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Proponents Continue Push for Mascoma Valley Clinic

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Canaan — About 75 people gathered at the Cardigan Mountain School this week to support plans to build a $3.95 million clinic that could eventually provide a range of medical, dental, mental health and related services to residents here and in four neighboring towns. “Come together as a community and we can make this happen,” Scott Berry, a former executive …

Journalist Held Captive Is KUA Grad; Steven Sotloff Was Other Man Shown in Propaganda Video

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meriden — Members of the Kimball Union Academy community are watching with particular concern as an Islamist extremist group appears to be holding a 2002 …

Way Paved for West Hartford Library Lot

Thursday, August 21, 2014

West Hartford — Construction workers this week tore down two vacant warehouses behind the West Hartford Library, eliminating a hurdle that had delayed the opening …

Gov. Hassan Declares State Of Emergency

Friday, August 15, 2014

Concord — Gov. Maggie Hassan moved to stem the sale of synthetic marijuana Thursday, declaring a state of emergency one day after authorities in Manchester and Concord reported a surge in nonfatal overdoses from the drug, also known as spice. The governor said in a joint statement that …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

FairPoint Service Restored In Sharon Sharon — Phone and Internet services were restored to nearly 100 customers of FairPoint Communications after a 5-day outage. According to Christine Rivers, a spokesperson at FairPoint, the outage was caused by damaged …

Garlic Work in Enfield

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hannah Brown and Andy Messenger, of Blue Ox Farm in Enfield, trim and sort garlic on a rainy afternoon on Wednesday. Workers were doing inside jobs after spending the earlier part of the day in the fields. Valley …

Wet Walk in White River Junction

Thursday, August 14, 2014

After picking up a cup of coffee, Ted Carbino walks back home in White River Junction Wednesday.Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Salinger’s First Secluded Cornish Property Put Up for Sale

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cornish — It’s easy to see why J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author, chose the secluded spot that he did to escape the attention that came with literary fame. Turn down a side road in Cornish, and continue a mile and a half down a winding, bumpy dirt road …

WRJ Venue Splits With Tupelo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

White River Junction — While the beat will go on at the music stage next door to the Elixir restaurant on South Main Street, the venue will go by a new name: Freight House Hall. Citing “creative differences” with the management of Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, N.H., …

Portion of Rail Trail Closed in Lebanon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lebanon — A portion of the Northern Rail Trail in Lebanon is closed as a result of a sewer main project in the area of the Bank Street Extension, according to the city’s Public Works Department. The trail is closed from Bank Street Extension east to the Lebanon …

Neighbors: Headrest Not Bad

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lebanon — Neighbors of the proposed site of a residential substance abuse treatment center and 24-hour crisis hotline have expressed concerns about the change to the character of the area that might ensue, but those who live and …

Sharon Awaits Phone Service

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sharon — Call the ongoing situation in an area of Sharon a communications problem. For starters, almost 100 residents have been unable to use their phones or the Internet since Friday, when their FairPoint telecommunications service stopped working. …

Plans in Motion For Claremont's Moody Park

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Claremont — Much needed road repairs, a tour to review last winter’s timber harvest and developing a master plan for existing and proposed trails are some of what is planned for the city’s Moody Park. Though it is not part of the primary road system, the three-quarter mile …