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Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from this year’s and increases the amount to be raised by taxes among the 15 county municipalities by 1.2 percent, or $167,000. Sullivan …

Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lebanon — Following an extended chase on Routes 12 and 12A, police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for the theft of a truck in Colorado. Just after 8 p.m., Lebanon police attempted to stop a Ford F-150 driven by Robert Leibensperger, of Clifton Park, N.Y. Leibensperger, 37, refused to pull over. The truck had been reported stolen earlier this month in Black …

Francis I. Hurlburt, Sr.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Francis I. Hurlburt, Sr., 91, a longtime resident of Windsor , passed away Thursday morning, May 21, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor . He was born March 26, 1924 in Nashua , N.H., the son of Irvin and Helen (Haggerty) Hurlburt. He moved to Lebanon , N.H. as a young man with his family where …

COVER Receives $200 Donation Sugar River Rotary

Sunday, May 24, 2015

White River Junction — COVER Home Repair, a nonprofit that makes urgently needed repairs for low-income homeowners, has received a donation of $200 from Sugar River Rotary Club in Claremont. Staff and volunteers from COVER have completed two home repair projects in Charlestown and Claremont this spring, including …

Man to Admit Guilt in Bank Robberies

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — A Claremont man is expected to plead guilty in federal court next month to robbing three banks of more than $25,000 in the fall 2013 and could serve six years in prison, according to court documents. …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who …

Stevens Baseball Grounded by Hopkinton

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Claremont — It was a bad day for Stevens High baseball even before the game began. It didn’t get any better once play started. Brandon Bell, who was supposed to start at first base, suffered a concussion during …

Teacher Background Check Legislation Stalls

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Claremont — Legislation that could provide school officials with more information about a prospective employee’s criminal record stalled in the New Hampshire Senate last week after the state’s top teachers union raised privacy concerns. State senators on Thursday voted to send the bill back to the Education Committee …

Virginia M. Butterfield

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — A graveside service for Virginia M. Butterfield who passed away on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, will be held at the Weathersfield Bow Cemetery in Weathersfield, Vt., on Saturday, May 23 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Harold Noyes officiating. …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Arthur W. Blake, Jr.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — Arthur W. Blake, Jr. 82, of Plainfield, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Elm Wood Center in Claremont. He was born in Wolfeboro, NH on Jan. 11, 1933 the son of Arthur and Emma (Ryan) Blake. He served in the US Air Force. Arthur …

Claremont Eyes Senior Housing

Friday, May 15, 2015

Claremont — An independent-living community geared to seniors could see tremendous demand if it were constructed in Claremont. That was the consensus of about 30 senior citizens and city officials at a Thursday presentation by Ellen Quinn, leasing and marketing manager for Quail Hollow, an independent-living community off …

Moody Park Upgrades Set to Begin

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Claremont — New trail construction and improvements to existing trails will begin in Moody Park in about a week, Parks and Recreation Director Mark Brislin told the City Council Wednesday night. Sinuosity of Morrisville, Vt., the same business that developed a trail management plan for the park last …