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Meriden firefighters Ben Defoe, left, and Dorian Rondeau cool down hot spots so the state fire marshals could look for the cause of Sunday night's house fire on Ladieu Road in Plainfield, N.H., on Sept. 29, 2014. The unoccupied house is owned by Melvin Miller and was on the market. (Valley News- Ariana van den Akker)

Plainfield Fire Under Investigation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Plainfield — The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a Boston newspaper publisher’s custom-built log home in a remote part of Plainfield. T wo investigators sifted through a pile of debris Monday afternoon at the home of Melvin Miller, the founder, publisher and chief editor of the Bay State Banner, an …

Writing a World to Explore

Friday, September 26, 2014

When readers pick up S.S. Taylor’s latest book, The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair, she has a few goals in mind for them: To be engaged, to have fun and to sympathize with the characters. But her greatest goal is the same for Taylor as an author and a reader: …

Special Ed Director Resigns in Lebanon

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District’s director of special education has resigned. The School Board accepted Helene Anzalone’s resignation — effective immediately — in a unanimous vote at its meeting on Wednesday evening. At the same meeting, several district employees expressed concerns about the special education services the district is providing. “Special education …

Business Money Vital to Shumlin

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montpelier — Political campaigns in Vermont are almost always funded by private money. Figuring out where exactly the cash is coming from, however, can be difficult. Unlike federal elections statutes, which require major contributors to list the businesses they might represent, Vermont mandates no such disclosures. The bulk …

Journalist Held Captive Is KUA Grad; Steven Sotloff Was Other Man Shown in Propaganda Video

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meriden — Members of the Kimball Union Academy community are watching with particular concern as an Islamist extremist group appears to be holding a 2002 alumnus hostage, threatening to kill the American journalist as revenge for U.S. air strikes in northern Iraq. Steven Sotloff, 31, a Florida native, …

Mamie Nadeau

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ocala, Fla. — Mamie Nadeau, 67, went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. She was born in New Hampshire and had been a Florida resident since 1987. She worked in several automobile dealerships as a Title Clerk for many years. Spending time with …

Mission on the Mountains: Enfield Man to Bike the Hills for Prominent Charity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — Matthew Steinberg says he has a soft spot for children. He sure has a lengthy, arduous way of demonstrating it. Steinberg, 40, will soon embark on a 470-mile uphill bicycling journey that will send him over …

Plainfield 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lebanon 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Auction for properties of Plainfield tax evaders fails, no bidders

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The auction for the properties of Ed and Elaine Brown, the tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding out against law enforcement officials in 2007, opened yesterday just after 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 3 at U.S. District Court in Concord. About two minutes later, …

No Bidders For Browns’ Office, Home; Feds Took Couple’s Property Following Their Convictions

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Concord — The auction for the properties of Ed and Elaine Brown, the tax-evading couple convicted of amassing an arsenal of weapons and holding out against law enforcement officials in 2007, opened Friday just after 1:30 p.m. in …

Making Life Better for Bees: VLS Bans Suspect Pesticide To Highlight Pollinators’ Plight

Friday, August 15, 2014

South Royalton — Without bees and other pollinators, 70 percent of plants would be unable to reproduce or provide food, according to the Center for Food Safety, a national non profit public interest group. Of the 100 crop …

Lebanon High Athletes Go on Roundball Road Trip

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lebanon — K.J. Matte and Austin Whaley will head back to Lebanon High School in a few weeks. Perhaps a teacher will assign them a what-I-did-for-summer essay. And both could use four words to sum up their collective …