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Congresswoman Annie Kuster won't seek reelection
03-27-2024 11:50 AM

By ETHAN DEWITT

Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster will not run for reelection this year, she announced Wednesday morning, ending a 12-year congressional career and creating a rare open race for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District.Kuster, a Democrat from...

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Retiring Windsor County state senator honored for three decades of service
05-17-2024 5:02 PM

By NICOLA SMITH

MONTPELIER — At the end of the legislative session last week in the Vermont Statehouse, Dick McCormack listened, eyes closed, as a resolution commemorating both his retirement and “profound seriousness of purpose” was read into the record. Standing by...


First lady makes pitch for Biden in Norwich visit
03-20-2024 7:04 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

NORWICH — Dozens of protesters objecting to American military and political support for Israel in its war against Hamas gathered on the edge of the green to catch the attention of first lady Jill Biden as she pulled into Norwich for a private...


Upper Valley voters brought wide-ranging views to primary polls
01-23-2024 8:29 PM

By FRANCES MIZE and PATRICK ADRIAN

ORFORD — Whether or not New Hampshire voters fully support Nikki Haley for president, many of those who threw their weight behind her in Tuesday’s primaries saw their ballots as defensive — an effort to keep former President Donald Trump’s name off...


Some NH residents want better answers from the 2024 candidates on the opioid crisis
01-17-2024 9:55 AM

By HOLLY RAMER

ROCHESTER, N.H. — Kristina Amyot’s life has drastically improved since the last New Hampshire primary, but she isn’t confident the current candidates will help others achieve the same success.Amyot, 36, spent more than half her life struggling with...


In search for Democratic nomination, Williamson takes aim at corporate greed 
10-05-2023 5:51 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HANOVER — Presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson, speaking at Dartmouth’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy earlier this week, defended her decision to challenge President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination for the 2024 election at a...


Republican DeSantis laments nation’s ‘state of decline’ as his own polling has fallen
08-21-2023 5:57 PM

By JUSTIN CAMPFIELD

Finding his status as the Republican party’s leading alternative to former president Donald Trump increasingly challenged both nationally and in New Hampshire, Ron DeSantis came to Newport on Saturday night for a town hall that saw the Florida...


In Hanover, Republican presidential candidate Hutchinson says party needs new direction
08-10-2023 8:31 AM

By BEATRICE BURACK

HANOVER — Republican presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson eschewed the tall wooden podium onstage when he spoke at Dartmouth’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy on Tuesday evening.“I’m going to stand up here,” he said, staying on his feet directly...


Haley brings Republican primary campaign to Hanover
07-10-2023 9:10 PM

By RAY COUTURE

HANOVER — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley greeted a packed crowd inside Dartmouth’s Adelphian Lodge Saturday morning with a joke about the building’s connection to a certain famous ’70s comedy about an unruly fraternity.“You left out...


Enfield state rep resigns seat following head injury
04-04-2023 5:13 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

ENFIELD — State Rep. Joshua Adjutant, D-Enfield, has stepped down from his position after incurring a head injury last week at work as a security officer at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.Reached by phone on Tuesday, Adjutant, 28, said...


New Hampshire lawmakers seek to raise their own pay
01-07-2023 4:43 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

CLAREMONT — Two state representatives from the Upper Valley are hoping this term to increase New Hampshire’s pay for lawmakers, which ranks as the lowest in the country.Since 1889, New Hampshire has paid its 400 state representatives and 24 state...


Former Claremont mayor switches parties for NH Senate run
06-04-2022 12:55 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Disenchanted with the direction of the Republican Party under Donald Trump and appalled by the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, former Claremont Mayor Charlene Lovett has switched her party affiliation and is seeking the...


Cottage CEO has high profile away from work
11-27-2019 2:28 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

WOODSVILLE — Cottage Hospital CEO Maria Ryan has made headlines due to her friendship with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, whom she accompanied to a state dinner at the White House in September.And her appearances with Giuliani, who has become...

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