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Haven food shelf volunteer Megan Culp, of White River Junction, left, guides Mark Glines, of White River Junction, second from right, and his younger siblings Hayley Thurston, 13, second from left, and Brayden Trombley, 8, right, as they shop at the pantry in White River Junction Wednesday, November 26, 2014. The food shelf was fully stocked this week though they are providing food to about 70 families a day on average. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Demand Up at Food Pantries

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Two of the Upper Valley’s largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they’ve ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families are seeking help. Sara Kobylenski, executive director of the Upper Valley Haven, and Jan Bunnell, founder and director of the Claremont Soup Kitchen, said they’re experiencing off-the-charts numbers …

West Central Behavioral Health Faces Reimbursement Reform

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lebanon — West Central Behavioral Health, a community mental health center serving 3,500 New Hampshire residents in the Upper Valley, has begun collecting set monthly per patient fees to care for some patients covered by the state’s Medicaid program. A release from West Central characterized the deal as part of “an historic shift in health care reimbursement.” Payment reform, as it is sometimes …

Blazing New Trails: Additions to Claremont Park Slated for Spring

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Claremont — Work is expected to begin next spring on construction of nearly three miles of new trails on a variety of terrain in Moody Park. The upgrade is based on recommendations from a trail building and maintenance company hired by the Parks and Recreation Department. The proposal from Sinuosity, of Morrisville, Vt., …

Sullivan County Commissioner Narrowly Leads

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — Incumbent Democratic County Commissioner Jeff Barrette appears to have held off a challenge by Republican Don Clarke, winning by about 100 votes of the more than 14,000 cast in the county. Unofficially, Barrette received 7,236 votes to Clarke’s 7,140. “I am absolutely shocked,” Barrette said late …

By a Wide Margin, Claremont Votes No on Charter Changes

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Claremont — Voters overwhelmingly rejected a charter change that would have replaced a hired city manager with an elected mayor as the city’s chief administrator and also put in place a board of aldermen instead of the existing City Council. The widely-watched ballot measure was trounced in all …

This Way to the Polls

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One-year-old Greyson Kennison, of Claremont, reaches his hand into the next booth as his mother, Shannon Carney, votes at Disnard Elementary School in Claremont; Campaigners hold signs to encourage people to vote for the candidates they support outside …

Donald R. Hart

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Donald R. Hart, 62, passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 3, 2014, at his home in Charlestown. He was born Nov. 18, 1951 in Fall River, Mass., the son of Samuel and Celestia (Holmes) Hart. He attended schools in Fall River, graduating from B.M.C. Durfee …

Willard Munson Hathaway

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Willard Munson Hathaway passed from this world on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in the same manner he arrived, at a family farm surrounded by those who loved and admired him. Willard’s life began on Dec. 30, 1928. He was welcomed by his mother Josephine at …

Harold Marsh Noyes

Monday, November 3, 2014

Keene, N.H. — Harold Marsh Noyes, 97, died Sunday evening, Oct. 26, 2014, peacefully and quietly in his home at Bentley Commons, Keene. Harold Noyes was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Wilder, Vt. to Claude L. Noyes and Sarah M. Noyes. After 13 years of formal schooling, Harold worked …

On The Political Map: Brown, Shaheen Visit Sullivan County

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Newport — Sullivan County was ground zero Friday for the hotly contested Senate race between Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and Republican challenger Scott Brown, one day after Brown’s response to a question about the county became the news …

Stevens Girls Soccer Enjoys Last Word

Monday, November 3, 2014

Claremont — Jazzy Griffin was feeling bad. The Stevens High midfielder had committed a foul that set up visiting Campbell for a goal in their NHIAA Division III girls soccer semifinal that helped the Cougars complete a rally from a 3-1 deficit for a 3-3 tie. But that …

Claremont Grand List Declines 14 Percent

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Claremont — The city’s new grand list, released Friday, shows a decrease of about $97 million, or 14 percent, in the total value of city property from 2013, as a result of this summer’s “statistical update” by KRT Appraisal of Haverhill, Mass. The city’s assessing office said the …

Sunapee Girls Blank Lin-Wood in Playoff Opener

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sunapee — It’s hard to lose when the opposition doesn’t take a shot. Sunapee, in a less than spectacular effort, got through the first round of the New Hampshire Division IV girls soccer tournament with a 2-0 win over Lin-Wood on Thursday at Alexander Field. While the victory …