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Stevens a Work in Progress: School Year Brings New Leader, Ongoing Renovations

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Claremont — Though she begins her first year next week as principal of Stevens High School in the midst of a major renovation, Patricia Barry will gladly accept the short-term disruption for the long term benefit to the students and the community. New windows that bring in more natural light, the complete rebuilding of most of the classrooms and other …

Lebanon College’s Demise Leaves Hole in City’s Downtown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — The cancellation of fall classes at Lebanon College, which an official said was the first step toward permanently closing the school, drew mixed …

Plea Deal Dropped for Springfield, Vt., Man

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

White River Junction — After announcing that plans for a plea deal had crumbled, lawyers made plans in court Tuesday to move toward a trial …

Harold Luce, Consummate Fiddler, Dies

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chelsea — Harold Luce, born in Chelsea in 1918 and raised during the Great Depression, couldn’t keep his hands off his older brother’s violin, clawing his way to the top of the family piano to prod at its …

Gov. Hassan Declares State Of Emergency

Friday, August 15, 2014

Concord — Gov. Maggie Hassan moved to stem the sale of synthetic marijuana Thursday, declaring a state of emergency one day after authorities in Manchester and Concord reported a surge in nonfatal overdoses from the drug, also known as spice. The governor said in a joint statement that …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

FairPoint Service Restored In Sharon Sharon — Phone and Internet services were restored to nearly 100 customers of FairPoint Communications after a 5-day outage. According to Christine Rivers, a spokesperson at FairPoint, the outage was caused by damaged …

Garlic Work in Enfield

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hannah Brown and Andy Messenger, of Blue Ox Farm in Enfield, trim and sort garlic on a rainy afternoon on Wednesday. Workers were doing inside jobs after spending the earlier part of the day in the fields. Valley …

Wet Walk in White River Junction

Thursday, August 14, 2014

After picking up a cup of coffee, Ted Carbino walks back home in White River Junction Wednesday.Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Salinger’s First Secluded Cornish Property Put Up for Sale

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cornish — It’s easy to see why J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author, chose the secluded spot that he did to escape the attention that came with literary fame. Turn down a side road in Cornish, and continue a mile and a half down a winding, bumpy dirt road …

WRJ Venue Splits With Tupelo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

White River Junction — While the beat will go on at the music stage next door to the Elixir restaurant on South Main Street, the venue will go by a new name: Freight House Hall. Citing “creative differences” with the management of Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, N.H., …

Portion of Rail Trail Closed in Lebanon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lebanon — A portion of the Northern Rail Trail in Lebanon is closed as a result of a sewer main project in the area of the Bank Street Extension, according to the city’s Public Works Department. The trail is closed from Bank Street Extension east to the Lebanon …

Neighbors: Headrest Not Bad

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lebanon — Neighbors of the proposed site of a residential substance abuse treatment center and 24-hour crisis hotline have expressed concerns about the change to the character of the area that might ensue, but those who live and …

Sharon Awaits Phone Service

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sharon — Call the ongoing situation in an area of Sharon a communications problem. For starters, almost 100 residents have been unable to use their phones or the Internet since Friday, when their FairPoint telecommunications service stopped working. …