Springfield, NH

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 this year’s and increases the amount to be raised by taxes among the 15 county municipalities by 1.2 percent, or $167,000. Sullivan …

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 thought they couldn’t make it, who thought this day would never come — take a …

Melvin Nelson

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Unity, N.H. — Melvin Nelson, of Unity formerly of Springfield, N.H. passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 26, 2015, after a long illness. He was born on June 28, 1940, in Cornish, N.H. the son of Levi and Hazel (Burke) Nelson. Melvin attended schools in Cornish and Plainfield and worked as a finish carpenter for several construction companies in the Upper Valley as …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

New Outlet for Youth Football

Monday, March 23, 2015

A new regional youth football program is coming to the Upper Valley. Founded by Grantham resident Dave Daigneault, the Upper Valley Hawks will be the 15th member of the New Hampshire Pop Warmer League beginning this fall. Fielding …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

Springfield Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Springfield Number of Voters: 127 Number on Checklist: 953 Selectboard: Leigh L. Callaway Town Clerk: Cynthia C. Anderson Treasurer: Maryanne E. Petrin Budget Committee 3 yrs: Darrin Patten Budget Committee 3 yrs: Jeffrey Milne Budget Committee 3 yrs: Bryan O’Day Cemetery Trustee: Charles D. Moore Library Trustee: Barbara Holland Cooper Planning Board 3 yrs: Kevin Lee Planning Board 3 …

Springfield Zoning Amendments Approved

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Springfield — Voters on Tuesday approved three zoning amendments in Australian ballot voting. One clarifies language related to “workforce housing” to promote affordable housing in town. The second clarifies that a zoning permit is required for “any change of use, or erection or expansion of a structure.” The …

Kearsarge School Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

North Sutton, N.H. — Voters in the Kearsarge Regional School District appear to have approved a proposed $39.9 million budget, a 2.5 percent increase over the current school year’s spending plan. Both the School Board and the municipal budget committee had recommended its passage. The budget had strong …

Springfield Mulls Zoning Amendments

Friday, March 6, 2015

Springfield Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to noon at Town Hall. Polls will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Town Meeting will reconvene at the Town Hall on Saturday, March 14, at 9:30 a.m. to act on spending measures, including the proposed town …

For Sugarers, Labor Is Sweet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

“I’ve always been told that you have to be missing half your brain to be a sugarmaker,” joked Ben Kezar, of Springfield, N.H., who owns Valley View Maple Farm with his wife, Gaetane, and their business partner Will …