Volunteers sought for bridge repair work &nbsp

PLAINFIELD — Members of the Plainfield Trailblazers are seeking volunteers on Saturday for repair to the Ira and Sara Townsend Bridge. The bridge, which crosses Blood Brook as the main entrance to the Meriden trail network, needs new surface decking. More...

Posted 6/7/2017 09:32 PM

Students learn responsibility through raising baby chickens &nbsp

WESTMINSTER — “It’s alive in here!” says science teacher Tom Fontaine, referring to the 25 newly hatched chicks peeping from a pen in his laboratory classroom at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. More...

Posted 6/7/2017 08:26 PM

CFA announces scholarship winners &nbsp

NEW LONDON — The Center for the Arts is proud to award the following 2017 Scholarship Awards. Student scholarships were awarded to the following students in grades 7 to 12.     More...

Posted 6/6/2017 07:08 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, May 28  8:47 a.m. — Caller reported a traffic accident on Pine Street.  9:12 a.m. — Caller requested to speak to an officer about animals on Page Hill Road.  9:54 a.m. More...

Posted 6/6/2017 07:02 PM

Alumni association names 2017 Honored Guest &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Springfield High School Alumni Association (SHSAA) announced Friday that Tom Battista,  retired Springfield Schools Choral Director, will be the 2017 Honored Guest at its annual festivities. More...

Posted 6/5/2017 03:20 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Memorable moments in Claremont

Last Monday, we celebrated Memorial Day.  In a few days, Stevens High School will graduate the Class of 2017, and on June 10 Claremont will host the annual Alumni parade.   It is a busy and exciting time, and an opportunity to recogniz More...

Posted 6/2/2017 08:51 PM

PathWays to Participate in NH Gives &nbsp

Online give-a-thon to benefit hundreds of nonprofits across New Hampshire

  CLAREMONT — PathWays of the River Valley is excited to announce its participation in NH Gives, a 24-hour, flash mob of giving, hosted by The NH Center for Nonprofits.    More...

Posted 6/2/2017 04:08 PM

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

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Posted 6/1/2017 03:37 PM

Arrest made in Concord homicide &nbsp

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Concord Police Chief Bradley C. Osgood have announced an arrest has been made in last night’s homicide in Concord. More...

Posted 5/31/2017 07:49 PM

Owner offers reward after car dealership burglary

CLAREMONT — The owner of a local Subaru dealership is offering a reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons that broke into the business sometime Monday night.  More...

Posted 5/30/2017 07:27 PM

Police: Alleged kidnapper tried to contact victim to change story &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — A Hinsdale man is facing additional charges after attempting to contact a victim in a pending court case surrounding his arrest for kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a minor. More...

Posted 5/30/2017 08:42 PM

Claremont Police Department log &nbsp

Tuesday, May 16 2:58 a.m. — Theft on Providence Avenue. 7:18 a.m. — Toby A. Blanchard, 38, of Claremont, was arrested on Maple Avenue for driving while intoxicated. 11:05 a.m. — Drug violations on Spruce Avenue. More...

Posted 5/30/2017 09:15 PM

Police investigating convenience store burglary &nbsp

TOWNSHEND — Police are investigating a burglary that took place early Sunday morning at a convenience store in Townshend. Vermont State Police responded at about 1:30 a.m. More...

Posted 5/29/2017 04:29 PM

PTA awards $5K to Springfield elementary schools &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The elementary school parent teacher association in Springfield, Vermont awarded $5,000 to Union Street and Elm Hill elementary schools on Wednesday, May 24.  More...

Posted 5/26/2017 08:29 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Remembering legacies on Memorial Day

Over 46 years ago, this community lost Warrant Officer (WO) Richard T. Derosier and First Lieutenant (1LT) Formichelli during the Vietnam War.  Though their lives were cut short prematurely, they each left a living legacy.     More...

