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.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock to close infertility program

The decision to discontinue the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility program at the end of this month stemmed from difficulty in staffing and was not a financial decision, D-H’s chief clinical officer said.

Vermont Law School receives $17 million federal loan

It will help the school restructure debt and shift its emphasis more toward online courses. The loan was approved in January but not announced publicly.

Royalton residents successfully petition for merger revote

Last month’s no vote not only affected Royalton and its merger partners, but also prevented other towns from realizing their merger plans.

After defeat, Royalton residents seek new merger vote

One of the residents said she was convinced a revote was needed when community members began telling her they voted against the plan without understanding all the facts.

‘Milk-off’ pits Nintendo gamers vs. dairy farmers

But instead of milking real bovines, the competitors harvested digital milk from digital cows.

Police: Remains found in Hartford are years old

The discovery has led to a state police investigation and a puzzle about what happened, who the person was and how he died.

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.