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Amateur Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

The Valley News Amateur Photography Contest, which has been been running for more than 20 years, is accepting entries until Feb. 27, 2015. A panel of Valley News judges will then look at all of the entries…

Jan 29
Roland R. Irish

Epson, N.H. -- Roland R. Irish, 84, formerly of Claremont, N.H., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at Epsom Manor, in Epsom. "Dick" as he was known to many, had a regular seat with the…

Jan 29
Ella Clough

Boscawen, N.H. -- Ella Clough, 87, formerly of Lisbon, passed away on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home. A native of Littleton, Ella was born on Dec. 3, 1927, a daughter to Arthur…

Jan 29
Robarge Trial: Wife's Blood Found on Husband

Newport -- Much of the blood found inside the Robarge family's Charlestown home belonged to Kelly Robarge, an expert witness said Thursday as the murder trial of James Robarge continued in Sullivan County…

Jan 29
Katherine Burgess

Bradford, Vt. -- Katherine Burgess, 93, of Bradford died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford,…

Jan 29
Marjorie E. Hathaway

Hanover, N.H -- Marjorie E. Hathaway passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at DHMC. Marjorie was born May 3, 1927 to Leo Wilmot and Fannie (Chapin) Wilmot at their home on River Road in Lyme, N.H. She…

Jan 29
New Jewish Leader Seeks Policy Influence

Washington -- A plaque in the conference room at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism spells out the group's storied history: Drafted here, it says, were the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the…

Jan 29
Blogger Andrew Sullivan Decides That It's Time to Stop Dishing

With bold opinions and a witty and erudite writing style, Andrew Sullivan has long been one of the most important British imports among the American pundit class. He has also been a media pioneer, becoming…

Jan 29
Newport May See Revenue Shortfall

Newport -- Finances could get worse for taxpayers after the Lempster School Board voted Thursday night to enter into a tuition agreement with the Fall Mountain Regional School District. That could mean…

Jan 29
R.N. "Doc" Gerow, D.C.

Lebanon, N.H. -- R.N. "Doc" Gerow, D.C. , 72, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. He was born in Fitchburg, Mass. to the late Nelson & Viola (Parrott) Gerow. He graduated from St. Bernard…

Jan 29
Senate OKs Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Washington -- After three weeks and nearly 50 amendment votes, the Senate on Thursday approved legislation to expedite construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Passage secured not only a top Republican…

Jan 29
Poll: Scientists, Public Divided

Washington -- The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about. …

Jan 29
Afghanistan Shooting Kills Three Americans

Kabul -- Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed Thursday in a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul's international airport, according to U.S. officials.…

Jan 29
Vermont's new Roman Catholic bishop installed during Mass

Burlington -- The Rev. Christopher Coyne, the Catholic Church's first blogging priest to be elevated to a bishop, was formally installed as Vermont's new Roman Catholic bishop during a Mass on Thursday…

Jan 29
Ex-Patriots Player Aaron Hernandez Stands Trial on Murder Charges

Fall River, Mass. -- With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors…

Jan 29
Study: Data IDs Shoppers

Washington -- Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says. Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three…