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CLAREMONT — Matt Mooshian got the phone call a bit out of the blue. They told him that someone had nominated him for the Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s “Young Professional of the Year” award and he had been selected.  Read more

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CLAREMONT — The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce held its 62nd annual President’s Awards ceremony on Friday at the Claremont Opera House. Tear-drop shaped statuettes  were presented to Matt Mooshian, Young Professional of the Year; Madeline Ferland, Model Youth of the Year; Tom Liveston… Read more

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BROWNSVILLE, Vt. — Getting on the internet from home or office usually involves a subscription to a commercial service, one that may also supply cable television or voice service. Hitting a working WiFi hotspot is often a different matter, however. Given the hilly terrain in parts of the riv… Read more

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HARTFORD, Vt. — On Jan. 18 at 9 a.m., troopers from the Vermont State Police — Royalton Barracks responded to assist an off-duty Lebanon police officer who had reported erratic operation of a plow truck with sander being operated by Nathanael MacLean, 36, of Charlestown. Troopers responded a… Read more

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CLAREMONT – The annual Chamber of Commerce Presidents' Award this year is honoring three individuals and two businesses. Tom Liveston has been named Citizen of the Year although, according to Liveston, “I said to my wife, 'You're probably the person who should have gotten it.” Both Livestons… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Documentary filmmaker Bess O'Brien's focuses social problems, like the heroin epidemic or the foster care system. She and Jay Craven are behind Kingdom County Productions and their mission is to make films “rooted in Vermont.” Her most recent work, “Coming Home” addresses … Read more

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UNITY –Sullivan County has renewable energy certificates to sell, thanks largely to the county's biomass burner at the county complex in Unity. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are tradable, non-tangible energy commodities in the United States that represent proof that 1 megawatt-hour (M… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Kelly Arrison, will begin the Spring 2019 OLLI-Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Series on Tuesday, Jan. 29 telling of his experiences as a professional automobile racer. It will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Pleasa… Read more

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CLAREMONT – The annual Chamber of Commerce Presidents' Award this year is honoring three individuals and two businesses. Tom Liveston has been named Citizen of the Year although, according to Liveston, “I said to my wife, 'You're probably the person who should have gotten it.” Both Livestons… Read more

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — The Rockingham Library is hosting a poetry open mic on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Read an original poetry or a favorite poem by another poet. All ages are welcome to participate. Or be a part of the audience to support these brave souls.  Read more

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CLAREMONT — Kayleigh Ferland, a fourth-grade student at Disnard Elementary School, won the school-level competition of the National GeoBee on Jan. 15, with Joannie McCusker, a fifth-grade student, winning second place and CJ Gogan, a fifth-grade student, finishing third place. Other finalist… Read more

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In a meeting of familiar opponents on Monday night, the Springfield girls did what they had to do to get the best of Green Mountain this time around, beating the Chieftains 33-24 to improve to 7-3 on the season. Read more

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Outscoring Springfield 32-7 in the middle two periods, the Fair Haven boys basketball team rolled to a 69-31 win Friday night in a Marble Valley League game at Dressel Gym. Read more

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Happy March for Life!” More than a few people said that to me as I arrived here for the annual pro-life rally in our nation’s capital. The march actually consists of a few days of events. Initially a protest of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, the march has evolved into mo… Read more

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On Jan. 17, the Claremont City Council and School Board met to discuss a number of topics that impact the community as a whole. Though the governing bodies normally meet on a quarterly basis, the last joint meeting occurred in August 2018. November’s meeting was postponed due to the school b… Read more

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Decades later, I can still recall exactly where I was sitting when I first realized that the prevailing psychological dogma of the day was bunk. As a graduate student taking a course in literary criticism, I’d been assigned Sigmund Freud’s 1928 essay “Dostoyevsky and Parricide.” Read more

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President Trump’s political strategy is completely clear: use his persistent promotion of a border wall to energize his core supporters. His campaign manager, Brad Parscale, told Fox News that “border security” is the “No. 1 reason” those ardent advocates will vote to re-elect him. Trump him… Read more

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CLAREMONT — The Racial Healing Working Group invites all to recognize the prophetic and radical work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Trinity Episcopal/Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 120 Broad Street, Claremont on Jan. 21, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a potluck lunch. The program will be … Read more

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The Eagle Times has been returning to its coverage area to visit select boards, businesses, and attractive natural places. When one of our reporters shows up in one of these town halls for a meeting, some select boards are a bit baffled. “We haven’t seen a reporter for years,” they say. Read more

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When, 120 years ago, the New Hampshire poet Edna Dean Proctor saluted this state’s “cliffs, her meads, her brooks afoam” and spoke elegiacally of the “white-robed heights” of its mountains, she identified perhaps the mostly enduring characteristic of New Hampshire — its worship of the outside. Read more

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Regardless of a partial shutdown in the Federal Government, time marches on and April 16 is getting close (Patriots Day delays the inevitable tax date by one day). Over the next several weeks, taxpayers will receive forms and documents related to taxes and income. As you scramble to prepare,… Read more

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When I was an undergraduate I tried maintaining a double major in English and biology. This began to fall apart almost immediately, but went out the window entirely in my junior year when I went abroad for a semester. In those days abroad programs were strictly for humanities majors, so I we… Read more

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Come mid-January, when I’m acclimatized to Vermont’s winter, I enjoy an occasional stroll on the icy surface of Lake Champlain. I favor bays sheltered from the brunt of winter winds where the ice has had ample time to thicken. I pull microspikes on over my boots and off I go. Read more

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Welcome to a special winter edition of the New Hampshire Fishing Report. Early season frigid weather, reinforced by a recent cold snap, has led to favorable ice conditions across most of the Granite State. Even so, never trust secondhand ice thickness information; always check ice thickness … Read more

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — The Rockingham Library is hosting a poetry open mic on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Read an original poetry or a favorite poem by another poet. All ages are welcome to participate. Or be a part of the audience to support these brave souls.  Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Experience the fun and beauty of creating a winter landscape of snow-clad fields and trees inspired by earlier New England Impressionism with Robert Carsten, PSA-M, IAPS-MC, CPS at Gallery at the VAULT on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Read more

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CLAREMONT — Claremont Opera House, WCNL Country 1010, and the Common Man Inn and Restaurant welcome “The Spirit of Johnny Cash” back to the Claremont Opera House by popular demand Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. This is what country music is all about — the music of Johnny Cash. The Nashville mu… Read more

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CLAREMONT — ‘Dining with Disaster,’ a dinner theater show by Mike Cirre, directed by Julie Richardson, will be performed by the Off Broad Street Players on Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26 at the Claremont Elks Lodge, 54 Summer Street. Because of adult humor and themes, admission is fo… Read more

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BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Oliver Wendel Holmes declared, “Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.” B, a 17-year-old songwriter, singer, multi-Instrumentalist with consummate skill and a powerful social conscience, will be performing the first Stone Chur… Read more

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CLAREMONT — One thing leads to another at the Claremont Makerspace — that’s the big idea. Although there are dozens of makerspaces in cities and towns in New England, the Claremont one was designed to bring creative people of all different persuasions together to inspire and help each other.  Read more

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Hundreds of years ago, haunting bugle-like calls echoed through these hills and valleys. The sounds were made by bull elk to attract mates and fend off rivals. Elk in the Northeast? Yes, elk were once the most widely distributed of North American hoofed mammals. Millions roamed over much of … Read more

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CONCORD — NH Audubon’s “Twitchers in the Rye” will be taking part in the Superbowl of Birding on Jan. 19. The Superbowl is a competition that takes place in January — but this Superbowl has nothing to do with football. It involves looking for as many bird species as possible in 12 hours and … Read more

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I feel like I’m always surprised to see a brown creeper. I don’t think they are uncommon, but they are such low-profile birds that they go unnoticed much of the time. They do sing, but I have never heard the song. Their tawny brown and white coloration is wonderful camouflage against the tre… Read more

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Back in the early 1960s I decided that I wanted to learn to ski. My father, being a frugal man, told me that I was welcome to use his use his skis. No, the skis were not barrel staves and canning jar rubbers, but close to it. I was grateful and proud to be able to use my dad’s equipment, tho… Read more

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I thought we might have a porcupine around the house. I saw some tracks in the snow between our house and the next up the hill that looked like a porcupine … or some critter that dragged its tail once in a while between steps. Then, my sister, who lives next door, said she saw “Prickly” head… Read more

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Ten people, one room. All 10 people scrambling to find the clues hidden in the locked room and working together to use those clues to accomplish our mission and free ourselves. This was my escape room experience at the Escape Factory owned by Nicholas Koloski in Claremont. Read more

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CLAREMONT — Off Broad Street Players are continuing their long-held tradition of producing entertaining dinner theater shows during the dreary months of winter. The group’s first show of 2019 will be “Dining with Disaster,” an original comedy by OBSP member Mike Cirre. He has penned wild and… Read more