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Theresa Dodge, of Sunapee, N.H., says goodbye to her dog Stewart while Cathy Sullivan looks on at her shelter in Claremont, N.H., on November 13, 2015. Dodge was at the shelter with her adult son to surender the  12 year-old-dog. Dodge said the apartment she has recently moved to has another dog on the property that would hurt her dog. Sullivan would let Stewart live in her home until she finds a new home for him.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Helping Pets Find Their Way

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Claremont — When animal control officer Cathy Sullivan says she can never predict what her schedule will be on a given day, she isn’t exaggerating. Sullivan once took a call from a woman worried about a cat that was apparently giving birth on her porch. When she went to the house, there were no kittens to be found. “It was …

Newport Ties Bow Into Complete Knot

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Newport — And the beat goes on. Newport High, which blasted its way through the NHIAA Division III regular season with lopsided wins, is not bothering to slow down the express in the postseason, either. The Tigers slammed Bow, 47-7, in a D-III semifinal Saturday at Maryn Field to reach the state finals for the second year in a row. The win sends …

Educators Institute Appoints Board Members

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Lebanon — The board of the Upper Valley Educators Institute has appointed two new members. Jennifer Hartman, a Vermont Law School graduate, is an attorney at Vitt & Associates PLC in Norwich, where she focuses on civil litigation, employment law and business transactions. A Wilder resident, Hartman previously taught high school and college …

Bow Shakes Off Stevens Football

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bow, n.h. — The Stevens High game plan to put the football in the air during Saturday’s NHIAA Division III quarterfinal stymied Bow for a while, but the Falcons got a long touchdown run to start the second half and cleared some space for their top runner in …

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 …

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 …

Stevens Boys Soccer Falls in OT

Friday, October 30, 2015

Claremont — This wasn’t the way the season was supposed to end. The Stevens High boys soccer season came to a close when Hillsboro-Deering converted a corner kick with 4:42 left in the first overtime to give the Hillcats a 2-1 win in a second-round NHIAA Division III …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Sun Sets on Cardinals, Tigers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Newport — Both teams needed a win, and neither one got it. The Stevens High girls soccer team had a lot at stake when it went to Newport Monday for rescheduled NHIAA Division III contest. The Cardinals needed …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Cardinals Snap Nine-Game Losing Skid

Friday, October 16, 2015

Claremont — The Stevens High girls soccer team apparently is saving its best for last. It has been a struggling season for the Cardinals,, who had to deal with injuries to two key seniors, Aly Lizotte and Emily Varnkham, as well as going through the growing pains of …

Local Roundup: Sharon, Rivendell Girls Play to Draw

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sharon — It’s hard to imagine Sharon Academy and Rivendell Academy girls soccer being any more evenly matched this season. Each team now has one game left to play before the playoffs begin next week. A 2-2 tie …

Local Roundup: Wasps Fly Past Upstate New York Foe

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Plattsburgh, n.y. — The Woodstock High football team used a potent running attack, timely defensive plays and a key ejection to take a wild 38-30 win over Plattsburgh (N.Y.) in nonleague high school football action on Friday night. The Wasps (5-2 overall, 4-2 league) never trailed. Woodstock jumped …