Thetford Academy tells parents of allegations against student

Head of School William Bugg told the community the reports of sexual misconduct were brought forward by “several” female students and that they involve one male student.

New president says Vermont Law School positioned for future

Thomas McHenry said a long-term question will be how the small school remains independent. “That’s the elephant in the room,” he said, “and the answer is: We do it creatively.”

I-89 reopens after sinkhole fixed; flood recovery continues

“We have a lot of road damage, definitely more so than we had in Irene,” Norwich’s acting town manager said. Gov. Phil Scott said it was too soon to tell whether a disaster declaration was in order.

White River Junction VA hospital cuts length of stays

Staff are more rapidly finding appropriate places in nursing or rehab facilities and arranging trips home for patients, according to Director Alfred Montoya Jr. As a result, “more veterans have access to the beds.”

Study: Americans with mental health disorders prescribed opiates at high rate

Adults with depression and anxiety receive 51 percent of the 115 million opioid prescriptions distributed each year in the U.S., the study found. A Dartmouth-Hitchcock researcher participated in the study.

Tunbridge rejects school district merger

(This story is by the Valley News, in which it first appeared June 30, 2017.) TUNBRIDGE — Residents on Thursday rejected a proposed school merger with Chelsea, the latest development in a series of consolidation votes this year in the White River Valley. The vote was 164-160. Tunbridge residents on April 11 initially approved the […]

Some Norwich residents want veto power over town plan

The community needs to update the document soon to maintain eligibility for certain state grants, but some townspeople are concerned it opens the door to overdevelopment. They want a townwide vote.

Missing dog back in Thetford

Hickory, a 2-year-old Labrador-Rottweiler rescue dog who ran off in March after being with his new family only five days, has been returned home after being found 40 miles away.

Windsor wants a plan for local prison’s future

The governor wanted to close it, but the current plan is for a transitional facility. “We don’t want the state to just walk away and lock the door,” said Sen. Alison Clarkson, D-Windsor.

Bill would overhaul regulations for animal cages

H.218 has passed both the House and Senate and needs only a signature from Gov. Phil Scott to become law.

Upper Valley officials react to rejection of marijuana legalization

Former state’s attorney Bobby Sand said it was “the most hopeful bad news” he’s heard lately, while Hartford Police Chief Phil Kasten said he was “very grateful” for the veto.

Woodstock bridge repair has merchants, truckers worried

Business owners are concerned the construction will eat up parking spots and disrupt their customer traffic. Truck drivers will be asked to observe a 40-mile regional detour.

Group slams North Springfield slaughter operation

Vermont Packinghouse says it has remedied the conditions that caused it to receive four USDA suspensions, but an animal welfare group wants increased oversight.

State extends compost deadline for trash haulers

Vermont lawmakers are giving trash haulers an extra year to begin accepting food scraps and other compostable waste.