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Voters Cheer Sanders’ Populist Platform in Claremont

Monday, August 3, 2015

Claremont — Over the course of an hour Sunday evening, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders laid out nearly his entire platform to an upbeat crowd of voters who filled the Common Man Restaurant and spilled out into the street. Time and again, the independent senator from Vermont drove home the populist message that has drawn crowds of thousands in early primary …

A Life: Ann Jean Thomas, 1926-2015; ‘They Are All So Beautiful’

Monday, August 3, 2015

Woodstock — In her last book of verse, published in 2013, Ann Jean Thomas included a short, enigmatic poem titled In Praise of Lithium Silicates. …

Mt. Ascutney Projects Break-Even for 2016 Budget

Monday, August 3, 2015

Windsor — After two straight years of losing money in its health care operations, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is projecting that in its …

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 …

Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper …

Companies Vie to Supply Natural Gas

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Concord — Two companies are now competing to become the utility supplying natural gas to major employers in Hanover and Lebanon. Until last week, Hanover-based Valley Green Natural Gas was the only entity aiming to serve the two communities, with a petition to do so pending before the …

Windsor Residents Balk at Solar Proposal for Prison Land

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Windsor — The permitting process for a proposed 19,000-panel solar array at the prison property off County Road is shaping up to be controversial, with several Windsor residents coming together to oppose the project. “Aesthetically destructive, destructive of the agricultural land,” is how Windsor resident John MacGovern described …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Officials: Crash That Killed Three Teens In Unity in August Was Driver’s Fault Unity — A year-long investigation into a car accident that killed three Claremont teenagers shows that the driver was traveling down West Unity Road at more than twice the posted speed limit, according to a …

Jim Kenyon: Six Hugs And a Diploma

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

There is a routine — a monotony, really — to prison life that 20-year-old Sam Ramsey must constantly try to escape. During his 16 months at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport, Vt., Ramsey has learned that inmates — providing they stay out of trouble — can …

NHDOT to Discuss Covered Bridge Work

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cornish — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will host a public meeting Friday afternoon to discuss proposed work on the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge over the Connecticut River. The proposed $2.5 million stone erosion protection project, anticipated to …