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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

Friday, April 18, 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 …

Carolyn A. Keith

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New London, N.H. — Carolyn A. Keith, 71, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born on April 25, 1942, in Lebanon the daughter of Richard W. and Pauline G. (Pillsbury) Ellis. She attended …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Carolyn (Ellis) Keith

Thursday, March 20, 2014

New London, N.H. — Carolyn (Ellis) Keith, 72, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

Collaboration, Not Competition: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Building Hospital Network

Monday, March 17, 2014

New London — Last October, there was a wedding in New London. The bride kept her name. New London Hospital had courted Dartmouth-Hitchcock for several years, and after a lot of legal back-and-forth, discussions with state officials and …

Ausbon Sargent Receives Gift

Monday, March 17, 2014

New London — The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust recently acquired full ownership of Old College Road Preserve, a 54-acre property in East Andover, N.H. In 2002, a group of neighbors purchased the land to protect it from development. Recently, they gave the property to Ausbon Sargent. The …

Letter: New London Acted Swiftly

Thursday, March 13, 2014

To the Editor: The Concord Monitor reprinted an editorial from the Valley News critical of the New Hampshire attorney general and New London officials for their handling of the egregious actions of the former police chief, David Seastrand. While I agree that the Attorney General’s Office has mishandled …

Letter: New London Acted Swiftly

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New London Acted Swiftly To the Editor: The Concord Monitor reprinted an editorial from the Valley News critical of the New Hampshire attorney general and New London officials for their handling of the egregious actions of the former police chief, David Seastrand. While I agree that the Attorney …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 13

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Voters Approve $38.9M Kearsarge Budget New London — All three articles on the Kearsarge Regional School District ballot passed during Town Meeting on Tuesday. Voters, 1540 to 862, approved the $38.9 million operating budget, which represents a 4.4 …

Town Moderators: Making Meetings Move

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cornish — An hour before convening the business portion of Tuesday’s Town Meeting, Gwyn Gallagher was starting to get nervous. “It doesn’t really ever go away, I think,” said Gallagher, Cornish’s town and school moderator. The jitters aren’t …

At the Hospitals: March 9, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Gifford to Offer Free Health Fair Randolph — Gifford Medical Center will hold a free health fair and diabetes education expo Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Randolph hospital’s conference center and visitors’ entrance. The …