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Vt. program capitalizes on untapped labor pool

NORWICH, Vt. (WCAX) - There is a qualified and untapped labor pool just waiting to be discovered in the region’s current labor market crunch, and a Vermont state program is helping make those connections. Like businesses across the region, Dan & Whit’s store in Norwich has struggled to find...
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New Hampshire man recalls entering Japanese internment camp at age 6

THORNTON, N.H. — During World War II, tens of thousands of American citizens were forced into detention centers around the country because of their Japanese ancestry. David Sakura, now of Thornton, was one of those citizens. He was interred at 6 years old, with his 3- and 1-year-old brothers, at a prison camp in Idaho.
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Viewers' Choice 2022: Best burgers in New Hampshire

We asked our viewers where to find the best burgers in New Hampshire. Black Mountain Burger Co. has more than a dozen burger varieties, including the Smitty Burger -- a burger layered between two grilled cheese sandwiches. 3. (tie) Hop + Grind in Durham. Hop + Grind offers fresh-ground single...

Co-Founder of Biosciences Company Indicted in Connection with Murder-for-Hire of Vermont Man Kidnapped by Fake U.S. Marshal: Feds

A California-based biosciences company took immediate steps to distance itself from a co-founder after federal prosecutors announced on Wednesday the inventor had been indicted in a sprawling coast-to-coast murder-for-hire scheme that has so far ensnared at least four defendants. Serhat Gumrukcu, 39, of Los Angeles, California, and Berk Eratay, 35,...

Capital Region MMA fighter wins debut in 41 seconds

Sean Murphy has been training at Saratoga Academy of Elite Martial Arts for at least three years. On Saturday, May 21, Murphy won his MMA debut in only 41 seconds during a DonnyBrooke Fight Promotions event in Barre, Vermont.

TRORC May 2022 News & Notes

Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission will be hosting two wetland restoration workshops in Plymouth, Vermont this summer! Join us at Coolidge State Park on Route 100A on Tuesday, July 12th and Pingree Flats on Route 100 on Thursday, July 14th from 9:30am-2:30 pm in Plymouth. Attendees will learn how to assess a site for its wetland restoration potential, account for specific site considerations such as native and invasive plants, site limitations, soils and hydrology, plan restoration strategies and manage restoration projects. You will gain valuable in-the-field experience with assessing sites and planning wetland restoration projects!
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Faces of the housing crisis -- restaurant owners impacted too

Two local restaurants are not opening their doors this summer, Worthy Burger Too and Sage. Jason Merrill, owner of Worthy Burger Too, opened the Waitsfield restaurant in 2018 to join two other Worthy Burger restaurants, one in South Royalton and one in Woodstock. Reached via email about the decision to close, Merrill confirmed that the restaurant was closed but declined to offer further comments.

NH Chronicle: On a wild moose chase

Friday, June 3rd — Tonight, where is the best place to see a moose? A Lincoln company is taking the guesswork out of it. Pemi Valley Moose Tours takes folks on a trip through the scenic White Mountains in search of the gentle giants and their offspring. Audrey Cox climbed on board their bus and went in search of Bullwinkle.

Drug bust leads to 4 arrests on multiple charges

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. (NEWS10) – On Friday, the Vermont State Police arrested four people for possession of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana, and fentanyl following an investigation. State Police suspected that crack cocaine was being distributed from a residence on Graham Road, during the month of April. On May 27,...

Norwich University to establish $4M AI and quantum computing center

NORTHFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) - A major investment in artificial intelligence technology is coming to Norwich University. The private military college is already a leader in cybersecurity education and now it’s getting $4-million from the federal appropriations bill to expand its efforts. The school says it will use the money to create a learning center that focuses on AI machine learning and quantum computing.

Missing 44-year-old Man

BRADFORD, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont State Police need your help finding a missing 44-year-old man. According to police Jeffrey Champagne was last seen leaving a treatment facility in Bradford Tuesday afternoon. VSP says Champagne hasn’t been seen since, and they don’t know where he’s going. Authorities describe Champagne as a caucasian male, approximately, 5 ft 8 inches tall, 140lbs, with a goatee. Police say Champagne is homeless but has ties to Franklin County. Police say he’s traveling without a phone.

Glendon Williams, 1944-2022

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Glendon J. Williams of Springfield died on May 14, 2022 at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care in Lebanon, N.H. following a brief illness. He was 77. Glen was the son of the late Wendell and Alberta (Adams) Williams. He was born June...

Apartment building fire displaces 14 people in Hartford

The fire damaged three rooms of the former Pleasant View Motel, which had been converted into an 11-room efficiency complex. All residents have been forced to find alternative housing while the building is made suitable for habitation. Read the story on VTDigger here: Apartment building fire displaces 14 people in Hartford.