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 2020-09-08 00:29 

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Burlington police chief won't return...

BURLINGTON — Former Burlington Police Chief Jennifer Morrison will not be returning to her role with the city, citing health problems with her husband and "mismanagement" and "social activism" by the City Council that she said has pu...

 2020-09-07 00:41 

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The Outside Story: Garter snakes can be surprise guests...

One summer day I lifted the black plastic top of our composter and jumped back, startled — a large snake was curled up on top of the compost. The yellow stripe down the center of its dark back and two yellow stripes along its sides identified it as ...

 2020-09-07 00:40 

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Change in measurements means some of the "biggest trees" in New Hampshire are going to lose that title...

Some trees in New Hampshire that have been certified as the biggest in their species are going to lose their title not because they're shrinking, but because a change has been made in how to measure trees with multiple trunks.Already dethroned is an.....

 2020-09-07 00:40 

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Vermont House and Senate near deal on retail marijuana bill...

The House and Senate have neared a deal on legislation that would create a legal marketplace for marijuana in Vermont. The major disagreement on the bill, SB 54, remaining between the two chambers is how to raise revenue from the new marketplace for......

 2020-09-07 00:40 

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COVID-19 update for Sunday: NH has no deaths in over a week; Vermont complaints rolling in...

State health officials in Vermont have received nearly 200 complaints from residents about local businesses failing to follow proper COVID-19 safety protocols, particularly when it comes to face coverings.Nearly 150 of those complaints were related to......

 2020-09-07 00:39 

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Former N.H. Gov. Stephen Merrill dies at age 74...

CONCORD — Former New Hampshire Gov. Steve Merrill, who served two terms in office during the 1990s and coined the phrase "New Hampshire Advantage," died early Saturday morning, according to a statement from Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and t...

 2020-09-07 00:38 

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Conroy paid less than predecessor...

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health President and CEO Joanne Conroy was paid at least $300,000 less than her predecessor in her first full year leading the Lebanon-based health care system, even though she helped balance its books after it lost mon...

 2020-09-07 00:37 

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A Look Back to the end of summer in 1968...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Labor Day marks the effective end of summer, though we still have a couple of weeks to go on the calendar.But it's been a long, tough year for almost all, and there's also a heated presidential election less than two m...

 2020-09-06 02:20 

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Jim Kenyon: Newbury, Vt., teen stronger every day as she recovers from crash...

I'm not ordinarily a Facebook person. I prefer not to spend my screen time learning that some of my friends from high school are 9/11 conspiracy theorists and birthers.But I've recently found myself drawn to the social network to follow the story ...

 2020-09-06 02:17 

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Bottom Line: Purchase means radio station The Point losing its edge...

One of the bright spots in Upper Valley radio will soon get a new hue.Radio station WRJT-FM (103.1), known as "The Point," is under agreement to be sold by owner Lisbon Communications to California-based religious broadcasting giant Educational Me...

 2020-09-06 02:15 

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Thetford panel calls to kill workforce housing plan...

THETFORD — A plan for workforce housing in Post Mills was dealt a blow last week when the Thetford Senior and Affordable Housing Committee voted to recommend it be killed following opposition from village residents.The proposal would build no more.....

 2020-09-06 02:14 

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Randolph town manager announces resignation...

RANDOLPH — Town Manager Adolfo Bailon is leaving his post three years after he took over the top job in Randolph.A Los Angeles native, Bailon plans to move to the West Coast to be closer to family, the Selectboard said in a news release on......

 2020-09-06 02:13 

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Fall tourism hopes dampened in pandemic...

Jordan Scruggs, who helps run the Quechee Pine Valley KOA campground his family owns on Route 4, knows when it's time to brace for the annual influx of tourists arriving for foliage season: The leaves on the poplar tree by Cabin 28 are always the......

 2020-09-06 01:50 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Mask makers stitch together for students in the pandemic...

As plans for reopening schools started forming, a clear need presented itself in the Upper Valley: The thousands of students, teachers and staff who would have to wear face masks.Districts and volunteers throughout the Upper Valley began coordinating......

 2020-09-06 01:45 

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Set for a pandemic in her 50th year, Canaan teacher is used to adjusting...

CANAAN — Linda Landry's 50th year as a teacher at Canaan Elementary School will look a little different than what she has seen before.But the third- and fourth-grade teacher is no stranger to educating students in nontraditional settings: After ...

 2020-09-06 01:41 

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Students, teachers prepare for an unprecedented school year in the pandemic...

WILDER — For the past three years, Nicolette Raney has been taking her Dothan Brook School third graders outside one day a week, part of a movement, both in the Upper Valley and nationwide, to get students away from screens and into the tactile......

 2020-09-06 01:21 

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Homework assignment...

NORWICH — In this season of the coronavirus, Sam Pych has exchanged his soccer uniform for a clipboard and whistle.Pych's last two autumns involved a green and gold jersey reading Clarkson across his chest. Instead, the collared black shirt he&#...

