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‘When Everything Is Possible’: Dartmouth Hosts Convocation for Class of 2018

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College welcomed its newest students, the Class of 2018, at its 245th convocation Monday afternoon with remarks from Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, Provost Carol Dever and Student Assembly President Casey Dennis. Though the college this month dropped out of the top ten in the U.S. News & World Report ranking and continued to draw negative attention in …

Ex-Library In West Leb. Up for Sale

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

West Lebanon — After failing to receive a building permit necessary to convert the former West Lebanon Library to an office and residence, developer David …

Windsor to Hold Traffic Forum

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Windsor — The public is encouraged to bring their ideas — and concerns — on improving bicycle and pedestrian traffic downtown and along Route 5 …

John Gregg: Battles Brewing

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Millions of dollars of advertising is about to flood into New Hampshire in the pivotal U.S. Senate race pitting incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen against former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who now lives in Rye. But a key question may be how much that race overshadows what will also …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wenz, Walker Win in Sullivan 1 Plainfield — A former president of Lebanon College and a Plainfield Republican won a contested primary on Tuesday in the two-seat Sullivan 1 New Hampshire House district. In unofficial results, Grantham Republican Donald Wenz, the former educator, won 324 votes in the …

Claremont Restaurant a ‘Total Loss’ After Blaze

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Claremont — State fire investigators will return today to the scene of a fire that destroyed Joey’s on the River Restaurant on Main Street Tuesday night. Tom Schutzius and Eric Berube with the state fire marshal’s office were …

Residents Outraged at Theft of Hand-Painted Irene Sign, Missing in West Hartford

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

West Hartford — Residents expressed outrage at the theft of a hand-painted sign that served as a symbol of Vermonters’ resilience. The 6-foot-long wooden sign had foot-high letters reading “Goodnight Irene,” a reference to the destructive 2011 tropical …

Steven Sotloff Journalism Scholarship Planned at KUA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meriden — In the months before his death, as he was held captive by Islamic State fighters in the Middle East, American journalist Steven Sotloff had a letter smuggled out of captivity to his family in Florida. He …

Claremont Charter Nears Vote

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Claremont — The City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday evening to send a proposed new charter to voters on Election Day, but not before one councilor said she would try to defeat the measure, which would make an elected mayor the city’s chief administrator. George Caccavaro, chairman of the …

Grafton County Picks Candidates

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grafton — Voters on Tuesday decided a handful of contested New Hampshire House primaries in the Mascoma Valley. In the Grafton 17 district, state Rep. Catherine Mulholland, D-Grafton, had 76 percent of the vote, compared to 24 percent from challenger Tom Ploszaj, with five of six towns reporting. …

Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to …

Bare Booths in Upper Valley

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hanover — Neither voters nor the major candidates in New Hampshire’s primary made much of an appearance in the Upper Valley Tuesday, as polls were sleepy and a U.S. Senate candidate’s wife stood in for her husband as …

Simonds Leads in Sullivan County Sheriff’s Race

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Newport — John Simonds, chief deputy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, was narrowly ahead of Denis O’Sullivan in unofficial and incomplete results from Tuesday’s GOP primary for Sullivan County sheriff. With 11 of the 15 towns reporting, …