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Newport firefighters Copeland Miller, left, and Jason Rook discuss how to fully extinguish a log cabin that was a total loss in Newport, N.H.,  on Feb. 11, 2016. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the house fire was fully invloved when the first fire trucks arrived to the site, and said the remoteness of the property and condition of the driveway was a factor in response to the fire. 
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Log Cabin Lost in Newport

Friday, February 12, 2016

Newport — Fire officials said a pellet stove could be to blame for a house fire that destroyed a log cabin on Coon Brook Road in rural Newport Thursday afternoon. Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said there was little firefighters could do to save Ernest Shepard III’s handcrafted home. “We did everything we could to try to salvage it,” Conroy said …

Croydon-Area Lawmakers Support School Choice Bill in Concord

Friday, February 12, 2016

Croydon — A bill before the New Hampshire Legislature would allow the Croydon School Board, which is battling state officials over school choice, to continue …

Unpaid Taxes Vex Royalton

Friday, February 12, 2016

Royalton Town Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the South Royalton High School auditorium to act on warning articles. …

Claremont Business on the Move

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Claremont — The Planning Board Monday night unanimously approved the site plan for the proposed renovation of a vacant mill building on Water Street. Jeff and Sarah Barrette plan to move their Pleasant Street printing business into the space by early September. After the meeting, Jeff Barrette, who …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Newport Elementary Principal Resigns From Post Newport — Newport School District Elementary Principal Peter Durso has resigned from his position due to personal reasons, SAU 43 Superintendent Cynthia Gallagher said in a news release on Monday. Durso, who assumed the post in August 2015, will continue to work …

Trump: Vote for Me or No One

Monday, February 8, 2016

Holderness, n.h. — Donald Trump on Sunday said his plan to build a wall along the country’s border with Mexico would put a stop to New Hampshire’s heroin epidemic. The Republican presidential frontrunner told a crowd at Plymouth …

A Life: Bert Leonard, 1943 — 2015; ‘If We Needed Something, All You Had to Do Was Mention It’

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — Longtime Lebanon firefighter and former City Councilor Bert Leonard used his affable personality and status as an “old townie” to help fellow residents, blending compassion with common sense as he drew from his working-class background. Serving …

Agency Upgrades D-H Accreditation

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — An accreditation agency that monitors the quality of hospital residency programs for training doctors just out of medical school has upgraded the status of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, which sponsors 47 such programs, and of the hospital’s training program in surgery. The actions by the Accreditation …

Travelers Warned to Be Cautious in Wake of Zika

Monday, February 8, 2016

As more countries report cases, concern over the Zika virus has been growing. The primary worry is the effect the virus has on the fetuses of pregnant women who are bitten by mosquitoes that carry the virus. Officials in the United States expect some mosquitoes in this country …

Sanders Scored Over Use of Photos

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — With just days before the New Hampshire primary, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is taking heat from Upper Valley residents who say his campaign used their images on mailers without their permission. When …

Issues: Pocket Park, Library Funding, Downtown Bond

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Here’s what the Hartford Selectboard hopefuls had to say about a few village-specific issues that are likely to come before the Selectboard in 2016: Quechee: How Much To Spend On a Pocket park? Quechee property owners have agitated for the Selectboard to go beyond an estimated $156,000 for …

Hartford, Woodstock Chambers Issue Awards

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The chambers of commerce in Hartford and Woodstock last week issued their annual awards to recognize the individuals and businesses that work to support their towns. At its annual meeting on Wednesday, held at the Tip Top Cafe …

Primary Focus: Capturing the Candidates on Their Upper Valley Swing Since 1952

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Long before television live shots and satellite trucks, before campaign trackers and YouTube posts, before smartphones and selfies, still photographers were the main source of images from the campaign trail. As it turns out, the Valley News was …