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Lebanon city manager pitches budget with nearly 5% tax increase
11-01-2023 10:21 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The initial city budget proposal for next year would result in an estimated 4.6% increase in the municipal portion of the property tax rate.In an overview of the spending plan, city administrators attribute the rising operating costs to a...


New Hartford town manager settles in
10-31-2023 7:15 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — One month into his tenure, Hartford’s new Town Manager John Haverstock equated his transition to his new town to “riding a bicycle on training wheels.”That analogy, Haverstock said, was not implying a lack of experience. Rather...


Strafford Selectboard seeks residents’ input on infrastructure priorities
10-19-2023 9:04 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

STRAFFORD — Facing limited funds to address a backlog of aging bridges and deteriorating roads, the Selectboard plans to gather town residents for a discussion about highway infrastructure solutions.The board will host the community meeting on...


Hanover community gives feedback on Mink Brook housing plan
10-19-2023 2:03 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Residents shared a mix of views about town plans to develop workforce housing on 5 acres of land, which has been subdivided from the conserved Mink Brook Community Forest, at a public forum on Monday.While many participants voiced support...


Lebanon considering city ownership of roads in River Park development
10-16-2023 8:13 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — A proposal to place River Park’s future road under city ownership is anticipated to open new funding sources and project opportunities, including the creation of a new mass transit hub in West Lebanon.On Wednesday the Lebanon City...


Developer buys long-closed nursing home in Wilder, eyeing change to school or housing
10-11-2023 1:07 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WILDER — After sitting vacant for several years, the former Brookside Nursing Home has new owners and a fresh coat of paint, giving hope to neighbors that the property will be put to productive use.In August, a real estate firm owned by Upper Valley...


Lebanon considers lifting residency rule for accessory dwellings
10-09-2023 7:21 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — As part of an effort to encourage more housing, city councilors are considering removing a long-standing restriction that requires properties with an accessory-dwelling unit to be owner-occupied.In January, the City Council will be presented...


Gile Hill condo owners face steep fee hikes
10-04-2023 6:27 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Condominium owners at Gile Hill are facing steep increases in their monthly homeowner fees to cover the costs of insurance and long-term maintenance.Last month, the board of directors for the Gile Hill Condominium Owner Association notified...


Hartford Police Department says it’s outgrown current headquarters
09-26-2023 8:37 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Deputy Police Chief Connie Kelley, now in her 24th year with the Hartford Police Department, said the town police headquarters feels much like a first home. But like many families, the occupants have outgrown their abode.During...


Hanover to launch inspection program for rental housing
09-25-2023 8:36 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — With rental homes making up one-third of the town’s housing stock, Hanover is launching a rental housing inspection program to ensure that tenants are living in safe, sanitary and code-compliant homes.Planning and Zoning Director Rob...


Police investigating fire that destroyed home that was vacant due to road closure
09-21-2023 12:43 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

NORWICH — Authorities are investigating a fire that burned down an unoccupied house at the end of Hemlock Road, which has been closed to traffic for two months because of damage sustained during July’s flooding.The fire occurred in the early morning...


Fingers pointing over River Park trail closure following dining car dispute
09-20-2023 8:36 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The recent closure of trails in River Park by developers has resulted in confusion and conflicting explanations over the reason for the shutdown — where the developers attribute the closure to the city, while city staff assert the trails...


Hanover Selectboard reduces speed limit on Lyme Road
09-19-2023 8:29 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — The speed limit on Lyme Road is down to 25 mph from 30 mph and the school zone to 15 mph from 20 mph, in an effort to address traffic safety concerns.The new speed limit, which will apply to a three-quarter of a mile portion of Lyme Road...


Fairlee finds its next town administrator in Bradford’s government
09-18-2023 1:55 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

FAIRLEE — A member of the Bradford, Vt., Selectboard has been named Fairlee’s new town administrator.The Fairlee Selectboard offered Ryan Lockwood the town’s lead administrative role shortly after a board meeting on Aug. 28. Lockwood started work on...


Lebanon set to request affordable housing plans for Spencer Street parcel
09-17-2023 2:40 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — City officials will seek pitches from developers for a workforce housing project at 20 Spencer St., a vacant lot that was once home to the city public works operations.On Wednesday, the City Council will review the request for proposals, or...


Police: Naked woman arrested after auto theft, crash, leap from interstate in Hartford
09-15-2023 12:36 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A naked woman stole a vehicle on Thursday morning from an auto repair shop off Route 5, drove onto Interstate 91 and collided with a cement truck and fled the scene by jumping off the overpass onto another highway before she was...


Lebanon on path to buy key tract of wetlands
09-14-2023 12:04 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city is close to securing the preservation of one of its top ecological conservation priorities — a 55-acre network of wetlands prized for its biodiversity and wildlife habitats, as well as its recreational opportunities.The Lebanon...


Plans for Mechanic Street shelter in Lebanon taking shape
09-12-2023 5:18 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Over 40 city residents attended a community meeting on Monday to voice their questions, concerns or support for a proposed seasonal emergency shelter for unhoused individuals. Opponents who raised objections focused on public safety and...


Lebanon to discuss planned emergency shelter with community
09-11-2023 3:18 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city is holding a community meeting on Monday to discuss plans to establish an emergency shelter for unhoused people at a former commercial property that the city acquired this week.On Thursday, the city finalized the purchase of 160...


Parking lot project means short-term tumult for White River Junction
09-07-2023 8:46 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Construction began this week to rehabilitate and upgrade the South Main Street parking lot, part of a broader $1.7 million project intended to increase downtown parking availability, improve public safety and pedestrian...

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