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Former Listen director faces sentencing for embezzlement
07-23-2024 7:16 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

CONCORD — Federal prosecutors want the former head of Listen Community Services to serve 26 months in prison for embezzling money from the Upper Valley nonprofit, while the defense attorney is seeking a 12-month sentence.Neither side disputes the...

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New Hampshire has no locally owned casinos in operation, state eyes new regulations
07-23-2024 7:01 PM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

New Hampshire’s casino industry is growing rapidly, with 12 active casinos and four more in the pipeline, yet none are locally owned.Originally intended to be small, locally owned establishments designed to support local charities and nonprofits, many...


Claremont man transported to hospital for mental health evaluation after city hall lockdown
07-23-2024 6:00 PM

CLAREMONT — The Claremont City Hall Complex was put into lockdown on Monday morning when a 28-year-old Claremont man walked into the lobby of the city’s police station and threatened to take his own life with an armed handgun, according to police.The...


Electricity demand in New England peaked for the year in latest heat wave
07-23-2024 5:30 PM

By MARA HOPLAMAZIAN

The longest heat wave recorded in parts of New Hampshire is letting up. And with the heat dissipating, so is demand on New England’s energy grid.This Tuesday, electricity demand on the grid hit its peak for the year so far at about 24,300 megawatts....


State ag agency seeks information from flood-affected farms
07-23-2024 5:00 PM

By CHLOE JAD

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets has launched a 2024 Flood Loss and Damage Survey and is urging farmers to fill out the online form by August 31.The purpose of the survey is to gather data “as thoroughly as possible” regarding the...


Dartmouth Health’s IT systems ‘fully operational’ following global outage
07-23-2024 4:00 PM

LEBANON — Dartmouth Health “is fully operational system-wide” after its computer systems were affected by last Friday’s global technology outage.On Friday, Dartmouth Health reported that its medication dispensing machines were among the tools affected...


White River Junction VA hosts open house to connect veterans with services
07-23-2024 3:30 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Veterans and their family members can learn more about how to apply for benefits during an event scheduled for next week.During the gathering — which takes place Saturday, Aug. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at the White River Junction...


Route 14 railroad underpass reopens in Royalton
07-23-2024 2:46 PM

ROYALTON — Route 14 between Vesper Road and Meadow Lane has reopened.The stretch of the state highway in Royalton was closed for about two weeks before reopening on Monday to allow for the replacement of a railroad bridge that crosses over Route...


Lawmakers allotted child care workers $15 million a year ago. They’re still waiting to be paid.
07-23-2024 2:36 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

New Hampshire lawmakers got the message last session. The state’s dire shortage of affordable child care options had reached crisis levels during the pandemic as providers lost staff to higher paying and less stressful jobs at retail stores and fast...


Quick response and sprinklers prevent serious fire damage for Bridgewater furniture maker
07-22-2024 8:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

BRIDGEWATER — Furniture maker Charles Shackleton is crediting a fast response from Bridgewater and Woodstock firefighters along with a recently updated sprinkler system with dousing an “electrical fire” that broke out at the ShackletonThomas furniture...


Woodstock voters to decide fate of new short-term rental ordinance
07-22-2024 7:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — Voters in both the town and village will consider whether to overturn new identical ordinances governing short-term rentals in each jurisdiction during two separate Special Town Meetings next week.A “no” vote upholds the ordinances that...


NH Democrats offer praise to Biden after withdrawal from presidential race
07-22-2024 6:00 PM

By JOSH ROGERS and PAUL CUNO-BOOTH

As word of President Joe Biden’s decision to abandon his reelection effort reverberated around the political world Sunday, some Democratic voters in New Hampshire said they are hoping for the best — even as the party remains without an official...


FEMA officials arrive in Vermont to assess damage from Beryl
07-22-2024 5:50 PM

By PETER D’AURIA

Just over a week after the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl caused flooding across central and northern Vermont, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are on the ground assessing damage in the state, Gov. Phil Scott said Friday. FEMA officials...


Claremont home ‘total loss’ in weekend fire
07-22-2024 5:30 PM

CLAREMONT — A late night fire destroyed a single-family home on Roberts Hill Road, displacing two residents, according to the city fire department. Claremont firefighters responded to a house fire just after 11 p.m. on Saturday. The roof of the...


With Joe Biden out of the race, Vermont Democrats weigh their next move
07-22-2024 4:22 PM

By SARAH MEARHOFF

After weeks of mounting pressure following a heavily scrutinized debate performance in June, Democratic President Joe Biden on Sunday dropped out of the 2024 presidential election and endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to take his place on the...


Toxic ‘trash juice’ a problem at four New Hampshire landfills, state regulators say
07-22-2024 4:09 PM

By CLAIRE SULLIVAN

Litter in and around the landfill. Waste outside of the permitted area. Releases of liquid pollution. Failure to file mandatory reports.These are some of the issues found at four of the state’s active landfills, documented by letters of deficiency...


Forum for July 22, 2024: Cognitive testing
07-22-2024 10:03 AM

Time for a cognitive testTo this independent voter, the presidential race has been thoroughly dispiriting. On the Republican side we have a pathological liar with no moral compass, who incited an insurrection against our government. On the Democratic...


Hanover prosecutor charges 20 more protesters with violations; 4 others get off
07-21-2024 7:34 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

HANOVER — The Hanover Police prosecutor filed charges on Thursday in Lebanon District Court for the last batch of the 89 people arrested on May 1 during a pro-Palestinian protest on the Dartmouth Green.Prosecutor Mariana Pastore charged 20 additional...


A Life: Mary Koloski was ‘like an unfiltered version of Dear Abby’
07-21-2024 7:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

CLAREMONT — Inside Time-Out Americana Grill is a small food pantry for people in need. The offerings are located in the entryway and include boxes of fresh produce, breads and canned goods.Mary Koloski, the restaurant’s co-founder, started the food...


Community college tuition frozen for sixth consecutive year
07-21-2024 6:31 PM

By JEREMY MARGOLIS

Tuition at New Hampshire’s seven community colleges will not increase this coming school year, the Community College System of New Hampshire announced Thursday.Since 2018, a full community college course load has cost $6,450 per year or $215 per...


With Sununu’s backing, foster children are closer to getting parents’ Social Security payments
07-21-2024 6:00 PM

By ANNMARIE TIMMINS

The state is a step closer to returning parents’ Social Security payments to kids when they leave foster care, with Gov. Chris Sununu’s signature on House Bill 1598. Though, it will take more legislation before kids see the money.Dawson Hayes, who...

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