LOCAL NEWS

LANGDON-Construction on Route 12A continues to burden families and businesses that live and work along the route. The ongoing construction has caused B.E. Greenhouse Supply in Langdon to close for the year.

RUTLAND, Vt. — A White River Junction man is facing a felony charge after police said he broke a man’s jaw during a fight at the Pickle Barrel Night Club in Killington on March 6.

A Springfield man was arraigned in federal court on Friday after police said they discovered a 10½-inch pipe bomb at his Valley Street home April 6.

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – This summer the Rockingham Free Public Library’s annual summer reading program is expanding like never before – that is, on three wheels. With funding from Vermont Afterschool’s Summer Expanding Access grant, the Library will be introducing the Mobile Book Trike and a bi…

WINDSOR, Vt. — The Yellow Jackets were feeling good after winning their last two games, and the throwback uniforms seemed to be working, but Rutland blew open a close game with back to back big innings to head home with a 14-2 win.

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CLAREMONT – Two former track champions earned their first victory laps of the season Friday, May 20, at Claremont Motorsports Park, as defending Late Model Sportsman c… Read more

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WINDSOR, Vt. — The Yellow Jackets were feeling good after winning their last two games, and the throwback uniforms seemed to be working, but Rutland blew open a close … Read more

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On Wednesday May 18, Springfield hosted Woodstock and White River Valley in a Tri-Meet at SHS Gurney Field. Strong winds did not hamper the competitors too much on thi… Read more

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ROCKINGHAM, Vt. — On Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m., join Dr. Michael J. Fuller for a conversation about the meanings of petroglyphs created around the world, while referencing a local site: the petroglyphs at the Great Falls in present-day Bellows Falls, known to the Abenaki as Kchi Ponteku, … Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

A potentially life threatening batch of the opioid known as Fentanyl has made its way into Claremont.

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“Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.” Read more

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Do you recognize the names Kuaishou, QZone, or Sina Weibo? Maybe not, but most people around the world at least recognize most of these: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok. Welcome to the growing world of social media. User numbers are astounding. Facebook alone identifies nearly… Read more

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It was when, some months ago, I read a NH blog arguing, “Who needs libraries when we have the internet,” that I began to fully realize the depths to which support for public education and civic engagement had sunk. Read more

OUR COLUMNISTS

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Growing up on a lakeshore meant plenty of time to try a great amateur sport: stone skipping. The trick was to find a slat stone and angle it into the water in order to cause it to skim along the surface. Skimmers were great when they could travel out 100 or more feet. Today’s “skimmers” (and…

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I recently went to Brattleboro to meet with the organizers of Edible Brattleboro. It is an informal group of people who believe “access to fresh healthy food is a right for all, regardless of means. This serves as the basis of the work we are doing, and we do our best to eliminate barriers t…

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Property taxes in New Hampshire are higher than in most of the nation because the state, by and large, does not collect income tax, and has just a limited-reach sales tax. Which is fine, if that’s what folks want.

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Now that we are one-fifth of the way through the 21st century, interesting parallels can be drawn from the beginning of the 1900s, which mirror the events happening this century.

Lifestyles

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Special Alert! Criminals have renewed their attack against Medicare beneficiaries! This message is for you even if you are not receiving Medicare benefits; sharing it with friends and family members on Medicare may save them from being on the losing side of the scam.

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Spring has teased us this year: she comes, she goes; warm sunny days are followed by high winds, cold rain and even pellets of ice. But the spring flowers persist, starting with those dainty white snowdrops that appear reliably in early March for me. Let’s look at a few – bulbs, shrubs and t… Read more

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Last weekend I saw a lot of yellow-rumped warblers at Langenau Forest on the ridge between Pleasant Lake in New London and NH Rt. 4A in Wilmot. When I was younger, migrating flocks of warblers were often referred to as “waves,” because it felt like they were breaking over you when you stood … Read more

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Beneath the forest canopy, or overstory, of towering trees is a second layer of vegetation known as the understory. It is composed of shrubs, saplings, and understory trees that grow in the dappled shade of the overstory. One understory specialist is striped maple, a small tree that seldom g… Read more

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Eminem, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Eurythmics, Duran Duran and Pat Benatar have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a list that also includes Dolly Parton, who initially resisted the honor. Read more