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New Hampshire state Sen. Bob Odell, R-Lempster speaks in favor of repealing the state's death sentence law on the Senate floor, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Lawmakers voted 12-12, and the tie means that the death penalty will stay on the books. The state has one person on death row, Michael Addison, who was convicted of killing a Manchester, N.H. police officer. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend more time with his family and friends. “As my colleagues all know, serving in the New Hampshire Senate is both a unique …

Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newport — The Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers. The unit, founded in 2008, has about 50 members, “which is a good start,” said Jessica Rosman, the corps’ director. But more are needed. The corps works to help support emergency medical services personnel during health emergencies and provides other assistance according to its mission, which includes strengthening public health. …

Tree Pruning Demonstration Set in New London

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New London — A tree and shrub pruning demonstration is set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on the New London Town Common. The event, hosted by University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, will include a discussion and demonstration of pruning techniques on a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs on the grounds of the common. It will cover pruning techniques for common trees …

Thomas John Brennan, Jr.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New London, N.H. — After a courageous nine month battle with cancer, Dr. Thomas John Brennan, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, just before 5:30 a.m., surrounded by his loving family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend, coach, and teacher. He …

Hanover Boys Tennis Back to Business

Friday, April 11, 2014

Staff Reports Manchester — The freshman phenom who held down the No. 1 singles position last spring is headed to a tennis academy. Another anticipated returnee opted for prep school. And of the six players to make up the singles ladder to open the season, only one saw …

Carolyn A. Keith

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New London, N.H. — A memorial service for Carolyn A. Keith, 71 who died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, will be held Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of South Royalton in South Royalton, Vt. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. is …

Two Articles Off In New London

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New London — Two warrant articles aimed at establishing a community center at the former high school on Main Street have been pulled from next month’s Town Meeting warrant. David Kidder, president of the New London Community Center Board, said Monday that the Selectboard went along with the …

At the Hospitals: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Among ‘100 Great Hospitals in America’ Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has again been named to the annual list of 100 Great Hospitals in America, as compiled by the health care industry publication Becker’s Hospital …

Letter: Easy Fix for Flood Insurance Program

Saturday, April 5, 2014

To the Editor: There is an easy fix for the National Flood Insurance Program. There simply is no political will to implement it. Here it is: ∎  Stop issuing policies for new construction and development. ∎  Stop writing new policies for existing properties that do not have flood …

Letter: Stop Flow of Political Money

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: It was good to learn that, as of earlier this month, 100 towns in New Hampshire had passed warrant articles calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. I hope more towns in New Hampshire will do the …

Unapologetic Piermont Artist, 78, Leaving in Search of Respect, Recognition

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Piermont — In many ways, the former chicken farm on Route 25 has proven a perfect home for self-taught artist Katherine Johnson. She rotates her medium every few months, and the rambling farmhouse has a place for everything …

At the Hospitals: March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Honored for Design Innovation Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is one of two recipients of The American College of Healthcare Architects’ inaugural Legacy Project Awards. The award, the first of its kind, celebrates design innovation …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …