LOCAL NEWS

Caption: Joshua Dauphin, chief of the West Weathersfield Fire Department, discusses the importance of having a full-time chief with EMT-certification in town, which would enable residents to see a trained first responder to a medical emergency before an ambulance arrives from out-of-town.

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We all grew up with family folklore, stories that captured the personality and quirks of our relatives, while sometimes giving us a taste of our local history. They ranged from whimsical accounts of playful Aunt Ellen to the outrageous and peculiar behavior of Uncle Bob. Of course, the best …

Vermont State Police are looking for assistance locating Richard Royce. He was last seen on July 12 in the Hartford, Vermont, area. Royce is described as 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs approximately 167 pounds. He is known to frequent the Hartford, Vermont, and Lebanon, New Hampshire, area.…

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CLAREMONT — The Claremont Planning Board heard a report about housing in the city from Olivia Uyizeye of the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC) that summarized the results of a survey of employees of 18 different employers in Claremont. Uyizeye told the board th…

Players from the IMPACT traveling theater group presented The Wind in the Willows for children at the Claremont Opera House Monday morning. Next Monday the show will be Tom Sawyer. Back row: Badger (Ryan Alarid), Toad (Miles Messier), Samantha Resnick (Rat), Logan Clingan (Mole). Front row, …

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Windsor High School standout basketball player Olivia Rockwood has verbally committed to the University of Maine on a scholarship far before even suiting up for her se… Read more

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. — White River Junction Post 84 defended their home field on Monday night, beating visiting Bellows Falls Post 37, 7-2. Read more

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CLAREMONT — It’s the last day of Camp Invention at Disnard Elementary School, and the kids are getting ready to race “orbots.” Fifth grade teacher Katey Wachsman floats through the classrooms and keeps things organized, remembering what items go home with which kids and resolving any problems. Read more

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WEATHERSFIELD, Vt. — On July 12 at 1:27 p.m., James Dolan, 47, of Nekoosa, Wisconsin was driving southbound on Interstate 91 when he fell asleep near mile marker 50 at the wheel on his 2012 Ford van. While asleep, he drifted from the travel lane, across the passing lane, and collided with th… Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

June is the time of year in the Upper Valley when female turtles begin to move from the water looking for sunny and sandy spots to dig a hole, lay their eggs, and then return to their water source. This journey often takes them through a dangerous, life-risking gambit – crossing the road. Yo…

CONCORD — Funding is available from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to develop and implement programs to protect existing sources of public drinking water. The grants are available to water suppliers, municipalities, regional planning agencies, non-profit organ…

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This morning a letter crossed the editorial desk (so to speak — it really crossed the computer screen) from a woman inveighing against the newly-appointed Vermont Executive Director of Racial Equity. In the letter writer’s view, there is no racism in Vermont: it’s all just made up to take ta… Read more

OUR COLUMNISTS

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CORNISH — Augustus Saint-Gaudens would have done over a dozen studies (sketches) before building the first clay model of his Lincoln. The 13-foot bronze statue dominates the garden museum, darkly looming over an open stretch of lawn. Read more

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Visitors to Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish walk past Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. The park offers summer concerts and art instruction at the sculptor’s home, which was also the center of the Cornish Art Colony. Read more