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Officials to Assess Mascoma River

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Residents living, recreating and traveling along the Mascoma River may spot state officials as they walk or float along the approximately 11 miles between Mascoma Lake and the Connecticut River during the month of September. The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is slated to conduct an assessment of the river and its banks to gather information about …

‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thetford — Independent and resilient, Lillian DeVaux withstood many challenges and saw many changes during almost 93 years as a lifelong Vermonter. DeVaux was “tough …

Check Out the Smiles: At Market Basket in Claremont, Everyone’s Happy Dispute Is Over

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — Business was brisk midday Saturday at the Market Basket supermarket in Claremont, a welcome departure from the last six weeks, when a boycott …

Naturally Curious: Sept. 1, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Antlion — the very name conjures up visions of an improbable combination of two distinctly different creatures. In fact, the name is derived from the ferocious, leonine nature of a predaceous larva that consumes ants. A member of …

Elusive Butterflies of N.H.

Monday, September 1, 2014

As a small butterfly flutters over his lens, Bob Janules, of Merrimack, N.H., uses his camera to scan for butterflies in a grassy area at Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill last week. Janules, who is retired, spends …

Olympus Biotech Plant Is Sold

Sunday, August 31, 2014

West Lebanon — The former Olympus Biotech plant in West Lebanon’s Airport Industrial Park, which closed earlier this year at the cost of 130 jobs, has been sold to a Danish company, Novo Norodisk. Novo Norodisk said some of Olympus Biotech’s former employees have been offered jobs, but …

Claremont OKs Transfer of Sawtooth Building to Lebanon Nonprofit

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — The City Council has unanimously approved the transfer of the Sawtooth building, which is attached to the parking garage at the corner of Main and Central streets, to Twin State MakerSpaces, a Lebanon nonprofit that plans to redevelop the 10,000-square-foot interior and expects to have it …

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of …

Thetford Elementary, CRREL Team Up With Camp Invention

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Capt. Melissa Golschneider, an environmental scientist and geological engineer, listens to students Cavan Benjamin, left, Dempey McGovern and Thomas Bugg, discuss the hands-on science experiments they created during Thetford Elementary School’s first Camp Invention at the school earlier …

Fire Damages Claremont Garage, Home

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Claremont — An early morning house fire Saturday caused moderate damage to a garage and utility area of a home on Chestnut Street, but firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading to the attached home. Firefighters responded to the home of Ricky and Beth Thibault, at …

‘My Focus Is on Kids First’

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield — Remember The Little Engine That Could, the children’s book about the tank engine that, while facing a tough task, chanted to itself, “I think I can, I think I can” until, suddenly, it could? The message …

Newport Shooting Injures One Man

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newport — Police said they have identified all of the people “involved” in a Laurel Street shooting that led to a man being airlifted to the hospital Thursday evening. Nobody is in custody, however, and authorities said no …

Exonerated Upper Valley Researcher Offers Critique of VA

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lebanon — The disclosure statement filed by the co-author of a three-page opinion piece published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Aug. 28 — “Dr. Weeks previously worked for the VHA” — is stark in its …