Humane Society Has New Leader

Enfield — After years of working to improve the plight of animals of all kinds in her native Kuwait, Ayeshah Al-Humaidhi was ready for a change. “I was pretty tired,” she said. “You do get jaded, unfortunately.” Just …

Hard Winter For Region’s Home Sales

West Lebanon — The Upper Valley residential real estate market has just come through a brutal winter that mostly saw a decline in the number of homes listed for sale and lower prices for those homes that did sell. Bur real estate’s winter of discontent has blossomed into …

Claremont Chamber Wants Full-Time Executive Director

Claremont — The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new executive director and is returning the job to a full-time position for the first time since 2012. Jamie Richardson, marketing manager at Claremont Savings Bank and president of the chamber’s board, said the business booster …

Pine Tree Lane Apartment Dwellers Still Seeking Alternatives

West Lebanon — Housing advocates continue to seek ways to keep rents affordable for the people living in the 50 units at Pine Tree Lane Apartments in the wake of the announcement late last month that rental assistance will end on Jan. 1, 2016. The low-income seniors and …

Jim Kenyon: A Dam Shame in Norwich

In late August 2011, Tropical Storm Irene devastated towns across Vermont. Six lives were lost and hundreds of homes were damaged or destroyed. Norwich was among the more fortunate communities. Its biggest casualty was the Norwich Pool Dam. Flood waters washed out the concrete dam on Charles Brown …

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  • Stevens at Windsor Baseball

    Stevens at Windsor baseball in Windsor, Vt., on April 21, 2015. Stevens won, 19-0. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Brown at Dartmouth baseball

    Brown at Dartmouth baseball double header in Hanover, N.H., on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Dartmouth won 3-0 and 6-5. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Gorham at Woodsville baseball

    Gorham at Woodsville baseball in Haverhill, N.H., on April 15, 2015. Woodsville won 15-4. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - April 5-11, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published April 5-11, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - March 29-April 4, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published March 29-April 4, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Princeton at Dartmouth baseball

    Princeton at Dartmouth baseball in Hanover, N.H., on April 5, 2015. The teams split the doubleheader. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lebanon fire training

    Firefighters from Lebanon, Hanover and Hartford completed a live fire training on an acquired single family dwelling on Evans Drive in Lebanon, N.H., on April 4, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - March 22-28, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published March 22-28, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover girls hockey championship page

    The Valley News commemorative sports page published March 29, 2015, highlighting Hanover High School's girls hockey championship win. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sunapee girls basketball championship page

    The Valley News commemorative sports page published March 27, 2015, highlighting Sunapee High School's girls basketball championship win. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - March 15-21, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published March 15-21, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Woodstock boys basketball championship page

    The Valley News commemorative sports page published March 21, 2015, highlighting Woodstock Union High School's boys basketball championship win. Purchase photo reprints »