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Daughter: ‘He Didn’t Deserve It’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

White River Junction — A 30-year-old man who eluded police for five days pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father of four in Springfield, Vt., last weekend. Gregory A. Smith, acting through his public defender at Windsor Superior Court, waived his right to bail arguments until a hearing to …

Reopened West Hartford Library Hits Its Stride

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hartford — After 31/2 years of problems that included a flood, thickets of regulatory red tape and internal discord, the West Hartford Library appears to …

Incinerator Back Up For Sale

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Claremont — The Wheelabrator incinerator on Grissom Lane has been put up for sale again. Meanwhile, the high bidder at the April 14 auction said …

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 …

Kearsarge Board Names New Superintenent

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sutton, n.h. — The Kearsarge Regional School Board has selected its pick for superintendent. Out of two finalists, the board chose Winfried Feneberg, currently the superintendent in Windham, N.H., to replace outgoing Superintendent Jerry Frew. The other finalist was Bow High School Principal John House-Myers. School Board Chairman …

Welcome, Wagging

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Robyn Farwell, of West Lebanon, makes sure that every Marley’s Doggie Bag has a bag of dog treats during a volunteer bag-stuffing event at the Kilton Public Library on Saturday. Marley’s Doggie Bags was founded by Tina Kebalka, …

Cottage Hospital Project On Track

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Woodsville — A 16,000-square-foot, $4.3 million building with clinical and administrative space is under construction at Cottage Hospital and on track to open by September, according to a hospital spokeswoman. “The project has been a while in the making,” said Maryanne Aldrich, Cottage’s community relations and fund development …

N.H. Liquor Panel Warns of Mass. Competitor

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Concord — The state Liquor Commission is warning lawmakers that a new spirits retailer planning to expand in Massachusetts could be a drain on New Hampshire sales. Maryland-based Total Wine & More, a big-box national chain, is set …

A Champion’s Next Challenge: At 29, Norwich’s Hannah Kearney Makes the Leap Into Retirement

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Norwich — Life begins at 65 — miles per hour, that is — in a pickup truck, on an interstate, pointed west, with a dog as co-pilot. It begins two time zones away with the resumption of school, …

Sanders Speaks Out In Hanover

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hanover — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has remained coy about whether he’ll run for president, but as he spoke about presidential politics in front of a microphone at a house party Saturday afternoon, with camera crews from …

Helping to Save A Life

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alex Binzen, 16, of Strafford, right, walks back to the Sharon Academy with Ben Lazar, 15, of Sharon, who he retrieved from his shift drawing attention to a Red Cross Blood Drive at the school Friday, April 10, …

Hanging Out

Friday, April 17, 2015

Jon Gover, 13, relaxes in a tree at dusk in East Bethel on Thursday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon be converted to 500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 90 homes, …