AG won’t file charges against Hartford deputy chief

The Attorney General’s Office says there is probable cause for them to believe that Maj. Leonard Roberts physically assaulted his estranged wife, but not enough evidence for a jury conviction. The officer remains on administrative leave while the Hartford Police Department completes its investigation.

Randolph man charged with kidnapping, assault

Kristopher Locke allegedly duped a 17-year-old boy into thinking Locke was in danger and being threatened by a woman.

Suspect in Lebanon church arson rages in court

Suspected arsonist Anthony K. Boisvert, who is also charged with first-degree assault, had more than one disturbing outburst during his video arraignment on Tuesday, including threats to kill and cannibalize family members.

VA nurse from Quechee killed in I-91 crash

(Editor’s note: This article by Tim Camerato was first published in the Valley News on Jan. 4, 2017.) BARTON — Upper Valley nurses are mourning the loss of one of their own after a Quechee surgical nurse was killed in a car crash on Monday. Stacy Bissell, 45, began working in November at the Veterans […]

Shortfall hits $112 million at Dartmouth College

The college looks to trim payroll and boost revenues.

Group works to put anti-NewVista article on town meeting warrants

The Alliance for Vermont Communities was formed to oppose the plan of a Utah man who wants to establish a carbon-neutral, self-sustaining city on 5,000 acres in central Vermont.

Second recount comes out in Ainsworth’s favor by single vote

David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, said Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, his four-time rival, congratulated him after the tally was announced and the two hugged.

Local police weigh state’s offer to share Bradford barracks

The facility’s fate is up in the air now that Bradford state police leadership has been merged into the St. Johnsbury barracks. Local police say they are intrigued by the idea but have some concerns.

Autopsies indicate Newbury couple died of homicide-suicide

Townspeople grappled with the news and described the pair as kind and popular longtime members of the community.

Buxton-Ainsworth House contest headed for a second recount

The initial count on Election Day showed incumbent Sarah Buxton with a three-vote lead over David Ainsworth in their Windsor-1 District, but the Nov. 21 recount showed a tie at 1,000 votes apiece. Uncertainty remained over whether two Ainsworth votes had been included in that count.

Dartmouth researchers: Fraud not shown in 2016 voting data

The objective, researchers said, was to evaluate the integrity of the American election system as multiple states contemplate recounts and as President-elect Trump continues to attack the results.

Burwell will get trial date in 2017

Editor’s note: This article by Jordan Cuddemi was first published in the Valley News on Nov. 30, 2016. HARTFORD — An Upper Valley man who is suing two Hartford police officers alleging they used excessive force against him in his own home may get his day in court next year, almost seven years after the […]

Vermont recount law comes under fire

With the outcome of at least one Vermont House race still unclear, and another recount having taken longer than expected, officials from both parties have questioned a 2014 law that requires machines to be used in the process.

Fuel prices down at start of heating season

The prices of fuel oil, propane, kerosene and diesel are all down, but the upcoming winter is expected to be much colder than last winter.