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Newport firefighters Copeland Miller, left, and Jason Rook discuss how to fully extinguish a log cabin that was a total loss in Newport, N.H.,  on Feb. 11, 2016. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the house fire was fully invloved when the first fire trucks arrived to the site, and said the remoteness of the property and condition of the driveway was a factor in response to the fire. 
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Log Cabin Lost in Newport

Friday, February 12, 2016

Newport — Fire officials said a pellet stove could be to blame for a house fire that destroyed a log cabin on Coon Brook Road in rural Newport Thursday afternoon. Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said there was little firefighters could do to save Ernest Shepard III’s handcrafted home. “We did everything we could to try to salvage it,” Conroy said …

Croydon-Area Lawmakers Support School Choice Bill in Concord

Friday, February 12, 2016

Croydon — A bill before the New Hampshire Legislature would allow the Croydon School Board, which is battling state officials over school choice, to continue …

Unpaid Taxes Vex Royalton

Friday, February 12, 2016

Royalton Town Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the South Royalton High School auditorium to act on warning articles. …

Claremont May Challenge Charter

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Claremont — It appears the city may challenge the provision of a 2003 change in the city charter, approved by voters, that requires the director of public works to live in Claremont. At Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, City Manager Guy Santagate laid out for the council the …

Hartford Village Fire Victim on Road to Recovery

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford Village — A Hartford man who was critically injured in a fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building last week said his condition has marginally improved. Charles Crooks suffered second- and third-degree burns to his arms when …

Hartford Property Revaluation Set to Begin

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford — Every single one of the town’s property owners should expect a visitor some time in the coming months, as municipal workers gear up for a revaluation that will adjust for a decade’s worth of divergence between market prices and official assessed values. A team of data …

New Photo ID Voter Law Sees Smooth Implementation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hanover — A new element of New Hampshire’s voter ID law rolled out without much fanfare during Tuesday’s presidential primary. The changes, however, did prompt some Upper Valley voters to stage a protest of sorts. Some intentionally opted …

Vermonters Join Granite State Counterparts to Get Out the Bernie Vote

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

West Lebanon — Standing outside a Field Road home, Mike French was on a canvassing mission. By noon on Tuesday, the Vermont native was into his third trip in Lebanon neighborhoods reminding Bernie Sanders supporters to vote. French …

Analysis: Voters Look To Outsiders

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Six years after Citizens United unleashed hundreds of millions of dollars of corporate money into the American political system, two so-called outsiders crushed their super PAC-funded rivals in the New Hampshire primary. Voters across the state said they trusted a billionaire Republican developer from Manhattan and a democratic …

New Hampshire Women Vote on the Issues

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

West Lebanon — Some Upper Valley women who went to the polls Tuesday struggled over whether they should help elect the country’s first female president or support the grassroots change called for by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Many …

Claremont Woman Stumps for Trump

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Claremont — Cynthia Howard, a property manager and prominent local Tea Party leader, stood in the snow outside Disnard Elementary School on Hanover Street, holding aloft a Donald Trump campaign sign as a steady trickle of voters entered …

Newport-Area Senator Nominated as Banking Commissioner

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Concord — State Sen. Jerry Little, R-Weare, whose district includes the towns of Newport, Grantham, Sunapee, Croydon, Unity, Springfield and New London, has been nominated by Gov. Maggie Hassan to become the next commissioner of the New Hampshire …

Local & Regional Briefs: Wednesday, Feb. 10

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Convict in Student Killing Denied Parole Concord — A man serving a life sentence for the rape and slaying of a University of New Hampshire student has been conditionally denied parole for a lesser charge associated with that crime. Seth Mazzaglia asked the state parole board Tuesday for …