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 2020-10-22 02:46 

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Solar panels may go on town-owned parcel in Thetford after housing plan falls apart...

THETFORD — Thetford officials are considering the idea of allowing a private firm to erect solar panels on a Post Mills hayfield the town purchased earlier this year for workforce housing as a means to generate revenue for an affordable housing fund...

 2020-10-22 02:46 

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Officer fatally shoots man in Grafton County town...

THORNTON, N.H. — A 37-year-old man died at the scene after being shot by a Thornton police officer earlier this week, the state Attorney General's Office said Tuesday.Ethan Freeman died of his injuries Monday, officials said. An autopsy performe...

 2020-10-22 02:44 

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AG rebuffs Republicans' call to bar remote college students from voting in NH...

HANOVER — New Hampshire college students temporarily living outside of the state because of the COVID-19 pandemic can continue claiming the Granite State as their domicile and are allowed to vote in Nov. 3 election, the state Attorney General's ...

 2020-10-22 02:43 

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COVID-19: Oxbow High case linked to Montpelier ice rink outbreak...

BRADFORD, Vt. — A previously announced case of COVID-19 in a staff member at Oxbow High School has been linked to an outbreak to hockey and broomball in Central Vermont.Orange East Supervisory Union Superintendent Emilie Knisley said that the case i...

 2020-10-22 02:41 

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Hanover girls top Lebanon, 1-0, take three-game season series...

HANOVER — Sometimes, all it takes is one. Sage McGinley-Smith's goal in the 22nd minute proved to be the difference-maker Wednesday night as the Hanover High girls soccer team held off archrival Lebanon, 1-0, under the lights at Merriman-Branch ...

 2020-10-22 02:09 

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Primary Source: Messner's nonanswer in debate tells all...

New Hampshire offers some excitement on Nov. 3, given its swing-state status and potentially crucial four electoral votes, and polls indicate a couple of down-ballot races may be worth watching as well.Former Vice President Joe Biden holds an......

 2020-10-22 02:06 

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Out & About: Chelsea Barn Quilt Trail brings a patch of color to the town...

CHELSEA — If you're looking for a socially distanced activity this weekend, consider driving along the Chelsea Barn Quilt Trail.Since 2017, residents have been creating barn quilts — large, colorful, scenes painted on pieces of plywood &md...

 2020-10-22 01:51 

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Local roundup: Hartford field hockey advances on Davis' quick strikes...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford High junior field hockey midfielder Elsie Davis wasted little time in advancing the Hurricanes through the first round of the VPA Division II state tournament on Wednesday.Davis potted two goals in the first period an...

 2020-10-21 16:15 

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In split decision, Hartford Selectboard tosses pool plan back to voters...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Selectboard members voted to bring an already-approved $3.3 million pool bond back to Town Meeting this March, following a tense hourlong discussion Tuesday evening."The demands on this community for services have gone up ...

 2020-10-21 02:05 

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Stevens finishes second at D-III golf championship...

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Finn Allen picked up a golf club for the first time only four years ago. But on Tuesday afternoon at Derryfield Country Club, he played like a cool-headed veteran.Allen placed fifth at the NHIAA Division III team golf championship...

 2020-10-21 02:05 

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Local roundup: Windsor girls turn to Page...

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — A second straight win over Bellows Falls, this time by a 3-1 tally on the road on Tuesday afternoon, has the Windsor High girls soccer team surging up the VPA Division III standings.Evelyn Page had the first two goals for Windsor....

 2020-10-21 01:55 

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Hanover caps off a season in the rough with ninth at D-I golf championship...

BRETTON WOODS, N.H. — There seemingly hasn't been a moment when circumstances haven't conspired against the Hanover High golf team this fall.Their season started late because of the coronavirus pandemic. Their home course was taken away from...

 2020-10-21 01:51 

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New Hampshire gives OK for all winter sports at schools...

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association will be recognizing all winter sports. Beginning on Nov. 30, schools can start skills and drills activities in accordance with New Hampshire's amateur and youth sports guidelines a...

 2020-10-21 01:48 

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Upper Valley hospitals prepare for surge in COVID-19 cases...

LEBANON — With COVID-19 cases surging in other parts of the country and rising in the Twin States, Upper Valley hospitals are keeping a close eye on the trend but have yet to see a spike in patients."We are beginning to be concerned about the......

 2020-10-21 01:46 

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First Branch Unified School District voters approve budget on third try...

Voters in the First Branch Unified School District have approved a budget for the current school year, staving off deep spending cuts that would have affected the operation of the district's two schools.Chelsea and Tunbridge residents voted, 296-258,....

 2020-10-21 01:44 

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New Hampshire state surplus equipment auction is going online...

Everything else has gone online during the pandemic, so why not the auction of a used front-end loader? Why not, indeed. The twice-annual sale of used equipment from the state and local governments will take place Thursday in computers rather than at......

 2020-10-21 01:42 

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Mount Support Road apartment complex wins Lebanon approval...

LEBANON — A Massachusetts developer recently given the go-ahead to build 250 market-rate apartments on Mount Support Road geared to hospital workers says he hopes to begin construction next summer, if not sooner, now that the project has won support...

