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Hanover Town Clerk Betsy McClain photographs Marion Copenhaver, of Hanover, who forgot to bring photo identification with her to the polls at Hanover High School to vote in the Presidential Primary Tuesday, February 9, 2016. "They're doing everything they can to keep the handicapped and elderly from being able to vote," said Copenhaver of lawmakers who amended the 2012 New Hampshire voter identification law in 2015 to require registered voters arriving at the polls without a photo I.D. to be photographed by poll workers before being given a ballot. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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New Photo ID Voter Law Sees Smooth Implementation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hanover — A new element of New Hampshire’s voter ID law rolled out without much fanfare during Tuesday’s presidential primary. The changes, however, did prompt some Upper Valley voters to stage a protest of sorts. Some intentionally opted to go through the steps to highlight what they describe as an unnecessary burden that may deter some from voting, while others …

Richard A. Currier

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Concord, N.H. — Richard A. Currier, 75, of Concord passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. Richard was born in Claremont, N.H. April 11, 1940, to Frank J. and Thelma E. (Walker) Currier. He was raised in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1958. He graduated from Michigan Technical University with a BS in Civil Engineering. Richard proudly served his country …

Claremont Woman Stumps for Trump

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Claremont — Cynthia Howard, a property manager and prominent local Tea Party leader, stood in the snow outside Disnard Elementary School on Hanover Street, holding aloft a Donald Trump campaign sign as a steady trickle of voters entered and exited the long, low structure. As Sullivan County co-chairwoman of the Trump for President …

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 …

N.H. Legislation Focused on Privacy

Friday, January 22, 2016

West Lebanon — A trio of bills introduced in the New Hampshire House by a Republican lawmaker known for his concerns about privacy rights has won the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire. But some Upper Valley police chiefs, asked to comment on the …

Claremont Man Charged With Stabbings

Friday, January 22, 2016

Claremont — A Claremont man charged with stabbing two men this week in separate incidents outside the group home on Trinity Street where he lived is being held on $500,000 cash bail. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway told …

River Valley Community College Begins Classes in Former Lebanon College Space

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lebanon — Courses began this week at River Valley Community College’s new downtown location, the larger of two former Lebanon College buildings on the pedestrian mall. On Wednesday evening, students entered the warm, brightly lit, freshly painted building. …

City School Budget Goes to Voters

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Claremont — Late Tuesday night, the School Board voted, 4-1, to add $56,000 for teacher professional development to its proposed budget, bringing the spending plan for the 2016-17 school year to almost $31.3 million. The addition increased the estimated tax rate impact from 3 cents per $1,000 of …

Volunteer Spotlight: Everybody Wins Puts Out Call for Literacy Mentors

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A school-based literacy program is looking for volunteers to spend an hour a week reading to local students. The nonprofit Everybody Wins Vermont has programs throughout the state and one in New Hampshire. Literacy mentors are needed at …

People in Business: Jan. 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hillary Halleck, of Newport, director of human resources at Red River Computer Co., in Claremont, was recently honored as 2015 HR Practitioner of the Year by the River Valley Human Resources Association. The award was recently presented at …

Business Notes: Jan 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Windsor — The building formerly known as the Inn at Windsor, which had been owned by the Mascoma Savings Bank since 2014, when the bank foreclosed on the property, finally has a new owner: Steve Heim, a Boston real estate investor and residential contractor who specializes in renovating …