Grumman resigns

CLAREMONT - Gene Grumman, the embattled school board member under fire for allegedly swearing at young girls, resigned before the board could vote to condemn his alleged actions.  School Board Chairman Richard Seaman said Grumman's departure cam More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

City orders removal of Facebook page

CLAREMONT - The city has ordered a marketing company to take down a Facebook page for the new Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, though the company's owner chalks it up to miscommunication.  "I'm happy to have a conversation on it," said S More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Louise Idella Todd

PERKINSVILLE -Louise Idella Todd, 91, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Malone, N.Y., the daughter of John and Bess (Frazier) Little. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Gingerbread house sale Nov. 23 at Union Church

CLAREMONT - The Claremont 250th Committee is pleased to announce that the gingerbread house sale at Union Church on Saturday, Nov. 23, is a part of the official 250th celebration. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

'Quit Partners' offer free class, nicotine replacement therapy

WINDSOR - Local prevention advocates and tobacco cessation specialists encourage smokers to observe the Great American Smokeout by making a plan to quit on Thursday, Nov. 21, and offer free support to help tobacco-users reach their goals.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

CHARLESTOWN POLICE LOG

Monday, Oct. 28   3:46 p.m. - Officer spoke with people about a phone scam involving auto insurance.  4:26 p.m. - Ambulance responded to a 78-year-old man who had fallen with shoulder, rib and wrist pain. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Kids are less fit than their parents were

DALLAS - Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

City school board to fill Grumman's seat

CLAREMONT - The School Board hopes to have a replacement for Gene Grumman in place within the next few weeks following the firestorm created by Grumman's comments to young girls.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Acworth woman named new state poet laureate

CONCORD - The Executive Council has confirmed Alice Fogel's nomination as New Hampshire's poet laureate.  Fogel, who lives in Acworth, will begin serving a five-year term in January. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

School renovation committee still seeks funding for Johnson Controls contract

CLAREMONT - More than a month since a final deal seemed close, the Stevens High School Renovation Committee has yet to find funding for a much-needed energy savings contract with Johnson Controls.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

LOCAL BRIEFS

High school accepting bids for new scoreboard   WESTMINSTER, Vt. - The Windham Northeast Supervisory Union will accept sealed bids the next two weeks for replacing the football scoreboard at the Bellows Falls Union High School campus.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Tax rate set for Unity

UNITY- Unity's tax rate for 2013 was set on Nov. 15, 2013 by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. The new rate is an increase of $2.748 per $1,000 over the 2012 rate. The 2012 rate was $21.95, 2013 rate is $24.698. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Willey-Perra show to kick off Newport holiday season

NEWPORT - The Newport Opera House will usher in the holidays Saturday, Dec. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Panache Quartet concert in Proctorsville

PROCTORSVILLE - What happens when you put four talented female fiddlers with border-crossing musical roots on stage together? You get a rousing mix of musical conversation with the Panache Quartet. On Sunday Nov. 24, at 4 p.m. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Election date set for commission

CLAREMONT - The city has set the date for the upcoming charter commission election, though the details of the election are still being worked out.  "It will be Jan. 21," said City manager Guy Santagate.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

ATV use on trail in question

CLAREMONT - The city may be in trouble for allowing all-terrain vehicles on the Sugar River Rail Trail decades after accepting a federal grant that prohibits the vehicles.  "There is an issue developing," said City Manager Guy Santagate.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

New energy consultant named at city's Eastern Propane & Oil

CLAREMONT- Eastern Propane & Oil announced today that Patrick Miller will be joining them as an energy consultant to support operations in their service area between Loudon and Claremont.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Ulf Heads the Seven to Save and Preservation Services Committees

MANCHESTER, N.H. - At a New Hampshire Preservation Alliance event Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Manchester, N.H., M. Hunter Ulf was re-elected to a second three-year term on the organization's board of directors. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Stuart Farnham attains Elite Farm Certification Designation

WINDSOR - Stuart Farnham of Frazer Agency Inc., in Windsor, has achieved the On Your Side Elite Farm Certification designation from Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

NH fails to pass Medicaid expansion compromise

CONCORD - New Hampshire's Republican Senate rejected plans to extend Medicaid coverage to an estimated 49,000 poor adults Thursday, ending hopes for expansion this year.  Democratic Gov. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Solemn events to mark Kennedy assassination

DALLAS - Loose gatherings of the curious and conspiracy-minded at Dallas' Dealey Plaza have marked past anniversaries of the assassination of President John F. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Bridal, tuxedo shop creates perfect one-stop boutique

CLAREMONT - If the beautiful storefront doesn't pull in customers, the amazing array of dress hues that Everything Bridal & Everything Tuxedo has to offer just might.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

East School deal wanes

SPRINGFIELD - A pending deal for the East School property in Springfield has fallen apart, according to the district superintendent.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Gambling panel add casino tax, slots to bill

CONCORD, N.H. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Sen. Ayotte announces office hours

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has announced that a member of her staff will be holding office hours during the coming weeks in Langdon, Lempster and Acworth to assist New Hampshire citizens with official business. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Board discusses upcoming SeVEDS plan

ROCKINGHAM - Business leaders with the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) told the Rockingham Selectboard Tuesday the organization's comprehensive plan will be released to the public early next month.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

