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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 …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — …

Dartmouth Proposes Parking Garage

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hanover — A zoning amendment proposed by Dartmouth College would allow the school to build a parking garage along West Wheelock Street as part of a planned expansion. The amendment would push the campus “institutional” district out to the intersection of West Wheelock and Thayer Drive, and would …

Neighbors Compete for Hartford School Board

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hartford — Russ North and Nancy Russell, whose nascent political careers are colliding as they vie for a two-year seat on the Hartford School Board, met each other during a different kind of collision. “It was a car …

School Notes: Windsor Student’s Unconventional Path Inspires Others

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

After taking a couple of U-turns in his career path, Hunter Knox now aims to spend his working life in the woods and on the waterways of his native Vermont. And while pursuing an associate’s degree in environmental …

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 …