VSP receives CALEA accreditation &nbsp

 The Department of Public Safety and the Vermont State Police are proud to announce that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies,Inc. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 07:35 PM

Mt. Ascutney Hospital honored as Patient-Centered Medical Home &nbsp

WINDSOR — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, has awarded Mt. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 04:32 PM

Ascutney Trails Association Annual Meeting scheduled &nbsp

WINDSOR — The Ascutney Trails Association's Annual meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Windsor Town Welcome Center. The association is looking for volunteers, new members and directors. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 07:30 PM

2 arrested for heroin possession &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — Police arrested two in Springfield last week after they were allegedly found to be in possession of heroin. More...

Posted 3/26/2017 07:10 PM

New principal named for Charlestown middle, elementary schools &nbsp

CHARLESTOWN — School officials announced Friday that a new principal has been chosen to take the helm at the North Charlestown Community School and Charlestown Middle School.   Aaron Cinquemani is slated to start his time as princ More...

Posted 3/24/2017 10:00 PM

Program to focus on 1938 hurricane &nbsp

NEWPORT — The Sullivan County Chapter of the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) will meet for a potluck supper, annual meeting and program Saturday, April 22 in the Ahern Building at the Sullivan County Complex, 103 County Farm Road More...

Posted 3/24/2017 07:43 PM

Man killed in snowmobile crash was wearing a helmet &nbsp

READING — Vermont State Police have announced that Stephen Titus, 20, of Reading, who was found deceased Monday on VAST Trail 106 after a snowmobile crash, had been wearing his helmet at the time of the accident. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 07:45 PM

Local children qualify for 4-H State Day &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt.  — Springfield was the place to be Saturday, March 18 as area 4-H'ers enthusiastically sang, danced and shared their project work with friends, family and the public. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 03:30 PM

Kurn Hattin Homes enjoying a bountiful maple sugaring season &nbsp

The Kurn Hattin children have been learning firsthand how maple syrup is made. Pictured, Farm Manager Real Bazin explains the boiling process. The children help with tapping trees, collecting sap and sampling the rewards of their efforts. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 06:58 PM

Two arrested on drug charges after 1-91 traffic stop &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM — Two Hartford, Connecticut residents were arrested Tuesday evening on several drug charges after a traffic stop on I-91 in Rockingham.   After the traffic stop, Vermont State Police conducted a search of the car and located More...

Posted 3/22/2017 11:20 AM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, March 129:58 a.m. — Caller reported a civil problem on Laurel Street.10:40 a.m. — Caller reported a civil problem on Court Street.3:31 p.m. — Caller on Pine Tree Road was being harassed by a man.6:39 p.m. More...

Posted 3/21/2017 03:24 PM

Reading man killed in snowmobile accident &nbsp

READING — A 20-year-old man was found dead Monday morning after an snowmobile accident in Reading.Vermont State Police say the preliminary investigation shows that Stephen Titus of Reading had been operating his Skidoo MXZ along VAST trail 106 when h More...

Posted 3/20/2017 07:34 PM

One injured in school bus accident in Rockingham &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM — A motorist was injured when she hit a school bus Monday morning in Rockingham but no students were hurt in the accident. More...

Posted 3/20/2017 05:11 PM

HCS appoints director of hospice &nbsp

KEENE — Carissa Draper, RN, ADN, BSW, has been named director of hospice at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services (HCS).  She will be responsible for all aspects of care provided by hospice at HCS.  Draper has been with HCS for se More...

Posted 3/20/2017 04:29 PM

Skate party fundraiser to be held for business students' trip &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — A fun skate party with a DJ and refreshments for grades 3 to 8 will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Springfield Parks and Recreation Center, 139 Main St., in Springfield. More...

Posted 3/20/2017 04:37 PM

Claremont driver injured in 3-car crash on I-91 &nbsp

HARTLAND — A rear tire rim falling off a pickup truck early Saturday morning on Vermont Interstate 91 led to a series of events that caused a 3-vehicle collision, and resulted in two drivers being issued traffic violations.Vermont State Police were c More...

