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Looking for a cat that is as sweet as their name?! We have three amazingly affectionate 9-month-old sisters looking for loving homes. Brownie is black and white, Cookie is calico and Cinnamon is a tortie. All three are playful and really enjoy people. They do not have to be adopted together,…

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — My name is Eliza and I have been at the shelter since March! I have asked Santa for a home this holiday season and he said that my person is reading this ad right now. Could that be you!? I am an independent girl and being black I am always being overlooked. I do fine with…

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(StatePoint) Dogs are important and adored members of their families, however, millions go missing every year. The reasons are varied and probably not all that surprising. A curious dog might jump over a fence or dig a hole under one. A pup might sneak out a door or gate inadvertently left o…

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(Family Features) Dental care for dogs is important, but it’s an aspect of care that is frequently overlooked by dog owners. One of the few outward signs of dental problems lurking just below the surface is bad breath. 

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — My name is Bre and I am famous for my ability to sing and to sing often! I love people, but need to be your only pet. I am a couch potato that loves to go for rides, and since I am only 17 pounds I am easy to take everywhere!

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Recently, we have seen an increased interest in mindfulness, although the concept itself is thousands of years old. Essentially, being mindful means you are living very much in the present, highly conscious of your thoughts and feelings. However, being mindful does not mean acting on those t…

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Looking for a cat that is as sweet as their name?! We have three amazingly affectionate 9-month-old sisters looking for loving homes. Brownie is black and white, Cookie is calico and Cinnamon is a tortie. All three are playful and really enjoy people. They do not have to be adopted together,…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Evidence indicates it is “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran late Tuesday, U.S. and Canadian officials said Thursday. They said the strike, which killed all 176 people on board, could well have been a mistake amid in…

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More than 8 million federal student loan borrowers use income-driven repayment plans. These plans can drop payments to $0 based on a borrower’s income and family size. And after 20 or 25 years — 10 if you work in public service — any remaining balance is forgiven.But to stay on these plans, …

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LOS ANGELES — With its deluxe suites, A-list patients and world-class art collection that includes works by Picasso and Chagall, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s nickname is “ hospital to the stars.” But starting this year, it is making a change for its poorest patients.

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It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these accounts, or if you run a business, you’ll want to learn more.

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Local News

CLAREMONT — Mary Cook of Sugar River Drive in Claremont gets to enjoy her 18th birthday on Saturday even though she’s really looking forward to No. 72.

NEWPORT — The Newport Zoning of Adjustment has given permission for the construction of a Cluster Development of 10 one-level housing units on 4.96 acres of land that borders on Parkview Street and the Sugar River.

NEW LONDON — Ten years ago, Kearsarge Regional School District sent students home with blizzard bags for the first time to prepare them to continue their studies, regardless of inclement winter weather.

NEWPORT — The following indictments were handed up by a Sullivan County Superior Court Grand Jury when it convened on Feb. 19:

NEWPORT — A small group of spectators, including educators, got an “overview of proposed reductions” that could come into play after voters go to the polls March 11 to deal with the 2020-21 Newport School Budget that has been trimmed by $1.2 million.

NEWPORT — The Mobil retail motor fuel outlet will soon take on a new look following action taken by he Newport Zoning Board of Adjustment on Feb. 20.

NEWPORT — One Credit Union opened its doors to a beautiful new branch in the Shaw’s Plaza on John Stark Highway in Newport on Saturday, Feb. 22. Newport marks One Credit Union’s seventh branch, and its second in New Hampshire.

CLAREMONT — On Feb. 19, 2020, at approximately 12:10 p.m., members of the New Hampshire Attorney Generals Drug Task Force, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, New Hampshire State Police, and the Claremont Police Department were involved in an investigation which produced the location of a …

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CLAREMONT — On Feb. 19, 2020, at approximately 12:10 P.M., Members of the New Hampshire Attorney Generals Drug Task Force, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, New Hampshire State Police, and the Claremont Police Department executed an arrest warrant for three sales of Methamphetamine by Je…

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SOUTHPORT, Conn. — Sturm, Ruger & Company Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announced on Wednesday, Feb. 19, that for 2019 the Company reported net sales of $410.5 million and diluted earnings of $1.82 per share, compared with net sales of $495.6 million and diluted earnings of $2.88 per share in 2018.

CROYDON — Croydon Police Chief Richard Lee made a dramatic exit from his job Tuesday night when the Croydon Board of Selectmen voted to dissolve its one-man police force that Lee has headed for approximately 20 years.

