City may switch health insurers &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The city is looking to possibly switch to a less expensive health insurance carrier in 2017 as it braces for a projected 23-percent rise in health insurance premiums next year.  City Manager Guy Santagate said the city began adv More...

Posted 11/28/2016 10:47 PM

Community center hosts holiday craft fair &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Savings Bank Community Center was host to a holiday craft fair this past Saturday, Nov. 26.A number of area crafters were on hand to sell their wares in the run up to Christmas. More...

Posted 11/28/2016 08:01 PM

Bellows Falls man arrested with 38 bags of heroin &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM — A Bellows Falls man has been arrested and charged after police found him to be in possession of 38 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Sunday.  Joshua Croteau, 31, was arrested Sunday, Nov. More...

Posted 11/28/2016 04:00 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 Nov. 19:Grantham  — Patti L. More...

Posted 11/25/2016 08:02 PM

Colby-Sawyer College opens Franklin field office &nbsp

NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer celebrated the grand opening of its field studies office for the Sustainable Learning Initiative (SLI) at Franklin Falls with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Thursday, Nov. 3. President Susan D. More...

Posted 11/23/2016 07:45 PM

New Hampshire State Police reminds motorists to drive safely &nbsp

It’s common knowledge that Thanksgiving is the busiest traveled holiday weekend of the year. Statistically, traffic-related fatalities increase around the holidays, and Thanksgiving is no exception. More...

Posted 11/22/2016 08:28 PM

Police increase patrols in north Springfield following burglaries &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — Due to a spate of business burglaries and two armed bank robberies in Springfield over the past several weeks, the Springfield Police Department is increasing the number of daytime and nighttime patrols in the north section of town.The More...

Posted 11/21/2016 10:37 PM

Click It or Ticket this holiday season &nbsp

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year, when millions of Americans hit the road to spend time with friends and family. But more vehicles on the road means potential for more crashes and more fatalities. More...

Posted 11/21/2016 05:15 PM

Red Cross says blood, platelet donations needed throughout holiday season &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the perfect gift this holiday season – a lifesaving blood or platelet donation. A blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. More...

Posted 11/21/2016 04:33 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Nov. More...

Posted 11/20/2016 08:06 PM

Henderson completes leadership development program &nbsp

UNITY — Sullivan County Health Care Director of Nursing Patti Henderson recently completed an intensive leadership development program. More...

Posted 11/19/2016 03:36 PM

Fugitive of the Week: Cassandra Greer &nbsp

Cassandra Greer, 40, is wanted for failing to appear in court.Greer was indicted by the Sullivan County Grand Jury on Oct. More...

Posted 11/18/2016 03:47 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 Nov. More...

Posted 11/18/2016 08:10 PM

Cavendish calendars now on sale &nbsp

CAVENDISH — The Cavendish Community and Conservation Association’s 2017 Cavendish calendar is now on sale, just in time for the holidays. More...

Posted 11/17/2016 05:55 PM

Vancor named BFUHS Elks Student of the Month &nbsp

ROCKINGHAM — It is a pleasure to announce that Fallon Vancor has been named the October Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Fallon, a senior, is the daughter of Kevin and Gloria Vancor of Bellows Falls. More...

Posted 11/16/2016 05:06 PM

Sanders announces annual State of the Union Essay Contest &nbsp

BURLINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched his seventh annual State of the Union essay contest Tuesday, calling on Vermont’s high school students to address what they view as the major issues facing the United States. More...

Posted 11/16/2016 05:30 PM

Rockingham Selectboard member resigns &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — The Rockingham Selectboard will seek a replacement board member to fill the seat of Joshua Hearne, who announced on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Posted 11/16/2016 09:47 PM

Newport police log &nbsp

 Sunday, Nov. 612:57 a.m.    Caller requesting well-being check on two subjects on Beech St.3:38 p.m.    Walk-in reporting an assault on female subject on Emerald Ridge Rd. More...

