LOCAL NEWS

CLAREMONT — At least 80 people in the Claremont School District, including 27 staff members, are currently in quarantine due to either testing positive or having been exposed to the novel coronavirus, otherwise referred to as COVID-19, according to district officials.

NEWPORT — The school districts of Newport and Fall Mountain are among many in the state of New Hampshire that are facing a fiscal hangover next year despite their efforts to minimize or neutralize their spending levels.

LEBANON — While the creation and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is offering hope for an end to the current pandemic, many questions remain about the vaccines: their safety and efficacy, when individuals will be able to get vaccinated, how long we’ll need to continue masking and physical d…

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — In the dwindling days of 2020 with CARES Act funding coming to an end, scores of inquiries were placed to community organizers: Is Everyone Eats ending? When will it come back online? The partners of Vermont Everyone Eats are thrilled to announce that this valuable program…

The Sunapee Historical Society, quite by chance, has discovered a grandfather clock, made in Sunapee (then known as Wendell) in about 1805 and currently residing in an antique clock shop. Although the society rarely purchases its artifacts, relying instead on donated items, the opportunity t…

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SUNAPEE — The 3-0 Lakers struggled against the 0-1 Fall Mountain Wildcats, trailing in the early going. But they soon found their game and revved things up to pull awa… Read more

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SUNAPEE — For the second time this week, Stephanie Larpenter’s Lady Lakers stormed out of the gate and hit key shots in the end to grab a win over a stubborn Mt. Royal… Read more

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Norwich University athletic equipment manager Scott Mullen’s day starts early. He gets in the car at his home in Claremont in time to arrive at Norwich University at 6… Read more

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CLAREMONT — At least 80 people in the Claremont School District, including 27 staff members, are currently in quarantine due to either testing positive or having been exposed to the novel coronavirus, otherwise referred to as COVID-19, according to district officials. Read more

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The Rockingham Free Public library will present a virtual dramatic reading on Zoom of local author Bill Lockwood’s short story “The Kids Won’t Leave” recently published in the 2020 Fall edition of “Two Hawks Quarterly Literary Journal” on Thursday January 28 at 7:00 pm. Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

This 2016 photo provided by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) shows two people engaging in conversation at a Farmers’ Market in Randolph, Vt. The VAAFM announces grant funds to strengthen Vermont’s specialty crop industries. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, …

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Amid pleas on these pages, in our communities, across the state and nation, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday on an article of impeachment accusing President Trump of “incitement of insurrection.” Ten Republicans supported the move, with the final tally coming in at 232-197. U.… Read more

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There have been incidents appearing in articles and police logs in recent weeks that would suggest that we’re not handling our stress very well. In fact, indications are that we need to take a chill pill. Read more

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A big thumbs up to Gov. Phil Scott for standing up for the nation and saying President Trump needs to be removed from office — one way or another. It was a bold move on the final day of Scott’s second term. Of course, the vicious hoard that wants nothing other than to see the world burn righ… Read more

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Holiday spending always gets the best of me. The gifts, the food, the Christmas tree and decorations — sandwiched between two monthly rent payments — siphon money from my bank account. Every year I feel the sticker shock, briefly tuck my tail between my legs, then carry on like it never happened.

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