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In front of Lebanon City Hall, Jackie LeBlanc, left, of Lebanon, N.H., waves goodbye to a group of supporters, including Clinton supporter Laurie Harding on Feb. 9, 2016. LeBlanc said she is an independent, and voted for Bernie Sanders. "You have to just decide who needs your vote the most, this time it was Bernie," LeBlanc said. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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New Hampshire Women Vote on the Issues

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

West Lebanon — Some Upper Valley women who went to the polls Tuesday struggled over whether they should help elect the country’s first female president or support the grassroots change called for by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Many took the second path, although a number of other women voters said gender played no role in their evaluation of the candidates. …

A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the time they frequently required the aid of a Crisco-saturated shoehorn to find a place to …

The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. The sophomore duo took the first two places in the shot put Sunday at Dartmouth …

Postal Employee Is Theft Suspect

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Meriden — Police have cited a Meriden Post Office employee into court on accusations that she opened residents’ mail and stole gift cards and cash this fall before resealing the envelopes and sending them on their way. Kim …

H.S. Notebook: Hanover’s Berolzheimer an All-American

Monday, December 14, 2015

Hanover — Like the topping on a layer cake, Asa Berolzheimer’s soccer postseason has been capped with a tasty coating of icing. The Hanover High senior first led the Marauders’ boys soccer team to an NHIAA Division I …

Cornish Loses Its Bank

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cornish Flat — Claremont Savings Bank has notified customers it will be closing its Cornish Flat branch in March, meaning the loss of another commercial entity at the crossroads along Route 120. The Claremont Savings branch is the …

CRPT Talks Trails at Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hanover — Spur trails, new campsites and incorporating the Appalachian Trail were some of the topics discussed at the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail annual meeting Tuesday at Howe Library. The CRPT, a series of access points and primitive campsites spanning the trail’s source in northern New Hampshire to …

Cornish Plans to Seek SAU Withdrawal

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cornish — The SAU Planning Committee likely will vote on Thursday to submit to the state Department of Education a plan to withdraw from SAU 6 after the proposal received strong support from residents at a hearing on Tuesday night. With committee member Holly Taft absent, Chairwoman Heidi …

Engagement: Kimball — Pierce

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Plainfield — The family of Jennifer Louise Kimball have announced the engagement of their daughter to Jeffery James Pierce II. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Chris and Grace Dellinger, of North Haverhill, and David Kimball, of North …

Sullivan County Records Go Public

Friday, December 4, 2015

Newport — Sullivan County officials have used $6,000 from a state grant to preserve and make publicly available records about the county farm and poor house dating back to the 1860s. Lionel Chute, the natural resources director for …

Professor Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Newport — Charges against a Dartmouth College professor accused of possessing child pornography in his Plainfield home have now been filed in federal court. J. Martin Favor, 49, pleaded not guilty to a felony count of possessing child pornography in U.S. District Court in Concord last week, two …

Residents Consider Energy as Companies Compete

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hanover — As the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission considers applications from two competing utilities vying to provide natural gas to customers in Lebanon and Hanover, a group of concerned Upper Valley residents has come together to draw attention to the need for community involvement in decisions that …

Cornish Mulls School’s Future

Friday, November 20, 2015

Cornish — Residents who turned out for Thursday’s community forum agreed they didn’t want to see an end to the town’s elementary school. “It would be the worst thing that could happen to this town,” resident Merilynn Bourne …