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Richard Candy, left, and Christina Jones, both of Claremont, N.H., enjoy a meandering bike ride along the cool, quiet Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail in Claremont, N.H.,  on July 27, 2015. 
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A Meandering Ride

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Biking is a sweet way to catch a breeze, and on a muggy summer day the Sugar River Rail Trail holds a special appeal — mostly shaded, it offers welcome respite from the sun. The 9-mile trail stretches from Newport to Claremont, hugging the river along the way. There are a number of access points along trail, and on a …

Voters Cheer Sanders’ Populist Platform in Claremont

Monday, August 3, 2015

Claremont — Over the course of an hour Sunday evening, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders laid out nearly his entire platform to an upbeat crowd of voters who filled the Common Man Restaurant and spilled out into the street. Time and again, the independent senator from Vermont drove home the populist message that has …

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, …

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 …

Teens From Claremont, Grantham Headed for State 4-H Horse Show

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Newport — Three teenagers will represent Sullivan County at the State 4-H Horse Show next weekend. Anna Avery, 15, of Claremont, Hannah Hastings, 15, of Grantham, and Jessica Hastings, 13, of Grantham, will exhibit their horses at the Deerfield Fairgrounds on July 17 and 18. In order to …

Friday, July 10, 2015

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015

RVCC Will Renovate Former College Buildings Downtown Lebanon — The City Council unanimously approved a grant application for River Valley Community College for up to $500,000 to make improvements to the larger of two former Lebanon College buildings located on the downtown Lebanon pedestrian mall at its meeting …

Emil J. “C Pet” Zombeck, Jr.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Emil J. “C Pet” Zombeck, Jr., 71, of Belding Street in Claremont, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a sudden illness. He was born in Claremont on Nov. 4, 1943, the son of Emil J., Sr. and Blanche …

Henry (Hank) Gogan

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Henry (Hank) Gogan, of Claremont, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015, at DHMC after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born Aug. 15, 1941, to Arthur Gogan and Bernice Seaberg Gogan in Brockton, Mass. He graduated from Brockton High School in 1959 …

Hand-Held Devices Banned

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Following in Vermont’s footsteps, New Hampshire last week put in place a law that makes it illegal for drivers to hold a cellphone to their ear while driving, a measure both states hope will cut down on distracted …