 2020-10-21 01:40 

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White River Junction man faces felony charges after online sting operation...

LEBANON — A 38-year-old White River Junction man faces felony charges after trying to meet someone he thought was a minor for sex, according to a news release from Lebanon police. Erwin Feeney was charged with felony counts of certain uses of a......

 2020-10-20 23:15 

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Town-by-town Halloween events in the Upper Valley...

Find town-by-town events scheduled for Halloween 2020 below. Please email additions and updates to calendar@vnews.com or call 603-727-3221.Bradford, Vt. Trunk-or-treat from 5-7:30 p.m. on Halloween at the Bradford Fair, 66 Carson Lane. Crowd size will......

 2020-10-20 03:25 

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New Hampshire brings income tax dispute to Supreme Court...

CONCORD — New Hampshire on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Massachusetts from collecting income tax from roughly 80,000 New Hampshire residents who are employed by Massachusetts companies but have been working from home during the......

 2020-10-20 03:24 

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Virus outbreak linked to hockey rink grows to 30 cases...

MONTPELIER — The outbreak of people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 traced to a Montpelier hockey rink has expanded to 30, the Vermont Health Department said Monday.The cases are linked to adult and youth hockey leagues and an adult......

 2020-10-20 03:22 

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St. Paul's School compliance officer abruptly quits post...

The independent compliance officer at St. Paul's School has abruptly resigned from his position, citing an "intolerable working environment."Jeffrey Maher, who reported to the state Attorney General's Office on matters of student safety, t...

 2020-10-20 03:21 

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Owner of Franklin and Laconia hospitals declares bankruptcy; Concord Hospital seeks to buy them...

Buffeted by the pandemic coming on top of long-term changes in health care, the owner of Franklin Regional Hospital and Lakes Region General Hospital has declared bankruptcy, with Concord Hospital stepping up as a suitor.Monday's decision by two of......

 2020-10-20 03:19 

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'Sharpie-gate' leaves some NH voters worried they spoiled their absentee ballots...

Hanover, like a lot of other communities, started sending out its general election absentee ballots at the end of September. And then came the calls from panicked voters, who noticed the pens they used bled through their two-sided ballots."......

 2020-10-20 03:19 

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Mascoma-area seats coveted by parties...

ENFIELD — Voters in the Mascoma Valley's five towns are deciding several contested races for the New Hampshire House.Following a "blue wave" in 2018, Republicans are working to retake several seats stretching into the White Mountains tha...

 2020-10-20 03:18 

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Coronavirus causes two schools to go remote...

LYME — Two Upper Valley schools that announced COVID-19 cases over the weekend have temporarily switched from in-person to remote instruction for at least some grades due to staffing issues brought about by health precautions.Lyme officials announce...

 2020-10-20 03:17 

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Police chase ends in Sharon...

SHARON — Following a police chase from Hartland to Sharon on Monday, Vermont State Police arrested a 50-year-old man who they say threatened to harm several people, including officers.Robert Blanchard was charged with attempting to elude, grossly......

 2020-10-20 02:15 

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Local roundup: NHIAA plans winter sports; sets soccer, volleyball tournament fields...

CONCORD — The NHIAA announced Monday that it will be recognizing all winter sports. Beginning on Nov. 30, schools can start skills and drills activities in accordance with New Hampshire's amateur and youth sports guidelines and phase one and two...

 2020-10-20 01:49 

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A tie that doesn't disappoint...

SOUTH ROYALTON — Kyle Carter didn't so much punch the clock as give it a good, swift kick.The junior center midfielder's 20-yard, 65th-minute blast answered an opportunistic first career goal for White River Valley freshman Finn Bailey, givi...

 2020-10-19 21:31 

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Mascoma clinic gets $110,000 in CARES Act money...

Staff ReportCANAAN — A New Hampshire legislative panel on Friday unanimously approved giving $110,000 in federal CARES Act money to the Mascoma Community Health Center to help offset its losses through the end of the year.The nonprofit health center...

 2020-10-19 00:42 

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Unlike Vermont, New Hampshire state police don't collect racial data for arrests...

When it comes to compiling and analyzing data on state police stops and arrests, New Hampshire remains far behind neighboring Vermont.The Granite State lacks a uniform database to track annual traffic stops, use-of-force incidents, arrests and other......

 2020-10-19 00:40 

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Artist hikes length of Vermont, painting along the way...

MANCHESTER, Vt. — After hiking over 200 miles on the country's oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break.He kept dry with his foul weather gear as he walked down the...

 2020-10-19 00:39 

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Grantham nurse, reservist describes working in field hospital as 'war zone'...

Back in April when most New Hampshire residents were told to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, U.S. Army reserve critical care nurse Cherry Lynn Maglangit was called on to join a unique medical mission that brought together all branches of the......

 2020-10-19 00:31 

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Lebanon debates building new community center...

LEBANON — City community members voiced support last week for plans to build a new community center capable of housing events, leagues and the Lebanon Recreation and Parks Department.Of the more than 70 people who took part in a virtual forum......

