Springfield Winter Carnival starts Feb. 10 &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The 2017 Springfield Winter Carnival will offer a variety of family-friendly winter fun, including tournaments, cardboard sledding, skating, and a circus magic performer.Winter Carnival events are scheduled for Feb. More...

Posted 1/23/2017 10:06 PM

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Jan. 8  2:20 a.m. — Officer responded to a report of a woman yelling in the area of Southwest and Railroad streets. Officer checked the area with nothing heard.  3:31 a.m. More...

Posted 1/23/2017 04:42 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Jan. More...

Posted 1/22/2017 06:47 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

  Peer support group  More...

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

WOOLfm announces 2017 schedule &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — WOOLfm 91.5 Black Sheep Radio provides community radio programming for Vermont and New Hampshire, and is located on 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 04:05 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

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

Sgt. French promoted to Lieutenant at Vermont State Police &nbsp

Effective Dec. 25, 2016, Sergeant Anthony French, Patrol Commander at the Royalton Barracks is promoted to Lieutenant, Station Commander at the Westminster Field Station of the Vermont State Police.  More...

Posted 1/23/2017 07:10 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Jan. 15 7:43 a.m. — Caller reported criminal mischief on South Main Street. 10:26 a.m. — Caller on Winter Street reported harassment via phone calls. 11:21 a.m. More...

Posted 1/23/2017 03:46 PM

Voters to consider income, asset cap increase for tax exemptions &nbsp

CHARLESTOWN — Voters will have the option of bumping up the town’s income and asset caps for disabled and elderly tax exemptions at town meeting this year. More...

Posted 1/20/2017 09:03 PM

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

Jazz concert features BFUHS students, Vermont Jazz Center musicians &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — Jazz enthusiasts and anyone looking for a night out with excellent music are in for a treat when the Vermont Jazz Center Sextet performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Bellows Falls Union High School auditorium. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 03:52 PM

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Jan. 1   More...

Posted 1/16/2017 05:54 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