Posted 3/19/2017 09:18 PM

Award winners announced at Lake Sunapee VNA annual meeting &nbsp

NEWPORT — Two highly deserving individuals were honored at the 2017 Lake Sunapee VNA Annual Meeting on March 7 at the Sugar River Bank Community Room in Newport. More...

Posted 3/19/2017 02:34 PM

VSP find 1,418 bags of heroin after 1-91 traffic stop &nbsp

HARTFORD — Three Island Pond, Vermont men were arrested in Hartford on Thursday for heroin trafficking after troopers found 1,418 bags of heroin in a car after a traffic stop. More...

Posted 3/17/2017 08:08 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 two weeks ending March 11:    Claremont  Diana Gokey, Beaufort, North Carolina, sold a 1988 28-by More...

Posted 3/17/2017 08:49 PM

Parks Place hosts 7th annual gardening event &nbsp

WALPOLE — You know what they say, “April showers bring May flowers.” Are you ready for your May flowers? Learn about all the tasks that are necessary to maintain your beautiful garden. More...

Posted 3/17/2017 07:45 PM

Bellows Falls students help local diaper bank &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — Each February at the six Y-ASPIRE programs up and down the Valley, the program’s theme is “Our Community.” Throughout the month, participants study different aspects of their community, with particular focus on “community helpers”— pe More...

Posted 3/16/2017 05:10 PM

Ascutney man charged with lewd conduct with a child &nbsp

WESTMINSTER — Jason Bonds, 42, of Ascutney, was arrested Thursday morning for lewd and lascivious conduct with a child by Vermont State Police at the Westminster Barracks.  More...

Posted 3/16/2017 06:29 PM

NH State Police wish you a safe St. Patrick's Day &nbsp

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Posted 3/16/2017 04:10 PM

Chester man arrested for heroin possession &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — A Chester man was arrested for possession of heroin and possession of a regulated drug after a traffic stop in Springfield on Monday.Vermont State Police stopped Elliot Watkins, 39, at approximately 4:36 p.m. on Route 11. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 12:40 PM

Claremont resident earns national certification &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Claremont resident Angela Biggs has been awarded the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) Cantor Colleague Certificate. She is the first in New England to earn the certification. More...

Posted 3/14/2017 07:25 PM

Houde wins first place in Newport Rotary Club speech contest &nbsp

NEWPORT — Ethan Houde, a junior at Newport Middle High School, was named first place winner in Newport Rotary Club’s Annual Four Way Speech Contest. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 05:35 PM

Do you recognize this wedding party? &nbsp

Roberta Callum of the Unity Historical Society was hoping a reader would be able to identify the people in this photo. It was found at an auction in the Claremont area a number of years ago. Call Callum at (603) 863-3468. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 03:51 PM

Stevens students place 1st, qualify for national conference &nbsp

Fundraiser set up for travel expenses

CLAREMONT — Three Stevens High School seniors have qualified for the Future Business Leaders of America National Conference to take place in late June, and are currently fundraising for the trip. More...

Posted 3/26/2017 07:38 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Monday, March 20 11:47 a.m.: Engine responded to Water Street for an elevator problem. 3:22 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to Heritage Drive to assist the ambulance with a medical call. 11:25 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to Emily Place for a med More...

Posted 3/26/2017 06:35 PM

New London resident appointed to Easterseals role &nbsp

NEW LONDON —  Easterseals New Hampshire has announced that Nancy Rollins, of New London has been appointed to the position of Chief Strategy Officer for New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.    More...

Posted 3/24/2017 09:01 PM

Claremont Christian Academy honor roll for junior and senior high &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Claremont Christian Academy has announced the Director's Roll and Honors Roll for Junior High and Senior High students for the third marking period of the 2016-2017 school year. More...

Posted 3/24/2017 05:50 PM

MAHHC names Pediatric Nurse team employee of the month &nbsp

WINDSOR — For many years, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has honored individual employees for outstanding performance with its Employee of the Month award. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 02:09 PM

Green Mountain students to perform 'The Wizard of Oz' &nbsp

CHESTER — The auditorium at Green Mountain Union High School (GMUHS) will come to life as Dorothy and Toto along with their friends follow the yellow brick road to Oz on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 09:03 PM

Claremont Christian Academy honor roll &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Col.(R) Mark Pomeroy, Director of Claremont Christian Academy, announces the Director’s Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2016-2017 school year.  Claremont Christian Academy, is in its 40th year of instruction. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 07:24 PM

CLiF accepting applications for Rural Libraries Grant &nbsp

WATERBURY CENTER, Vt.  — In many small, rural communities, the public library serves as a community center and gathering place, as well as a resource for books, magazines and newspapers, and technology. More...

