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RYE, N.H. — Seacoast residents got a rare opportunity to tour Pulpit Rock Tower, a World War II observation tower used to protect Portsmouth Harbor and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont state auditor says numerous questionable choices were made in the administration of the state’s remote worker program aimed at attracting new residents by paying them to move to the Green Mountain state.

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CLAREMONT — Gray, wintry skies hung over the city yesterday as American Legion Post 29 in Claremont held a full day of ceremonies to commemorate those who served the United States and its people through military service.

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LITCHFIELD — For the 4th straight year, the Stevens Cardinals will head to the semi-finals as the defense was dominant. “We switched into a different set today on defe… Read more

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LACONIA — The Lady Lakers reign supreme as they brought the championship Division IV title home to Sunapee after a battle of a game that took an overtime goal from Liz… Read more

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LACONIA —Sunapee’s bid to grab back to back state titles didn’t turn out the way the Lakers had hoped as the #1 seeded Newmarket Mules were looking to avenge last year… Read more

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It’s been 46 years, packed with frustration, heartbreak and failure for Brattleboro football. But on a cold, sun-splashed Saturday on the frozen turf of Alumni Field b… Read more

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It is a pleasure to announce that Isaac Wilkinson has been named the 2019 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for Bellows Falls Union High School. The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good cit… Read more

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TWIN STATE VALLEY — Two years after hosting the first PRIDE Day in the Upper Valley, Claremont advocacy group Rural Outright will team with a Windsor organizer to create the first cross-state, all-weekend PRIDE celebration in 2020, with events running from Friday night through Sunday in Clar… Read more

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The Newport Senior Center will be transformed into a holiday extravaganza today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for our first ever Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale. With over 21 vendors from top to bottom, you are sure to find that unique gift as we head into the holiday season. You do not want to mis… Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

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PERKINSVILLE, Vt. — While many women during World War II took up domestic roles as workers in defense plants and factories, about 350,000 women joined the military. In addition to serving as nurses, mechanics and clerical workers — positions that filled an important labor shortage while manu…

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This week has been filled with nostalgia. I have been thinking about my father frequently. I seem to do this every year around the time of my birthday. Not because he was one to celebrate birthdays, but because he made it possible for my birth. He was a loving, thoughtful, quiet and caring m… Read more

OUR COLUMNISTS

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“Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends are Becoming Our Best Medicine” by Maria Goodavage c.2019, Dutton

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Last week, in a column about birds that we see only in winter, I mentioned the rough-legged hawk and that it deserved its own column. In fact, I wrote that column last November, so I will not repeat myself. Instead, I will dwell upon a couple of species that I have never seen, but very much … Read more

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MERIDEN — The Aidron Duckworth Museum will be closing at the end of October and is giving a final exhibition of the artist’s work, as well as a sampling of artists who have exhibited there over the years. “Exhibition XXXIV: The Multitudes Contained,” examines the theme of the multifaceted self. Read more