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Theresa Dodge, of Sunapee, N.H., says goodbye to her dog Stewart while Cathy Sullivan looks on at her shelter in Claremont, N.H., on November 13, 2015. Dodge was at the shelter with her adult son to surender the  12 year-old-dog. Dodge said the apartment she has recently moved to has another dog on the property that would hurt her dog. Sullivan would let Stewart live in her home until she finds a new home for him.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Helping Pets Find Their Way

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Claremont — When animal control officer Cathy Sullivan says she can never predict what her schedule will be on a given day, she isn’t exaggerating. Sullivan once took a call from a woman worried about a cat that was apparently giving birth on her porch. When she went to the house, there were no kittens to be found. “It was …

Shelter for Legion Smokers

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lebanon — Members of the American Legion Post No. 22 in Lebanon voted to ban indoor smoking nearly two years ago. Now they aim to make smokers more comfortable by constructing an outdoor smoking shelter. Though private clubs and fraternal organizations in New Hampshire such as the Legion generally are not subject to …

Business Notes: Nov. 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

White River Junction — After being vacant for eight years, the former Hartford Motors car dealership lot across the road from Hartford Town Hall is finally on its way to getting a new occupant — another automotive sales business. Midstate Auto Group, which operates automobile dealerships in Barre, Vt., is putting the finishing touches on a renovation to the former Hartford Motors building …

Ronald Eugene Charbono

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Claremont, N.H. — Ronald Eugene Charbono, 77, of Claremont passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Oct. 17. …

Sun Sets on Cardinals, Tigers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Newport — Both teams needed a win, and neither one got it. The Stevens High girls soccer team had a lot at stake when it went to Newport Monday for rescheduled NHIAA Division III contest. The Cardinals needed …

Upper Valley Students Win 4-H Awards at Cornish Fair

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cornish — Winners of the Sullivan County 4-H member animal exhibitor awards at the Cornish Fair include students from across the Upper Valley. The annual fair is the culmination of 4-H work for clubs in Sullivan County, the …

Good Beginnings of Sullivan County Will Change Its Name

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Claremont — Author Andres Dubos III will be the keynote speaker at a breakfast fundraiser for Good Beginnings of Sullivan County on Oct. 29. Dubos, who has authored six books including House of Sand and Fog , will give a talked titled “An Ounce of Prevention,” at The …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Cardinals Snap Nine-Game Losing Skid

Friday, October 16, 2015

Claremont — The Stevens High girls soccer team apparently is saving its best for last. It has been a struggling season for the Cardinals,, who had to deal with injuries to two key seniors, Aly Lizotte and Emily Varnkham, as well as going through the growing pains of …

Hartford Police See Benefits in New Scheduling Pattern

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hartford — A scheduling change implemented last month under Hartford’s new police chief has resulted in officers working longer shifts — a change the chief believes allows for more consistency between supervisors and subordinates, a higher number of …

Claremont’s Sawtooth Replacement One Step Closer to Reality

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Claremont — Rehabilitation of the Sawtooth building on Main Street cleared another hurdle Monday night, thanks to the Planning Board’s approval of a subdivision of the property and waiver of the site plan review for TwinState MakerSpaces. The city now can move forward with transfer of the nearly …

Local Roundup: Sharon, Rivendell Girls Play to Draw

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sharon — It’s hard to imagine Sharon Academy and Rivendell Academy girls soccer being any more evenly matched this season. Each team now has one game left to play before the playoffs begin next week. A 2-2 tie …

Marie K. Williams

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — Marie K. Williams died peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, following a brief illness. Marie Katherine Gleason was born in Cohoes, N.Y., on July 12, 1926, after her parents, William and Helen Gleason, emigrated from England earlier that year. …