Upper Valley

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Voters in the four towns affected by a large planned community development passed non-binding resolutions opposing the project on Town Meeting Day, sending a strong message to the developer.

As of Monday morning, the cause of a massive fire in White River Junction last week is undetermined due to extensive damage.

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There was standing room only at Rep. Peter Welch’s town hall meeting in White River Junction on Friday night.

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Voters in four towns will weigh in on a special Town Meeting article that addresses riverbank erosion that might be caused by the Connecticut River hydro system.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Dartmouth College buried lab animals, human tissues and other medical waste at Rennie Farm. Today some drinking water in the areas around Rennie Farm has been contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a suspected carcinogen.

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This weekend, residents of a Hanover neighborhood near a Dartmouth College hazardous waste site went to check out a system designed to clean up their groundwater.

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About one-third of the towns in Vermont have some kind of school choice, and independent schools have opened up near these communities to take advantage of the choice system. Now, the State Board of Education is proposing new rules for these schools — and people in the communities are fighting back.

Dartmouth College is implementing a program to protect property value in the Hanover neighborhood affected by a contamination caused by the school.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $460,000 to the town of Norwich to celan up an area destroyed during Hurricane Irene in 2011.

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Veterans from all over the region will be skiing, snowboarding and skating in the Upper Valley this week for the annual New England winter sports clinic for disabled veterans. 

A group is petitioning to have a vote at Town Meeting on a proposed 20,000-person settlement in the area. The plan is the brainchild of Utah developer David Hall, president of the New Vistas Foundation.

The City of Lebanon, New Hampshire, has passed an ordinance that will ban overnight parking. Those caught violating the ban will be given 48 hours to vacate or face a $100 fine.

The CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. James Weinstein, has announced he will be retiring from his position at the end of June 2017.

The Woodstock Farmers Market has cut its use of disposable grocery bags nearly in half with its new Bring Your Own Bag program

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About one in five people in Vermont are living with a disability. A community center in the Upper Valley is working to enrich the lives of "all people of differing abilities" by helping individuals discover their passions.

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A Hanover family whose drinking water was contaminated by a Dartmouth College hazardous waste burial site is now threatening to sue. The Higgins family is giving the college 90 days to relocate them.

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Last Tuesday, the Hartford Police Department posted a picture on their Facebook page that shows graffiti on the Dothan Brook Elementary School. It reads “AMERICAK.K.K.ANS FOR TRUMP," referencing the Ku Klux Klan.

A group of farmers, activists and lawmakers will rally to keep the certification of "organic" food rooted in soil-based farming.

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With less than a month before the presidential election, former president Bill Clinton came to Hanover, New Hampshire Monday to stump for his wife Hillary Clinton at an event at Dartmouth College.

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For the 5 percent of Vermonters who do not identify as white, finding a barber who has experience with a diversity of hair textures is challenging. But a barber contracted by Dartmouth College to cut hair for students of color is making a difference.

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