Fish Ladder re-opening delayed due to water damage &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — Damage done to a local educational facility from a pipe burst last week will delay the re-opening of the building another month, according to organization officials.  The Bellows Falls Fish Ladder Visitors Center is closed d More...

Posted 6/12/2017 08:02 PM

Grow your own food with 3SquaresVT &nbsp

One in five Vermont children experiences hunger or food hardship. In the United States, a country with so much wealth, it is inconceivable to many that there are people who struggle to meet their basic needs. More...

Posted 6/12/2017 07:54 PM

Sullivan County Property Transfers

NEWPORT — The following property transfers were recorded at the office of the Sullivan County Registry of Deeds during the week ending June 3:Claremont More...

Posted 6/11/2017 11:08 AM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Sunday, June 4 8:24 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Sugar River Mills for a lift assist.   Monday, June 5 12:43 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Bond Street for a medical call. 9:13 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Hanover Street for More...

Posted 6/11/2017 06:06 PM

Claremont boy seriously injured in dirt bike accident &nbsp

CLAREMONT — On Thursday, June 8, at approximately 2:57 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was involved in a single-operator trail bike collision. The collision occurred on private property near the end of Alden Road in Claremont. More...

Posted 6/9/2017 05:40 PM

Fugitive of the Week: Walter Perry &nbsp

Walter Perry, 53, is wanted for failing to appear in court for an arraignment.Perry was indicted on Oct. More...

Posted 6/9/2017 05:19 PM

Food shelf program makes its way to Mt. Ascutney Hospital

WINDSOR — A division of the Vermont Food Shelf, VeggieVanGough will offer its mobile food shelf services to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC), bringing the northern Vermont-based service to the southeastern region of the state. More...

Posted 6/9/2017 02:44 AM

Windsor students excel in STEM programs

WINDSOR — Achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields abound at Windsor School, with students from elementary to high school earning honors in a number of regional, state, and even international science competitions.Vince More...

Posted 6/9/2017 02:47 AM

Claremont Police Department honors &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Police Department recognized its members at the 24th annual Awards and Employee Appreciation ceremony Monday, June 5. City Information Technology Specialists Christopher Burgess and Scott Cargill were recognized for the More...

Posted 6/8/2017 06:13 PM

Locals graduate from Leadership Upper Valley Class of 2017 &nbsp

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — Vital Communities will celebrate its Leadership Upper Valley Class of 2017 on Wednesday, June 14, in a commencement ceremony at Harpoon Brewery. More...

Posted 6/8/2017 05:19 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

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

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Posted 6/12/2017 06:22 PM

Vilas students honored at ceremony &nbsp

ALSTEAD — Vilas Middle School students Kierstin Melius and Lauren Anderson were honored at the 18th annual Scholar Leader Awards Banquet, held May 25 at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.   More...

Posted 6/12/2017 05:26 PM

Snide named BFUHS Elks Student of the Month for June &nbsp

It is a pleasure to announce that Duane “DJ” Snide Jr. has been awarded the Bellows Falls Union High School Elks Student of the Month for June. DJ, a senior, is the son of Duane Snide and Tammy Pratt. More...

Posted 6/12/2017 03:21 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Achievements of Class of 2017

On June 8, the Class of 2017 graduated and joined the ranks of the Stevens High School alumni.   It is an exciting time as they transition from secondary school to college, the military or the workforce.  It is a time of reflection of More...

Posted 6/10/2017 12:03 AM

RVTC names first Robert LaBonte Memorial Scholarship Winner &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — River Valley Technical College announces Lakota Blaisdell has received the first Robert LaBonte Memorial Scholarship. Lakota came to RVTC as a 10th grader from Windsor High School and enrolled in the Pre-Technical Studies program. More...

Posted 6/9/2017 05:33 PM

Charlestown Ambulance response rate improving

CHARLESTOWN — Things are on the up for the ambulance service in Charlestown as police officers continue to receive EMT training to assist with medical calls. According to a report prepared by Police Chief and Ambulance Director Patrick Conn More...

Posted 6/9/2017 02:41 AM

Tavares awarded for distinguished service &nbsp

.SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Medical Care Systems is pleased to congratulate Michelle Tavares, BN, RN-BC, as the recent recipient of the Grayce M. Sills Award for Distinguished Service. More...

Posted 6/9/2017 06:01 PM

Claremont man arrested for burglary with help from crime tip line &nbsp

LEBANON — Nathan Kennett, 27, of Claremont was arrested on burglary charges Wednesday, June 7, in Lebanon. Police in Lebanon credit the help of their newly established anonymous crime line, (603) 448-CLUE, with the arrest. More...

Posted 6/8/2017 03:53 PM

Arts on the Green in New London adds antiques &nbsp

NEW LONDON — The Center for the Arts is once again sponsoring “Arts on the Green” at the 6th Annual New London Strawberry Festival. New this year is the addition of antique dealers. More...

Posted 6/8/2017 04:12 PM

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