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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets audience members after speaking at a campaign event at Plymouth State University Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Plymouth, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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 New Hampshire’s heroin epidemic. The Republican presidential frontrunner told a crowd at Plymouth State University’s ALLWell North Center that he’s surprised to hear about the Granite State’s battle with drugs. “The heroin problem, the drug …

A Life: Bert Leonard, 1943 — 2015; ‘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, …

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 …

Hartford Zoning Proposal Has Foes

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hartford — A new set of rules that restricts building options in order to preserve the rural character of Hartford’s open spaces may be coming down the pike, and at least one member of the Selectboard isn’t happy about it. “That just seems so un-American to me, that …

Voters Prep for Turn in Spotlight

Saturday, February 6, 2016

West Lebanon — In accordance with a newly implemented piece of a 2012 voter identification law, New Hampshire voters on Tuesday can expect to be asked to present a photo ID to election officials before casting a ballot. …

Upper Valley Polling Places

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Canaan — Fire station, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Charlestown — Library/municipal building, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Claremont Ward 1 — Middle School, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Claremont Ward 2 — Middle School, 8 a.m. to …

Dartmouth Working to Address Garage Concerns

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hanover — Dartmouth College officials say they are working to allay concerns from neighbors that a parking garage the college wants to build on West Wheelock Street will block light and change the character of the corridor. The …

Early Flows, Weather Woes: Warmer Temperatures Give Jump-Start to Maple Season

Friday, February 5, 2016

West Hartford — Kris Lyman knows the annual drill of tapping, boiling and selling maple syrup. Brought into the family business in 2008, he’s aware that maple producers should begin tapping trees around the second week in January, …

Local & Regional Briefs: Friday, Feb. 5

Friday, February 5, 2016

Orford Woman Sentenced In WRJ McDonald’s Crash White River Junction — A 52-year-old woman who crashed into the White River Junction McDonald’s last February pleaded no contest to refusing to take an alcohol breath test after the accident. …

Day Care Builder Challenges Planning Board

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lebanon — The owner of the River Valley Club is seeking permission from the Lebanon Planning Board not to install sprinklers in a new day care building, a requirement he says the board cannot impose. Lebanon attorney Barry Schuster, who has been contracted by fitness club owner Joe …

Town Buys Building At Sports Complex

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hartford — Town officials unexpectedly announced that the Selectboard has purchased a piece of real estate that will fill a hole in the Maxfield Sports Complex on Route 5. “It’s a little bit unusual that we would do a purchase like this, and it’s a relatively large sum …

Vt. Senate OKs Paid Sick Leave

Friday, February 5, 2016

Montpelier — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a new mandate requiring all businesses in Vermont to offer sick leave benefits to employees. The legislation will now go back to the House, where lawmakers may concur or amend the Senate version. Gov. Peter Shumlin has said he would …

Sanders Campaign Pulls Endorsement Video

Thursday, February 4, 2016

West Lebanon — The Bernie Sanders campaign has acknowledged it erred when it posted a YouTube video that included the Valley News in a list of organizations and media that have endorsed the Vermont senator in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Valley News editorial board …