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Will Rieseberg Remain?

Hartford — Town officials hope to resolve a new employment agreement with Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg early next month but remained tight-lipped Thursday about the protracted, closed-door negotiations. The Selectboard held at least its fifth executive session on …

Hanover’s 3 Guys Basement Barbecue Closes

Hanover — 3 Guys Basement Barbecue had its last day this past Sunday, as its owner, Nigel Leeming, has shuttered the restaurant, which despite good reviews hadn’t been making enough money over the summer. “It wasn’t performing the way I wanted it to, financially, and I didn’t want …

Young Activist Vies for GOP Nod

Concord — Andrew Hemingway doesn’t hesitate to share his ideas for New Hampshire — even when he knows you’ll be skeptical. Take his flat tax plan. It would reduce taxes on businesses and start taxing local governments and …

Church Firing Stirs Up Controversy Over Same-Sex Marriage

Chicago — Angry, tearful parishioners stood in line at the crowded church, each taking a turn to beg church leaders to bring back their longtime music director, who was fired recently from northwest suburban Holy Family Catholic Church …

Business Money Vital to Shumlin

Montpelier — Political campaigns in Vermont are almost always funded by private money. Figuring out where exactly the cash is coming from, however, can be difficult. Unlike federal elections statutes, which require major contributors to list the businesses they might represent, Vermont mandates no such disclosures. The bulk …

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  • Editor's Picks - Aug. 3-9, 2014

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published Aug. 3-9, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society Animal Camp

    Children from around the Upper Valley spend a week learning about pets and animals at the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society Animal Camp in Brownsville, Vt. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Touchline vs. Central Supply boys soccer

    Touchline vs. Central Supply boys soccer in the New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV title game on Aug. 9, 2014, in Henniker, N.H. Central Supply won, 2-1. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - July 27-Aug. 2, 2014

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published July 27 to Aug. 2, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football

    Vermont and New Hampshire high school football players face off at the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game in Hanover, N.H., on August 2, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lebanon vs. Bedford junior Legion baseball

    Lebanon vs. Bedford junior Legion baseball at Manchester, N.H., on July 30, 2014. Bedford won, 8-7. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - July 20-26, 2014

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published July 20-26, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lebanon vs. Salem junior Legion baseball

    Lebanon vs. Salem junior Legion baseball at Manchester, N.H., on July 27, 2014. Lebanon won, 9-3. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - July 13-19, 2014

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published July 13-19, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hartford at Norwich girls soccer

    Hartford D4 at Dan & Whit's Quatro girls soccer on July 20, 2014, in Norwich, Vt. Dan & Whit's Quatro won, 5-1. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Manchester at Lebanon Legion baseball

    Manchester at Lebanon Legion baseball in Lebanon, N.H., on July 19, 2014. Lebanon won, 2-0. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Twin State Basketball Classic

    The 32nd Twin State Basketball Classic held in Keene, N.H., on July 19, 2014. Vermont won the girls game, 79-66, and New Hampshire the boys, 91-75. Purchase photo reprints »