Fugitive of the Week: Neville Walker &nbsp

Neville Walker, 26, is wanted for failing to appear in court.Walker was indicted by the Sullivan County Grand Jury on Feb. 18, 2015 on a charge of sale of a controlled drug, heroin. More...

Posted 3/31/2017 07:36 PM

Agency of Agriculture issues annual spring stewardship reminder for Vermont farms &nbsp

April 1 is the traditional date that the state’s winter manure spreading ban is lifted and farmers can get out on their fields and begin to apply those valuable nutrients to their cropland. More...

Posted 3/31/2017 07:49 PM

Charlestown Middle School Honor Roll &nbsp

CHARLESTOWN — Principal Paula Southard-Stevens has announces the honor roll for Charlestown Middle School for the second trimester of the 2016-2017 school year. More...

Posted 3/31/2017 03:53 PM

Meeting Waters YMCA receives national honor &nbsp

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National AfterSchool Association, the lead organization for the advancement of the afterschool professional, has selected Meeting Waters YMCA as one of NAA’s 2017 Most Influential in Health & Wellness. More...

Posted 3/31/2017 04:02 PM

MAHHC welcomes new corporation members &nbsp

WINDSOR — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) welcomed nine new members of the Windsor Hospital Corporation at its annual meeting recently held at the hospital. More...

Posted 3/31/2017 02:51 PM

Mayoral Notes &nbsp

Partnering with the Boy Scouts

On March 29, the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) held its annual Greater Claremont Good Scout Award luncheon at the Common Man.  As this year’s recipient of the award, I would like to thank all of those who supported th More...

Posted 3/30/2017 08:23 PM

SRDC announces staff promotions &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) Executive Director Bob Flint has announced that two longtime SRDC employees have been promoted to new positions. More...

Posted 3/30/2017 05:41 PM

Mercier joins Lake Sunapee Bank as EVP, commercial banking &nbsp

NEWPORT — The Board of Directors of Bar Harbor Bankshares is pleased to announce that John Mercier has agreed to join Lake Sunapee Bank, a division of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, as Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking, leading the New Ham More...

Posted 3/29/2017 03:33 PM

Senior center to host first-ever vendor expo &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Around 15 vendors are slated to gather at the Claremont Senior Center Saturday for the first ever Vendor Expo. More...

Posted 3/28/2017 08:23 PM

LEGO engineers display amazing creations &nbsp

CHESTER, Vt. — Thanks to NewsBank, its Chester Conference Center on Saturday March 18 was agog with young engineers who created some fabulous entries in the sixth annual LEGO Contest, sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. More...

Posted 3/28/2017 07:18 PM

RVCC pilot program nets early college credits for students &nbsp

CLAREMONT — A new pilot program at River Valley Community College (RVCC) will allow high school students to begin earning college credit as soon as they step into their first class as first year high school students. More...

Posted 3/28/2017 04:59 PM

VSP receives CALEA accreditation &nbsp

 The Department of Public Safety and the Vermont State Police are proud to announce that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies,Inc. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 07:35 PM

Do you recognize this wedding party? &nbsp

Roberta Callum of the Unity Historical Society was hoping a reader would be able to identify the people in this photo. It was found at an auction in the Claremont area a number of years ago. Call Callum at (603) 863-3468. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 03:51 PM

Stevens students place 1st, qualify for national conference &nbsp

Fundraiser set up for travel expenses

CLAREMONT — Three Stevens High School seniors have qualified for the Future Business Leaders of America National Conference to take place in late June, and are currently fundraising for the trip. More...

Posted 3/26/2017 07:38 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Monday, March 20 11:47 a.m.: Engine responded to Water Street for an elevator problem. 3:22 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to Heritage Drive to assist the ambulance with a medical call. 11:25 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to Emily Place for a med More...

Posted 3/26/2017 06:35 PM

New London resident appointed to Easterseals role &nbsp

NEW LONDON —  Easterseals New Hampshire has announced that Nancy Rollins, of New London has been appointed to the position of Chief Strategy Officer for New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.    More...

Posted 3/24/2017 09:01 PM

Claremont Christian Academy honor roll for junior and senior high &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Claremont Christian Academy has announced the Director's Roll and Honors Roll for Junior High and Senior High students for the third marking period of the 2016-2017 school year. More...

Posted 3/24/2017 05:50 PM

MAHHC names Pediatric Nurse team employee of the month &nbsp

WINDSOR — For many years, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has honored individual employees for outstanding performance with its Employee of the Month award. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 02:09 PM

Green Mountain students to perform 'The Wizard of Oz' &nbsp

CHESTER — The auditorium at Green Mountain Union High School (GMUHS) will come to life as Dorothy and Toto along with their friends follow the yellow brick road to Oz on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 09:03 PM

Claremont Christian Academy honor roll &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Col.(R) Mark Pomeroy, Director of Claremont Christian Academy, announces the Director’s Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2016-2017 school year.  Claremont Christian Academy, is in its 40th year of instruction. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 07:24 PM

CLiF accepting applications for Rural Libraries Grant &nbsp

WATERBURY CENTER, Vt.  — In many small, rural communities, the public library serves as a community center and gathering place, as well as a resource for books, magazines and newspapers, and technology. More...

Posted 3/21/2017 06:42 PM

HCRS welcomes new staff members &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Vermont’s second-largest community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of five new professionals whose talents will augment HCRS' services in the Bellows Falls, Wo More...

Posted 3/21/2017 03:31 PM

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

Late March snow blankets region &nbsp

March appears to have come in like a lamb and out like a lion, with the threat of snow overnight Friday into Saturday, April 1 across New England leading to a number of closures and cancellations.The snow crept in as the day wore on Friday, reaching More...

Posted 3/31/2017 10:36 PM

VSP investigate sound of explosion, gunfire in Hartland &nbsp

HARTLAND — On Tuesday night, Vermont State Police investigated a loud explosion followed by gunfire in Hartland after receiving calls from residents. More...

Posted 3/31/2017 07:09 PM

Church backpack program helps hungry kids get through the weekend &nbsp

NEWPORT — Newport Food Pantry is getting some needed assistance with the Backpack Program from an energetic group within South Congregational Church. More...

Posted 3/31/2017 03:40 PM

HSEM urges residents to use NH Alerts to prepare &nbsp

CONCORD, N.H.  — Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) Director Perry Plummer urges residents and visitors to use NH Alerts to stay informed as a significant winter storm arrives in New Hampshire today and will continue to impac More...

Posted 3/31/2017 02:44 PM

Gender task force holding talk in Newport &nbsp

NEWPORT — ­ The Greater Sullivan County Gender Matters Task Force (GMTF) invites the public to a free night of discussion with Colby-Sawyer College Sociology Professor Kathleen Farrell at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 3/30/2017 05:31 PM

Our Turn &nbsp

A way out, a way forward

Many victims of domestic violence feel trapped in their relationships. More...

Posted 3/30/2017 05:21 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, March 19 6:32 a.m. — Caller reported a woman missing from Woodland Avenue. 4:04 a.m. — Caller on Fairbanks Road reported a complaint about the road. 9:30 p.m. — Arrest made on a bench warrant. 11:34 a.m. More...

Posted 3/29/2017 06:04 PM

Green Mountain students take top prize at Jr. Iron Chef &nbsp

CHESTER — For the fifth year, Green Mountain Union High School (GMUHS) participated in the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition in Essex on Saturday, March 18. Jr. More...

Posted 3/29/2017 09:06 PM

Mel's Distinctive Treats tops the field at ChocolateFest Challenge &nbsp

GRANTHAM — It was the truffle creations of Melissa Dombroski-Talbert, owner of Mel’s Distinctive Treats in Lebanon, which made her a first-time winner at the 2017 ChocolateFest Chocolate Challenge hosted by the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce More...

Posted 3/28/2017 07:05 PM

Unity Elementary receives CLiF grant &nbsp

UNITY — Unity Elementary School is one of 10 elementary schools that the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) has selected to receive its Year of the Book grant for the 2017-2018 school year.    More...

