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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 of the campaign contributions in Vermont races have gone to one candidate: two-term Gov. Peter Shumlin. And an analysis of campaign finance …

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, graduated from KUA in 2002, where he was a three-season athlete and an active member …

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 her family brought her the most joy. She is survived by her husband of 50 …

Local Briefs: Sunday, July 6

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Plainfield Man Found Dead in Pond Plainfield — An elderly man was found unresponsive early Saturday evening in a pond near Willow Brook Road. Plainfield police, the Cornish Rescue Squad and an ambulance from Hartford responded to a call of a possible drowning just before 6 p.m. Lynwood …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

Wanting Water Everywhere: Runner Uses Yoga to Raise Money for Native Kenya

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanover — Elite distance runner Sam Chelanga has settled in the Upper Valley in part because the wooded hills remind him of his home village in Kenya. Now he’s hoping friends in his new surroundings can help him …

N.H. Suspends Vanity Plates

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

West Lebanon — New Hampshire residents hoping to get creative through their license plates will have to wait until the state figures out what standards it can enforce for vanity plates. Following a state Supreme Court ruling in May that found current law governing the wording on vanity …

Forum, July 1: The Co-op Debate; Lebanon Barber Shop Update

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Poor Tactics at the Co-op To the Editor: Democracy and freedom are being taken away from employees in the Upper Valley. Employers are “managing” with an iron fist in order to intimidate and keep their employees quiet and in line. The Co-op fired two of their best employees …

Grace, Gratitutde and Godspeed: Plainfield Community Baptist Church Pastor Retires After 25 Years

Monday, June 30, 2014

Plainfield — After nearly a quarter-century leading the Plainfield Community Baptist Church, more than 100 well-wishers gathered at the town hall to say farewell to the Rev. Suellen Leugers on Sunday afternoon. Amidst cupcakes, deviled eggs and bright …

Hanover Grad Makes Quick Recovery in CHaD Football Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Manchester — Shawn Cavallaro didn’t receive the most valuable player award after Saturday’s third annual New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star football game at St. Anselm College. However, a solid case could have been made that No. 4 …

Forum, June 28: Change in Paradise Park; Fireworks in Lebanon; Checking Out of the Co-op; Traffic Warning

Friday, June 27, 2014

Changes in Paradise Park To the Editor: Changes are coming to Windsor’s town forest in Paradise Park. On June 24, the Selectboard approved a new ordinance that gives the Paradise Park Commission the authority to permit the hunting of deer, bear and moose for animal control in Paradise …

Forum, June 26: Polishing Dartmouth’s Brand; Competition for Veterans Health Care; Memories of the Fire

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As Dartmouth Shines Its Brand To the Editor: Staff writer Rick Jurgens reported in the June 20 Valley News that the Geisel School of Medicine ran a $5.5 million deficit last year because of a shortfall in expected federal research grants. Dartmouth’s board of Wall Street master prognosticators …