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Letter: Not in Vermont's best interests

When the Vermont Legislature approved by one vote the construction of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power station in Vernon, the proposal came from a consortium of New England energy companies led by a Vermont energy company. In 2001, VY was sold to Entergy of New Orleans, a nuclear and gas corporation

BRATTLEBORO REFORMER - 2018-01-16 08:00:00

Man charged with assault and threatening in Keene

Keene police arrested a homeless man Monday night after he allegedly assaulted a woman and threatened her with a knife. Saint Marlan Baldwin, 53, of Keene is charged with domestic assault and domestic criminal threatening. "We were sent out to a wooded area behind Hannaford's for a report of a femal

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-01-16 17:00:00

Keene's cost per student converging with the state average

It costs between $15,000 and $16,000 per year to educate a pupil in Keene. That might sound like a lot, and is perhaps the reason a member of the public has put forward a measure committing the Keene School District to lowering its per-student spending by $500 every year until the district aligns wi

SENTINELSOURCE.COM - 2018-01-16 17:00:00

Leary looks to create coalition for childcare

BRATTLEBORO - Chloe Leary's goal for this year is to build a coalition that puts childcare on the minds of more people. "I'm hoping to work with other businesses, other early childhood groups and come up with some solutions," the executive director of the Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family


Free lessons: Enjoying the experience

BRATTLEBORO - With free lessons on Thursday nights at Living Memorial Park Snow Sports, kids are getting used to digging the edges of skis or snowboards into the hill. "We want to get kids who normally wouldn't get a chance to ski or snowboard involved in the sport," said Doug Kaufman, Mountain Ca


Frigid temperatures questions his sanity

I had just gotten into my car, and my teeth began to chatter loudly. My jaw was vibrating like a jackhammer; my breath was streaming like a fog machine. It was 8 p.m. New Year's night. I had just seen a movie with a colleague here in Keene. The night's cold reality hit me ... well, to stay with a th


Staff Picks: Official After Party of the Women's March, Thrill Mill Comedy Show, Eric Carle

The official after-party for the Pioneer Valley Women's March this year being held in Northampton, brings even more woman power to close out the day. A night of music and activism will continue to pump through your already fiery veins as you enjoy the talented musicians of the evening. Performances

VALLEYADVOCATE.COM - 2018-01-16 13:58:03

Administrator leaves town for greener pastures

READSBORO- The town of Readsboro received a letter of resignation from administrator Rebecca Stone on December 22 with a departure date of December 29, 2017. In her letter, Stone wrote, "I have enjoyed working on behalf of the residents of Readsboro for the past two years. Thank you for giving me t

DEERFIELD VALLEY NEWS - 2018-01-15 08:00:00

Hangbag thieves steal nearly $1,400 worth of purses from this Bluffton store

Six purses worth nearly $1,400 were stolen from a Bluffton store on Saturday and the fashion-conscious thieves have yet to be caught. An employee of the Kate Spade store on Fording Island Road told a deputy that two women entered the store at about 5 p.m. Saturday. While the employee was assisting

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-01-15 20:55:00

Bluffton celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Bluffton held three days of celebrations to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's legacy. On Monday, the community commemorated the civil rights activist with a ceremony, full of song, dance and prayer. Local students wrote essays about what Dr. King means to them today. "Dr. King always taught that lov

WJCL - 2018-01-16 00:28:00

Local great white shark Hilton attracts a following

Mary Lee the shark has gone silent, but a male great white tagged off Hilton Head Island last year - and named Hilton - is vying for her celebrity status with revealing migrations and a steady stream of pings. Both sharks are among the 33 great whites tagged so far along the East Coast by Ocearch, a

BLUFFTONTODAY.COM - 2018-01-16 01:27:00

Hilton Head Island High School robotics team returns home champions

The Hilton Head Island High School robotics team attended an international robotics competition at MIT earlier this month and finished in first place. Updated: 1:48 PM EST Jan 16, 2018 The Hilton Head Island High School robotics team attended an international robotics competition at MIT earlier t

WJCL - 2018-01-16 18:48:00

Three Lowcountry foods you should order during Beaufort Restaurant Week

If you want to have a true Lowcountry experience during this year's Beaufort Restaurant Week, there are a few foods that you won't want to miss. While all of the foods are undoubtedly delicious, there are some foods on the menus that are a little more Lowcountry than others. First and foremost, Beau

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-01-16 02:00:00

After more than 40 years, Navy hero's headstone finally honors his bravery in WWII

BEAUFORT, Sc. (WSAV) - The Beaufort National Cemetery is a final resting place for about 20,000 soldiers who fought for our country- one being William Pinckney, whose headstone has never really reflected his sacrifice, until today. "He really never mentioned anything about his medals or awards or an

WSAV-TV - 2018-01-16 00:31:33

Transparency bill still a work in progress

I want to add my congratulations to my friend and delegation colleague Weston Newton on his Riley Institute recognition. Though we didn't hear much about it locally, Weston was presented the 2018 Wilkins Award for Legislative Excellence at the Columbia Convention Center. It was a great event, with w

BLUFFTONTODAY.COM - 2018-01-16 14:38:00

John Miller | Island Packet

John T. Miller, retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, 91, of Lady's Island and husband of Ida B. Miller, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at MUSC, Charleston. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First African Baptist Church, Beaufort. Burial with full military honors will follow in Beaufo

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-01-16 21:08:02

Students consumed marijuana at school, Hingham police say

HINGHAM - Officers are investigating after the school nurse at South Shore Educational Collaborative said she believes five students consumed cookies containing marijuana on school grounds. Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth said they think the cookies were given to them by another student. The stud

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-16 21:35:36

Hingham Ferry Dock Reopens After Repairs

MBTA Eleven days after a massive snowstorm left the ferry dock in Hingham, Massachusetts "structurally unsafe", officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority say the dock has reopened. The MBTA said marine contractors assessed the dock at Hewitts Cove on Jan. 8, with a diver entering

NECN - 2018-01-15 11:52:41

Several Hingham committees disbanded after wrapping up their business

The selectmen also discharged the now-inactive school building committee, which oversaw the Middle School and East School projects; the special education working group, which resulted in a reserve fund to help cover unexpected/excessively high special education costs; and the permanent building and

WICKED LOCAL - 2018-01-15 16:05:00

Hingham Girl Scout Jacqui Baker makes connections with senior citizens

That's when she realized that there exists far too wide of a gap between high schoolers and senior citizens in Hingham. She recognized a lack of a valuable connection that should be and can be made between them. She decided that this was the problem she would use her project to fix. Edan Larkin For