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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!

Lifestyles

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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.

Photos of the Week

Local News

Three seats at the front of the Goshen Town Hall were empty during the Goshen Town Meeting Saturday evening. It was reported that one was scheduled for surgery and the two others were ill. The three ladies at the table were waiting for Goshen resients to cast their Yes or No ballots on a war…

NEWPORT — Commander Bruce Richardson has announced that any veteran, or anyone serving in the military with at least one day of active duty is now eligible for membership in the American Legion.

GOSHEN — The most talked-about warrant article of the annual Goshen Town Meeting Saturday night focused on four trees that had been cut down on town land adjacent to the Old North Cemetery.

(Editor’s Note—Newport School District staff members and parents of students in Newport schools received the following communication Sunday afternoon from Superintendent of Schools Brendan Minnihan relative to the immediate closing of schools throughout the state directed by Governor Chris S…

THIS VEHICLE greeted voters on their way to Sherburne Gymnasium in Sunapee Tuesday to vote on town and school issues.

NEWPORT —Within 48 hours of the Governor’s school closing, Newport’s staff and administration have crafted a remote learning plan for school children to continue their learning throughout the CORVID-19 emergency. Instruction will begin on Monday, March 23.

NEWPORT — Newport and Guild dog owners may enter their canine fur babies in the Sixth Annual Newport Top Dog contest once they have been licensed with the town for the current year.

(Editor’s Note—Newport School District staff members and parents of students in Newport schools received the following communication Sunday afternoon from Superintendent of Schools Brendan Minnihan relative to the immediate closing of schools throughout the state directed by Governor Chris S…

CROYDON — Incumbent Selectboard chairman Russell Edwards downed challenger Brenda Williams, 186-108, in the race for a three-year term on the Croydon Board of Selectmen Tuesday.

SPRINGFIELD — Richard Hendi received 126 votes to defeat Susan Abair with 86 in the three-year selectman’s race in Springfield on Tuesday.

NEWPORT — The proposed 2020-21 Newport Town Budget calls for an operating budget of $10,230,694 and projects a tax rate of $12.03 compared to $9,693,694 and $11.74 in 2019-20, a tax rate increase of 29 cents per $1,000.

CLAREMONT — The following building permits were issued by the Claremont Planning and Zoning Office between Dec. 1, 2019 and March 6, 2020.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee where she underscored the importance of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) pr…

THE THRIFT SHOPPE in the plaza on John Stark Highway will be reopening for business on Monday, March 9 after being closed for a week for a facelift that included repainting the walls by a community service team from Sturm, Ruger. Here, Joseph Blair of Wilmot, right, fills the paint container…

Sports

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CONCORD — While it was the intention of the NHIAA to play the remaining games left in the tournaments, given the guidelines specified by Governor Chris Sununu, the NHDHHS, and the CDC in response to the escalating public health issue, this plan is no longer feasible.

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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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WASHINGTON (AP) — He called on the country to come together. He warned of pain to come. And he deferred to the nation's public health experts while at least momentarily putting aside petty squabbling.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House was asking Congress on Tuesday to approve a sweeping emergency stimulus package to help businesses and taxpayers cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. It's the most far-reaching economic rescue package since the Great Recession of 2008.

Politics

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, days after the onetime front-runner failed to win a single Super Tuesday state, not even her own.

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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.

World

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The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 185,000 people and killed more than 7,300. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 8…

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MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of Russia and Turkey said they reached agreements on a cease-fire to take effect at midnight Thursday in northwestern Syria, where escalating fighting had threatened to put forces from the two countries into a direct military conflict.

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BANGKOK (AP) — The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal Thursday from the World Health Organization for governments to pull out “all the stops” to slow the epidemic, as it drained color from India's spring festivities, closed Bethlehem's Nativity Church and blocked Itali…

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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.