Posted 3/21/2017 06:42 PM

HCRS welcomes new staff members &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Vermont’s second-largest community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of five new professionals whose talents will augment HCRS' services in the Bellows Falls, Wo More...

Posted 3/21/2017 03:31 PM

Newport Rotary Club plans 7th Annual Penny Sale &nbsp

NEWPORT — Newport Rotary Club has announced plans for its 7th Annual Penny Sale, which will take place Saturday, May 13. Doors to the Newport Middle High School Gym will open at 6 p.m. and the first prize will be raffled at 7 p.m. More...

Posted 3/20/2017 04:24 PM

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, March 5 1:15 a.m. —  Officer checked on an occupied car in the pull-off on Lovers Lane Road. The person called someone for a ride home. 8:57 a.m. More...

Posted 3/20/2017 03:55 PM

Sunshine Diner reopens after 2-month hiatus &nbsp

NEWPORT — There is always a place setting available at the Sunshine Diner at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Newport, where a good solid meal is served with a large helping of friendliness.After a two-month absence, a group of volunteers got More...

Posted 3/19/2017 08:53 PM

Man charged with first-degree aggravated assault, drug possession &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM —  Vermont State Police have arrested a Hinsdale, New Hampshire man on charges including first-degree domestic assault and drug possession involving a Friday night incident in Saxtons River. More...

Posted 3/19/2017 09:14 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Sunday, March 12 11:12 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Foster Place for an alarm sounding 7:32 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to Franklin Street for a wellbeing check   More...

Posted 3/19/2017 02:29 PM

School to implement healthy lifestyles week &nbsp

LANGDON — Students at Fall Mountain Regional High School are in for a week full of events centered around promoting healthy lifestyle choices as the school implements its first ever Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Week May 22 to 26. More...

Posted 3/17/2017 10:52 PM

Sunapee man seriously injured in truck accident &nbsp

BARNET, Vt. — Vermont State Police say Michael Pollari, 34, of Sunapee was seriously injured in a truck accident Friday afternoon on Interstate 91 in Barnet, Vermont.   More...

Posted 3/17/2017 08:41 PM

Springfield Farmers Market accepting vendor applications &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2017 season. More...

Posted 3/17/2017 07:24 PM

Chester Master Plan concepts taking shape &nbsp

CHESTER — Many residents from Chester attended an open house at NewsBank on Sunday, March 12 to see the conceptual ideas brought forth by the Master Plan Steering Committee and consultants for the Master Plan. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 09:27 PM

Claremont briefs &nbsp

The Second Annual Lip Sync Battle begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Stevens High School. Open to the public. The cost is $5 at the door. Refreshments for sale during intermission. Proceeds benefit the Stevens High School Class of 2018. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 04:55 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, March 5 12:23 a.m. — Arrest made on a bench warrant. 11:30 a.m. — Caller reported a parking complaint on South Main Street. 1:57 p.m. — Walk-in to the police department turned in property found on North Main Street. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 03:22 PM

Skier dies at Mount Sunapee &nbsp

NEWBURY — A skier died this weekend at Mt. Sunapee Resort in Newbury.  More...

Posted 3/15/2017 07:12 PM

NH Town Meeting roundup &nbsp

Results of the vote in Alstead, Acworth, Goshen

Alstead sticks to Tuesday vote; residents pass $1.5M budget  ALSTEAD — The proposed town operating budget of $1,588,210 — only slightly down from the $1,589,575 default budget — was overwhelmingly approved 300-36 by Alstead v More...

Posted 3/15/2017 06:10 PM

Newport Middle High School Transition Fair &nbsp

NEWPORT — Newport Middle High School will host its first Transition Fair to connect students and their families to resources that help them build successful lives after high school. More...

Posted 3/14/2017 05:12 PM