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N.H. State Sen. Odell, R-New London, Won't Seek Seventh Term

Friday, April 18, 2014

State Sen. Bob Odell is telling colleagues this morning he will not seek a seventh term. The 70-year-old New London Republican has been a critical swing vote in Concord and a key voice for Sullivan County and the Sunapee region. ∎ Posted online Friday at 9:46 a.m. Find a full report in Saturday’s Valley News and follow us on Twitter …

Dartmouth President Gets Mixed Review

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hanover — Students and alumni welcomed Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon’s call for reform and condemnation of “harmful behaviors,” but others questioned whether a committee …

Abutters Appeal New Store in Fairlee

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fairlee — The Development Review Board’s March 11 approval of a Dollar General store, south of Wing’s Supermarket on Route 5, now faces formal opposition …

‘Polar Plunge’ Fad Worrisome

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lebanon — Robert Rosas hasn’t plunged into the chilly waters of the Mascoma River this spring. But if he is “called-out” by a friend, Rosas said, he would . “If someone calls me a chicken, I am going …

Tuition to Drop At N.H. Colleges

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Classes at New Hampshire’s seven community colleges will be a little less expensive next year. Following through on a promise he made last year, Chancellor Ross Gittell and Trustee Chairman Paul Holloway announced yesterday that an increase in state funding allowed the Community College System of New Hampshire …

N.H. Senate Votes to Keep Death Penalty

Friday, April 18, 2014

Concord — A divided New Hampshire Senate voted against repealing the death penalty yesterday, ending concerns for some who worried that a repeal would reverse the death sentence of Michael Addison, who was convicted for fatally shooting Manchester …

Spring Cleaning Up for House Tour

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vivian Carter cleans the rocks and sand caused by plows and trampling pedestrians from her garden in Windsor on Thursday. Carter’s home was built in 1814 and is one of eight homes to be included in a June …

Spring, No Brakes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cole Miller, 10, right, and Dylan LaBrake, 13, zoom down Cascadnac Avenue in White River Junction on Thursday. The boys are on school vacation this week. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Hartford Grad Killed in Accident

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hartford — When Sean Densmore ran for class president at Hartford High School, he won easily because of his wicked sense of humor, his relaxed attitude and a personality that caused just about everyone he met to immediately …

Dartmouth President Vows to Clean Up Campus Social Scene

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon Wednesday night held an unusual “presidential summit” with student leaders, faculty and selected alumni in a bid to change a culture on campus he said is tarring the Ivy League school’s image and future. “We can no longer allow this college to …

Norwich Again Talks Facilities

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Norwich — Among some two dozen residents taking their first close look Wednesday night at plans to overhaul municipal facilities, resident Lois Green didn’t dispute the need for replacing the town’s crumbling, energy-inefficient and undersized fire station, police station and public-works building. She just wondered about her — …

Stevens High Renovation Project Includes Security Cameras

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The multi-million dollar renovation of Stevens High School now includes $43,000 in security cameras. The committee overseeing the renovation voted Wednesday to use money from a contingency fund for the project to pay for interior video cameras that will monitor common areas including hallways, classroom, the …

Stevens High Has New Principal

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to hire the Hillsboro-Deering Middle School principal as the next Stevens High School principal. It is clear, however, Patricia Barry will have her hands full with challenges given the strong criticism the board and administration came under from parents, students …