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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 …

A Life: Martin Borofsky, Owner of Marsons Army and Navy Store, Was ‘A Friendly Businessman and He Had a Heart of Gold’

Monday, December 28, 2015

Claremont — Longtime Claremont residents — those who remember the city’s robust economic times during much of the 20th century — love to reminisce about the vibrant Pleasant Street shopping district with retailers up and down the block …

Claremont Police Honor Volunteers

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Claremont — The Claremont Police Department honored volunteers, staff members and city employees at its annual awards and employee appreciation ceremony on Dec. 21. Cpl. Eric Fosterling was named 2015 employee of the year. A four-year veteran with the department, Fosterling currently is a supervisor on the evening …

College Notes: Ex-Upper Valley Stars Filled Field Hockey Rosters

Friday, December 25, 2015

Let’s start off with the fall season: Field Hockey Bryant was 3-16 but freshman midfielder Emily Perryman (Lebanon) started every game and had five goals, two of which were deciding tallies during Bulldog victories. She added three assists. …

Police Charge Man Following High Speed Chase in Twin States

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Police Charge Man Following High Speed Chase in Twin States Claremont — Police say no one was injured when a Swanzey, N.H., man led police on high-speed chase that started in Vermont and ended in the driveway of the Lambert Building Supply Company in Claremont on Wednesday morning. …

Helping Hand

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Officer Jennifer Frank helps Candle Hyde, 9, of Windsor, shop for a shirt during Windsor Police Department’s “Shop with a Cop” event on Tuesday in Claremont, where c hildren were given $100 to choose gifts for themselves and …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 20, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Director of PTSD Center Honored White River Junction — Paula Schnurr, executive director of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, received the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Lifetime Achievement Award last month …

2015-16 High School Bowling Preview

Sunday, December 20, 2015

For the bowling teams at Windsor High and Stevens High, this season is all about completing what they started. Both teams finished with high rankings in their respective states, but each fell short of their ultimate goals with …

Ready to Strike: Bowling in Vermont Aims for VPA Sanctioning

Sunday, December 20, 2015

For outsiders at least, it’s hard to imagine Vermont bowling as anything other than fully sanctioned. It certainly acts like it is. As a new season begins, the sport enters a crossroads, culminating in a May 2016 vote …

N.H. Ranks Near Top For Overdose Deaths

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Drug overdoses took the lives of 334 people in New Hampshire in 2014, putting the state’s death rate in the epidemic of opioid and drug abuse among the worst in the nation, according to a report issued Friday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New …

Back to the Arbitrator In Claremont

Friday, December 18, 2015

Claremont — The New Hampshire Public Labor Relations Board has ordered the Claremont School Board and the union representing the teachers to go back to arbitration to resolve a dispute over class scheduling at Stevens High School. The labor board said in its Dec. 15 ruling that both …