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From left: Willie Guitar, Jon Sterling, Bert Leonard, Tony White, John Hamilton and Clif Cantlin. The photo was taken in September when a group of Leonard's Lebanon friends traveled to his home in Goffstown to visit him following his cancer diagnosis last summer. (Courtesy John Hamilton)

A Life: Bert Leonard; ‘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 as a full-time firefighter from 1967 to 1988, Leonard put his considerable charm to work to support the needs of the fire …

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 …

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 …

One Injured, At Least Eight Displaced as Hartford Village Fire Guts House

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hartford Village — One man was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with burns to his arms and at least eight people were displaced following a kitchen fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building on Maple Street Wednesday afternoon. …

Newport Voters Add To Budget

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Newport — Voters at the deliberative session Tuesday night approved adding $318,000 to the proposed school budget, bringing the spending plan to almost $17.6 million. The budget will now go to a town-wide vote at the annual school meeting on March 8. The amendment, suggested at a public …

$84,000 in Grants Awarded For Education

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord — Several schools and learning programs in the Upper Valley have been awarded grant funding to support ecology education programs, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation said in a recent news release. About $84,000 from the Wellborn Ecology Fund — established through a bequest by former Hanover resident …

Boisterous Sanders Supporters Cheer for ‘Revolution’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — The day after a strong second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, and a week before the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, Bernie Sanders hammered on the populist message that has made him an increasingly credible contender in …

Bush Looks Ahead After Stumbling in Iowa

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hanover — Coming off a sixth-place finish from Monday’s Iowa caucuses, Jeb Bush told a packed ballroom at the Hanover Inn that he’s glad to be campaigning in the Granite State. “I’m pretty excited about where we are …

Kasich Tells New Hampshire Voters: ‘It’s All Up to You’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday told Claremont-area voters at his 91st town hall meeting in the state that it will be up to them whether he continues his campaign after next Tuesday’s primary. Kasich, who …

Graff Out Of Vermont Lt. Gov. Race

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Former Politico editor Garrett Graff has abandoned the idea of running for Vermont lieutenant governor this year. He made the announcement Tuesday on Facebook. Graff said he didn’t want questions about his Vermont residency to dog his candidacy. “It’s become clear that the ambiguity around this question of …

N.H. May Revive Bobcat Hunting

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord — A proposal to reopen a season for hunting bobcats in New Hampshire drew plenty of opposition as well as some support at a packed public hearing Monday night, but the hours of public discussion showed a secondary issue: whether the controversy might spur bigger changes. “The …

Vt. Health Site Still Has Backlog

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Montpelier — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s health care reform team told the House Health Care Committee on Thursday about bigger challenges with Vermont Health Connect than was previously reported. Lawrence Miller, the chief of health care reform, said the number of changes to customer accounts waiting to be handled …

Fire Heavily Damages Hartford Village Apartment House

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hartford Village — Firefighters from several area towns are fighting a fire that has damaged a four-unit apartment house on Maple Street. The homeowner said the blaze started as a cooking fire in one of the units. A …