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

FM Food Shelf receives $5K grant from Wells Fargo &nbsp

LANGDON — The Fall Mountain Food Shelf announced Saturday it was awarded a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo. Funding from Wells Fargo will help the food shelf purchase food and essential personal products for those in need. More...

Posted 5/21/2017 05:08 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Budget discussions continue

On May 18, the Council convened its second budget meeting.  In addition to City Manager McNutt and Finance Director Walter, Fire Chief Bergeron, Department of Public Works Director Sweet and Parks and Recreation Director Brislan were in attendan More...

Posted 5/19/2017 10:49 PM

$5,000 reward offered in Rockingham gun heist &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM — The Vermont State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the May 4, 2017 burglary of the Shell st More...

Posted 5/19/2017 06:51 PM

Claremont firefighters to hold boot drive &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Members of the Professional Firefighters of Claremont, Local 1571, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will kick off the firefighters’ annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help save and improve the lives of people fight More...

Posted 5/19/2017 02:38 PM

Claremont Lions Club hosts vision screening &nbsp

Doree Russell of the Claremont Lions Club uses a computerized camera to test the vision of Zachary Stevens at Bluff School on Thursday morning. More...

Posted 5/19/2017 02:54 PM

Kurn Hattin volunteers recognized at annual luncheon &nbsp

WESTMINSTER — Kurn Hattin Homes for Children held its Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on May 10 to honor and thank the many people who devote their personal time and energy to volunteering on and off campus throughout the year. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 12:48 AM

Police arrest man on drug charges &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Jordan Berry, 24, of Claremont, was arrested Tuesday for possession of klonopin, possession of methamphetamine and possession of suboxone with intent to distribute.    More...

Posted 5/18/2017 12:20 AM

13 GMUHS students inducted into National Honor Society &nbsp

CHESTER — On Wednesday evening, May 3, the Flamstead Chapter of National Honor Society inducted 13 new members. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 06:46 PM

HCRS, Mt. Ascutney Hospital offer Mental Health First Aid Training &nbsp

WINDSOR — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Vermont’s second-largest community mental-health agency, will be providing a Mental Health First Aid training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 04:48 PM

Documentary shown and discussion follows at Springfield Town Library &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt.  — On Wednesday, May 31, at 6 p.m., VINE Sanctuary and the Springfield Town Library will show the documentary "13th," followed by a moderated discussion. More...

Posted 5/17/2017 08:45 PM

Windsor County agencies collect 576 pounds of medications on drug take-back day &nbsp

WOODSTOCK, Vt. More...

Posted 5/16/2017 01:07 AM

Rock Your Camo this Saturday at Arrowhead &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The Red River Charitable Foundation (RRCF), Red River’s philanthropic organization, will be hosting its third annual “Rock Your Camo 5K & Dirty Dash” this Saturday, May 20, in Claremont. More...

Posted 5/15/2017 05:45 PM

Claremont's American Legion places flags on veterans' graves &nbsp

American Legion members helped place flags on veterans' graves this weekend in Claremont. If they happened to miss your loved one's grave, please stop by the American Legion on Broad Street to get a flag. More...

Posted 5/15/2017 06:16 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Sunday, May 7 4:33 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to Bond Street for an odor of propane. 8:51 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to North Street to assist the police department.  Monday, May 8 1:07 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Washington Stre More...

Posted 5/14/2017 07:21 PM

Stevens High School students display artwork at Saint-Gaudens &nbsp

CORNISH — The new art exhibit titled “Lest We Forget: The Art of Commemoration,” opening at Friday, May 19 at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, was a yearlong collaborative project between Stevens High School students, their educators More...

Posted 5/12/2017 07:18 PM

Hope for New Hampshire Recovery expands management team &nbsp

MANCHESTER, N.H. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 07:28 PM

Springfield Farmers Market to relocate &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Farmers Market will be opening for the 2017 season Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a new location. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 05:26 PM

Sunapee resident honored at annual dinner &nbsp

SUNAPEE — The town of Sunapee’s town clerk and tax collector for the last 20 years was recognized at the annual Sunapee Fire and EMS Department’s Firemens Dinner last month.Berry Ramspott, who has been the town clerk and tax collector since Marc More...

Posted 5/12/2017 04:31 PM

Windsor briefs &nbsp

 Daring to Care, a volunteer career exploration program for ages 15 to 18 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital, is now accepting applications, due May 22. More...

Posted 5/11/2017 02:51 PM

Walpole couple works with conservancy to preserve farm &nbsp

WALPOLE — Ernie and Susan Vose worked with the Monadnock Conservancy this spring to help protect their farmland. More...

Posted 5/11/2017 05:03 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

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Sunday, May 14 3:24 a.m.:  Engine 3 responded to Park Avenue for a fire alarm issue. 5:54 a.m.:  Engine 3 responded to North Street to assist Golden Cross.   Monday, May 15 2:49 a.m.:  Engine 3 responded t More...

