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Grafton County candidates are, top row, from left: Democrat Kelley Monahan and Republican Bill Sharp for Register of Deeds; Republican Karen Cervantes and Democrat Mike Cryans for District 1 commissioner. Bottom row, from left: Democrat Linda Lauer and Republican Stephen Whitney for District 2 commissioner; Independent Allan Monica, Democrat Martha Richards and Republican Paul Simard for District 3 commissioner. (Courtesy photographs)

4 Grafton County Offices Contested

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Haverhill — Republicans are trying to unseat the three Democrats who serve as Grafton County commissioners in the 2014 elections, but the most colorful race — again — may be for the oft overlooked post of Register of Deeds. The Republicans primarily call for closer scrutiny of the county’s $39 million budget, particularly contributions to social-service agencies. Meanwhile, the …

‘This Is Where My Life Is’: Shaheen Casts Doubt on Brown’s Motives for N.H. Run

Saturday, October 25, 2014

West Lebanon — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Friday continued to charge her challenger with a lack of understanding of the Granite State, saying votes taken by Republican Scott Brown when he represented Massachusetts in the Senate went against the interests of New Hampshire’s small businesses. Shaheen also asserted that Brown decided …

Kearsarge Sinks Lebanon Football

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Sutton, n.h. — The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge Regional High. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a win. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they crushed them. Sophomore Justin Norris returned from an injury to rack up 167 total yards …

Vets Donate New Flagpole to Lebanon High

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School Board accepted a donation for a new flagpole for the high school from area veterans at its Wednesday meeting. During the meeting, School Board Chairman Jeff Peavey described the $800 donation from the American Legion Guyer-Carignan Post 22, located on Mechanic Street, as …

Mt. Ascutney Renovations OK’d

Friday, October 10, 2014

Montpelier — The state’s Green Mountain Care Board met Thursday and readily approved Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center’s plan to spend $6 million on renovations — but only after pausing to reflect on the adequacy of the …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Judge Halts Headrest Move

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lebanon — A judge has ordered a city land-use board to rehear a request by a substance abuse treatment center to relocate within a residential neighborhood, after the city admitted flaws in the board’s procedures. The rehearing is …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …

Expanding the Harvest: Vermont Law School Studies How to Get Local Food to Needy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This time of year, Heather Bagley cobbles together a handful of volunteers and heads out to the fields and orchards for the leftovers. Generally, the groups are small, and frequently the faces are the same, but the results …

Welch: U.S. Can’t Be Reactionary in Syria

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

West Lebanon — It will take diplomacy and counterterrorism measures, not a military invasion force, to defeat Islamic State extremists in the Middle East, according to U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., who spoke about the conflict during an …

Ruth Flint Fitchet Mead

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth Flint Fitchet Mead, age 89, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Harvest Hill Retirement Center in Lebanon. The daughter of Roger Flint and Alice Lauterbach Flint of Newton Centre, Mass., she was a nationally ranked junior pairs figure skater who represented The Skating Club …

Naomia May Gibson

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Naomia May Gibson, 85, passed away, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. She was born in East Plainfield, N.H. on Oct. 11, 1928, to the late Elwin G. & Margaret (Weston) Harlow Sr. She graduated from Lebanon High School and was married to Bernard P. Gibson. They …

Vermont Leaders Seek to Improve Schools Through ‘Partnership’

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

With rising property taxes and student enrollment in Vermont down by 30,000 in the last two decades, schools across the state must adapt and innovate, or eventually close, said Gov. Peter Shumlin and Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe …