Parents, voters discuss pros and cons of school merger &nbsp

WESTMINSTER — About 25 people turned out to ask questions and express concerns at a public information session with the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union (WNESU) Act 46 School Consolidation Study Committee and the Westminster School Board on Wednes More...

Posted 1/20/2017 09:00 PM

Winter Carnival to feature snowman contest &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The new tradition of bringing a Winter Carnival to Springfield continues in 2017 with a weekend of family-friendly winter fun at Crown Point Country Club on Feb. 10, 11 and 12. More...

Posted 1/20/2017 04:53 PM

Crash closes I-91 near Westminster &nbsp

WESTMINSTER — Following an early morning accident involving a tractor trailer and a Federal Express truck hauling two trailers, Interstate 91 is still closed for an undetermined amount of time between Exits 5 and 6 northbound, according to the Vermon More...

Posted 1/19/2017 03:51 PM

Red Cross critically needs donors after winter weather adds to severe blood shortage &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage. More...

Posted 1/18/2017 04:08 PM

Sheep farming in Vermont topic of Fireside Chat &nbsp

SAXTONS RIVER — Main Street Arts and the Saxtons River Historical Society conclude their series of Fireside Chats to highlight the area’s history Sunday, Jan. 29 when the topic will be wool production in Vermont. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 08:41 PM

Upcoming Fiske Free Library events &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Toddler Activity Time at the Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St., in Claremont, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 31 to March 14 at 10:30 a.m. This program is appropriate for ages birth to 36 months. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 04:50 PM

Appointments begin Jan. 31 for free tax return preparation &nbsp

WESTMINSTER — Income-eligible Winsor and Windham County residents can now schedule an appointment for free tax preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, offered by SEVCA in collaboration with Granite United Wa More...

Posted 1/17/2017 08:29 PM

3 arrested on drug charges in Springfield &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — Police in Springfield have arrested two men in the past week on charges of heroin possession, and a third for possession of regulated drugs.Officers with the Springfield Police Department executed a search warrant at 19 Pine St. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 08:21 PM

Perron named November Employee of the Month at Mt. Ascutney Hospital &nbsp

WINDSOR — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has named Lori Perron the Employee of the Month for November,2016. Perron is the lead switchboard operator at the hospital, and was nominated in recognition of her work excellence. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 07:26 PM

NH DMV to begin phase in of newly designed license and non-driver ID &nbsp

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announces a new look to the New Hampshire Driver License and Non-Driver Identification card. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 05:46 PM

Man arrested for assaulting officer &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — A police officer sustained an injury to his hand following a domestic disturbance incident Friday in which a Springfield man was arrested for disorderly conduct and assaulting an officer.  More...

Posted 1/16/2017 09:12 PM

Jazz show celebrates 25 years &nbsp

GRANTHAM — There aren’t many ways to wrap up a weekend that compare to a feast in a well appointed dining hall with wine, friends, and smooth jazz accompaniment. More...

Posted 1/16/2017 12:17 AM

Bar Harbor Bankshares and Lake Sunapee Bank Group complete merger &nbsp

NEWPORT — Bar Harbor Bankshares, the holding company for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has successfully completed its merger with Lake Sunapee Bank Group, the holding company for Lake Sunapee Bank. More...

Posted 1/13/2017 10:06 PM

Man pleads guilty to firing gun in road rage incident &nbsp

NEWPORT — A Contoocook man has begun serving a one-year jail term after pleading guilty to charges that he fired a loaded handgun at a woman in order to “smarten her up” during a road rage incident in Croydon last April.  Justin Cooper, 37, More...

Posted 1/13/2017 09:32 PM

Dougherty joins Mt. Ascutney Hospital staff &nbsp

WINDSOR — Rosemary Dougherty, a board-certified family nurse practitioner with more than 18 years experience, has joined the medical nursing staff at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC). More...

