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N.H. Wood Business’ Kiln Burns

Friday, October 31, 2014

New London — Rebuilding a pivotal part of a wood products business that burned in an early morning fire was on the forefront of the owner’s mind on Thursday afternoon. A fire broke out inside the firewood kiln at New England Wood Products in New London just after 5 a.m. Thursday, causing significant damage to the kiln itself as well …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary …

Newport Taxes Raise Hackles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Newport — The explanation by the School Board and SAU 43 Administration on why the local school tax rate will increase $1.81 per $1,000 this …

Upper Valley Is Realistic on Ebola Scare

Monday, October 27, 2014

Norwich — Upper Valley residents on Sunday took a stoic outlook on preparations from local health authorities for fighting Ebola, which in the last week has spread to New York City and spurred national debate on how best to balance health safety measures with aid to disease-stricken West …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Shumlin Announces Health Care Grants Montpelier — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has announced seven health care innovation grants totaling more than $2.6 million. The grants — administered by the Vermont Health Care Innovation Project — have three aims: A shift away from fee-for-service to outcomes-based payments in health …

What Will Friendly’s Location Serve Up?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents who had a hankering for one of Friendly’s signature SuperMelt sandwiches or Fribble milkshakes were in for a disappointment last week when they stopped by the New England staple on Route 12A …

Windsor Police Seek Robbery Suspect

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Windsor — Police are searching for the person they say tried to rob the Price Chopper on Route 5 Friday evening. Windsor Police Officer Ryan Palmer said police are not sure of the suspect’s gender. The masked person, …

‘This Is Where My Life Is’: Shaheen Casts Doubt on Brown’s Motives for N.H. Run

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Friday continued to charge her challenger with a lack of understanding of the Granite State, saying votes taken by Republican Scott Brown when he represented Massachusetts in the Senate …

Mascoma Valley Races Key in GOP Effort to Regain Control

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Canaan — With Republicans trying to wrest control of the New Hampshire House from Democrats, several races in the Mascoma Valley could play a big role in the outcome. Candidates for Grafton House Districts 10 and 11 hashed …

Familiar Rivals: Buxton, Ainsworth Square Off Again for Royalton-Tunbridge Seat

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Royalton — Voters in Royalton and Tunbridge should be forgiven if they feel a sense of deja vu next month when they cast ballots for their district’s state representative. For the third time in as many elections, they …

Lebanon Man, 23, Faces Charges After Crash

Sunday, October 26, 2014

White River Junction — Police arrested a 23-year-old Lebanon man for allegedly fleeing the scene after the pickup truck he was driving flipped and struck an apartment building on Sykes Mountain Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Christopher Gage Goodwin was cited for driving under the influence and …

Tanks for the Memories

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Paul Kelly, of Rumney, N.H., climbs to the top of an oil tanker rail car on Tuesday to help cut the off the end. Kelly was working in Bradford, Vt., with Inland Environmental, to remove and scrap two …

Raking It In

Sunday, October 26, 2014

John Rosseau watches as his mother, Pauline, rakes leaves in front of their home in Claremont on Monday. Pauline Rosseau, who is 85, has lived in the house since the second day of her life, and keeps the …