FM official 'loves' job

CHARLESTOWN - Fall Mountain's new assistant superintendent is enjoying her job.  "I love it," Deborah Connell, who began working as the district's assistant superintendent on Nov. 1, told the Eagle Times Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

School district to host 'coffee hour'

Starting next week, parents and community members will have a chance once a month to not only get to know members of the Fall Mountain Regional School District administration, but to talk about any school-related topics they'd like to.  Lori Lan More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Initiative to make Vermont hospitals efficient

WINDSOR - Hospitals across Vermont this month partnered with a statewide energy efficiency program designed to help facilities expedite the adoption of sustainability practices in the health care sector to reduce operating costs and environmental imp More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Local library board quibble over behavior

ROCKINGHAM - Members of the Rockingham Free Public Library board defended their conduct against the most veteran trustee Tuesday afternoon, who called into question their leadership after multiple incidents of "rogue" behavior the last six months.&nb More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 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 of Nov. 5 to 11.  Croydon  Neil E. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Do sweet drinks raise cancer, dementia risk?

Glugging lots of sugary drinks won't just make you fat, it might also lead to changes in the brain that have been linked to cancer and Alzheimer's disease - at least in rats.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Princeton to give students meningitis B vaccine

PRINCETON, N.J. - Princeton University officials decided Monday to make available a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the sometimes deadly disease on campus.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Condos visits to talk open meeting, public records laws

ROCKINGHAM - The Secretary of State's office said Wednesday the open meeting and public records laws are some of the most important in Vermont and reiterated the right of every citizen to a high level of openness and accountability in their governmen More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Local men arrested are facing multiple charges

HOLYOKE, Mass. - A Claremont Man and a Charlestown man were arrested in Massachusetts with a large amount of what police believe is heroin, according to media reports.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

VTrans may take over Park-and-Ride project

ROCKINGHAM - Municipal officials are working on an agreement that would give the state transportation agency authority over a million-dollar transit project to construct a Park-and-Ride lot off Interstate 91.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Claremont Middle School

Quarter 1 Honor Roll   Grade 8 Highest honors Jacob Rider.   Honors Alexander Baker, Kelsey Belisle, Mariah Gregory, Drew Grenier, Julia Maki, Emily Mudge, Tre Robidoux, Elyse Scott, Taya Simmons, Emilee Vivian. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

NEWPORT POLICE LOG

Sunday, Nov. 10  2:16 a.m. - Caller reported the front window was smashed out of a John Stark Highway business again.  7:07 a.m. - Caller reported a vehicle slid into the guardrail on John Stark Highway. No injury.  8:59 a.m. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Castlebay performs in Sunapee

SUNAPEE - Maine's premier Celtic duo, Castlebay, will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Sunapee Coffeehouse, held at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 17 Lower Main St., in Sunapee. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

APC has New Hampshire first

CLAREMONT - APC Paper Company Inc. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Housing gap is discussed at WRC public forum

SAXTONS RIVER - A handful of Rockingham area residents met with Windham Regional Commission representatives to discuss a variety of regional topics on Thursday, with housing concerns turning into the focus of the conversation.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Claremont taxes to rise

CLAREMONT - The average tax bill is going up by almost $300, according to figures released late Thursday.  The 2013 total tax rate of $36.25 per $1,000 valuation was certified by the state late Thursday afternoon. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Lake Sunapee Bank acquires the Randolph National Bank

NEWPORT - On Oct. 25, Lake Sunapee Bank announced the completion of its acquisition of Randolph National Bank in Vermont. This transaction expands on Lake Sunapee Bank's presence throughout the central Vermont region. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

BRGNS Holiday gift cards available

LUDLOW - Are you looking for a holiday gift that has a local flair and at the same time conveys a meaningful interpretation of the holiday spirit? Why not make a donation in the name of your loved one to the Black River Good Neighbor Services? More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Claremont Middle School

Grade 8High honorsJacob Rider.HonorsAlexander Baker, Kelsey Belisle, Mariah Gregory,Drew Grenier, Julia Maki, Emily Mudge, Tre Robidoux,Elyse Scott, Taya Simmons, Emilee Vivian.Grade 7HonorsJulia Belaire, Kaitlyn Chambers, KarstenKleyensteuber, Haile More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Fall Mountain Regional High School Honor Roll

Grade 9   High honors  Abigail Allen, Brooke Aumand, Grace Bushway, Kobey Chase, Dana Dearborn, Mason Leonard, Lauren MacLachlan, Morgan Mastrianni, Alexis Parker, Brandon Perkins, Olivia Rios, Jon Spaulding, Evan St. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Claremont, Lebanon robberies may be linked

CLAREMONT - Police in Claremont and Lebanon are looking at possible links between two recent bank robberies weeks apart.  "The Lebanon Police have been in contact with us and the FBI, and it could be related," said Claremont Police Capt. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

Investigation into chief at standstill

NEW LONDON - Several months after it started, the investigation into Police Chief David Seastrand is still without a resolution.  Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said Friday she was not releasing information about the investigation at this More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

NEWPORT POLICE LOGS

Tuesday, Nov. 12  8:09 a.m. - Caller on Depot Street reported her daughter was out of control and won't get out of bed to go to school. Officer reported daughter was out of bed and dressed on arrival.  8:54 a.m. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:13 PM

NEWPORT CIRCUIT COURT

NEWPORT - The following cases were heard in Newport Circuit Court during the week ending  Nov. 9:   More...

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