Posted 1/13/2017 02:15 PM

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 Jan. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 11:16 PM

Savings Bank of Walpole promotes Smith to assistant vice president &nbsp

KEENE — Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeff Smith to assistant vice president (AVP) and treasurer. More...

Posted 1/12/2017 03:49 PM

Petco Foundation awards grant to humane society &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Humane Society (SHS) has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its construction of a new community room.The Springfield Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that has been working to impro More...

Posted 1/11/2017 07:46 PM

Wildlife photography program in Cavendish &nbsp

CAVENDISH — On Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m., noted photographer and Proctorsville resident Tim O’Donoghue will present a slideshow and talk about his wildlife photos at the Cavendish town office meeting room, 37 High St., in Cavendish. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 06:10 PM

19 seats up for grabs at 2017 Rockingham elections &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM — Candidates will vie for 19 open seats, including for both school and municipal positions, at the 2017 annual elections in Rockingham.The deadline to file nomination petitions will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:37 PM

VTrans launches winter roads portal featuring plow finder map &nbsp

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced the launch of the Winter Central web portal, a new site to help drivers navigate winter conditions in Vermont. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 06:55 PM

Claremont man accused of cashing stolen checks &nbsp

WOODSTOCK — A Claremont man has been arrested in Vermont for allegedly cashing stolen checks at several area banks. More...

Posted 1/9/2017 03:10 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Jan. 1 10:46 a.m. — Caller reported a parking violation on Main Street. 11:57 a.m. — Caller reported a civil problem on Unity Road. 12:46 p.m. More...

Posted 1/9/2017 04:16 PM

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Dec. 25  8:48 a.m. — Officer spoke with a woman about her son harassing her by calling and texting.  9:33 a.m. — Officer responded to a report of a motorist backing into a car at Jiffy Mart and leaving the scene. More...

Posted 1/9/2017 05:27 PM

Civil War expert to address January meeting of GMCWRT &nbsp

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — On Saturday, Jan. 14, Mr. Rolf Diamant will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Green Mountain Civil War Round Table. More...

Posted 1/8/2017 03:14 PM

Fugitive of the Week: Bernice Pleisch &nbsp

Bernice Pleisch, 45, is wanted for allegedly violating the conditions of her probation.Pleisch was indicted by the Sullivan County Grand Jury on Aug. More...

Posted 1/20/2017 06:04 PM

34th annual Winter Carnival a week away &nbsp

CHARLESTOWN — It’s almost time to brandish the brooms once again for a friendly match of broom hockey at the 34th annual Charlestown Winter Carnival.   “Come for one day, come for all. More...

Posted 1/20/2017 01:29 AM

Claremont briefs &nbsp

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Posted 1/19/2017 03:09 PM

Deal lets Colby-Sawyer graduates go on to Green Mountain &nbsp

NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer College and Green Mountain College (GMC) have signed an articulation agreement that allows qualified Colby-Sawyer students to enter GMC’s sustainability-focused graduate programs. More...

Posted 1/18/2017 09:35 PM

Dr. Tormey joins Mt. Ascutney Hospital staff &nbsp

WINDSOR — Lauren Tormey, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist, has joined the staff of the gastroenterology department at Mt. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 01:48 PM

Chocolate Tasting fundraiser at the VAULT &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Gallery at the VAULT in Springfield, will usher in Valentine’s season on Saturday, Feb. 4 with its annual “Chocolate Tasting” fundraiser to support student art camps. The afternoon of chocolate sampling is from 12 to 4 p.m. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 01:53 PM

Wunderle is BFUHS Elks Student of the Month for December &nbsp

It is a pleasure to announce that Emily Wunderle has been named the Bellows Falls Union High School December Elks Student of the Month. Emily, a sophomore, is the daughter of Troy and Sarah Wunderle of Rockingham. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 02:45 PM

Public hearing on water, sewer rate revisions postponed &nbsp

CHARLESTOWN — A public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18 on proposed changes to the rate and billing period for town water and sewer services has been postponed so that town officials can further deliberate the changes.    More...

