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Orford Ready for Its 250th Birthday

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Orford — Orford will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its first settler next weekend with live music, picnics, a walking parade, historical re-enactments, artwork and more. A reading of the town charter and other events are scheduled for Sept. 26. Activities set for next Sunday include the grand opening of the Town Hall Heritage Center on 25A in Orfordville. The …

VTel’s Long Road to Network of 135 Antennas

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The backbone of VTel’s high-speed wireless broadband system in Vermont is a network of 135 antenna sites around the state that allow users to connect …

Volunteers Needed for Fall Walk For Cancer

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hanover — Preparations are underway for a two-mile walk to support breast cancer research and prevention in Hanover this fall, and organizers are looking for …

‘D’ for Democracy in Granite State

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concord — New Hampshire’s democracy just brought home its report card — and it’s full of D’s and F’s, according to a report released Thursday by Open Democracy, a New Hampshire organization working to reduce the influence of …

Power Struggle: Temps Strain Grid

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concord — There was once a time when New Hampshire’s peak electricity use came in winter, but the decline in electric heating and the rise of air conditioning has changed that: Now it’s summer heatwaves that strain the electric grid. New Hampshire’s all-time record for peak electricity demand …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015

University Removes ‘Bias-Free Language Guide’ From Website Durham, n.h. — The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups …

Windsor Police Officer Involved in Shooting Back on Payroll

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Windsor — A police officer who was charged with a felony after shooting a suspect during a drug sting is working a desk job for the Windsor Police Department while his criminal case is pending. Detective Ryan Palmer …

Thetford Wall Fines Hit $26,000

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thetford — Town officials say they are headed toward mediation with former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Thetford resident Ruth Dwyer, who has racked up more than $26,000 in unpaid fines for refusing to remove a 60-foot-by-24-foot partition in …

Norwich Town Manager Contract Talks Continue

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Norwich — The Selectboard on Wednesday night held a testy discussion about its relationship with Town Manager Neil Fulton, voting to seek more expert opinion on such subjects as his potential contract, his performance evaluation process, and the …

WRJ VA Focuses on Homeless

Thursday, July 30, 2015

White River Junction — It’s summertime, but for some veterans who returned to northern New England after their military service, the living is not easy. For those without homes, winter likely will be even worse. Some have general health problems. Others cope with mental illness or substance abuse. …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was …

Berning Down the House: Senator Grows Voter Support

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Penacook, n.h. — About 45 people introduced themselves to each other in a Penacook backyard Wednesday night. Despite the 90-degree heat, they had all turned out to a house party hosted for Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The party in Penacook was among 37 others …