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Proposed short-term rental cap, new fee structure inspires debate in Woodstock
03-28-2024 4:45 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — Short-term rental owners and town officials are at odds over how to regulate the market in Woodstock.On Wednesday, the town Planning Commission — during a joint meeting of the Woodstock Selectboard and Village Trustees on Wednesday —...


Town clerk retires after 40 years of service to Lyme
03-25-2024 4:28 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

LYME — The biggest part of Patty Jenks’ job as town clerk was to listen to people.When someone would come to the clerk’s office who needed help beyond registering a vehicle or signing up to vote, Jenks would take them to another place to talk. She...


Out & About: New nonprofit aims to support families affected by brain injuries
03-22-2024 8:07 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

Sierra Longmoore has always loved creating art and it became even more important during her recovery from the traumatic brain injury she suffered in 2020 at the age of 17.She continues to paint to this day and is particularly drawn to painting...


Enfield OKs plan for Johnston Drive recreation area
03-21-2024 7:42 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — The Selectboard voiced its approval this week for a plan to use about an acre of town-owned land on Lake Mascoma at the end of Johnston Drive for a recreation area.The plan, which was proposed by the Johnston Property Use Committee, also...


Upper Valley voters go different ways on short-term rentals
03-18-2024 6:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Upper Valley voters were divided on short-term rental ordinances during New Hampshire Town Meeting voting.During floor meetings Saturday, Enfield and Haverhill residents turned back short-term rental ordinances.Haverhill residents “postponed...


Enfield keeps floor meeting, approves budget increase
03-17-2024 7:51 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — For the second time in three years, residents narrowly defeated an effort to switch from a traditional floor meeting to ballot voting.The vote — which needed to be approved by 60%, or three-fifths, of voters present — failed by 13 votes,...


Out & About: Windsor Diner serves up free meals to seniors through new program
03-15-2024 5:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Theresa Taylor shuffled a couple dozen tickets containing the names of older adults behind the counter at the Windsor Diner, which she has owned for around 15 years.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taylor was used to seeing groups of seniors...


Abutters oppose scale of proposed 300-unit Enfield housing project
03-14-2024 7:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — Residents are pushing back against a proposal for roughly 300 units of housing off Route 4 and Maple Street.Representatives for the developers came before the town’s Zoning Board of Adjustment Tuesday night to ask for two variances for the...


Town Meeting preview: Enfield citizens group seeks to curb capital spending
03-07-2024 9:31 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — A group of residents has proposed four Town Meeting warrant articles they say will help rein in town spending and put more control in the hands of taxpayers.Three of the articles give voters more control over the use of capital funds and...


Sharon votes to keep in-person Town Meeting format
03-05-2024 6:45 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SHARON — Residents overwhelmingly voted against switching all town business to Australian ballot voting during Tuesday’s traditional Town Meeting.Just under 100 people turned out to Sharon Elementary School Tuesday morning to debate town business...


Out & About: Parks Service trains volunteers to identify hemlock pest
03-01-2024 8:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

CORNISH — The National Park Service is looking to train volunteers at the Upper Valley’s two national parks to identify an invasive insect that poses a risk to hemlock trees.Staff will lead workshops about the small aphid-like insect at 9 a.m. Friday,...


Short-term rental debates pit Upper Valley property owners against neighbors
03-01-2024 4:35 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

SUNAPEE — At first, Lisa Hoekstra was open to Sunapee’s plans to monitor short-term rentals.Two years ago, she joined the town’s Short-Term Rental Task Force and began brainstorming ideas that she hoped would result in a policy that would be a win-win...


I-91 between Bradford and Fairlee closes following rockslide
02-28-2024 4:59 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

FAIRLEE — A portion of Interstate 91 South between Bradford, Vt., and Fairlee will be closed at least a week as it undergoes repairs caused by a Tuesday night rockslide.No injuries were reported in the rockslide, according to a news release sent out...


Three Upper Valley towns consider switch from traditional Town Meeting format
02-28-2024 1:04 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ENFIELD — At town meetings next month, residents in three Upper Valley towns will consider dropping traditional floor meetings in favor of all-day ballot voting.For the second time in two years, Enfield voters will consider moving away from...


Special Town Meeting: Fairlee voters support short-term rental ordinance
02-26-2024 8:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

FAIRLEE — Residents voted to uphold a new short-term rental ordinance during a special Town Meeting Saturday.The ordinance is now officially in effect. That means short-term rental owners who own properties that they rent out for stays fewer than 32...


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...


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....


Opposition to Fairlee short-term rental ordinance prompts special Town Meeting
02-20-2024 9:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

FAIRLEE — Residents will vote on whether to overturn a newly approved short-term rental ordinance during a special Town Meeting on Saturday.The Feb. 24 meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Fairlee Town Hall. Residents will have an opportunity to...


Out & About: Program seeks to improve interactions between police and people with disabilities
02-16-2024 7:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Like most parents, Josh Compton wants to keep his children safe.To do so, however, Compton, who lives in Windsor with his wife, Laura, and their two sons, Henry, 10, and Truman, 8, must factor in Truman’s autism.“It just so happens that one...


Recall includes dry-cured pork products sold in Upper Valley stores
02-15-2024 7:10 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WEST LEBANON — Products containing dry-cured pork that are sold at Upper Valley grocery stores are among those that have been recalled due to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak.The meat, called Coppa, is produced by Fratelli Beretta, and is sold at...

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