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Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newport — A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire’s District 8 Senate seat, with life experience and considerations such as Medicaid expansion among the issues at play. State Rep. Linda Tanner, D-Sunapee, who taught health and education at Kearsarge for 35 years, says she …

Hartford Debates Track Proposal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hartford — Just one week before a proposed $3.5 million bond for athletic field improvements at Hartford High School goes to voters, the issue was …

Lebanon School District Hiring Raises Budget, Protocol Questions

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lebanon — The School Board’s decision last week to hire another special educator prompted a discussion not just about that particular staffing change, but also …

Kenney, Cryans Prep for Rematch

Thursday, October 30, 2014

West Lebanon — Republican Joe Kenney and Democrat Mike Cryans have hit the campaign trail for the second time this year, again vying for the District 1 Executive Council seat long held by the late Ray Burton. The …

Deployed

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tractor Driver Charged Following Collision on I-89 Off-Ramp Lebanon — A pickup truck struck and knocked over a Department of Transportation tractor at the interchange of Route 4 and Interstate 89 in Lebanon earlier this week. The accident …

Police: Teen Threatened Ex and Her Family With Knives

Thursday, October 30, 2014

White River Junction — A 17-year-old male accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and her family with knives pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Chad Herring, of Northfield, Vt., has been charged as an adult with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a domestic disturbance at …

Plainfield Fire Cause Unknown

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plainfield — The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office was unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a Boston newspaper publisher’s custom-built log home in a remote part of Plainfield last month. State Fire Marshal Investigator Tom Schutzius said the department on Wednesday suspended the …

Pope Francis Maps Out Personal, and Progressive, Policies

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vatican City — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops …

Newport Now Expects Higher Taxes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newport — Sharply lower tuition revenue and a substantial decrease in the year-to-year surplus used to offset taxes have resulted in a significant increase in the projected school portion of the Newport property tax rate. According to SAU 43 Superintendent Earl Sussman, the latest estimate for the school …

House Has Haunting History

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Haverhill — Right in the heart of the Haverhill Corner Historic District, the beautiful old building at 99 Court St. looks charming and distinguished, the front yard marked by a twisted old sugar maple so massive that its …

Hartford OKs $40K for Parks

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hartford — Members of the Hartford Selectboard voted during a Tuesday evening meeting to commit money to stabilizing and beautifying the site of a flood-ravaged eyesore in Quechee. The vote represents a major step forward for a project that has been discussed and debated for years. The motion, …

N.H. Man Indicted on Theft Charge

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lebanon — The former director of the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley, who is currently facing child pornography charges, has been indicted on a count of attempted theft from the day care. Michael Whelton, 53, of Enfield, allegedly deposited nearly $4,000 of the center’s funds in his …

Kuster and Garcia Clash On Political and Personal

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

West Lebanon — Gender appears to be one of the few things the two women candidates vying to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District have in common. U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., and challenger Marilinda Garcia, a Republican …