Local News

NEWBURY — A combination of world-class snowmaking and favorable temperatures have allowed both Stowe and Okemo to start making snow at higher elevations during the first weekend of November.

LEBANON — Dartmouth-Hitchcock surgical oncologist Kari Rosenkranz, MD, is one of six finalists announced last week for the 2019 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year® (NCCY) Award, presented by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a national nonprofit dedicated to putting…

CLAREMONT — The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be hosting a Toys for Tots drive from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the Claremont Walmart.

NEWPORT — The Soo-Nipi Quilters Guild, which meets at South Congregational Church in Newport at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month, celebrated its annual Comfort Quilt Day on Oct. 17th by donating 50 beautiful handmade quilts and 18 hand crocheted afghans to three local organizations.

NEW LONDON — The winners of the Return of the Pumpkin People contest in New London organized by the New London Recreation Department have been announced.

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Lottery is encouraging New Hampshire residents to deck out their homes with the most festive flair and the brightest lights this holiday season—for the chance to have their New Hampshire home featured on a special holiday scratch ticket.

Daylight Saving Time ends on the first Sunday in November, when clocks are moved back an hour at 2 a.m. to local standard time (so they will then read 1 a.m., local standard time).

CONCORD — The first batch of New Hampshire property tax rates for 2019 have been released by the New Hampshire Department of Revenue administration.

NEWPORT — The Newport School Board Superintendent Search Committee met on Monday, Oct. 28 to draft the job posting for the upcoming Superintendent’s position at SAU 43 to be hired for the upcoming school year.

SUNAPEE — The Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust added 265 additional acres of protected Sunapee property when sisters Cora Collins Kangas and Sandra Blackington donated a conservation easement on their “Rowell MacWilliams Woodlot” located on Perkins Pond Road.

Where in the world is Brenda Burns? Were you able to guess any destinations from last week? If not, maybe you can do better this week. My husband and I sailed the crystal blue waters to the largest Pacific Ocean Port where volcanoes could be seen on the horizon. It was the most colorful Cent…

CLAREMONT — Nov. 8th will mark the second collaboration between Amplified Arts , a collaborative arts venue in Downtown Claremont and TLC Family Resource Center, a nonprofit serving children, youth, and families with a wide range of free programming.

NEWPORT — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren greeted a packed venue of local voters last night at the Newport Opera House, taking the stage with her signature song, “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton, playing from the speakers overhead. An estimated crowd of 325 were in attendance, acc…

NEWPORT — For five hours spread over meetings held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 and Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Search Committee for next year’s Newport Superintendent worked together to determine the key roles our community needs from next year’s Superintendent.

CLAREMONT — St. Mary Parish Old-Time Penny Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 in the St. Mary Gymnasium on Main Street. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and drawings start at 6 p.m.

New Hampshire will be taking part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and this year, officials will be collecting vaping products in addition to prescription drugs.

UNITY — Thanks to the effort of several members in the TRAILS (Transitional Reentry and Inmate Life Skills) program at the Sullivan County House of Corrections, residents at Sullivan County Health Care will have a perfect place to relax and enjoy the warm weather for years to come.

GOSHEN — The Goshen Grange building, which stands on the bank of the South Branch Sugar River in the center of Goshen, has a new foundation, thanks to a grant from the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Conservation License Plate grant program.

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HANOVER – Dartmouth women's soccer had four different scorers on its way to a commanding, 5-0, win over Southern Illinois Tuesday night at Burnham Field. Allie Winstanley netted two goals, while Charlotte Esty, Mollie McGorisk and Ellie Geier found the net as well.

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HANOVER – The Dartmouth men's soccer team fell, 1-0, to Hartford at Burnham Field on Tuesday in its final non-conference match of the season. Aitor Elena scored in the 50th minute to lift the Hawks to the victory.

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Rain and colder weather dampened the scores for the third and final round of the Lady Blue Hen Invitational hosted by the University of Delaware as the Dartmouth women’s golf team carding a 329 (+41), falling back three spots into eighth place at 64-over for the tourna…

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Dartmouth men's soccer secured its first road win of the season on Saturday as Tiger Graham scored in the 55th minute to boost the Big Green to a 1-0 victory at Penn.

Nation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — From front-row seats at the White House, two government officials are providing impeachment panels vivid testimony of the Trump administration's efforts pushing Ukraine to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose father was forced into a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose broadly in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday, pushing major indexes toward another set of records, after China said it agreed with the U.S. on a gradual pullback on tariffs if talks progress.

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MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life.

Politics

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday denied a report that he wanted Attorney General William Barr to hold a press conference to declare he broke no laws during a July phone call in which Trump pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democrats.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former national security adviser John Bolton failed to show up for an interview with impeachment investigators Thursday, making it unlikely that he will provide any testimony to the House about President Donald Trump's handling of Ukraine.

World

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CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — In the looming darkness, the Nigerian family of four, including two children carrying stuffed animals and a violin case, climbed out of a taxi at the end of a dead-end road in upstate New York as Canadian law enforcement officers watched a short distance away, across a…

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VIENNA (AP) — Iran alleged Thursday that the U.N. inspector it blocked from a nuclear site last week tested positive for suspected traces of explosive nitrates. The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, disputed Iran's claim.

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LONDON (AP) — The long-festering issue of anti-Semitism in Labour Party ranks is coming back to haunt Jeremy Corbyn in the first days of his election campaign to unseat Prime Minister Boris Johnson and take up residence at 10 Downing Street.

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MILAN (AP) — An 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor who is a senator-for-life in Italy has unwittingly provoked one of the country's most intense confrontations with anti-Semitism since the end of Italy's Fascist dictatorship during World War II.

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LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — With Mexican soldiers guarding the entrance to town, hundreds of people converged on this remote farming community for the first funerals Thursday for the nine American women and children killed in an ambush by drug cartel gunmen.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters crossed a major bridge in Baghdad on Monday, approaching the prime minister's office and the headquarters of Iraq's state-run TV, as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas, killing at least five demonstrators and wounding dozens.