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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 a report by local hospitals. The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment is based on focus groups and surveys conducted over a five-month …

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 Center HERRING — A son, Marshall Clyde Herring, born on Jan. 22, 2016, to Jerrica …

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 on Saturday afternoon, where, in a break from his pre-med studies and doctoral research in …

$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 …

Hazel Maude Fellows Tucker

Friday, January 29, 2016

Claremont, N.H. — Hazel Maude Fellows Tucker, 101, formerly of Elkins and Concord, N.H., died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Elm Wood Center in Claremont. She was predeceased in 2006 by her husband of 65 years, Edward Leon Tucker. Hazel was born in Fitchburg, Mass. on Dec. 30, …

N.H. Election Officials Ready for Voter ID Law

Thursday, January 28, 2016

West Lebanon — Election officials from across the Upper Valley gathered Wednesday evening at the Fireside Inn & Suites to prepare for the presidential primary on Feb. 9 — the first time New Hampshire’s a photo-requirement portion of New Hampshire’s voter identification law will be in effect statewide. …

Area Infrastructure To Be Improved

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lebanon — The city’s Mechanic Street improvement project cleared a funding hurdle this month when Gov. Maggie Hassan included it in her recommended 10-year transportation plan. The project is one of many the Hassan administration hopes to tackle in the Upper Valley between 2017 and 2026, including widening …