Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Aug. 6  1:23 a.m.: Officer responded to pick up a subject who had been picked up on a Charlestown Warrant by the Newport Police Department at the Claremont/Newport line. More...

Posted 9/4/2017 07:52 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

A focus on policy

In a City Council/City Manager form of government, one of the primary responsibilities of the Council is to develop policy and periodically review policies that already exist.  These policies take the form of ordinances as dictated by our charte More...

Posted 9/1/2017 08:31 PM

Annual Phineas Gage Walk and Talk is Sept. 10 &nbsp

CAVENDISH — There are probably few readers in the area that aren’t aware of Phineas Gage, the railroad foreman, who had a tamping rod pass through his head as a result of a blasting accident on Sept. 13, 1848, and lived for 12 more years. More...

Posted 9/1/2017 04:16 PM

Newport briefs &nbsp

Cruise night and tribute The CarNutz Car Club of Newport is holding a Cruise Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at the Sugar River Bank parking lot. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 02:06 PM

Troopers remind the public to drive safely this Labor Day weekend &nbsp

Vermont State Police will be kicking off Operation Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) Friday, Sept. 1, and running through Monday, Sept. 4. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 07:22 PM

Alstead Village Church celebrates 175 years &nbsp

ALSTEAD —  On Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17, the Third Congregational Church of Alstead will honor its 175th birthday with displays, dinners, services and song.    More...

Posted 8/31/2017 03:07 PM

Mt. Ascutney Hospital earns CARF accreditation &nbsp

WINDSOR — The Acute Rehabilitation Center at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has earned three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), following an extensive review. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 02:16 PM

Women arrested for bringing drugs to prison &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. —  On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Vermont State Police charged Christine S. More...

Posted 8/30/2017 06:02 PM

Cashman graduates from New England School for Financial Studies &nbsp

HANOVER, N.H. More...

Posted 8/29/2017 05:32 PM

Our Turn &nbsp

Vera’s story

Hearing the term "sexual assault," we often imagine a single incident, an unexpected attack by an unknown assailant. More...

Posted 8/28/2017 05:42 PM

Saxtons River woman arrested as fugitive from justice &nbsp

Karen A. Hand, 42, of Saxtons River was arrested Sunday night Aug. 27 by Vermont State Police. Hand was the subject of a fugitive from justice warrant out of Virginia for grand larceny. More...

Posted 8/28/2017 05:16 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Week in review

My week began with an event at the library to celebrate the solar eclipse and ended with a visit by Executive Councilor Kenney to our municipal airport.  It was one of those weeks that reminded me of how many people are invested in making Clarem More...

Posted 8/25/2017 07:39 PM

Free preview screening of Ken Burns' 'The Vietnam War' documentary &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — Prior to its release on PBS stations nationwide, Ken Burns' "The Vietnam War," documentary film will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 on the Square in Bellows Falls. More...

Posted 8/24/2017 06:49 PM

Students can become superheroes with a library card &nbsp

Back-to-school time presents students with an overwhelming set of options to help them achieve their best. More...

Posted 8/24/2017 03:29 PM

Connecting with people important to prevent negative behaviors &nbsp

The nation and the world were shaken by the recent demonstrations and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The news has been full of stories about people who are caught up in the white supremacist movements across the country. More...

Posted 8/23/2017 08:15 PM

Locals awarded Cheshire Health Foundation Nursing scholarships &nbsp

KEENE — Cheshire Medical Center hosted a reception July 28 for the 2017 recipients of the Cheshire Health Foundation nursing scholarship, all of whom will enter a four-year baccalaureate nursing program this fall. More...

Posted 8/22/2017 05:31 PM

Claremont Police Department log &nbsp

Tuesday, Aug. 1 4:12 a.m. — Car vs. deer on Washington Street. 9:48 a.m. — Officer requested on Westside Avenue. The caller brought ammunition, powder and primers to the police department for destruction. 10:19 a.m. More...