Posted 5/21/2017 04:59 PM

Fugitive of the Week: Felicia Surething &nbsp

Felicia Surething, 28, is wanted for failing to appear for her arraignment in Sullivan County Superior Court. More...

Posted 5/19/2017 10:40 PM

Parenting Support Group begins in Claremont &nbsp

CLAREMONT — A Parenting Support Group for all families and caretakers of babies will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Posted 5/19/2017 03:47 PM

Cashman elected director at Bar Harbor Bankshares, Bank & Trust &nbsp

BAR HARBOR, Maine — On Tuesday, May 16, Leonard R. Cashman was elected to serve as a director of both Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and its parent company, Bar Harbor Bankshares. More...

Posted 5/19/2017 06:03 PM

RVTC students to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The River Valley Technical Center (RVTC) will induct five new members to the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, in the auditorium of Springfield High School. More...

Posted 5/19/2017 03:30 PM

Flocking fundraiser benefits Windsor County Relay for Life &nbsp

You've been flocked! Send a flock of flamingos today for a special occasion or just for fun. More...

Posted 5/19/2017 03:50 PM

GMUHS gym to get a facelift

CHESTER — Come fall, Green Mountain Union High School (GMUHS) students can expect to find a new and safer gymnasium floor.  The school board authorized a $35,000 expenditure from the capital fund at its regular meeting on May 11. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 12:36 AM

Claremont briefs &nbsp

Medicare can be confusing. The Medicare Specialist at Sullivan County ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Becky Rostron, can help you understand your Medicare options.  More...

Posted 5/18/2017 01:26 PM

NH DAR recognizes award winners at spring conference &nbsp

CONCORD, N.H. —  The New Hampshire State Organization Daughters of the American Revolution recognized several award winners at the 116th State Conference on April 29-30, 2017.  More...

Posted 5/18/2017 04:17 PM

Local students help prevent underage drinking &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS  — Greater Falls Connections and the Advanced Above the Influence Group completed their “Sticker Shock” project May 4, 2017 at three local retailers. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 03:20 PM

NH Department of Health urges residents to protect against tick bites &nbsp

CONCORD, N.H. More...

Posted 5/16/2017 01:44 PM

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, April 30 12:03 a.m. — Officer responded to a report of a resident hearing something on his back steps. Officer checked the home with nothing seen. More...

Posted 5/16/2017 02:39 PM

Church to host faith-based scouting groups &nbsp

Public information session scheduled for Saturday, May 20

WEST WINDSOR — Two Christian-based scouting organizations have made their way to West Windsor, and will be holding a public informational meeting Saturday at the Brownsville Community Church. More...

Posted 5/15/2017 10:11 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, May 7  12:53 p.m. — Caller reported an animal concern on Allen Street.  1:32 p.m. — Caller reported a noise disturbance on Coon Brook Road.  3:41 p.m. — Caller reported a stray dog on Post Office Road.  More...

Posted 5/15/2017 08:09 PM

BF American Legion elects new officers &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — American Legion Post #37 voted in officers for 2017-18 at a recent ceremony in Bellows Falls.The American Legion is an organization of veterans and families serving those that served in the military during times of war and peace. More...

Posted 5/14/2017 07:31 PM

Newport parking lot bid goes to United &nbsp

NEWPORT — United Construction Corporation of Newport has been awarded the bid for the Newport parking lot project improvements across from the Newport Fire Station on Sunapee Street.United submitted a bid of $157,058 for the work, which was $9,258 hi More...

Posted 5/12/2017 07:17 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

May marks the arrival of budgetary discussions and Memorial Day

On May 2, City Council members received City Manager McNutt’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, marking the beginning of the budgetary process for the Council.   The first of three budgetary discussions occurred on May 11, and the More...

Posted 5/12/2017 08:31 PM

Meeting Waters YMCA summer camps begin soon &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The “best summer ever” is right around the corner and Meeting Waters YMCA is offering a variety of camps to make sure kids and teens in southeastern Vermont and the Fall Mountain region are adventurous, active and healthy this summer. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 05:33 PM

Fugitive of the Week: Brian A. Roy &nbsp

Brian A. Roy, 24, is wanted for failing to appear in court for a dispositional conference.Roy was indicted on Feb. More...

Posted 5/12/2017 05:10 PM

VSP releases security camera footage of firearm heist &nbsp

Vermont State Police troopers and detectives continue to investigate the May 4th burglary in Rockingham, and troopers have now released security camera photos to the public in hopes of finding the perpetrators.In addition to the Shell gas station, a More...

Posted 5/11/2017 11:39 AM

Our Turn &nbsp

How Steppin’ Up gives back to our communities

The cloudy, drizzly day we woke up to on Saturday, May 6 did not deter some 600 volunteers and participants in the Steppin’ Up to End Violence Walk and Fun Run and who collectively raised over $90,000 (with more to come) in support of Turning Points More...

Posted 5/11/2017 01:49 PM