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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie details his foreign policy towards Iran at the beginning of his stop at Salt Hill Pub Newport, N.H.,  on July 28, 2015 as a part of his town hall tour across New Hampshire for his Presidential primary campaign. Christie gave a speech and answered questions for nearly two hours over the course of his time in Newport. 
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Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper Valley in recent months, Christie kicked off his appearance at Salt hill Pub with a rousing tirade, containing many applause lines, against …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home on the Plainfield-Cornish town line in order to send their children to Plainfield Elementary School, …

Tax Help Plan In Claremont Has 1st Takers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Claremont — Local business owners Jeff and Sarah Barrette hope to take immediate advantage of the property tax relief program approved by the City Council last week that encourages private sector investment downtown by freezing, for up to five years, the pre-rehabilitation assessment of a qualifying structure in the city’s historic district The Barrettes, who own and operate The Ink Factory in an …

Rene J. LaPorte, Jr.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Rene J. LaPorte, Jr., 62, of Stark Rd. in Lempster, N.H., formerly of Claremont, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on July 21, 2015, from complications after suffering a massive heart attack on June 24, 2015. Rene was born on Sept. 5, 1952 in …

Claremont Soup Kitchen Director Fired; Bunnell Founded and Led Nonprofit for 32 Years

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Claremont — Jan Bunnell, who founded the Claremont Soup Kitchen 32 years ago and led its growth from a cramped basement to a large, renovated building on Central Street, has been dismissed from her financial director position by …

Driver Dies After Limb Falls on Car

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Claremont — A 24-year-old Claremont man died Sunday night during a brief but powerful storm that tore through northern Sullivan County and left thousands of people without power. Kyle LeClair, a Stevens High School graduate, was killed when …

Engagement: Avila — Devenger

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lebanon — Aarik Devenger and Corrie Avila have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kim Belenger and Tom Avila, of North Dighton, Mass. She graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School in North Dighton and 2008 …

Richard W. Shattuck

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Richard W. Shattuck, 81, former resident of Enfield, N.H., died Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a …

Claremont Schools May Lease House

Friday, July 17, 2015

Claremont — The School Board has voted to have the administration explore the possibility of leasing a vacant house across the street from Stevens High School for the purpose of educating some students who have been placed in out-of -district educational facilities at a considerable cost. The property …

Still No Charges in Newport

Friday, July 17, 2015

Newport — Almost a year after a 48-year-old Newport man shot his son-in-law on the front porch of his home, prosecutors still haven’t filed charges in the case. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said the process has been slowed by uncooperative witnesses to the August incident in which …

Claremont Man Receives 5 Years For Burglaries

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Newport — A 40-year-old Claremont man on Monday pleaded guilty to breaking into a storage building in Springfield, N.H., and stealing thousands of dollars worth of professional painting equipment and construction tools. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker sentenced Russell Anderson to five years in New Hampshire State …

Cornish School Faculty in Flux

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cornish — About 50 residents gathered to listen and weigh in on the future of Cornish Elementary School on Monday night in the wake of a spate of teacher resignations at the end of the school year. In …

Volunteer Spotlight: Mom, Daughter, Cats: Purr-fect Together at Sullivan County Humane Society

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Claremont — Sherry Bell and her daughter Jaznell have always loved cats, so when the rising junior at Stevens High School was looking for a place to fulfill her community service requirement, the Sullivan County Humane Society seemed …