 2020-09-05 01:44 

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Claremont city councilor seeks to block release of records as a police officer...

NEWPORT — A Claremont city councilor has gone to court to block the city from releasing information about his record as a police officer, including up to 11 findings of wrongdoing before he left the force in 2007.Jonathan Stone, a councilor and......

 2020-09-05 01:40 

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Longtime pharmacy closing for good...

WOODSTOCK — Come Oct. 4, the Woodstock Pharmacy will have dispensed its last prescription.Owner Gary Smith said Friday that the 167-year-old pharmacy would soon end its run, confirming speculation that has swirled for weeks.Smith "concluded the ...

 2020-09-04 18:53 

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Interim general manager at Hanover Co-op stepping down...

Staff reportHANOVER — Hanover Co-op interim general manager Paul Guidone has resigned his position, effective later this month.The resignation, which Guidone detailed during a board meeting on Thursday, comes on the heels of the resignation of the.....

 2020-09-04 02:00 

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Woodstock High basketball, soccer coach out with fall season weeks away...

WOODSTOCK — Woodstock Union High School is in need of a varsity boys soccer coach with less than two weeks until the start of preseason workouts.Tom Avellino is no longer guiding the Wasps, having left the job about six weeks ago, he said in a brief...

 2020-09-04 01:56 

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Vermont to send out mail-in ballots in last 2 weeks of September...

MONTPELIER — Mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election will be sent to Vermonters no later than Oct. 1, as Secretary of State Jim Condos and his office prepare for what could be a record turnout in a presidential year.Condos said Thursday that ballots...

 2020-09-04 01:50 

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Dartmouth virus data: 3 people in isolation; 1 student positive at home...

HANOVER — Two Dartmouth College students and one faculty or staff member are in isolation now as part of COVID-19 precautions, according to a new "dashboard" tracking such cases that the college launched this week on its website.No tests of ...

 2020-09-04 01:49 

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NH hospitals' lawsuit says Vermont shorting them on Medicaid payments...

CONCORD — Three New Hampshire hospitals in the Connecticut River Valley are suing Vermont and the federal government, asserting that they are being bilked out of hundreds of thousands of dollars annually through Medicaid reimbursements that are lowe...

 2020-09-04 01:46 

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Groups pull plan for homeless shelter in West Lebanon...

WEST LEBANON — A group of social service organizations is looking to build a new homeless shelter in the heart of the Upper Valley to help make up for the loss of beds during the coronavirus pandemic, and had been hoping to do so on Main Street in.....

 2020-09-04 01:44 

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West Lebanon man charged with voting twice in 2016...

LEBANON — A Lebanon man arrested this week is accused of voting twice during the 2016 presidential election under two different names, according to a news release from the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.Vincent Marzello, 65, was charged...

 2020-09-03 01:43 

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Out & About: New World music festival celebrates 28 years...

RANDOLPH — Chandler Center for the Arts' New World Festival will go on as planned this Sunday, although it'll look a little different in its 28th year.From 7:30-9:30 p.m., people can tune in virtually to see live performances from Pete's...

 2020-09-03 01:38 

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Claremont man arraigned on weapons charges from seven-hour standoff...

NEWPORT — A Claremont man accused of pointing a gun at his mother, instigating a seven-hour standoff with police last week, has been arraigned on weapons charges.Arnulfo Urista, 33, pleaded not guilty in Sullivan Superior Court on Monday to charges ...

 2020-09-03 01:34 

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Oxbow district schools set to start academic year start without budget...

BRADFORD, Vt. — Voters in the Oxbow Unified Union School District have again rejected a proposed budget for the 2020-21 school year.Tuesday's 273-184 vote against the $17.1 million spending plan leaves the newly formed district without a budget ...

 2020-09-03 01:31 

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Dartmouth's Knight enters transfer portal after season-ending injury...

HANOVER — David McLaughlin has become rather familiar with the NCAA transfer portal process.For the second time in a year, the Dartmouth College men's basketball coach is adjusting his plans as a result of a Big Green player entering the portal....

 2020-09-03 01:27 

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Burlington police protest swells in size...

BURLINGTON — A week into a 24/7 protest in Battery Park to demand the termination of three officers from the Burlington Police Department, protesters saw their largest numbers yet Tuesday night, with well over 500 people taking to the......

 2020-09-02 22:17 

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Grafton 12 Democratic primary draws a crowd in Hanover and Lyme...

HANOVER — Voters in Hanover and Lyme will choose between eight candidates vying for four seats in the New Hampshire House during next week's state primary. State Rep. Sharon Nordgren, D-Hanover, is running for a 17th term and is joined on this y...

 2020-09-02 04:54 

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UVAC's Rivard completes English Channel swim...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — There are faster and more direct ways to cross the English Channel. Then there's the method Vera Rivard chose on Tuesday.The 16-year-old long-distance swimmer from Springfield, N.H., and student at Kearsarge Regional High ...

 2020-09-02 01:47 

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Local & regional briefs: Bethel man pleads not guilty to child sex abuse charges...

