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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 …

A Life: Willard M. Hathaway, 1928 — 2014; ‘Always Interested in Doing Things, in Keeping Busy’

Monday, August 31, 2015

Unity — In his nearly 86 years, it seems Willard Hathaway knew little else but hard work. Some may curse a life of toil, but for Hathaway it was his greatest blessing and joy after his wife and …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website,, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version …

‘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 …

Short-Handed Cardinals Look to End Title Drought

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Claremont — Every year at this time, high school teams take the field with legs pumping, lungs bursting and dreams of pointing the index finger at the camera dancing in their heads. Every team today is undefeated. It …

Hanover Nursing Home Ranks in Lowest Tier After Inspection

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hanover — An area nursing home that changed ownership 14 months ago was recently cited by state inspectors for several deficiencies in patient care, including a failure to provide eating assistance to a patient with dementia who lost 23 pounds. The citations contributed to Hanover Terrace Health and …

Stevens to Keep Open Lunch

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Claremont — In a 6-1 vote, the School Board has reinstated junior and senior open lunch privileges at Stevens High School for students who meet certain academic and behavioral criteria, reversing an earlier decision to have a closed …

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 …

Cornish School Faculty in Flux

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cornish — About 50 residents gathered to listen and weigh in on the future of Cornish Elementary School on Monday night in the wake of a spate of teacher resignations at the end of the school year. In …