Posted 1/17/2017 07:37 PM

New London Oddfellows donates to VNA &nbsp

NEW LONDON — Heidelberg Lodge IOOF #92 (a.k.a. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 07:15 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Jan. 8  2:19 a.m. — Caller reported a motorist off South Main Street.  9 a.m. — Caller reported a stray dog on Unity Road.  9:51 a.m. — Caller reported a traffic accident on North Main Street.  12:52 p.m. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 01:32 PM

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Jan. 1   More...

Posted 1/16/2017 05:54 PM

Springfield man charged with assault, kidnapping &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man has been charged with kidnapping and aggravated domestic assault following an incident at his River Street home on Thursday evening.Officers with the Springfield Police Department responded at approximately 11:30 p.m. More...

Posted 1/16/2017 03:36 PM

Newport fire sends 1 to hospital &nbsp

NEWPORT — A Newport resident was taken to the hospital Friday evening following a fire in a home on Cottage Street. More...

Posted 1/14/2017 02:32 AM

Selectboard considers budget changes to adapt to recycling needs &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Selectboard is looking into changes to the upcoming budget due to Act 148 recycling regulations coming into effect in July, and the closing of a Brattleboro recycling facility the town had been using.Some examples of propo More...

Posted 1/13/2017 10:17 PM

New London resident named Chief Strategy Officer at Easterseals &nbsp

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Easterseals New Hampshire is pleased to announce that Nancy Rollins of New London has been appointed to the position of Chief Strategy Officer for New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.   More...

Posted 1/13/2017 09:02 PM

Engineering the next generation of students &nbsp

STEM content helps elementary students learn engineering, problem solving

WINDSOR — Elementary school students in Windsor are gaining hands-on, real-life problem solving skills by incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) content into daily instruction.“Windsor Schools offers exceptional student acces More...

Posted 1/12/2017 08:14 PM

DAR Good Citizen program winners announced &nbsp

The Reprisal Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has announced four DAR Good Citizen Winners for 2016-2017.  More...

Posted 1/12/2017 06:08 PM

3-car accident results in DUI arrest &nbsp

CHARLESTOWN — A Windsor, Vermont man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence following a 3-car accident on Route 12 in Charlestown Tuesday night. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 07:27 PM

Springfield OLLI winter/spring semester programs announced &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Winter/Spring 2017 semester begins Tuesday, Jan. More...

Posted 1/11/2017 07:31 PM

Lake Sunapee Bank, Wilkie honored &nbsp

NEW LONDON — The Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce (LSRCC) will present its Business of the Year award to Lake Sunapee Bank and its Community Member of the Year award to Tanya Wilkie during its annual meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:59 PM

HCRS names three new members to board of directors &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Vermont’s second largest community mental-health agency, has announced that it has elected Matthew C. Garcia, Adam S. Pippin and Judy Siler to its board of directors. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:22 PM

6th annual World Snow Day set for Sunday at Arrowhead &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Area residents will be dusting off their sleboggans for World Snow Day 2017 this coming Sunday. More...

Posted 1/9/2017 09:12 PM

New London, Sunapee among safest NH towns &nbsp

SafeWise named New London and Sunapee as two of the safest New Hampshire towns in its annual report.   Published on Dec. More...

Posted 1/9/2017 09:43 PM

Police investigating 'suspicious death' in Alstead &nbsp

ALSTEAD — State police are investigating a “suspicious death” in Alstead that occurred this past weekend.  More...

Posted 1/9/2017 05:23 PM

Springfield Elks donate to the VA Hospital &nbsp

Shown are the participants for the Springfield Elks Lodge’s Gratitude Grant presentation at the VA Hospital in White River Jct., Vt. recently. Front, left to right, Linda Deforge, Director Alfred Montoya, Exalted Ruler Vicki Siliski and Ed Lamer. More...

Posted 1/9/2017 06:56 PM