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Hartford residents seek Selectboard support of Gaza cease-fire resolution
05-29-2024 7:06 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford could be the next Upper Valley community to adopt a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza and an end to U.S. military aid for Israel’s offensive.The Selectboard will vote on June 11 whether to support an immediate...

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Hanover voters consider Gaza cease-fire resolution following Dartmouth protester arrests
05-13-2024 6:08 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HANOVER — Voters will consider a resolution at Tuesday’s Town Meeting calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and the West Bank and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel.The meeting takes place in the wake of the recent arrests of demonstrators at...


Upper Valley weekend fires damage grandstand, apartment and barn
04-08-2024 8:15 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — Firefighters in the Upper Valley had a busy weekend, in which three separate structure fires — in Claremont, Hanover and Canaan — occurred on Sunday afternoon.At noon, the Claremont Fire Department responded to Barnes Park on North...


Lebanon City Council to consider revised Gaza cease-fire resolution
04-02-2024 6:45 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The City Council will consider a new resolution on Wednesday to reaffirm — in writing — the council’s support of ending the ongoing war in Gaza.The proposed written resolution, drafted by the city’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...


South Royalton family loses home in weekend blaze
04-01-2024 7:01 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

SOUTH ROYALTON — A Saturday morning fire rapidly engulfed and consumed a home on Broad Brook Road, displacing the residents who are now sheltering at a hotel in White River Junction.Evan Burnham said that he discovered a fire in the utility...


Lebanon plans to put temporary fire station near middle school
03-16-2024 6:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — The city’s downtown fire station will be packing up and moving — temporarily — during the construction of a new building to replace its aging facility on South Park Street.On Monday, the Planning Board will hear a plan from the Fire...


Divided Lebanon City Council takes first step toward passing Israel-Gaza cease fire resolution
02-24-2024 10:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — A divided City Council adopted a verbal resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza, a return of all hostages and for the allowance of humanitarian aid to the region. An advisory board has been tasked with crafting a written resolution for...


Fire destroys unique Canaan business
02-22-2024 9:46 PM

By JAMES M. PATTERSON

As Tom Guillette and his wife Julie were watching the news at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, they noticed their whole backyard lit up. Two hours earlier he had finished cleaning up and cooling down the crucible in his nearby foundry shop where he melts...


Community members urge Canaan Selectboard to reinstate fire chief 
02-02-2024 10:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

CANAAN — Following the sudden departure of the town’s fire chief last month, the Selectboard faces a gap in emergency services leadership and pushback from some residents who think the board should have refused to accept the chief’s resignation.A...


West Lebanon fire damages condo
02-02-2024 9:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WEST LEBANON — A two-alarm fire damaged the second story of a condominium unit at 23 Pleasant St. on Friday afternoon.Hank Clarke was bringing his recycling outside when he noticed smoke coming from a neighbor’s roof at the Village Green...


Discord spurs Orford Fire Department departures
01-26-2024 5:19 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Unexpected competition for the role of fire chief last March has divided some residents into opposing factions, reduced the ranks of the Fire Department and left the town of 1,200 without a Planning Board.Orford’s voters in 2014 authorized...


Grantham man remains hospitalized with burns from house fire
01-25-2024 4:27 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

GRANTHAM — A 28-year-old Grantham man has a long recovery ahead after suffering severe burns in a house fire last week.Zachary Beaulieu remains in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was taken following the Jan. 15 fire and has...


Investigation of Newport overdose death leads to charges against Claremont woman, arrest warrant for another
01-24-2024 5:06 PM

NEWPORT — The overdose death of a Newport resident has led to charges against one woman and an arrest warrant for another.First responders found 33-year-old Maryanne Baldauff dead in an apartment building at 62 Sunapee St. on Tuesday, according to a...


Grange hall damaged by fire in East Bethel
01-20-2024 11:00 PM

By JAMES M. PATTERSON

Five fire departments responded to the scene of a fire at the Middle Branch Grange Hall in East Bethel on Saturday. The Grange had planned a potluck and meeting in the afternoon and one of two wood furnaces that were running to heat up the building...


NH launches tuition reimbursement program to recruit and retain first responders
12-19-2023 3:19 AM

By SRUTHI GOPALAKRISHNAN

To recruit more police officers, firefighters and EMTs, New Hampshire has launched a program offering tuition reimbursements at the state’s community colleges for those looking to enter the field.The First Responder Tuition Reimbursement Program, an...


Driver escapes
12-15-2023 2:18 PM


Excavator fire in Hartford
11-29-2023 12:13 PM


Rock slide along Interstate 91 damages cars in Hartford
11-24-2023 2:24 PM

HARTFORD — A rock slide on Interstate 91 on Thursday night resulted in damage to several vehicles but no injuries, according to the Hartford Fire Department.State and local emergency crews, including the Hartford Fire Department, Vermont State Police...


Fire displaces Newport residents
11-14-2023 4:16 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

NEWPORT — A trio of residential fires in Grafton and Sullivan counties kept firefighters busy over the weekend, with numerous departments providing mutual aid during multi-alarm calls within hours of each other.The first was a two-alarm fire at a...


Hartford Fire Department considers adding community nurse 
11-10-2023 9:41 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford is considering hiring a community nurse in hopes of reducing demand for emergency services.Amid increasing calls for aid in recent years, the town is seeking to better address people’s health issues before they become...


Sinking feeling in Weathersfield
11-10-2023 9:35 PM

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