Posted 8/22/2017 08:37 PM

Woodworking classes for women &nbsp

WESTMINSTER WEST — Twin Birch Woodworking owner Gail Grycel will be offering fall woodworking classes for women starting the week of Sept. 11. More...

Posted 8/22/2017 04:59 PM

2 injured in Claremont dirt bike accident &nbsp

CLAREMONT — On Sunday night, Claremont Police Department and New Hampshire Fish and Game investigated a single off highway recreational vehicle crash in  Claremont. More...

Posted 8/21/2017 04:07 PM

2nd Amtrak Station public forum scheduled &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The second public Amtrak Station Forum will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St., in Claremont. More...

Posted 8/21/2017 07:19 PM

Claremont Fire Department log

Sunday, Aug. More...

Posted 8/20/2017 01:58 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Utilizing federal funds to improve your home

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) has a number of loan and grant programs that help homeowners who are of very low to low income improve, repair or modernize their homes.     More...

Posted 8/18/2017 09:50 PM

Claremont briefs &nbsp

A Welcome to Medicare workshop will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Sullivan County ServiceLink, 224 Elm St., in Claremont. The workshop is designed to help new Medicare enrollees make more informed choices about their Medicare benefits. More...

Posted 8/17/2017 06:12 PM

Chaffee named Mt. Ascutney Hospital Employee of the Month for July &nbsp

WINDSOR — Vanessa Chaffee of Charlestown has been named Employee of the Month for July 2017 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC). Chaffee is the lead secretary for the Primary Care Clinic. More...

Posted 8/16/2017 04:40 PM

Local groups collecting food, supplies for back-to-school drive &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — From Aug. 18 to 31, the Our Place Drop-In Center in Bellows Falls and the Springfield Family Center will be participating in the Back to School Food and Supplies Drive ahead of the new school year. More...

Posted 8/15/2017 09:56 PM

Mother, son charged with theft for withholding items

CHARLESTOWN — Police arrested a mother and son in Charlestown on theft charges Thursday night after a lengthy investigation found them to be in possession of a number of stolen goods ranging from furniture to an all-terrain vehicle. More...

Posted 9/1/2017 05:47 PM

Bellows Falls Woman's Club news &nbsp

The Bellows Falls Woman's Club's first meeting of the club year will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the United Church of Bellows Falls on School Street, beginning at 1:30 p.m. More...

Posted 9/1/2017 05:15 PM

County seeks help in naming new trail

UNITY — A new trail is opening in Sullivan County, and natural resources officials are seeking the public’s help in naming the 4-mile path. More...

Posted 9/1/2017 05:59 PM

DOT holding meeting on Sunapee bridge work &nbsp

SUNAPEE — Officials from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation will present details next week of several bridge projects in Sunapee. The public meeting will be held at Sunapee Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 01:04 AM

Parent advocacy trainings come to Claremont &nbsp

CLAREMONT – Children’s first and most important teachers are their parents. That’s why New Hampshire Children’s Trust and New Futures Kids Count are offering a free advocacy boot camp at the TLC Family Resource Center from 5:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 05:48 PM

United Way of Sullivan County sponsors Coats for the Community &nbsp

United Way of Sullivan County is pleased to sponsor "Coats for the Community," collecting warm clothing again this year for area residents, including coats, boots, hats, mittens and blankets. Beginning Sept. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 04:14 PM

Singers wanted for Springfield Community Chorus &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Community Chorus will hold their first rehearsal of the fall season from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Fairground Road in Springfield. All are welcome to join the chorus. More...

Posted 8/31/2017 03:14 PM

Claremont Police Department log &nbsp

Tuesday, Aug. 22  7:01 a.m. — Conducted traffic stops on Myrtle Street.  10:52 a.m. — Theft from a storage bin on Washington Street.  2:57 p.m. — On Pleasant Street, arrested Alexis S. More...

Posted 8/30/2017 06:25 PM

State seeking permitting to start Route 12 project &nbsp

CONCORD, Mass. — The permitting process has begun for a New Hampshire Department of Transportation project that will widen and reconstruct a roughly 3-mile portion of Route 12 between Walpole and Charlestown. More...

Posted 8/29/2017 06:28 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Aug. 20  12:48 a.m. — Arrest made for operating after suspension.  9:18 a.m. — Tenant dispute reported on Unity Road.  1:14 p.m. — Traffic accident reported on South Main Street. More...

Posted 8/29/2017 05:19 PM

Newport Opera House Association announces upcoming season &nbsp

NEWPORT — As the Newport Opera House Association (NOHA) prepares their new season, they are very proud of the latest addition to their lineup — a summer theater camp for youth ages 8-16. More...

Posted 8/28/2017 04:59 PM

Westminster West Community Fair is Saturday, Sept. 9 &nbsp

WEST WESTMINSTER — The 28th annual Westminster West Community Fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, with a theme of “New Beginnings.”Admission to the fair, held in the heart of the village off Westminster West Road, is free.   More...

Posted 8/28/2017 05:43 PM

VTrans studying traffic patterns on I-91 Exit 7 southbound off ramp &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), in coordination with the town of Springfield, is currently assessing the feasibility of safety improvements to the I-91 Exit 7 southbound off-ramp. More...

Posted 8/24/2017 05:27 PM

Springfield teen missing &nbsp

Garrett Aither, 17, was last seen in Springfield, Vermont at approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23.He is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair, standing 5-foot-10-inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. More...

Posted 8/24/2017 03:45 PM

Southwestern Community Services named a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Southwestern Community Services of Claremont was one of four New Hampshire businesses that recently received a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace award by the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force. More...

Posted 8/23/2017 05:42 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Aug. 13  12:26 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported on Whitcher Road.  1:15 a.m. — Harassing text messages reported on Sunapee Street.  6:59 a.m. — Suspicious activity reported on Chandlers Mill Road.  7:13 a.m. More...

Posted 8/22/2017 01:00 PM

Wings of Hope Butterfly Release benefit &nbsp

LEBANON, N.H. — On Saturday, Sept. 9, hundreds of majestic Monarch butterflies will take flight simultaneously during the Wings of Hope memorial butterfly release event to be held in Colburn Park in Lebanon from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Posted 8/22/2017 04:02 PM

'Starting your Own Business' &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) would like to announce an upcoming workshop for those thinking about starting their own business. More...

Posted 8/22/2017 03:50 PM

HCRS welcomes new staff members &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. More...

Posted 8/21/2017 03:21 PM

2 arrested for heroin possession in Bellows Falls &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — Police have arrested two Bellows Falls men Saturday night as part of ongoing investigation into the distribution of heroin in the village.    More...

Posted 8/20/2017 07:37 PM

Fugitive of the Week: John K. Murray &nbsp

John K. Murray, 43, is wanted for allegedly violating the terms of his probation.Murray was indicted by the Sullivan County Grand Jury on Dec. More...

Posted 8/18/2017 03:19 PM

TLC accepting applications for depression study &nbsp

CLAREMONT — TLC Family Resource Center is now accepting enrollment for a pilot research study that was announced earlier this year. The study is sponsored by Dartmouth’s Synergy Community Engagement Pilot Program.    More...

Posted 8/18/2017 08:06 PM

Sunapee Street parking lot reopens &nbsp

NEWPORT — Sullivan County officials announced Wednesday the reopening of a redesigned and newly paved municipal parking lot off Sunapee and Main streets in Newport.  The lot provides free public parking and features 43 regular parking spaces, tw More...

Posted 8/16/2017 08:41 PM

Town seeking input on improvements as part of grant process &nbsp

WEATHERSFIELD — The town of Weathersfield and the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission will hold a public meeting at the Highway Garage on Aug. More...

Posted 8/15/2017 10:04 PM

Police investigating trailer thefts in Claremont &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Police are searching for information that may lead to the location of two trailers stolen recently in Claremont. More...

Posted 8/15/2017 01:40 PM