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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

Saturday, April 19, 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 …

Hanover Boys Tennis Back to Business

Friday, April 11, 2014

Staff Reports Manchester — The freshman phenom who held down the No. 1 singles position last spring is headed to a tennis academy. Another anticipated returnee opted for prep school. And of the six players to make up the singles ladder to open the season, only one saw time in 2013. Thursday’s season-opening tennis result? Hanover 9, Trinity 0. To quote the Talking …

Two Articles Off In New London

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New London — Two warrant articles aimed at establishing a community center at the former high school on Main Street have been pulled from next month’s Town Meeting warrant. David Kidder, president of the New London Community Center Board, said Monday that the Selectboard went along with the community center board’s recommendation and pulled the warrant articles because of growing opposition in town. …

Eastman Expansion Questioned: Community Considers $5.7 Million Center Upgrade

Monday, April 7, 2014

Grantham — Some residents of Eastman, a private residential community, are raising questions about a proposed $5.7 million renovation and expansion of the community’s main facility, which includes a public restaurant and golf pro shop. In addition to …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

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 …

Springfield To Purchase New Truck

Monday, March 17, 2014

Springfield, n.h. — Voters overwhelmingly approved the purchase of a new truck for the highway department at Town Meeting on Saturday. The $151,000 warrant article for the truck was the single largest spending article of the day other than the budget, although the town anticipates $52,000 of the …

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 …

Springfield, N.H., Selectboard Chairman Turns Back Challengers

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Springfield, N.H. — Selectboard Chairman Don Hill, a six-year incumbent, easily turned back two challengers on Tuesday. Hill took 174 votes to 57 for William Huntoon and 39 for John Trachy. Huntoon has served on the Budget Committee and previously ran for Selectboard. Trachy said he wants to …

Springfield, N.H., Voters Asked to Buy New Truck

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Town officials will be elected by Australian Ballot from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Springfield Town Hall. The business portion of Town Meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. Springfield, n.h. — Voters …

Kearsarge Proposes New Special Ed Program

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Kearsarge Regional School District Annual School District Election will be held Tuesday, March 11 to act on the warning articles. Voters are instructed to report to voting places in their respective towns of Bradford, Springfield, Sutton, New …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …