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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie details his foreign policy towards Iran at the beginning of his stop at Salt Hill Pub Newport, N.H.,  on July 28, 2015 as a part of his town hall tour across New Hampshire for his Presidential primary campaign. Christie gave a speech and answered questions for nearly two hours over the course of his time in Newport. 
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Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper Valley in recent months, Christie kicked off his appearance at Salt hill Pub with a rousing tirade, containing many applause lines, against …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home on the Plainfield-Cornish town line in order to send their children to Plainfield Elementary School, …

John Woodward-Poor

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — John Woodward-Poor, 62, passed away June 8, 2015. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Flickinger Auditorium at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. A reception will follow in the dining hall. …

Up to the Challenge: Lebanon Sophomore Dominates With Three Titles

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Portsmouth, n.h. — If anything impeded the progress of standout Lebanon High track and field athlete Corinne Kennedy this season, it was a lack of sufficient competition during the Raiders’ regular season. The sophomore had plenty of challenges …

Raiders Reach Finals: Lebanon Boys Tennis Tops Oyster River for First N.H. Championship Visit

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lebanon — Max Reed was nervous, hadn’t slept much the night before. The Lebanon High senior had no idea what to expect in his No. 1 singles match against Oyster River freshman Henry Bulkley on Thursday as the …

No Onion, No Cry

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Virginia Drye, 16, stepped onto the porch of the Blow-Me-Down Grange in Plainfield to rest her teary eyes after cutting onions for the monthly Cornish and Plainfield senior luncheon taking place today. Drye is a member of Covered …

Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort …

Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lebanon — Following an extended chase on Routes 12 and 12A, police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for the theft of a truck in Colorado. Just after 8 p.m., Lebanon police attempted to stop a Ford F-150 driven by Robert Leibensperger, of Clifton Park, N.Y. Leibensperger, 37, …

KUA Graduates Told to ‘Go for It’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Meriden — Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, a 2002 Kimball Union Academy graduate, was remembered for his courage, commitment and passion at the boarding school’s 198th commencement on Saturday morning. Sotloff was reporting from the war-torn Middle East when …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who …

Lebanon Gets a Lift From Defense in Win Over Hanover

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Longtime Lebanon High baseball coach Doug Ashey figured his Raiders could play defense. They just needed warmer weather and more practice repetitions. He couldn’t argue with the results on Friday. Lebanon turned in a handful of …

Charles W. “Bill” Bushor, Jr.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — Charles W. “Bill” Bushor, Jr., 76, a resident of Plainfield and formerly of Windsor, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, May 19, 2015, at his home in Plainfield. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements …