Newport permits issued

NEWPORT - The following permits were approved by the Town Office of Planning and Zoning during the week ending Dec. 7:  Bonnie L. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

TWIN STATE BRIEFS

First responders donate to Toys for Tots   CLAREMONT - City police officers and firefighters are stepping up in time to help make Christmas a little brighter for underprivileged children.  The Claremont Police Association, and members of th More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Newport School District, SAU 43 fill key positions

NEWPORT - The hiring of three new employees was announced at a meeting of the Newport School Board Dec. 12.  Therese Wetherington was selected as Coordinator of Educational Improvement for the Newport School District effective Jan. 6, 2014. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

New UNH study looks at student restraint, seclusion

DURHAM, N.H. - Students who have a disability are more likely to be restrained and secluded in school than students without a disability, according to a new University of New Hampshire study.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Local wire fraud case headed to federal court

CLAREMONT - The woman convicted of stealing more than half a million dollars from her former employer is due in federal court soon to face her sentencing hearing.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Rental registry debate to restart in January

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Selectboard has set Jan. 27, 2014 as the first public hearing date for the public to revisit the "second coming" of the rental registry ordinance.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Springfield Garden Club honored for beautification efforts

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Garden Club was honored Monday by the town Selectboard for the organization's ongoing civic beautification in the community.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Vt. college students create an unusual food program

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - A group of Middlebury College students has created an unusual program that sells high-quality food, including meat and produce, to local residents at a fraction of the cost for the same products at a supermarket.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

TWIN STATE BRIEFS

NH woman dead after 3-car crash in Brookline   BROOKLINE, N.H. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

VERMONT POLICE LOG

Mass. woman arrested as fugitive   ROCKINGHAM - Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle Dec. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Astronauts make rare Christmas Eve spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two space station astronauts ventured out on a rare Christmas Eve spacewalk Tuesday, hoping to wrap up urgent repairs to a cooling system.  It was the second spacewalk in four days for U.S. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

City closer to contract deal with DPW

CLAREMONT - The city is closer to having a deal with the union representing the Department of Public Works employees, though nothing is final yet.  City Manager Guy Santagate has said he hopes to have a final deal done soon, especially now that More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Vt. business receives working capital credit

SPRINGFIELD - The Vermont Economic Development Authority approved financing to help insure an ongoing line of credit for a Springfield manufacturing business.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

After more snowfall, region preps for season

A wintry mix of snow and ice gave way Thursday afternoon to slightly higher temperatures and glimpses of sunshine, but forecasters are reporting the nice weather is not expected to last through the weekend.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Shoveling snow?

It takes more than a few flakes to deter letter carriers from making their appointed rounds throughout Northern New England. "But, if we cannot reach your mailbox, we cannot deliver your mail," said District Manager John "Mike" Powers.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

VERMONT POLICE LOG

Mass. woman arrested as fugitive   ROCKINGHAM - Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle Dec. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

Americans waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, but retailers weren't prepared for the spike.  Heavy spending in the final days of the mostly lackluster season sent sales up 3.5 percent between Nov. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Police file to be released on Newtown shooting

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut authorities said they planned Friday to release state police documents from the investigation into last year's Newtown school massacre.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Sunapee man arraigned in fatal crash

LEBANON, N.H. - A former Fortune 500 executive was arraigned Friday on second-degree murder charges in a crash that killed a young Vermont couple expecting their first child in January.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Health Center to receive face-lift

NEWPORT - The scenery will be changing soon at the north end of the Newport Shopping Plaza once construction of the new two-story building housing the Newport Health Center begins.  That phase of the 18- month, $7 million project is expected to More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Relocation of Okinawa Marine base wins local approval

SEOUL, South Korea - For nearly two decades, fierce local opposition has stalled a plan to relocate a controversial U.S. Marine base on the island of Okinawa. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

US boy, 9, is youngest to reach Aconcagua summit

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A 9-yearold boy from Southern California has become the youngest person in recorded history to reach the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, which at 22,841 feet is the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemisphe More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Gambler rewards man who returned $300K left in cab

LAS VEGAS - A poker player who left $300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi made good on his promise this week, handing over a $10,000 reward to the honest cabbie who returned the stash.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Target: Customers' encrypted PINs were stolen

ATLANTA - Target said yesterday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Council to cast final vote on pool

CLAREMONT - The first City Council meeting of the year could mean the end for the John McClane Clark Outdoor Pool at Veterans Park, as the Council is expected to vote up or down on demolishing the defunct pool.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

New chief in town

CHARLESTOWN - A major changing of the guard took place Tuesday afternoon when Patrick Connors was officially sworn in as Charlestown's new Police Chief.  "I'm excited," said Connors, whose previous rank was Corporal. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce celebrates a successful 2013

CLAREMONT -The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce closes the year reporting a very successful 2013. Traditions of both enhancing old and introducing new was the theme of the year for the members and board of directors. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Nine contestants vie for Newport Carnival Queen

NEWPORT - Nine Newport High School girls will compete for the title of Carnival Queen during the 98th Annual Newport Winter Carnival Feb. 2 to Feb. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

When one job isn't enough

BALTIMORE - Working two jobs? You're not alone.  Sarah Sachs works as an adjunct professor as well as studio manager and photographer at Sachs Photography in Hampden. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Bellows Falls Middle School Trimester 1 Honor Roll

Grade 5  High honors  Colton Baldasaro, Molly Hodsden, Alyssa Leonard, Logan Lisai.  High honors  Kendra Atkin, Alexander Brooks, Brendan Buehler, Logan Comstock, Ozzee  Haskell, Abigail Joslyn, Deakon Lancey, Aidan McDermid, More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Local office gives back through 'Toys' program

CLAREMONT - The heaping pile of toys at Spence Dental P.A., Dentistry for Children, on South Street, disappeared just before Christmas, but don't worry because the gifts went to needy families through the local Toys for Tots program.  Dr. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Farm known for cheese, adds 'spirit' to offerings

WALPOLE - It may not be how anyone has thought to ring in the New Year, but Boggy Meadow Farm's "Switchel" Cider Vodka could start some new traditions.  "It's pretty different from anything else on the liquor store shelves," said Marcus Lovell S More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Man in killing that led to Vermont DNA law dies

MONTPELIER - A Vermont man who killed a Stowe woman and remained free for 14 years while the victim's parents urged the Legislature to create the DNA database that was used to identify him as their daughter's killer, died in prison Tuesday.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Johnson, co-founder of Pease Greeters, dies at 84

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - The chairman of a group that welcomes home soldiers to Pease International Airport says one of the group's founders has died.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Arraignment in NH fatal crash case rescheduled

KEENE - A court appearance has been delayed for a former Fortune 500 executive accused of killing a Vermont couple expecting their first child in January.  Fifty-three-year old Robert Dellinger of Sunapee told police he was depressed and trying More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

NEWPORT POLICE LOG

Sunday, Dec. 15 3 a.m. - Caller on Swan Street reported a vehicle blocking the road. 3 a.m. - Caller spoke to an officer about a neighbor's dogs and maintenance on apartments on North Main Street. 10:54 a.m. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Mass. high-tech startup hopes to change biking

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Date moved back for open school board seat vote

CLAREMONT - The selection of a new school board member to serve in Gene Grumman's seat until the March vote is now set for January, after the board decided to push the time table back.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Zoning, Dollar General top Charlestown planning board's long January agenda

CHARLESTOWN - The town's Planning Board will host important discussions to start off the new year, including a public hearing on proposed zoning changes to North Main Street and another visit from representatives of retailer Dollar General, a busines More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

TWIN STATE BRIEFS

Volunteer arrives at crash that killed daughter   BROOKLINE, N.H. - A New Hampshire volunteer firefighter who was among the first to arrive at the scene of a deadly crash unknowingly helped pull his own daughter from the wreckage.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

VT POLICE LOG

Police seek information on stolen gun   SPRINGFIELD - Officers with the Springfield Police Department are actively seeking information related to the alleged theft of a Thompson Center Triumph .50 caliber muzzleloader from a parked vehicle in Sp More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Snow slows Maine utility work

GARDINER, Maine - Snow fell Thursday in places still hustling to get power back on after a weekend ice storm that turned out the lights from Michigan to Maine and into Canada.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Man climbs fence at airport

PHOENIX - Two men were arrested Christmas Day on opposite sides of the country after they breached perimeters at major airports, raising questions about security measures and whether more needs to be done to protect the nation's transit hubs.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Petition seeks change to new SAU 6 grading system

CLAREMONT - A petition drive is underway in hopes of changing the way the school district grades students, after a district wide change took hold this year.  Myrtle Street resident Michael Charest recently started a Facebook page called "SAU#6he More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Chamber annual meeting set for Jan. 13

NEW LONDON - Jim Snack, who is known for his magical presentations on motivation, team building and customer service, will be the guest speaker at the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and dinner being held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

NEWPORT CIRCUIT COURT

NEWPORT - The following cases were heard in Newport Circuit Court during the week ending  Dec. 21:   Angela R. Rook, 161 Newbury Road, Sutton, failed to appear to answer a charge of operating without a valid license Nov. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

State Department: US hopes to offer refuge to 35,000, including up to 2,000 Syrians

WASHINGTON - The United States accepts more refugees for permanent residency than any other nation - more than 3 million people since 1975 and typically more than half the total resettled anywhere each year.  This generosity is not an open-door More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Federal judge rules NSA phone surveillance legal

NEW YORK - Citing the Sept. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Man accused of breaking into VT librarian's home

SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield man is accused of breaking into the home of the town library director early Monday morning, according to police.  More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM

Man arrested for Jiffy Mart robbery

CLAREMONT - Police say a city man robbed a Jiffy Mart on New Year's Eve by claiming to have a weapon.  James Perry, 25, allegedly went into the convenience store at the corner of Elm and North streets around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. More...

Posted 12/31/2015 05:14 PM