 2020-10-19 00:23 

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Six candidates vie for two seats in Chelsea-area House district...

CHELSEA — The six candidates running for the two-seat Orange 1 Vermont House district largely agree that Vermont needs to continue to be careful in addressing the coronavirus pandemic, though they differ slightly in their views about how far the sta...

 2020-10-19 00:22 

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The Outside Story: Winter turns lake world upside down...

As I waded in Lake Champlain one summer, a fellow bather explained that just a little farther out, refreshing spring water would cool my feet. I have heard that old wives' tale repeated at Lake Arrowhead in the Pennsylvania Poconos, and in Lough Ree.....

 2020-10-19 00:17 

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A Life: Hilda Yates 'was a force in the community'...

WINDSOR —Twelve years ago, Hilda Yates began what many would consider a daunting weekly tradition. Every Wednesday night she and her husband Bill would set up stools around their kitchen island in their brick farmhouse along Route 44 overlooking the...

 2020-10-18 16:35 

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COVID update for Sunday: Oxbow deep cleans after staff member tests positive; college enrollment declines...

BRADFORD, Vt. — Oxbow High School was closed this weekend for a "deep cleaning" after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, school officials said Saturday."In working with the Vermont Department of Health, we have determined that ...

 2020-10-18 02:11 

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Local roundup: Raptors, Wildcats beat the snow but settle for draw...

ORFORD — A fresh blanket of snow on the field hours before pregame was no match for a barrage of volunteers bearing shovels and sleds to clear the pitch prior to a matchup between the host Rivendell and White River Valley girls soccer teams on......

 2020-10-18 02:07 

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Jim Kenyon: Dismas House feels like home...

After a brief stint in prison last fall on a drug possession conviction, Jeff Lockyer hoped to move back into his old apartment in Wilder.Lockyer's parole officer asked his landlord if he wouldn't mind taking him back. The landlord "decided he...

 2020-10-18 01:41 

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Volunteer spotlight: Be ready to help in a disaster, on short notice, with the Red Cross...

The Red Cross is need of volunteers to travel to areas experiencing natural disasters including hurricanes and wildfires to help set up emergency shelters."We have had a lot of volunteers step back due to the pandemic, and that's one of the reason...

 2020-10-18 01:39 

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Vt. House candidates in Newbury, Bradford areas split on pandemic recovery...

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Republicans running for the Vermont House representing towns in the Bradford and Newbury area say they want to curb government spending to boost the economy, particularly in light of the impacts of COVID-19, while the Democrats s...

 2020-10-18 01:34 

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Bottom Line: Tuk Tuk Thai turns to takeout times two as Dunkin' develops drive-thru...

Call it Tuk Tuk Thai Two. Or maybe Tuk Tuk Thai South? I call it a good sign — and an indicator of the industry's future — for the struggling restaurant category, whatever it will eventually be called.The popular 5-year-old Hanover restaur...

 2020-10-18 01:33 

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Enforcement play: Everyone's wearing masks, but accountability varies by state...

Athletic directors, coaches, officials and athletes knew going into this fall sports season that they were entering into the unknown.The last time the world was in a pandemic of this magnitude was the Spanish flu outbreak, which lasted from 1918-20.......

 2020-10-18 01:32 

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Upper Valley restaurants speak up, look to join forces in fight against delivery apps...

When Marsha Wykes' 15-year-old son said after dinner last week that he was still hungry, he did what a lot of teenagers do these days to satisfy an appetite. He downloaded a food delivery service app, DoorDash, and ordered a cheeseburger and Brussels....

 2020-10-18 01:28 

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Upper Valley food pantries brace for increased demand as pandemic stretches into winter...

More than seven months after the novel coronavirus came to the Twin States, food pantries throughout the Upper Valley are preparing for a growing demand from needy families as winter approaches and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an economic......

 2020-10-18 01:26 

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Lebanon student-athletes use platform to support racial justice...

As Sally Rainey watched news reports about the murder of George Floyd in late May and the ensuing surge of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, she knew she had to act.She watched as the National Women's Soccer League returned to play in June....

 2020-10-17 19:30 

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Springfield Hospital cuts off visitors, citing area's surge in COVID-19 cases...

SPRINGFIELD — Following a surge in local COVID-19 cases, Springfield Hospital is implementing a new "no visitor policy," according to a news release from the hospital.The policy, which went into effect Friday night, has some exceptions: Chil...

 2020-10-17 02:32 

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Friday night football: Hartford wins with a purpose in mind...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford High football team approached Friday night's seven-on-seven affair with Woodstock looking like it had a higher goal in mind. Until recently, the Hurricanes didn't.With the Vermont Interscholastic Football ...

 2020-10-17 02:29 

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Local roundup: Oxbow girls get the offense in gear...

RICHFORD, Vt. — Thanks to two goals from Aspen Longmoore, including the first only 39 seconds into the match, the Oxbow High girls soccer team defeated Richford, 4-1, on a rainy Friday afternoon. Longmoore's first tally was on a pass from Leia W...

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