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A Life: Oscar Ferris, 1927-2014; ‘Farming Wasn’t a Job, It Was Something He Liked to Do’

Monday, March 2, 2015

Randolph — It was New Year’s Day, 1927. Tiny newborn Oscar Ferris opened his eyes for the first time, wracked with fever and wailing, delivered in the old style, in his parents’ bedroom by a doctor paying a house call to the Ferris family farm. Outside, the horses pulling the doctor’s carriage stamped their feet in the cold January air; …

Neighbors of Windsor Prison See Pros and Cons to Possible Closing

Monday, March 2, 2015

Windsor — With a state budget deficit threatening the closure of the Southeast State Correctional Facility, residents and town leaders on Sunday offered their views …

Fire Department a Hot Topic in Orford

Monday, March 2, 2015

Orford will hold its Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the middle-school gymnasium of Rivendell Academy on Route 25A. Voters will …

N.H. Father Files Suit After Protesting Picoult Book

Friday, February 27, 2015

Gilford, n.h. — A Gilford man who was arrested for disorderly conduct after he spoke out of turn at a School Board meeting last May has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that, despite the dismissal of the charges, he is entitled to compensation because his constitutional rights were …

Charges Dropped in Woodstock Cruelty Case; Homes Sought for Horses

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 64-year-old Woodstock woman agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for dismissal of all pending animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians farm, also assured …

Woodstock Officer Accused of Assault

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A Woodstock police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to physically assaulting his wife on two separate occasions. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of …

PETA President Visits Dartmouth

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hanover — During a lecture at Dartmouth College on Wednesday night, Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, explained her beliefs using a metaphor her audience might not have heard before. “You …

Enfield Warrant ‘Not Too Eventful’

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Voting for Enfield’s town officers and the Mascoma Valley Regional School District budget will take place on Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Whitney Hall. Residents may vote on the remaining articles on the …

Selectboard, School Board Candidates Square Off in Sunapee

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Voting on the Sunapee town and school warrants, including the budgets and election of officers, will be Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sherburne Gymnasium. Sunapee — A dispute over spending on the town budget is sparking two contested elections for the Selectboard. …

Claremont to Implement Decals for Trash

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Claremont — In a 5-1 vote Wednesday night, the City Council approved a recommendation from the three-member transfer station committee to implement a decal system to collect data on usage and ensure only city residents bring their trash …

Kearsarge School District To Vote on Spending

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Kearsarge Regional School District election will be Tuesday, March 10, to act on the warrant articles and includes the towns of Bradford, N.H., Springfield, N.H., Newbury, Sutton, New London, Warner and Wilmot. Voters are instructed to report to voting places in their respective towns to cast their …

John Gregg: Sharp Elbows in Vermont

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Vermont Democrats went after Lt. Gov. Phil Scott — hard — last week in a clumsy attempt to muddy the top Republican in the state. Scott, who previously served in the state Senate and remains popular with many of his former colleagues, put out a news release after …

Sears: Gun Background Checks Not Happening

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Montpelier — Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, sounded the death knell for universal background checks this year, but not before ripping into a gun rights advocate Wednesday over public comments on the proposed legislation. The Senate Judiciary chairman is known for his blunt style, but his actions became personal …