Kingdom route eyed for power line to Massachusetts

National Grid says it would use an existing transmission corridor, although expanded right of way access is needed at the northern end. The line would carry hydro- and wind-generated power.

Vermont Supreme Court debuts live-stream

The state Supreme Court will test the idea during its annual session at Vermont Law School, a move that could set the stage for regular live-streaming.

UPDATED: Human remains are found in Hartford near I-91

(This story was updated March 6 at 4:30 p.m. This version first appeared in the Valley News at 3:50 p.m.) Vermont State Police say human remains have been discovered in a wooded area off Interstate 91 southbound in White River Junction, just north of Exit 11. Police say the remains “appear to have been there […]

Hartford board establishes ‘no tolerance’ for racism

The issue of racial inequality took center stage in Hartford in late January after more than 30 people came to a Selectboard meeting to take issue with Selectman Mike Morris’ forwarding of an email that contained a racist depiction.

Woman sentenced to 26 years to life for 2011 Bethel shootings

Emily Perkins shot and killed Scott Hill, 48, during what police have said was a drug deal gone bad. Emma Jozefiak, then 19, was shot in the head but survived and was found three days later.

State moves to help businesses, workers affected by White River Junction fire

Tuesday’s early morning fire destroyed three of the six buildings on the 8.5-acre parcel owned by White River Investment Properties in the Nutt Lane neighborhood. A variety of entities rented spaces and an estimated 30 to 40 employees are directly affected by the fire.

New vehicle inspection rules raise concerns

Some mechanics say the state’s new regulations bring vehicle inspections into the 21st century; others contend the new system they’re being asked to adopt is too costly, gives them too little leeway and puts low-income Vermonters in a bind.

Young legislators have big plans for Vermont

At 23, Rep. Jay Hooper is the elder of two Randolph-area representatives elected last fall. He and Rep. Ben Jickling, 22, both of Brookfield, are eager to learn the ins and outs of Vermont Statehouse politics.

Hartford School Board balks at race committee

Members of the public who pushed for the Hartford Selectboard to formally address race relations in the community say they now plan to set their sights on the School Board, in part because the School Board has indicated it will not participate in the formal process.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock HR head announces exit

(This article by Rick Jurgens was first published in the Valley News on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.) LEBANON — The exodus of top executives from Dartmouth-Hitchcock continues, with an announcement that today will be Chief Human Resources Officer John Malanowski’s last in that job. An emailed announcement on Thursday by D-H Chief Executive James Weinstein […]

Steinway piano shop totaled by fire

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Firefighters from around the Upper Valley worked well into Thursday night to battle a major fire at Frederick Johnson Pianos in White River Junction. The blaze was reported in the building’s basement shortly after 10 p.m. and slowly spread its way through the structure, illuminating the night sky and filling the […]

Conn. school eyes purchase of Randolph inn, land

Developer Sam Sammis might sell the Three Stallion Inn, the Morgan House and about 600 acres to his alma mater, the all-boys Brunswick School, which would use the property as a satellite campus, according to its headmaster.

Upper Valley educators, boards unsure how to comply with Scott’s school budget request

With the budget process well underway for a Town Meeting Day vote in most towns, many say the new governor had spoken up too late to make the sweeping changes he’s seeking.

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.