Counties Ranked on Wellness

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Moderators Balk Over Voter Photos

Plainfield — Municipal election officials in New Hampshire are raising concerns that potential cuts to the state budget may force town moderators to use their personal cameras or smartphones and printers to photograph residents who show up to vote without proper identification in order to comply with a …

How Vital Will N.H. Be in 2016?

Nashua, n.h. — Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. By hosting the nation’s first presidential primaries and caucuses, the states have heaped political and financial rewards for decades on successful candidates …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vershire Man Arrested After Violating Probation Vershire — Vermont State Police arrested a 49-year-old Vershire man at his Parker Road home Thursday afternoon on an alleged probation violation. Police said Dominick Bailey had an active warrant for his arrest after being listed on “escape status” for failing to …

Incinerator Set for Sale Or Auction

Claremont — On Thursday, Wheelabrator Technologies of Hampton, N.H., announced it plans to sell its shuttered incinerator on Grissom Lane by April 13. If a sale is not finalized by then, the waste-to-energy plant will be auctioned April …

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  • 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 »

  • Lebanon vs. Portsmouth boys basketball

    Lebanon vs. Portsmouth New Hampshire Division II boys basketball semifinal in Durham, N.H., on March 18, 2015. Portsmouth won, 56-41. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - March 8-14, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published March 8-14, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover vs. Bishop Brady-Trinity girls hockey

    Hanover vs. Bishop Brady-Trinity girls hockey state championship in Manchester, N.H., on March 14, 2015. Hanover won, 6-3. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Merrimack Valley at Lebanon boys basketball

    Merrimack Valley at Lebanon boys basketball quarterfinal in Lebanon, N.H., on March 13, 2015. Lebanon won, 67-54. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover vs. Lebanon girls hockey

    Hanover vs. Lebanon girls hockey semifinal in Concord, N.H., on March 10, 2015. Hanover won 5-1. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Editor's Picks - March 1-7, 2015

    Work by the Valley News photography staff published March 1-7, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Milford at Hanover boys basketball

    Milford at Hanover boys basketball playoff in Hanover, N.H., on March 9, 2015. Hanover won, 36-23. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Vermont Special Olympics Winter Games

    Vermont Special Olympics Winter Games in Woodstock, Vt., on March 8, 2015. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Woodstock vs. Enosburg basketball

    Woodstock vs. Enosburg boys basketball state championship in Barre, Vt., on March 7, 2015. Woodstock won, 65-56. Purchase photo reprints »

  • Sharon vs. Proctor boys basketball

    Sharon Academy vs. Proctor High School boys basketball state championship in Barre, Vt., on March 7, 2015. Proctor won in overtime, 70-66. Purchase photo reprints »