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Matching $10K grant to go toward City Hall planning study &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The city has been awarded a $10,000 Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) matching grant to conduct a planning study of the City Hall, built in 1897. More...

Local

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Nov. More...

A busy year for Springfield Fire Rescue &nbsp

Fire department releases 2016 call list

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Fire Department has released its call list for the 2016 year, which ended Nov. 30 and moved on to the 2017 calendar year starting Thursday, Dec. More...

Gengras Motor Cars acquires Gerrish Honda &nbsp

LEBANON — After 59 years of serving New Hampshire and Vermont consumers, Phyllis and Kurt Gerrish have transferred their ownership of Gerrish Honda to Gengras Motor Cars.The Gerrishs have been a staple in the local community during their long tenure More...

Nation

Thousands attend Pearl Harbor anniversary ceremony &nbsp

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii  — Thousands of people gathered at Pearl Harbor on Wednesday for a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people dead. More...

Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded; shooter at large &nbsp

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say one of the police officers shot in Georgia while responding to a domestic dispute has died and another is in critical condition.   More...

2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 &nbsp

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have charged two juveniles for starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Opera house show to celebrate Wright Bros. &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Everybody wants to know how an airplane flies and on Friday, Dec. 16, certified science teacher and former Ringling Bros. performer, Ted Lawrence will demonstrate how it happens at 10 a.m. at Claremont Opera House More...

Brian Warren at Taverne on the Square &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Singer, songwriter, artist and storyteller Brian Warren will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Taverne on the Square. Reservations are necessary for this show. Call (603) 287-4416. More...

Peter Yarrow performs tonight at BF opera house &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — Peter Yarrow has many stories to tell and songs to sing. More...

Cuts, transfers proposed to offset $129k insurance spike &nbsp

CLAREMONT — City officials have identified more than $100,000 in potential cuts and transfers in department budgets to help offset a 23-percent health insurance increase in January.“We got hit with a bill we didn’t expect. More...

48 positions affected in Colby-Sawyer restructuring &nbsp

NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer College President Sue Stuebner announced Tuesday that 18 staff positions at the college would be laid off due to a restructuring of the organization in response to successive years of significant net operating loss. More...

Region

USDA seeks business development grant applications &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks applications for its Rural Business Development Grant program that supports nonprofits and municipalities aiming to create jobs and bolster businesses in rural communities. More...

NH to receive $1.3M grant to combat human trafficking &nbsp

CONCORD — New Hampshire is getting a $1.3 million Justice Department grant to support the state's collaborative efforts to combat human trafficking. More...

Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America's forests &nbsp

PETERSHAM, Mass. (AP) — In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. More...

Sports

Newport opens with win &nbsp

NORTH SUTTON — The Newport wrestling team gave Cole Boone a nice welcome home gift Wednesday evening. The Tigers opened the season with a trio of falls and six forfeit victories to defeat Kearsarge 54-30.  More...

VIFL announces realignments &nbsp

MONTPELIER, Vt. More...

College: Comstock debuts with 2nd-place showing &nbsp

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Windsor High School grad Katey Comstock made her college track and field debut Saturday and came away with a solid showing. More...

Obituaries

Carol A. Thompson-Coolbeth &nbsp

Carol Ann Thompson Coolbeth went to her eternal resting place in Heaven on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. at Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire after a brave battle with emphysema. More...

Robert S. Manwaring III &nbsp

ALSTEAD — Robert “Bob” S. Manwaring, III., 54, a resident of Alstead, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, after a courageous battle with leukemia, surrounded by his family at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. More...

Paul J. Jobin &nbsp

KEENE — Paul J. Jobin, 89, a longtime resident of Keene and Claremont, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2016, after a period of declining health. He was born July 14, 1927, in Keene, the son of Joseph and Alma (Dubois) Jobin. More...

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