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Bethel man was arraigned Friday on charges he sexually abused a child he knew over the course of two years, according to Windsor County prosecutors.Scott Benoit, 44, pleaded not guilty to six sex crime charges including sexu...

 2020-09-02 01:45 

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Vermont scrambles to set up remote learning hubs for school reopening...

MONTPELIER — On Sept. 8, schools will open, some for fully or partially remote instruction, prompting a rush to set up thousands of child care slots in "hubs" across the state for parents who can't stay home.As of Friday, state officials...

 2020-09-02 01:43 

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Messner, Bolduc took different paths to vie for chance to challenge Shaheen...

CONCORD — The two men have one thing in common: They entered the U.S. military at a young age. After that, the paths of Don Bolduc and Corky Messner diverged.Today, the two Republican challengers to Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who will face...

 2020-09-02 01:40 

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Claremont man sues ex-officers over illegal search, stun gun allegation...

CONCORD — A Claremont man is suing two former police officers who entered his room and searched his belongings without a warrant in February 2018, saying one of the officers also shot him with a stun gun, according to the lawsuit.Filed by Christophe...

 2020-09-02 01:37 

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Group seeks money for mobile response to mental health crises in Lebanon...

LEBANON — West Central Behavioral Health is seeking the City Council's support as it pursues a $500,000 federal grant to launch a mobile crisis team to respond in person to mental health crises as they arise in Lebanon.Demand for mental health.....

 2020-09-02 01:36 

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Hanover limits gatherings to 10 people as Dartmouth return approaches...

HANOVER — Gatherings held on or in residential properties in Hanover are now limited to 10 or fewer people, not counting the residents themselves, under an emergency ordinance passed Monday night by the town's Selectboard.The five-member board v...

 2020-09-02 01:34 

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Gone fishing: In pandemic, New Hampshire sees license sales rise...

CONCORD — Among the many changes that COVID-19 has wrought in New Hampshire this year, one of them comes with a rod and reel. Make that a whole bunch of rods and reels.Through June, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game, the number of fishing......

 2020-09-01 02:04 

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The Outside Story: Creatures use their glow to send signals to other wildlife...

The living light of bioluminescent organisms like fireflies, anglerfish, and marine plankton is legendary. The dazzling light shows put on by synchronous fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are so popular that park managers have had to......

 2020-09-01 02:01 

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Four arrested in confrontation over Black Lives Matter mural in southern Vermont...

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Protesters disrupted an event Sunday evening where people gathered to paint a Black Lives Matter mural, and blocked efforts to finish it on Monday.Tensions ran high at the festival-style gathering in Bennington, Vt., which was......

 2020-09-01 01:46 

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News briefs: Party in Killington, Vt., linked to COVID-19 outbreak...

Party in Killington, Vt., linkedto COVID-19 outbreakThe Vermont Department of Health said Monday officials are investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 cases associated with people who attended a private party in Killington on Aug. 19. So far officials......

 2020-09-01 01:45 

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Deadline nears on Vermont's Mississippi prison contract...

It's not a sure thing that Vermont will re-up its contract for the ongoing placement of more than 200 inmates in a private Mississippi prison.A decision is needed soon, as the current two-year contract with CoreCivic expires Oct. 1."We are having....

 2020-09-01 01:29 

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Search for slave graves in Lyme cemetery identifies multiple sites...

LYME — Just off a quiet dirt road in Lyme, Bob Perry wheeled a ground-penetrating radar machine behind the worn headstones of the Beale Cemetery Monday morning, coming to a sudden stop on moss-covered patch of land in the back."You've got on...

 2020-08-31 14:34 

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One of Mink's cubs captured in West Lebanon...

WEST LEBANON — A cub believed to be one of the three left orphaned by the death of Mink, the black bear sow, was captured Monday morning in a trap along Route 10 near the Wilder Dam in West Lebanon."We have successfully caught the first of Mink&...

 2020-08-31 00:21 

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Those webs in trees are ugly but not really a problem...

So many bad things are happening in the environment that the sight of what looks like huge balls of cotton candy all over some trees feels like the latest new disaster.But don't fret: They're routine and not as bad as they look.These aren't gy...

 2020-08-31 00:20 

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Homeyer: Having a proper wild lawn takes work...

Tired of mowing your lawn, but afraid to stop? What would it look like, and what would the neighbors say? I was on a panel discussing "re-wilding" the lawn on New Hampshire Public Radio recently. Here are a few of the points we discussed. First, a...

 2020-08-31 00:19 

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The Outside Story: Amphibians light up the night with biofluorescence...

The living light of bioluminescent organisms like fireflies, anglerfish, and marine plankton is legendary. The dazzling light shows put on by synchronous fireflies in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are so popular that park managers have had to......

 2020-08-31 00:17 

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Former landfill manager sues town...

BURLINGTON — A former solid waste supervisor in Hartford claims his boss unfairly fired him after accusing him of trying to buy marijuana at work and allowing a shooting range on town property.In a June lawsuit against the town of Hartford, the form...

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