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Hanover Town Clerk Betsy McClain photographs Marion Copenhaver, of Hanover, who forgot to bring photo identification with her to the polls at Hanover High School to vote in the Presidential Primary Tuesday, February 9, 2016. "They're doing everything they can to keep the handicapped and elderly from being able to vote," said Copenhaver of lawmakers who amended the 2012 New Hampshire voter identification law in 2015 to require registered voters arriving at the polls without a photo I.D. to be photographed by poll workers before being given a ballot. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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New Photo ID Voter Law Sees Smooth Implementation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hanover — A new element of New Hampshire’s voter ID law rolled out without much fanfare during Tuesday’s presidential primary. The changes, however, did prompt some Upper Valley voters to stage a protest of sorts. Some intentionally opted to go through the steps to highlight what they describe as an unnecessary burden that may deter some from voting, while others …

Richard A. Currier

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Concord, N.H. — Richard A. Currier, 75, of Concord passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Richard was born in Claremont, N.H. April 11, 1940, to Frank J. and Thelma E. (Walker) Currier. He was raised in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1958. He graduated from Michigan Technical University with a BS in Civil Engineering. Richard proudly served his country …

Claremont Woman Stumps for Trump

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Claremont — Cynthia Howard, a property manager and prominent local Tea Party leader, stood in the snow outside Disnard Elementary School on Hanover Street, holding aloft a Donald Trump campaign sign as a steady trickle of voters entered and exited the long, low structure. As Sullivan County co-chairwoman of the Trump for President …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BANGRAZI — A daughter, Lilah Ann Bangrazi, born on Jan. 19, 2016, to Katelyn Gibson and Jason Bangrazi, of Newport. BLUME — A daughter, Elena Nichole Blume, born on Jan. 29, 2016, to Kylei Fischer, of Claremont, and Joshua Blume, of Cranston, R.I. Gifford Medical …

Entertainment Highlights: Young Couple Demonstrate Ballroom Dances in Claremont

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Go ahead: Try telling Drayton Harvey that ballroom-style dancing belongs to your parents’, your grandparents’ or your great-grandparents’ generation. Or that you don’t have the time. Better still, go to the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center in Claremont …

$84,000 in Grants Awarded For Education

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord — Several schools and learning programs in the Upper Valley have been awarded grant funding to support ecology education programs, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation said in a recent news release. About $84,000 from the Wellborn Ecology Fund — established through a bequest by former Hanover resident …

Kasich Tells New Hampshire Voters: ‘It’s All Up to You’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday told Claremont-area voters at his 91st town hall meeting in the state that it will be up to them whether he continues his campaign after next Tuesday’s primary. Kasich, who …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good …

Boisterous Sanders Supporters Cheer for ‘Revolution’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — The day after a strong second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, and a week before the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, Bernie Sanders hammered on the populist message that has made him an increasingly credible contender in …

Versatile Mascoma Prevails at Stevens’ Expense

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Playing what coach Jim Barry thought was perhaps his team’s best game of the year, the Mascoma High boys basketball team — using backdoor passes and an in-your-face defense — led by as many as 19 points before settling for an impressive 64-55 win over Stevens …

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 — …

Route 12A RadioShack Closes

Sunday, January 31, 2016

West Lebanon — The RadioShack store on Route 12A, a longtime presence on the West Lebanon commercial strip, closed for good last week, another victim of the Fort Worth, Texas-based company’s February 2015 bankruptcy. Last year, the electronics retail chain filed for bankruptcy and sold 1,700 of its …