Rockingham Tops Off Its Gas Budget

With more than two months still left in the fiscal year, the town of Rockingham has surpassed its diesel fuel and gasoline budget. Rising gas prices and the cost of damages caused by Tropical Storm Irene have hampered future road projects.

Dartmouth President Is Chosen To Lead World Bank

Jim Yong Kim, an American who is president of Dartmouth College, has been chosen to be the next president of the World Bank. His selection Monday extends the U.S. hold on the top job at the 187-nation development agency.

Vt.’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 5 Percent

Vermont labor officials say the state’s unemployment rate fell slightly in January to 5 percent. The seasonally adjusted rate was a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from December and 3.3 percent below the national rate for January of 8.3 percent.

Proposed Dollar General Stirs Up Chester

In Chester, plans to build a dollar store have stirred up some members of the community who say the project isn’t in keeping with the town’s character. Many turned out last night as the town’s Development Review Board met to review the plans.