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From left: Willie Guitar, Jon Sterling, Bert Leonard, Tony White, John Hamilton and Clif Cantlin. The photo was taken in September when a group of Leonard's Lebanon friends traveled to his home in Goffstown to visit him following his cancer diagnosis last summer. (Courtesy John Hamilton)

A Life: Bert Leonard; ‘If We Needed Something, All You Had to Do Was Mention It’

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — Longtime Lebanon firefighter and former City Councilor Bert Leonard used his affable personality and status as an “old townie” to help fellow residents, blending compassion with common sense as he drew from his working-class background. Serving as a full-time firefighter from 1967 to 1988, Leonard put his considerable charm to work to support the needs of the fire …

Agency Upgrades D-H Accreditation

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — An accreditation agency that monitors the quality of hospital residency programs for training doctors just out of medical school has upgraded the status …

Trump: Vote for Me or No One

Monday, February 8, 2016

Holderness, n.h. — Donald Trump on Sunday said his plan to build a wall along the country’s border with Mexico would put a stop to …

Travelers Warned to Be Cautious in Wake of Zika

Monday, February 8, 2016

As more countries report cases, concern over the Zika virus has been growing. The primary worry is the effect the virus has on the fetuses of pregnant women who are bitten by mosquitoes that carry the virus. Officials in the United States expect some mosquitoes in this country …

Sanders Scored Over Use of Photos

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — With just days before the New Hampshire primary, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is taking heat from Upper Valley residents who say his campaign used their images on mailers without their permission. When …

Issues: Pocket Park, Library Funding, Downtown Bond

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Here’s what the Hartford Selectboard hopefuls had to say about a few village-specific issues that are likely to come before the Selectboard in 2016: Quechee: How Much To Spend On a Pocket park? Quechee property owners have agitated for the Selectboard to go beyond an estimated $156,000 for …

Hartford, Woodstock Chambers Issue Awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The chambers of commerce in Hartford and Woodstock last week issued their annual awards to recognize the individuals and businesses that work to support their towns. At its annual meeting on Wednesday, held at the Tip Top Cafe …

Primary Focus: Capturing the Candidates on Their Upper Valley Swing Since 1952

Sunday, February 7, 2016

L o ng b efore television live shots and satellite trucks, before campaign trackers and YouTube posts, before smartphones and selfies, still photographers were the main source of images from the campaign trail. As it turns out, the …

Blood Drive Set for Lebanon

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — The Lebanon police and fire departments have scheduled an American Red Cross blood drive for later this month. The Feb. 17 blood drive is slated to take place at the Courtyard Marriott at 10 Morgan Drive in Lebanon, from 1 to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, …

5 Vie for 2 Seats in Hartford

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hartford — A longtime Zoning Board member. A green energy advocate. A mother of nine and community volunteer. A retired teacher who is now an activist. A youth outreach worker. When the municipal voting booths open on March …

Retired Fire Truck Moves North

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Corinth — The Corinth Volunteer Fire Department has received a shiny red gift from a Connecticut town. Oxford could have sold the fire engine for about $5,000, but they knew Corinth was in need of one, Oxford first …

Volunteer Group to Take Over, Expand Enfield Food Pantry

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Enfield — An all-volunteer organization soon will be running three food pantries for families and children in the Mascoma Valley. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation plans to take over operation of the Enfield Food Pantry, which is based at town hall, and open new locations in downtown Canaan …

Dartmouth Boots Another Fraternity

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hanover — Based on fresh findings of misconduct, Dartmouth College will derecognize the fraternity that was the subject of a high-profile Rolling Stone article on hazing in 2012. Complaints of alcohol-related hazing this fall at Sigma Alpha Epsilon spurred the national SAE office this week to suspend the …