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Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina enters the upstairs room Salt Hill Pub in Newport, N.H., to a packed room and applause during her meet-and-greet on November 5, 2015.  (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Fiorina Eager for a Fight

Friday, November 6, 2015

Newport — Though she has fallen back in the polls since capturing national attention in the first Republican debates, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the lone woman in the large GOP presidential field, told her audience Thursday evening she is eager to take on Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee. “You know in your heart of hearts you can’t …

N.H. Legislature to Meet On Opioid Problem

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Newport — Gov. Maggie Hassan won approval Wednesday from the Executive Council to convene a special legislative session later this month to consider legislation that will address the state’s growing opiate and heroin crisis, which has claimed nearly 260 lives this year. Only District 5’s Republican Councilor David Wheeler opposed Hassan’s motion, while …

Granite State Farm Women

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Not long after Lebanon author Helen Brody and Cambridge, Mass., photographer Leslie Tuttle began to work on their new book about New Hampshire farm life , they discovered common threads among the women on the farms. All of the 20 women farmers featured in the book were different and from all over the …

Upper Valley Students Win 4-H Awards at Cornish Fair

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cornish — Winners of the Sullivan County 4-H member animal exhibitor awards at the Cornish Fair include students from across the Upper Valley. The annual fair is the culmination of 4-H work for clubs in Sullivan County, the …

Planners Study I-89 Bus Route

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lebanon — Regional planners are exploring the possibility of establishing commuter bus service along Interstate 89 from New London to Lebanon and Hanover. Though they believe the demand is there because of population growth and commuting patterns , …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …

Gilbert Wesley Roberts III

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Springfield, N.H. — Wes Roberts, 55, of George Hill Road, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, after courageously fighting Melanoma, at his home surrounded by loving family and friends. He was born in Greenfield, Mass. on Feb. 28, 1960. Wes graduated from Hartford, Vt. High School and lived most …

County to Boost Web Feed

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Unity — Later this fall, the county hopes to have resolved the problems it is having with interruptions of the video arraignments at district court involving suspects being held at the House of Corrections in Unity. Last week, the Claremont City Council voted to allow the county to …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as …

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 …

Claremont Man Receives 5 Years For Burglaries

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Newport — A 40-year-old Claremont man on Monday pleaded guilty to breaking into a storage building in Springfield, N.H., and stealing thousands of dollars worth of professional painting equipment and construction tools. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker sentenced Russell Anderson to five years in New Hampshire State …

People in Business: June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lake Sunapee Bank has announced the following officer appointments: William J. McIver, of Warner, N.H., has been promoted to senior executive vice president. McIver has been with the Bank since 1999 and has served as chief operating officer …