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Plymouth State Professor Makes Mammoth Fossil Discovery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About an hour’s drive from Lebanon, in a biology professor’s home in the White Mountains in Campton, N.H., there is a refrigerator stocked with a case of Canadian beer, perhaps some food, and the only confirmed evidence that woolly mammoths roamed what is now the Granite State more than 11,000 years ago. The treasured fossil — a fragment of a …

Lebanon Chooses Superintendent

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District is one employee closer to having a full administrative staff in place before the beginning of the school year. …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild in Wilder

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wilder — Cumberland Farms has plans to raze and rebuild its Hartford Avenue convenience store with a slightly smaller, but revamped space complete with outdoor …

Big and Small

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Conner Brackett, 4, of Nashua, N.H., watches as Briggs Lockwood, of Canterbury, N.H., drives by with a tractor during the annual Canterbury Fair in Canterbury, N.H., on Saturday. Concord Monitor — Will Parson …

Old Home Days, Take Two: Rain Fails to Dampen Community Spirit in Enfield

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enfield — A thunderstorm did not prevent residents from coming together to celebrate the last day of Old Home Days weekend on Sunday. “It’s a great way to bring the community together to celebrate ,” said Kirstin Harrington, …

S.O.S. for Tunbridge Bridges: Selectboard Mulls Vehicle Restrictions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tunbridge — Every once in a while, it happens. Somebody doesn’t pay attention to the height warning signs, or a group of workers don’t realize how tall their truck is, and they’ll try to drive through one of …

A Life: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Poffenberger, 1922-2014; ‘Sought Peace, Worked For Peace’

Monday, July 28, 2014

Brookfield, Vt. — “Some things — soul-searching things — cannot be planned,” Margaret “Peggy” Poffenberger once wrote in a poem. “Living and dying, the daily and the extraordinary; To fly, purposefully, God-like, honking with wild geese, across the …

New Hampshire’s ‘Multistate’ Insurance Plans Sow Confusion

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hanover — As consumer alerts go, the New Hampshire Insurance Department’s July 17 “clarification on ‘multistate’ plans” was a bit dry. The alert concerned a pair of so-called multistate insurance plans sold on the federally operated Health Insurance …

Schools Weigh Cellphone Search Ruling

Sunday, July 27, 2014

West Lebanon — When David Baker was an assistant principal at Hartford High School about four years ago, he came upon a cellphone that had been left in the school’s auditorium. An announcement was made over the intercom looking for the owner of the phone, but no one …

Rotary Club of Lebanon Member Tapped to Lead Regional District

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lebanon — A longtime member of the Rotary Club of Lebanon was recently named governor of Rotary District 7850. The club has also named a new president and honored several of its members. Bruce Pacht, of Lebanon, will …

Innovators for a Continent

Monday, July 28, 2014

Hanover — Before Ituze Colombe came to the United States from Rwanda, she imagined teeming, impersonal cities, not the close-knit communities of the Upper Valley — a difference that challenged her ideas about social responsibility. “Back in Africa, …

Wilmot Walk Focuses on Dragonflies

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New London — A d ragonfly identification walk is scheduled on Aug. 12, from 3-5 p.m., on a recently conserved property on Kearsarge Mountain Road in Wilmot. Andy Deegan, of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, will discuss dragonflies and damselflies and their significance in nature. Participants will …

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working …