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

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

March 15th library program postponed &nbsp

The Springfield Town Library has decided to postpone "Celtic Music and Tales," with Claudine Langille due to the upcoming winter storm. The event was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 15. This event will be rescheduled. More...

Posted 3/13/2017 08:37 PM

Charlestown Police Log &nbsp

Sunday, Feb. 26 3:18 a.m. — After a traffic stop on Claremont Road, the driver was issued a summons for operating without a valid license and the passenger was issued a summons for allowing an improper person to drive.  1:05 p.m. More...

Posted 3/13/2017 05:48 PM

Whole Grains Sampling Day &nbsp

NEW LONDON — Put Whole Grain Sampling Day, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, on your calendar right now. Don’t miss out on trying delicious whole grains like farro pilaf, barley soup, whole wheat pinwheels, quinoa salad or sweet treats. More...

Posted 3/13/2017 06:23 PM

NH Town Meeting polling locations &nbsp

Following is a list of polling locations and times for local New Hampshire towns that will be voting Tuesday, March 14:   Charlestown — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Charlestown Senior Center Alstead — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Posted 3/12/2017 08:17 PM

Weathersfield police investigating burglary &nbsp

WEATHERSFIELD — Police are seeking more information regarding a burglary that took place Friday in Weathersfield. Vermont State Police received a call at 7:35 a.m. More...

Posted 3/12/2017 07:42 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Sunday, March 5 2:10 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Pleasant Street for a problem with an outside wood furnace. 2:41 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Broad Street for a medical call. 11:28 a.m.: Engine 3 responded to Spring Farm Road for a veh More...

Posted 3/12/2017 02:05 PM

Goshen tax bite down in proposed budget &nbsp

GOSHEN — Taxpayers in Goshen will be considering a 2017 town budget that is calling for $627,365 to be raised by property taxes, down from $632,077 in 2016.  That’s the amount recommended in the selectmen’s budget. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 09:36 PM

Change your clock, change your battery &nbsp

It’s time to turn the clocks ahead and lose an hour of sleep this weekend as Daylight Saving Time kicks in at 2 a.m. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 03:29 PM

'It has been a good journey' &nbsp

Arabella Gallery to close in April

WINDSOR — A Main Street art gallery and artisan boutique is winding down business and preparing to close its doors after three years.“The gallery is not paying its own bills, at this point, for the year,” said Dianne Jacques, owner of Arabella Galler More...

Posted 3/10/2017 04:21 AM

Colin King named BFUHS student of the month &nbsp

It is a pleasure to announce that Colin King has been named the Bellows Falls Union High School February Elks Student of the Month. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 03:25 PM

Windsor briefs &nbsp

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Posted 3/9/2017 04:07 PM

Green Mountain students prepare for cooking competition &nbsp

CHESTER — On March 18, three teams from Green Mountain Union High School (GMUHS) will be heading to the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex to compete in the Jr. Chef competition — two high school teams and one middle school team. More...

Posted 3/8/2017 10:40 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

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

State fire marshal warns of hazards associated with storm damage &nbsp

CONCORD —As the latest snow storm approaches New England, many state agencies are making preparations to continue to serve our citizens both during and after this weather event.  There is a high probability of widespread wind damage involving do More...

Posted 3/13/2017 08:33 PM

Cullen graduates from exclusive Dartmouth College program &nbsp

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — VNH’s Catherine Cullen, PT, chief clinical officer, has graduated from the Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) program at Dartmouth College in Hanover. More...

Posted 3/13/2017 06:33 PM

Firefighters quickly douse car fire &nbsp

CLAREMONT — A 4-door sedan was deemed a “total loss” Friday after catching fire in front of a residence on Pleasant Street in Claremont. According to Claremont Fire Capt. More...

Posted 3/12/2017 10:09 PM

1 injured in 3-car collision &nbsp

TOWNSHEND — A Townshend woman was sent to the hospital with minor injuries after a three-car collision late Friday afternoon.  More...

Posted 3/12/2017 07:43 PM

Claremont AARP news &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Area AARP Chapter met March 8 at The Earl M. Bourdon Centre in Claremont with 35 members and guests present to hear John McLure present his cancer survival journey. More...

Posted 3/12/2017 07:21 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 4: Grantham   More...

Posted 3/10/2017 09:44 PM

Tax spike of $142K in proposed New London budget &nbsp

NEW LONDON — The bottom line of New London’s proposed town budget for 2018 reveals the estimated amount of taxes to be raised will be $5,205,097, an increase of $142,468 over 2017. The town operating budget came in at $7,226,099, up from th More...

Posted 3/10/2017 09:38 PM

Springfield chamber honors citizen and organization of the year &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — On Saturday, March 4, at the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 101st Annual Meeting Event, the chamber hosted an awards ceremony honoring the 2016 Citizen of the Year, Christian Craig, and the 2016 Organization of the Year More...

Posted 3/10/2017 05:17 PM

Business raises $1,885 for K9 unit &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — Flex Fitness in Bellows Falls raised $1,885 for the police department’s K9 unit through a fundraiser at the studio last month.On Feb. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:16 AM

Man accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old pleads not guilty &nbsp

NEWPORT — A Claremont man accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Sullivan County Superior Court Thursday morning. More...

Posted 3/9/2017 06:05 PM

Vermont town meeting roundup &nbsp

Results of the vote in Rockingham, West Windsor, Cavendish

Rockingham voters say yes to consolidation, pass school budgets ROCKINGHAM — Voters in Rockingham voted in favor of school consolidation, 283-191, on Tuesday, March 7 to merge school districts in Athens, Grafton, Rockingham and Westminster into More...

Posted 3/9/2017 01:06 AM

Feast Day of St. Joseph celebrated in Claremont &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Sunday, March 19 is the Feast Day of St. Joseph, principal patron saint of the Diocese of New Hampshire and of St. Joseph Church in Claremont. To commemorate the day, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held at St. More...

Posted 3/9/2017 04:27 PM