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John Gregg: Candidates Stepping Forward for Odell’s Senate Seat

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A second Hillsborough County Republican has said he plans to run for the Newport-area New Hampshire Senate seat long held by state Sen. Bob Odell, R-New London. And a Democrat from Sunapee also acknowledged yesterday she is seriously considering a bid for the District 8 Senate seat. Weare Republican Jerry Little — the former president and executive director of the …

Biomass Plants Cut Counties’ Heating Costs

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Unity — Wood chip boilers that went online just in time to provide heat to two Upper Valley county government complexes during one of the …

Fraudsters Targeting Physicians

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lebanon — State and federal officials are investigating a growing fraud problem in which more than 150 physicians and other medical personnel in the Twin …

Hartford to Survey Residents About Bond Money

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hartford — The School Board on Wednesday plans to finalize a set of survey questions that will be sent out to residents and high school students to gather input on how to utilize the $1.5 million remaining under the $8.9 million recreation bond that was passed at Town …

Dog Days of Spring

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Erika Seitz, of Lebanon, plays with her dog Charlie, right, and her friend’s dog Chevy along the thawing banks of the Connecticut River at Kilowatt South Park in Wilder. Charlie retrieved a ball from the river, while Chevy …

Colleges Seek Better Remedial Programs

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental — or remedial — classes ever graduate. …

At Some Schools, the Wait List Rarely Ends Well, but There’s Hope

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wait-listed by your dream college? I have good news and bad news. First the bad. In the late 1990s, I had one of my few news scoops. It was a front-page story revealing that at some selective colleges the number of applicants on the wait list approached, and …

Young Writers: Time for Rhymes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences through the Newspaper Series (and youngwritersproject.org) and the Schools Project (ywpschools.net). Support: YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power and …

N.H. House Speaker Norelli Won’t Run Again

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Concord — New Hampshire House Speaker Terie Norelli announced yesterday that she won’t be seeking re-election, but she vowed to help Democrats in their fight to keep a House majority this fall. “The fight doesn’t end today. We …

Fire Guts Former Convent; Firefighters’ Fast Action Saves School in Claremont

Monday, April 21, 2014

Claremont — An early morning fire destroyed the vacant St. Mary Convent building on Central Street Sunday, but quick action by firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to the New England Classical Academy, a mere 15 feet away. …

Orford Landowners Propose Subdividing Farm

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Chris and Bruce Balch have applied to subdivide Bunten Farm, a highly visible 185 -acre farm on Route 10, just south of Grimes Hill Road. The Orford Planning Board will consider the couple’s request to subdivide …

A Life: Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar, 1929 — 2014; ‘She Committed Her Life to Her Family and Friends’

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Barbara Tullar, the matriarch of an award-winning dairy family, lived a life of hard work, kindness and humility. She took part in all aspects of her family’s modern dairy farm, including — but not limited to …

Fire Damages Home In West Newbury

Monday, April 21, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — A fire destroyed a Swamp Road residence on Saturday morning. The West Newbury and Newbury Village fire departments responded to a call from homeowner, Scott Martin, at 3:43 a.m. Saturday morning, the State Police said in a release. Firefighters isolated the blaze to the …