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Thetford Academy graduates celebrate a ‘wild four years’
06-11-2023 6:16 AM

By KAELI BENNETT

THETFORD — Thetford Academy celebrated the accomplishments of 42 graduating seniors at the school’s 204th commencement Friday night. Thanks to Thetford Academy’s tradition of having solely student speakers, the audience heard from them directly about...


Rivendell graduates encouraged to find supporters along life’s journey
06-11-2023 6:15 AM

By RAY COUTURE

ORFORD — Ryleigh Butler, salutatorian of Rivendell Academy’s 2023 graduating class, stepped to the podium for her address to her fellow graduates Saturday morning inside the school gymnasium and told them they were cars.“You are a car and the road you...


Enfield firefighters open station for community event
06-05-2023 8:45 AM

By RAY COUTURE

ENFIELD — Dark clouds and a thick haze of rain did not stop the children attending the Enfield Fire Department’s Activity Day on Satur day at Huse Park from wanting yet another go with the fire extinguisher.For many of the kids who stopped by with...


Claremont City Council sets removal hearing date for one of its own, again
05-25-2023 8:00 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — A month after the City Council reversed course and reinstated a city councilor who was removed from office for alleged city charter violations, another councilor will face of removal hearing over alleged interference with municipal...


Commencement is end of era for VTC
05-15-2023 4:00 PM

By RAY COUTURE

RANDOLPH — The Class of 2023 graduated from Vermont Technical College Sunday afternoon in what was the school’s final commencement ceremony before the school rebrands as Vermont State University starting in July of this year.The graduation began at 3...


COVID was launching point for Lebanon gym
05-15-2023 9:00 AM

By JUSTIN CAMPFIELD

LEBANON — Of the many industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, fitness gyms were hit particularly hard. The industry association IHRSA reported that 25% of the nation’s health clubs and 30% of its studios have closed since the pandemic began.But...


Pandemic-era outdoor gear shortage lifts in Upper Valley
05-11-2023 10:05 PM

By JUSTIN CAMPFIELD

LEBANON — When Rick Hughes, of Etna, needed to upgrade to larger bikes for his three growing sons, he did what he’d done on nearly an annual basis since his oldest, Bodie, began biking: headed down to Omer and Bob’s outdoor gear store in downtown...


Claremont City Council set to raise rates, fees at community center
05-08-2023 4:43 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council is poised to approve increases in membership fees and other rates for the community center, with the expectation that the additional revenue will make a dent in the city-owned center’s annual operating deficit.The council,...


Day of service brings Lyme neighbors together
05-07-2023 8:08 PM

By RAY COUTURE

LYME — A tattered American flag hanging on a dented metal pole, its frayed red and white stripes wiggling unevenly in the constant breeze, was the sign to Inger Imset and Amanda Bushor that they’d finally found the house they were looking for on...


Ousted Claremont city councilor is reinstated after legal wrangling
04-27-2023 4:31 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — The City Council has reinstated a member who was expelled earlier this year after being accused of misleading fellow councilors.The attorney for James Contois, who was removed from office in February and reinstated on Wednesday, said in a...


2023 High school spring sports guide: tennis
04-21-2023 10:58 AM

By BILL WILKINSON

BoysHANOVERCoach: Kelly Finn (first year).Last year: 17-0, state champions.League: NHIAA Division I.Returners: Junior — Zach Pearson. Sophomores — Sam Ames, Ryder Wilson, Ian Holmes, Alex Orsino, Ming Liu, Pablo Martin-Asensio.Newcomers: Juniors...


2023 High school spring sports guide: track and field
04-21-2023 10:58 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

HANOVERCoaches: Steve McConnell (10th season), Dorcas Den Hartog (third season), Meg McGuire (15th season), Patrick Kelly (sixth season).League: NHIAA Division II.Last year: Girls were ninth and boys sixth at the Division II state meet.Girls’...


As owners retire, downtown Hanover loses legacy hardware store
04-17-2023 12:42 PM

By JUSTIN CAMPFIELD

HANOVER — After Hanover True Value closes its doors Saturday for good, it’s going to be harder — if not impossible — for downtown Hanover shoppers to pick up that one wood screw needed for a home improvement project, a gas grill for summer cookouts...


A Life: Gordon Gillens could ‘talk to a child and he could stand up to the bully’
04-16-2023 6:05 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

PLAINFIELD — When Plainfield voters at Town Meeting approved a proposal to establish a police department in 1975, resident Steve Taylor, who supported the idea, remembers the words of the first chief, Terry Kelley.“He said, ‘Being police chief in...


Claremont school reconfiguration plan on hold
04-13-2023 9:36 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CLAREMONT — Reconfiguration of grades at the middle school and high school has been put on hold until at least the 2024-25 school year, Superintendent Mike Tempesta said.At last week’s School Board meeting, Tempesta said while administrators are...


Plenty of eggs to go around
04-10-2023 9:58 AM

By RAY COUTURE

BROWNSVILLE — A congregation of kids gathered outside Brownsville Community Church Saturday morning, bundl ed in coats and winter hats to guard against the chill and holding empty wicker and plastic baskets on their arms.Strewn all around them, from...


Town Meeting: Newport voters to consider water and sewer bonds
04-07-2023 8:05 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

NEWPORT — At the annual Town Meeting on May 9, voters will be asked to approve two bonds for the town’s water and sewer systems for projects to address a couple of long-standing problems.A $10 million bond authorization is part of an estimated $29...


Jersey Mike’s Subs slated to open West Lebanon shop next month
04-05-2023 6:47 PM

By JUSTIN CAMPFIELD

WEST LEBANON — Jersey Mike’s Subs franchisee Chris Brown had long sought a West Lebanon location for the national chain. Now, after five years of searching — and a bit of real estate creativity — he is poised to finally open a store in the heart of...


Town clerk airs staff conflict at Hartland Selectboard meeting
03-24-2023 4:30 PM

By JUSTIN CAMPFIELD

HARTLAND — In a slow, deliberate voice that at times strained with emotion, Hartland Town Clerk Brian Stroffolino issued a statement at the town’s Selectboard meeting Monday that alleged a toxic municipal workplace and ignited a debate that has some...


Cornish library move a narrow go
03-20-2023 10:36 AM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

CORNISH — In a Town Meeting that drew a standing-room-only crowd at the Cornish Elementary School gymnasium on Saturday, voters narrowly approved a petitioned article that clears the way for renovating the town’s former general store and making it the...

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