Posted 3/28/2017 08:05 PM

Stevens students place well at state conference &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Anna Avery, Richard Bell, Alex DeVre, Zachary O’Brien, Travis Pritchett, Zachary Stanhope, Nicholas Stone, and Barbara Richards, Adviser, of the Future Business Leaders of America at SRVRTC in Claremont, attended the 45th NH Future Busine More...

Posted 3/28/2017 05:11 PM

Charlestown Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, March 12 3:47 a.m. — After a traffic stop on Main Street, the driver was issued a citation for speed. 7:42 a.m. — Officer checked on a car at the boat landing. There was no one in the area. More...

Posted 3/28/2017 04:11 PM

Houde wins first place in Newport Rotary Club speech contest &nbsp

NEWPORT — Ethan Houde, a junior at Newport Middle High School, was named first place winner in Newport Rotary Club’s Annual Four Way Speech Contest. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 05:35 PM

Mt. Ascutney Hospital honored as Patient-Centered Medical Home &nbsp

WINDSOR — The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, has awarded Mt. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 04:32 PM

Ascutney Trails Association Annual Meeting scheduled &nbsp

WINDSOR — The Ascutney Trails Association's Annual meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Windsor Town Welcome Center. The association is looking for volunteers, new members and directors. More...

Posted 3/27/2017 07:30 PM

2 arrested for heroin possession &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — Police arrested two in Springfield last week after they were allegedly found to be in possession of heroin. More...

Posted 3/26/2017 07:10 PM

New principal named for Charlestown middle, elementary schools &nbsp

CHARLESTOWN — School officials announced Friday that a new principal has been chosen to take the helm at the North Charlestown Community School and Charlestown Middle School.   Aaron Cinquemani is slated to start his time as princ More...

Posted 3/24/2017 10:00 PM

Program to focus on 1938 hurricane &nbsp

NEWPORT — The Sullivan County Chapter of the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) will meet for a potluck supper, annual meeting and program Saturday, April 22 in the Ahern Building at the Sullivan County Complex, 103 County Farm Road More...

Posted 3/24/2017 07:43 PM

Man killed in snowmobile crash was wearing a helmet &nbsp

READING — Vermont State Police have announced that Stephen Titus, 20, of Reading, who was found deceased Monday on VAST Trail 106 after a snowmobile crash, had been wearing his helmet at the time of the accident. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 07:45 PM

Local children qualify for 4-H State Day &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD, Vt.  — Springfield was the place to be Saturday, March 18 as area 4-H'ers enthusiastically sang, danced and shared their project work with friends, family and the public. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 03:30 PM

Kurn Hattin Homes enjoying a bountiful maple sugaring season &nbsp

The Kurn Hattin children have been learning firsthand how maple syrup is made. Pictured, Farm Manager Real Bazin explains the boiling process. The children help with tapping trees, collecting sap and sampling the rewards of their efforts. More...

Posted 3/22/2017 06:58 PM

Two arrested on drug charges after 1-91 traffic stop &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM — Two Hartford, Connecticut residents were arrested Tuesday evening on several drug charges after a traffic stop on I-91 in Rockingham.   After the traffic stop, Vermont State Police conducted a search of the car and located More...

Posted 3/22/2017 11:20 AM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, March 129:58 a.m. — Caller reported a civil problem on Laurel Street.10:40 a.m. — Caller reported a civil problem on Court Street.3:31 p.m. — Caller on Pine Tree Road was being harassed by a man.6:39 p.m. More...

Posted 3/21/2017 03:24 PM

Reading man killed in snowmobile accident &nbsp

READING — A 20-year-old man was found dead Monday morning after an snowmobile accident in Reading.Vermont State Police say the preliminary investigation shows that Stephen Titus of Reading had been operating his Skidoo MXZ along VAST trail 106 when h More...

Posted 3/20/2017 07:34 PM

One injured in school bus accident in Rockingham &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM — A motorist was injured when she hit a school bus Monday morning in Rockingham but no students were hurt in the accident. More...

Posted 3/20/2017 05:11 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