Posted 11/15/2016 02:13 PM

Cavendish home burglarized: guns, $350 in change taken &nbsp

CAVENDISH — A Hill Road home in Cavendish was burglarized and guns, a toolbox and $350 in change were among the items stolen, according to Vermont State Police. More...

Posted 11/14/2016 08:14 PM

Essay contest held to light up Broad Street Park &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Santa Claus will be coming to Broad Street Park in Claremont from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 to greet all the children in Claremont. This event will also be the official lighting of Broad Street Park to begin the holiday season. More...

Posted 11/14/2016 03:13 PM

Hundreds turn out for annual penny sale &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The St. Mary Parish Old Time Penny Sale is “kind of like going to Bingo,” but the takeaway is measured in terms of hundreds of prizes, said organizer Albert St. Pierre.“Conceivably, for $1 you could win 100 prizes,” St. More...

Posted 11/13/2016 10:38 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Sunday, November 6 1:16 a.m. — Engine 3 responded to Royce St. for a medical call.  7:34 a.m. — Engine 3 responded to Thrasher Rd. for a tree in roadway.  9:50 a.m. — Engine 3 responded to Ralston Pl. More...

Posted 11/13/2016 05:01 PM

Little Caesars eyeing Claremont store &nbsp

CLAREMONT — A national takeout pizza chain is eyeing Claremont as part of its strategic growth initiative in the region. More...

Posted 11/11/2016 04:38 PM

Bellows Falls Moose Lodge hosts competitive karaoke event &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — For three years, the International Moose Convention has hosted a karaoke contest featuring the top 12 finalists nationwide who have competed at local lodges across the country.  In order to have the opportunity to be one of those More...

Posted 11/11/2016 02:57 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

Sunday, Nov. 20 3:49 a.m. — Caller reported a noise disturbance on Sunapee Street.  9:16 a.m. — Arrest made for default or breach of bail conditions.  12:55 p.m. — Caller reported criminal threatening on Main Street.  2 p.m. More...

Posted 11/28/2016 09:05 PM

HUBZone workshop in Springfield Dec. 12 &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center and U.S. More...

Posted 11/28/2016 07:39 PM

Two men arrested in connection with stolen ATV &nbsp

NORTH SPRINGFIELD — On Saturday morning, two local men were arrested in Springfield in connection with a stolen ATV from Cavendish. More...

Posted 11/28/2016 04:11 PM

Claremont Fire Department log &nbsp

Monday, Nov. 21 5:59 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to Washington Street for a report of a motor vehicle accident. 9:33 p.m.: Engine 3 responded to Krista Place for a report of a smoke alarm sounding.   Tuesday, Nov. More...

Posted 11/27/2016 09:49 PM

Town seeking to re-establish CIP &nbsp

NEWPORT — The Newport Planning Board is looking to re-establish a Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) for the town, and is seeking residents to volunteer their time to fill out three at-large positions on the 7-member CIP committee.    More...

Posted 11/25/2016 05:03 PM

Shopping from home — and not online &nbsp

From Greenworks: Ideas for a Cleaner Environment More...

Posted 11/22/2016 08:44 PM

Silsby Free Public Library December news &nbsp

CHARLESTOWN — Holiday story hours are in session. Join the fun at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays for holiday-themed stories and a simple craft. Lap sitters, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers are welcome.Friday, Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. is adult coloring. More...

Posted 11/22/2016 08:52 PM

Claremont Garden Club places marker in honor of Belaire &nbsp

The Claremont Garden Club recently placed a granite/bronze plaque-marker in front of a pink flowering crabapple tree at the Claremont Senior Center by the gazebo that was planted in memory of Winifred "Winnie" Belaire. Mrs. More...

Posted 11/21/2016 05:28 PM

Newport Police Department log &nbsp

  Sunday, Nov. 13  4:28 a.m. — Caller reported an unwanted man on Maple Street.  4:58 a.m. — Caller reported suspicious activity on Maple Street.  5:38 a.m. — Caller reported an unwanted woman on Amelia Drive.  More...

Posted 11/21/2016 04:22 PM

HCRS announces 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 Hartford, More...

Posted 11/21/2016 04:57 PM

Community members identify needs for early childhood education &nbsp

CLAREMONT — More than 100 city residents gathered in two forums to share their thoughts and ideas in two Claremont conversations around the following questions: “How can Claremont be the best place for all young children to live, grow, learn, and pla More...

Posted 11/18/2016 08:28 PM

Claremont Police Department log &nbsp

Thursday, Nov. 106 a.m. — Traffic accident on Main Street.8:22 a.m.  — Drug violations on Hanover Street.12:05 p.m. — On Charlestown Road, arrested Justin A. More...

Posted 11/18/2016 09:20 PM

Children's Apple Blossom Cotillion applications due Dec. 5 &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — Elementary school children in Kindergarten through grade 4 are invited to participate in the 61st annual Apple Blossom Cotillion, presented by Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems.  These young performers, More...

Posted 11/18/2016 08:15 PM

Police seeking info on seized firearms &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the owner of two firearms seized as part of a burglary investigation involving several incidents on Charlestown Road.  Police Chief Alex Scott said the firearms include a Gl More...

Posted 11/18/2016 03:05 AM

NH Charitable Foundation funds new RVCC tech program &nbsp

CLAREMONT — River Valley Community College (RVCC) is adding a new program to its lineup of Catch the Wave courses, which are offered at reduced cost to high school students interested in experiencing the rigors of college life and academics before r More...

Posted 11/17/2016 02:22 PM

Taxi business to move headquarters to First Street &nbsp

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Planning Board unanimously approved a site plan waiver that will allow the city’s newest taxi business to move to establish a new headquarters at a rental property on First Street. More...

Posted 11/16/2016 09:36 PM

Keep your Thanksgiving from going up in flames &nbsp

CONCORD – For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few of us consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires.  More...

Posted 11/16/2016 05:21 PM

NH DHHS promotes quitting tobacco Nov. 17 &nbsp

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is encouraging New Hampshire residents to join others across the country in quitting tobacco Thursday, Nov. More...

Posted 11/16/2016 05:45 PM

Chester police get fingerprinting machine &nbsp

CHESTER — Starting this week, the Chester Police Department will now be able to process those they arrest and provide fingerprinting services. The cost for a fingerprinting machine came up during the town budget discussion at the Nov. More...

Posted 11/16/2016 10:40 PM

Maintenance fee waived for Opera House group &nbsp

NEWPORT — The Newport Opera House Association will be allowed use of the Newport Opera House at no charge through the end of the year. That decision was made by the Newport Board of Selectmen at its Nov. 7 meeting.   More...

Posted 11/15/2016 09:03 PM

Win a turkey dinner basket for the Great American Smokeout &nbsp

BELLOWS FALLS — Life is short, and for those who smoke, quitting returns precious years and vitality. More...

Posted 11/14/2016 02:53 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 Nov. More...

Posted 11/13/2016 09:04 PM

Man relying on 'random acts of kindness' to travel 900 miles &nbsp

CHESTER — Bruce Tanner strongly believes in the power of positivity. The prove that, he’s walking 900 miles from Maine to Ohio, relying on random acts of kindness to get home.  More...

Posted 11/13/2016 08:37 PM

EdgarMay Thanksgiving Day 5k to be held Nov. 24 &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — The Edgar May Health and Recreation Center will host its 4th annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Road Race and Walk on Thursday, Nov. More...

Posted 11/13/2016 04:45 PM

Springfield holiday program begins Dec. 2 &nbsp

SPRINGFIELD — When Santa lights Springfield’s town tree, a sense of awe comes over the crowd of families who anxiously awaited his arrival, quickly followed by cheers. More...

Posted 11/11/2016 08:52 PM

Police arrest suspects in multiple burglaries &nbsp

CLAREMONT — Two Claremont residents have been arrested and charged in relation to mulitple burglary incidents in the last month on Charlestown Road.Mark Perry, 37, and Justin Daisy, 25, were arrested following investigation into several burglaries at More...

Posted 11/10/2016 10:04 PM