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Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 years. “This will be such a help for people,” Mary Lou McGuire, a reference librarian at Richards, wrote in an email before …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly stole from Phoenix Painting Co.’s storage building in Springfield, N.H., and allegedly burglarized a construction …

Incinerator Bidder Faced Federal Suit

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont — The top bidder in Tuesday’s auction for the Wheelabrator incinerator was taken to court by federal authorities seven years ago after an unsuccessful attempt to buy a forfeited property in northern Vermont from U.S. marshals. Judge J. Garvan Murtha ruled in favor of the marshals, who said Ed Deely backed out …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

Decals for Claremont Transfer Station Set

Monday, March 30, 2015

Claremont — The City Council has finalized the decal system that will be implemented in the coming months at the transfer station. On the recommendation of City Manager Guy Santagate, the council agreed not to charge for the decals because it will cost only $200 to print them. …

At the Hospitals: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

VA Police Officers Honored White River Junction — Several employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction have received national Veterans Affairs police awards. John Richardson was named 2014 police chief of the year, and …

Birth Announcements: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ADAMS — A daughter, Sara Josephine Adams, born on Feb. 24, 2015, to Amanda Adams and Joey Tebo, of Claremont. BLAKE — A son, Connor Lee Blake, born on March 17, 2015, to Christina Blake, of South Royalton. CHENG — A son, Christopher Cheng, born …

Road, Walk

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kayleigh Lee, 15, of Claremont, walks her horse, Sunny, back to the barn after Sunny jumped onto a snowbank. Kayleigh has been training Sunny since September. She said she enjoys teaching Sunny how to stay calm on roads …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Burned Apartments Will Be Fixed

Friday, March 27, 2015

Claremont — The owner of the three-story Union Block apartments on Opera House Square where three units were badly damaged in an electrical fire Wednesday evening said he will begin repairs immediately and hopes to have the apartments ready for occupancy in about six weeks. Building owner Gary …

Fire Damages Claremont Apartments

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Claremont — Tenants of the Union Block apartments on Opera House Square escaped the building safely Wednesday evening, but not before some scary moments caused by heavy smoke from a fire that started in a rear wall above the second-floor ceiling. Several residents said the smoke thickened very …

No Injuries in Chimney Fire

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport — Heat and flames from a wood stove chimney ignited a wall in one of the oldest homes in Newport on Tuesday, causing extensive damage. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the chimney inside the 33 Unity …

Building a Brand-New Workforce

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When Dustin Riggott moved to the Upper Valley from San Diego after high school, he was ready to get a fresh start. From his experience working in retail during high school, he knew he wasn’t interested in continuing …