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N.H. Wood Business’ Kiln Burns

Friday, October 31, 2014

New London — Rebuilding a pivotal part of a wood products business that burned in an early morning fire was on the forefront of the owner’s mind on Thursday afternoon. A fire broke out inside the firewood kiln at New England Wood Products in New London just after 5 a.m. Thursday, causing significant damage to the kiln itself as well …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary …

Newport Taxes Raise Hackles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Newport — The explanation by the School Board and SAU 43 Administration on why the local school tax rate will increase $1.81 per $1,000 this …

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 …

Sullivan Co. Candidates Face Off

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Newport —There are several contested races for county government positions on the Nov. 4 ballot, led by a race between incumbent Democratic Commissioner Jeff Barrette, who is being challenged by former commissioner Don Clarke, a Claremont Republican. Other races include register of deeds, with Republican Chaunee Baker against …

Hot Water Plan Gets Boost in Claremont

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Claremont — Hot Zero, the Concord company that is planning to build a hot water district in downtown Claremont, has received a $250,000 grant to engineer the system, the Capital Regional Development Council announced Tuesday. The grant is from the U.S. Forest Service program that promotes and supports …

Pipeline Protesters Occupy Gov.’s Office

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montpelier — Hundreds of environmental protesters occupied the governor’s office on Monday, demanding that Gov. Peter Shumlin reverse his support for the natural gas pipeline through Addison County, and oppose any other fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Vermont. State regulators approved the project last December, and the company …