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Claremont Mulls Charter

Claremont — Supporters of changing Claremont’s charter to replace the position of a hired city manager with an elected mayor, among other reforms, say it would open up city government to greater transparency and more resident involvement. At …

DHMC Readies Ebola Team

Lebanon — State officials have designated Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as New Hampshire’s referral hospital for any potential case of Ebola. The designation by the Department of Health and Human Services means that residents should still call or visit their normal health care facilities if they are feeling ill, …

Norwich Board Nixes Dog Ban

Norwich — The Selectboard appears unlikely to make changes to its animal control ordinance following incidents this summer where dogs bit children during sports events at Huntley Meadows. “I don’t think we can legislate perfect protection from all things,” said Selectman Keith Moran, who owns three dogs. At …

Republican Milne Says ‘I Think I’ve Got a Shot’

West Lebanon — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne said Wednesday that Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has pursued a “reckless” single-payer health care policy while ignoring concerns about the jobs climate and property taxes. He noted that Shumlin and …

Sullivan County House Candidates Face Off

Newport — Two Republicans in the Newport-Sunapee area who lost their New Hampshire House seats in 2012 are trying to win them back, and there is also a contested election in the two-seat district representing Newport and Unity. …

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