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Out & About: In honor of Day of Remembrance, woman shares late husband’s story of internment

02-23-2024 9:46 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LEBANON — Dorothy Whitney Yamashita pointed to black-and-white photographs of her late husband, Kanshi Stanley Yamashita, on screen.There he was, as a child on Terminal Island off the coast of California. There he was with his siblings. Their idyllic...


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Coyote hunting season never ends in New Hampshire – and neither does the debate

02-23-2024 8:49 PM

By HADLEY BARNDOLLAR

Chris Schadler considers coyotes to be “the most persecuted carnivore in North America.” When talking about the wild canids, it’s as though she’s standing up for a long-vilified, misunderstood creature — one that’s persevered with resilience and...


Some Upper Valley school districts postpone budget votes amid changes in Vermont’s funding formula

02-23-2024 5:35 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — On Feb. 12, the Mount Ascutney School Board became the first district in the Upper Valley to formally remove a 2023-24 budget proposal from an approved Town Meeting warning.Strafford school officials followed three days later. After them...


Hartford School Board delays search for new superintendent

02-23-2024 5:04 PM

HARTFORD — The Hartford School Board voted on Monday to suspend its search for a new superintendent until next year. The decision comes amid budget woes and pushback against the decision to a replacement a full year early, incurring the cost of two...


Scott signs school funding bill but says it won’t solve Vermont’s property tax problem

02-23-2024 4:58 PM

By LISA RATHKE

Vermont schools can now postpone their March school budget votes and rewrite their spending plans after Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill into law on Thursday aimed at addressing soaring property tax increases, largely driven by rising...


New Hampshire primary: Magician says political consultant hired him to create AI robocall

02-23-2024 4:36 PM

By HOLLY RAMER and KEVIN McGILL

CONCORD — A New Orleans magician said Friday that a Democratic consultant who worked for Dean Phillips’ presidential campaign hired him to create the audio for what authorities have said may be the first known attempt to use artificial intelligence to...


Judge behind Bible-quoting embryo ruling graduated from Dartmouth

02-23-2024 4:34 PM

By PETER SMITH and TIFFANY STANLEY

When the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are considered children under state law, its chief justice had a higher authority in mind.By citing verses from the Bible and Christian theologians in his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Tom...


Man recovering from wounds suffered in Tunbridge shooting

02-22-2024 10:00 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

BRIDGEWATER — A 33-year-old man who was shot in the leg during an early morning encounter at a Tunbridge residence more than two months ago is at home in Plymouth, Vt., and recovering after spending nearly six weeks in the hospital and then a physical...


Fire destroys unique Canaan business

02-22-2024 9:46 PM

By JAMES M. PATTERSON

As Tom Guillette and his wife Julie were watching the news at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, they noticed their whole backyard lit up. Two hours earlier he had finished cleaning up and cooling down the crucible in his nearby foundry shop where he melts...


Even after Town Meeting, more costs ahead for Woodstock

02-22-2024 9:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WOODSTOCK — Pivotal municipal votes are on deck for Town Meeting Day and beyond in Woodstock, where pressing infrastructure needs could show up on special meeting ballots later this year as side-stepped deficiencies and deferred maintenance come home...


Former laundromat demolished for new West Lebanon convenience store

02-22-2024 8:11 PM

A crew works to demolish the former Kleen laundromat and dry cleaners building on Route 12A in West Lebanon on Thursday. Irving plans to develop the site, along with the adjacent parcel where a defunct Irving gas station was demolished in November, to...


Charlestown woman alleged to be at fault in EMT’s fatal crash

02-22-2024 3:47 PM

NEWPORT — A 20-year-old Charlestown woman is alleged to be at fault in the motorcycle crash that killed an EMT last September.Hailey Martineau was indicted by a Sullivan County grand jury on Tuesday on two felony charges: negligent homicide and...


New Hampshire man convicted of killing daughter, 5, whose body has not been found

02-22-2024 2:03 PM

MANCHESTER — A New Hampshire man was convicted of second-degree murder by a jury Thursday in the death of his 5-year-old daughter, who police believe was killed nearly two years before she was reported missing in 2021 and whose body was never...


Survivor describes ‘surreal’ experience of Oct. 7 Hamas attack

02-21-2024 9:46 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

HANOVER — For Matan Boltax and his friends, Oct. 7, 2023, started off as a pretty normal day.Boltax, 23, who was born in Great Neck, N.Y., and moved to Israel in 2009, and his friends arrived at the Nova Music Festival around 2 a.m. to set up camp....


Unity mulls separation from Claremont-based SAU 6

02-21-2024 9:30 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

UNITY — The Unity School Board is recommending voters approve an article on the annual school meeting warrant to begin the process to withdrawal from School Administrative Unit 6, which is based in Claremont. At a public hearing Tuesday, attended by...


Strafford fatal fire victim is identified

02-21-2024 4:55 PM

STRAFFORD — Vermont State Police officially identified the victim of the fatal house fire in Strafford on Feb. 15 as Corinne Rainville, 77, of Strafford.The investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing, Vermont State Police said in a media...


Sanborn’s casino should create a bidding war – if not for its legal problems

02-21-2024 4:16 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

In the last 14 months, Chicago gaming entrepreneur Greg Carlin has bought two New Hampshire casinos and is now investing $25 million refurbishing and expanding them. Ocean Gaming Casino overlooks Hampton Beach. The second, under construction, will sit...


Child hospitalized after 4 fall through ice on northern Vermont lake

02-21-2024 9:50 AM

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old fell through ice on Lake Memphremagog in northern Vermont with two adults and another child on a side-by-side recreational vehicle over the weekend and was later hospitalized, Newport Police said Tuesday. By the time...


NH considers greatly expanding scope of settlement fund for youth center abuse victims

02-21-2024 9:40 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

CONCORD — Lawyers representing 1,400 men and woman who allege they were abused as children at New Hampshire’s youth detention centers said Tuesday they will recommend the state’s out-of-court settlement option for most of their clients if lawmakers...


NH hiker describes 11-hour ordeal on Mount Washington, admits he was ‘underprepared’

02-21-2024 9:20 AM

By NICK PERRY

MEREDITH, New Hampshire — As temperatures plunged on Mount Washington and ferocious winds made it near impossible to see, hiker Cole Matthes began to drift away from the trail. Then he hit a patch of snow-covered ice and slid hundreds of feet down a...



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