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School board adopts LGBT policy &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The Claremont School Board adopted a policy Wednesday that sets new guidelines for the protection of LGBT and “gender non-conforming” students, and later unveiled a draft policy for a proposed high school condom distribution program. More...

Local

Sullivan County Property Transfers &nbsp

NEWPORT — The following property transfers were recorded at the office of the Sullivan County Registry of Deeds during the week ending Sept. 17 More...

CMS announces service learning projects &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Claremont Middle School has announced the launch of three service learning projects this school year as part of a newly approved advisory curriculum adopted late last spring. More...

TPN receives $350K transitional housing grant &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Turning Points Network was awarded a $348,999 grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women on Thursday to continue the organization's transitional housing program. More...

Opinion

Record Straight &nbsp

On mastering hypocrisy and petulance: Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari at the Emmys

At the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, held on Sept. 18 in Los Angeles, politics loomed large. More...

A good beginning &nbsp

It seems that some who have the ears of U.S. elite decision-makers are at least shifting away from wishing to provoke wars with Russia and China. More...

A prescription for disaster &nbsp

For those who may be unfamiliar with the players in the pharmaceutical business, Mylan is a successful, mid-sized manufacturer of branded and generic drugs. More...

Obituaries

The Rev. George Majka &nbsp

CLAREMONT — On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, the Reverend George Majka was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord. He was 72 years old. More...

Joan T. Taylor &nbsp

WALPOLE — Joan T. Taylor, 86, of Prospect Hill in Walpole, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Joan was born July 14, 1930, in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the daughter of Joseph and Mildred (Allen) Thacher. More...

Special Sections

Senior center gears up for Penny Sale &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Volunteers were busy setting tables and organizing sale items in the Mozden Room at the Claremont Senior Center on Friday in anticipation of Sunday’s 4th annual Penny Sale. More...

Community wellness group awarded $125K federal grant &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — Greater Falls Connections, a community wellness and substance abuse prevention coalition, has been awarded a Drug Free Communities Support Program grant for $125,000 per year for the next five years. More...

'American Pickers' hoping to film in area this fall &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The History Channel’s American Pickers hosts, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, want to visit and film in the Springfield, Bellows Falls and Claremont areas this fall, and the team is looking for people throughout the region who would have More...

Sports

Yellow Jackets fall to Black River in hard-fought match &nbsp

WINDSOR — The Windsor girls varsity soccer team fell in a 2-1 heartbreaker to VPA Division 4 opponent Black River Friday. More...

Local roundup: Soccer streaks — some good, some bad — continue as mid-season rolls around &nbsp

Girls Soccer Stevens 7, Monadnock 2 More...

16th annual golf tournament benefits Springfield Hospital &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The 16th annual Springfield Hospital Challenge at Okemo Valley Golf Club on Sept. 15 was an excellent golf outing and a successful fund raiser. More...

Community

Newport Senior Center news

The severity of flu season varies from year to year, but estimates say that 71 percent to 85 percent of flu-related deaths occur in people 65 or older and up to 70 percent of flu-related hospitalizations occur in this same age group. More...

Cribbage and bridge results &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Tri-Town Cribbage was played Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Earl M. Bourdon Centre in Claremont. More...

Springfield Senior Center news &nbsp

On Monday, Sept. 26, Patti Kimball from Senior Solutions will be at the enior Center from 1 to 3 p.m. to meet one-on-one with people to discuss different matters around Medicare. More...

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