I touch the future. I teach." T...

 2020-08-10 01:06 

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New Hampshire hospitals losing millions due to COVID-19...

New Hampshire hospitals have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue due to COVID-19. Now, they may have to make cuts.Kathy Bizarro-Thunberg, the executive vice president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, said providers in New......

 2020-08-10 01:02 

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Months of pandemic could undo decades of population decline in Vt....

A collision of social forces, some related to COVID-19, has prompted a wave of migration into Vermont this year.While nobody knows for sure how many people have moved in over the last several months, University of Vermont research on new remote......

 2020-08-10 00:53 

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A Look Back: Celebrating the dog days of summer in the Upper Valley...

WEST LEBANON — I stopped by a friend's woodworking shop the other day and his dog came out to greet me, holding a roll of tape in his mouth.My buddy was on the phone, so Rowan, a small Lab mix, kept me company for 5 minutes, proudly showing his ...

 2020-08-10 00:52 

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Lebanon Housing Authority's plan for 44 units to go before Planning Board...

LEBANON — Engineers working on plans for a 44-unit apartment building slated for the corner of Old Etna and Heater roads say the development is unlikely to "significantly impact" traffic in surrounding neighborhoods. Instead, they say, nearl...

 2020-08-09 01:45 

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Rent crisis shutters Claremont shoe shop after 40 years in business...

The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing rent crisis have hit businesses across the nation hard, but they dealt a fatal blow to E&D Shoes in Claremont this month. Owner David Santini has closed up shop after operating the store at various locations......

 2020-08-09 01:42 

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Bottom Line: Hanover kitchenware store cooking up new recipe in two new locations...

Main Street Kitchens is moving off Main Street.The kitchenware store that has been a mainstay on Hanover's South Main Street for 23 years is relocating to Allen Street, in the side-street space that was the longtime home of the Folk crafts store."...

 2020-08-09 01:40 

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Dartmouth Coach rolls out socially distanced plan to resume service...

LEBANON — When Dartmouth Coach resumes bus service next week, passengers can look forward to plenty of elbow room.The bus line that is a critical transportation link for thousands of Dartmouth College students between the rural Upper Valley, Boston&...

 2020-08-09 01:39 

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Jim Kenyon: Outbreak at Miss. prison shows how we view Vt. inmates...

For the 17 years that her son has been in prison, Linda Hopkins has counted on getting a weekend phone call from him. If for no other reason, he checks in to let her know that he's doing OK.Last weekend, her cellphone didn't ring.Her son, Eric Dal...

 2020-08-09 01:38 

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People in Business for Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020...

Lorna Graham has joined the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Healthcare System as chief of chaplain services, a newly created position in which she will lead a growing chaplain service program.Graham, whose area of specialty is hospice,......

 2020-08-09 01:37 

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Out & About: Lebanon man brings neighborhood together with weekly concerts...

Maurice Leblanc has always loved music.For an hour nearly every Saturday since April (weather permitting), LeBlanc has shared his love of music with his Lebanon neighbors by playing a selection of curated songs to play over an amp that his son sets up......

 2020-08-09 01:35 

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Lebanon giveaway helps people in need of masks cover up for coronavirus...

LEBANON — Around the Upper Valley, stores, restaurants and entire towns are cracking down on mask use to prevent the spread of the coronavirus — and some local groups are helping residents prepare.On Friday and Saturday morning, volunteers sto...

 2020-08-09 01:34 

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Pandemic increases strain on dementia patients' families, caregivers...

Before the pandemic, Kay Sinclair spent four days a week at the Oxbow Senior Independence Program, where she would socialize with other participants and staff, play games, make crafts, get a shower and eat.During those six or seven hours a day when......

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