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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. …

Jim Kenyon: Stickers Get The Bump

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

As New Hampshire primary voters went to the polls on Tuesday, I was left with a “Berning” question: Where have all the bumper stickers gone? They were few and far between on my travels. If not for the Prius-driving Bernie Sanders backers in the Hanover Co-op parking lot, …

Trump, Sanders Take New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The New Hampshire primary winners are Donald Trump on the Republican side and Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race. Each took the top spot after second-place finishes in the Iowa caucuses. (Click here for live voting results from …

A Lesson in Democracy: Students Cast Ballots in Mock Primary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — Sitting behind a set of tables with a group of her friends, Isla Cotter spent part of her Monday as a polling volunteer. Just like the hundreds of volunteers who will take to New Hampshire’s town …

Day Care Must Have Sprinklers

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lebanon — In a sometimes heated Monday night meeting, the Planning Board declined to reconsider a requirement that the River Valley Club’s owner install a sprinkler system in his planned day care building. Though Joe Asch, the fitness club’s owner, and his attorney Barry Schuster contend that the …

‘Dark Money’ Investigates Koch Brothers’ Influence

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hanover — In an election cycle forecast to be the most expensive in history, itself following two other costliest-ever contests, reporter Jane Mayer hopes to tell the public where the money is coming from and whose agenda is …

VTC Recruiting Women

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

During the four years she studied electromechanical engineering at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Desiree Cerretani found a lot more sisterhood on the soccer field than in the classroom. “In my major, there were two other women in the class behind me,” Cerretani recalled in a telephone …

Young Writers Ask Their Readers to Look a Little More Closely

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The Voice. …

Teach for America Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Thousands of Teach for America alumni flooded the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization, which is known for placing striving, idealistic and inexperienced teachers in some of the nation’s neediest schools. The District of Columbia conference featured hundreds of …

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 …