NEW LONDON — Ten years ago, Kearsarge Regional School District sent students home with blizzard bags for the first time to prepare them to continue their studies, regardless of inclement winter weather.

CLAREMONT — It may be snowy and cold, but Turning Points Network has its eye on spring with planning underway for its annual Steppin’ Up To End Violence 5k Walk and Fun Run scheduled for May 2nd.

WILMOT — Would you like to learn more about your neighbors who are running for town office in the March 10 election? If yes, then plan to attend a candidates’ night hosted by the Wilmot Community Association (WCA) from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the Red Barn, 64 Village Road.

NEWPORT — Nine members of the Sullivan County Delegation braved stormy weather and after a 90-minute session in the County Probate Courtroom Tuesday night, unanimously supported a request by county officials to purchase the former Eagle-Times building on Sullivan Street in Claremont for $325,000.

NEWPORT — The annual meeting of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce attracted a crowd of 140 people Thursday night, Feb. 6, at the Newport Opera House.

NEWPORT — The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has announced it is now accepting applications for its grant programs and has scheduled four regional workshops designed to help applicants seeking Arts Council funding during the upcoming fiscal year.

NEWPORT — A Child Find Developmental Screening Clinic sponsored by the Newport School District will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on March 2, 16 and 30 and will be free top Newport residents.

MANCHESTER (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary election Tuesday night, narrowly edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.

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CLAREMONT — Kearsarge bounced back into the win column Tuesday night with a 70-34 victory over Stevens. Kearsarge held a commanding 45-14 halftime lead.

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An all around complete game on both offense and defense made for an easy win for the Kearsarge girls basketball team in a game against Souhegan at home at the Carl Hill game Wednesday night.

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The Sunapee Lakers' boys basketball team did not disappoint the Sunapee fans on senior night at the Sherborne gym in Sunapee as they welcomed the Tigers into town on Thursday.

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CLAREMONT — Trailing by 16 points with their season on the line, the Stevens girls put it all together and rallied for a 53-47 win over Newport in a girls basketball game Thursday night at the Carr Gymnasium.

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RAYMOND — The 2020 NHIAA Team Bowling State Championship will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22nd at Striker’s East Bowling Center in Raymond.

Nation

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks took an early nosedive on Wall Street Thursday before recovering much of the ground they lost as investors struggle to anticipate how wide the economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak will be.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new coronavirus case in California could be the first in the U.S. that has no known connection to travel abroad or another known case, a possible sign the virus is spreading in a U.S. community, health officials said.

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Stocks slumped again on Wall Street Tuesday, piling on losses a day after the market's biggest drop in two years as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A month before the Supreme Court takes up cases over his tax returns and financial records, President Donald Trump on Tuesday made the unusual suggestion that two liberal justices should not take part in those or any other cases involving him or his administration.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bracing his supporters for a difficult stretch, with the sobering assertion that front-runner Bernie Sanders will likely emerge from next week's Super Tuesday contests well ahead in the race for delegates.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' ascendancy as Democrats' leading presidential hopeful fueled growing unease as lawmakers openly expressed anxiety that the self-proclaimed democratic socialist could cost them House control and questions abounded over what party leaders should do.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic rivals to Bernie Sanders are preparing to try to knock him off his front-runner perch in a debate Tuesday night before a critical South Carolina primary that could dramatically reshape the race.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Victoria Coates, a top official on the National Security Council, is being reassigned amid fallout over the identity of the author of the inside-the-White House tell-all book by “Anonymous.”

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing a more intense spotlight on his past leadership on issues of race and policing as he tries to translate his strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire into support in more diverse states.

World

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HAGATÑA, Guam (AP) — For Antonina Palomo Cross, Japan's occupation of Guam started with terror at church. The then-7-year-old was attending Catholic services with her family when the 1941 invasion began, setting off bomb blasts, sirens and screams.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's hard-line Hindu nationalists watched anti-government protests centered in Muslim communities for months in anger that finally boiled over in the worst communal rioting in New Delhi in decades, leaving 32 people dead and the Indian capital shell-shocked.

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NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and engaged in violent clashes with police.

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BEIRUT (AP) — Over 140,000 Syrians have been displaced in the last three days alone by violence in the country's northwest, bringing the total of those uprooted in a Syrian government offensive against the last opposition stronghold to over 800,000, the United Nations said Thursday.