Posted 5/26/2017 09:15 PM

BFUHS students inducted into National Honor Society &nbsp

WESTMINSTER — The Bellows Falls Union High School Jesse A. Judd - Marilee B. Huntoon Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) welcomed 14 new members in their induction ceremony recently. More...

Posted 5/26/2017 08:20 PM

Bike maintenance clinic in Claremont &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Join the Claremont MakerSpace and Claremont Cycle Depot for a bike maintenance clinic from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St., in Claremont. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 07:15 PM

Cavendish man arrested for assaulting minor &nbsp

CAVENDISH — A Cavendish man was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a minor last weekend, and is set to appear in court next month. More...

Posted 5/24/2017 09:27 PM

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, May 71 a.m. — On Morningside Lane, an officer removed a large branch from the road. 1:29 a.m. — Officer checked on three unoccupied cars parked at an area bank. 2:06 a.m. — Officer responded to a 911 open line with just static heard. More...

Posted 5/24/2017 08:16 PM

Meriden resident honored for military service by LSRVNA &nbsp

MERIDEN — On Wednesday, May 10, Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) honored John H. McNamara of Meriden, at a “We Honor Veterans” ceremony in his home. Surrounded by family members John Jr., Patricia, Kevin, Clara and Terry McNamara, Mr. More...

Posted 5/23/2017 05:32 PM

Savings Bank of Walpole announces summer concerts on the green &nbsp

WALPOLE — Savings Bank of Walpole is pleased to announce the dates and bands scheduled to perform at the annual “Concerts on the Green” summer concert series held on the town green in Walpole. More...

Posted 5/23/2017 06:03 PM

Gearing up for the 2017 Springfield Steampunk Festival &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Steampunk Society of Vermont, a federally recognized nonprofit based in Springfield, Vermont, is hosting the third annual Springfield Steampunk Festival on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at Hartness House Inn. More...

Posted 5/23/2017 06:26 PM

Goshen author adds poetry book to published works

GOSHEN – Local author Harold A. Roberts has written and self-published six books since beginning his professional writing career in the 1990s. More...

Posted 5/22/2017 08:51 PM

River Valley Ridge Riders hold another successful poker run &nbsp

The River Valley Ridge Riders  held their 10th Annual Over the Hill Poker Run on Saturday, May 21. More...

Posted 5/22/2017 05:03 PM

VNA to screen film exploring end-of-life care &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice is holding two free community screenings of the documentary “Being Mortal," Tuesday, June 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Posted 5/22/2017 02:20 PM

Pipe burst leads to visitors center closure &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — An environmental education facility in downtown Bellows Falls was forced to close Tuesday and Wednesday due to a sewage pipe breakdown, according to the organization.    More...

Posted 6/7/2017 08:39 PM

Springfield Community Band concerts announced &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt.  — The Springfield Community Band is pleased to announce its 2017 summer concert schedule. Come and enjoy the band’s 71st season of music-making. More...

Posted 6/7/2017 06:47 PM

Westminster church to celebrate 250 years &nbsp

On Sunday, June 11, the First Congregational Church of Westminster on US Route 5 will celebrate 250 years as a church and everyone in the community is invited. A special service will be held at 10 a.m. More...

Posted 6/6/2017 07:14 PM

Our Turn &nbsp

The art of advocacy

When Sarah (not her real name) went to the courthouse to obtain a stalking petition, she was terrified that her former boyfriend might have followed her and would be waiting when she left. More...

Posted 6/6/2017 04:22 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 May 27:  Grantham  Harold and Constance Hillman, Grantham, sold land with improvements at Ander More...

Posted 6/4/2017 06:26 PM

Anvil stolen from Westminster residence &nbsp

WESTMINSTER — State police are investigating a reported theft in which an anvil was taken from a residence in Westminster. More...

Posted 6/4/2017 06:17 PM

Fugitive of the Week: Thomas Lawrence

Thomas Lawrence, 36, is wanted for failing to appear in court following his arrest for a drug offense. More...

