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Thomas Wiley, of Canaan, N.H., objects to the use of a photograph of himself in a Bernie Sanders political flyer because members of the American Legion are required to be apolitical. The address has been obscured to protect the recipient's privacy. (Courtesy Thomas Wiley)

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 American Legion state officer Tom Wiley, of Canaan, was called by the Legion’s top officer in New Hampshire, Wiley didn’t know what …

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: …

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 …

Man Charged In Stabbing Held on Bail

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — A man charged with two separate first-degree assaults last month on Trinity Street will remain behind bars on $500,000 cash bail, a judge determined during a probable cause hearing in Fifth Circuit Court on Monday. At the end of the more than 60-minute hearing, which included …

Enfield Pitches Condo Sewer Plan

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Enfield — Town officials say a 1.5-mile sewer extension could save residents at Lakeview Condominium about $1 million in septic repairs and also prevent a possible environmental mishap close to Mascoma Lake. Voters will be asked to support …

A Life: Melissa Gordon Was ‘Always Putting Everyone Else Before Her’

Monday, February 1, 2016

North Woodstock, n.h. — Ask a friend, family member or coworker about Upper Valley native Melissa Gordon, and a certain adjective keeps popping up. “She was very caring,” her longtime friend Linda Bartlett said. That was especially evident …

Ex-Board Member Seeks Norwich Seat

Monday, February 1, 2016

Norwich — Two Selectboard races, one contested and the other unopposed, may keep control of the panel in the hands of the current majority after Town Meeting. In March’s vote, Selectboard Chairwoman Linda Cook is running without an opponent for another three-year term, while Selectman Steve Flanders faces …

The Outside Story: Have You Seen a Mountain Lion?

Monday, February 1, 2016

In the photo, the mountain lion lies on its side on the shoulder of a Connecticut parkway. Tail lights shine in the distance. A Connecticut state trooper snapped the photo after a motorist had struck and killed the …

N.H. Teen Leads Police on High Speed Chase in Stolen Van

Monday, February 1, 2016

Fairlee — Vermont State Police took a 17-year-old from Bow, N.H., into custody after a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 91on Saturday. Police were alerted to complaints of a Ryder rental van driving erratically on I-91 in Fairlee around 11:31 a.m. Drivers reported the van nearly hitting another vehicle …

5 Loons Rescued from Lake Sunapee

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunapee — Following the rescue of five loons trapped on Lake Sunapee last week, a New Hampshire nonprofit is urging the public to watch for others in similar predicaments. “With the unusually warm weather we have had so …

Physicians, Dentists Pan Vt. Tax Proposal

Sunday, January 31, 2016

White River Junction — Dentists and private practice physicians in Vermont said a 2.35 percent tax on their revenue proposed by Gov. Peter Shumlin would make it harder to recruit and retain health care providers. The so-called provider tax would generate $17 million in direct revenue and allow …

Lebanon School Spending Plan Draws No Public Comments

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Lebanon — With just 19 in attendance, several of whom were administrators, it took only 45 minutes for voters to zip through the 10-article warrant at Saturday morning’s annual school deliberative session at the middle school No changes were made to the articles, including the nearly $40.7 million …

Property Owner, Hanover Officials Clash Over Junk, Access, Pollution Allegations

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hanover — When it comes to solving problems, Hanover doesn’t lack for resources. The municipal budget runs well over $22 million; the tax base has swelled to $2 billion with the properties of doctors, attorneys, financiers and professors; …