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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 …

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 …

Kearsarge School District To Vote on Spending

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Kearsarge Regional School District election will be Tuesday, March 10, to act on the warrant articles and includes the towns of Bradford, N.H., Springfield, N.H., Newbury, Sutton, New London, Warner and Wilmot. Voters are instructed to report to voting places in their respective towns to cast their …

Newport Ends Backup Ambulance Services

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newport — Staffing is the main reason why the Selectboard recently decided to end all backup ambulance service to several area towns, board Chairman Gary Nichols told an audience of mostly EMTs at a meeting Tuesday night in the Sugar River Valley Technical Center. As of June 30, …

Neville E. Menday, Sr.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Springfield, N.H. — Neville E. Menday, Sr.,79, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. He was born in Sydney, Australia to the late Robert E. & Enid P. (Delaney) Menday. Neville graduated from Hawkesbury Agricultural College in New South Wales, Australia. Neville had worked for Toft Limited …

Neville E. Menday, Sr.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Springfield, N.H. — Neville E. Menday, Sr., 79, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Family and friends are invited to calling hours Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. A mass …