Posted 6/2/2017 04:27 PM

RVCC open house to spotlight 2 new programs &nbsp

CLAREMONT — River Valley Community College (RVCC) invites the greater Claremont community to attend an open house on June 19 or 21 to learn about two of the college’s new computer science programs, meet the instructor, enjoy free pizza, and try to wi More...

Posted 6/1/2017 01:29 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

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Posted 5/31/2017 07:16 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 May 20:    Charlestown   More...

Posted 5/30/2017 09:22 PM

Longtime farm expands with new goats

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Posted 5/30/2017 05:12 PM

Morton named BFUHS Elks Student of the Month &nbsp

It is a pleasure to announce that Arianna Morton has been named the May Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Arianna, a senior, is the daughter of Tim and Anne Morton of Rockingham. More...

Posted 5/30/2017 05:18 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Sunday, May 212:16 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Washington Street for a Box Alarm.4:58 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Emily Place for a public assist.7:00 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to Curtis Street for a medical call.7:24 p.m.: Brush 1 responded to Moody More...

Posted 5/28/2017 09:14 PM

Claremont seniors meet &nbsp

CLAREMONT — A meeting of the Congress of Claremont Senior Citizens will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 2 at the Earl M. More...

Posted 5/26/2017 08:46 PM

Threat investigated at Fall Mountain Regional High School &nbsp

LANGDON — On Wednesday, May 24, New Hampshire State Troopers investigated a threat made toward Fall Mountain Regional High School. Troopers determined it was not a credible threat and the public was not in any danger.  More...

Posted 5/25/2017 03:04 PM

NH Troopers remind everyone to drive safely this holiday weekend &nbsp

As the Memorial Day Weekend approaches, our excitement increases…Summer is finally here! More...

Posted 5/25/2017 05:32 PM

Springfield women arrested on drug charges &nbsp

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Posted 5/24/2017 11:15 PM

River Currents: Get Ready, Get Set, STOP Aquatic exotics &nbsp

Get ready, get set, go and river users are off at the start of river season on Memorial Day! The Connecticut River Conservancy asks all river users to protect the Connecticut River and its tributaries from exotic plants and animals. More...

Posted 5/24/2017 05:25 PM

9 Kurn Hattin staff honored for dedication to children &nbsp

WESTMINSTER — As the weather heats up and the school year comes to a close, service awards were given to the staff at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children who have spent a significant number of years dedicated to helping transform the lives of children. More...

Posted 5/24/2017 04:36 PM

Fire department awarded $260K for new air packs

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Eight months after applying, the Springfield Fire Department has been awarded a $260,000 grant to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus, replacing units that have been in use since the early 2000s.    More...

Posted 5/23/2017 03:20 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, May 14 12:43 a.m. — Caller reported a domestic dispute on Maple Street. 5:02 a.m. — Caller on Maple Street reported a tree and wires down in the road. 8:24 a.m. More...

Posted 5/23/2017 02:17 PM

Low gas prices prompt more summer road trips, GasBuddy says &nbsp

More Americans are planning to hit the road this summer compared to 2016, according to the annual Summer Travel Study conducted by GasBuddy, the only smartphone app connecting more than 65 million drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop. More...

Posted 5/23/2017 06:43 PM

Old Constitution House opens Memorial Day weekend &nbsp

WINDSOR — “The Birthplace of Vermont,” Old Constitution House opens Saturday, May 27 for the 2017 season. More...

Posted 5/22/2017 08:44 PM

Our Turn &nbsp

A personal turning point

“Most of my family and friends tried to talk me out of marrying him,” Tracy’s story begins. “But I was young and thought I was in love.”   More...

Posted 5/22/2017 03:25 PM

Local artists to participate in this weekend's Open Studio event &nbsp

Visitors and residents of Rockingham will have the opportunity to view artist/artisan studios as they stroll the historic downtowns of Bellows Falls and Saxtons River during the Vermont Crafts Council Open Studio Weekend held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Posted 5/22/2017 08:00 PM