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Cads, fops and cuckolds in Claremont

CLAREMONT — Ah, the Restoration. The women were strong, the men were good looking, and a reputation for virtue meant a great deal more than the real thing. Amplified Arts is presenting William Wycherly’s “The Country Wife,” written in 1675. It opened with a special Valentine’s Day show and will run


Accusations fly as Claremont city council considers censure

CLAREMONT — Under fire for his purported racist social media activity, City Councilor Jon Stone is calling for an investigation of Mayor Charlene Lovett for overstepping her authority under the city’s charter, including allegedly interfering with a police investigation.


93-year-old Claremont Marine gets surprise visit

CLAREMONT – Milford Butterfield takes good care of things. Now 93, the retired Marine took care of Disnard school (as a custodian) and elementary students (as a bus driver) for 25 years. When he retired in 1988 the school sent a limousine to his house to pick up him and his wife, Leatrice, for the f


Gov. Chris Sununu: A budget for all the people of New Hampshire

The voters of New Hampshire sent us to Concord to put people first, and the state budget that I presented to the Legislature last week does exactly that. Built on fiscally conservative revenue estimates, it contains no gimmicks or empty promises. It’s a budget that focuses on prioritized needs, and


Man accused of assaulting girlfriend and stealing her car gets arrested in Cornish after car chase

LEBANON -- A man accused of choking his girlfriend and stealing her car was arrested in Cornish after a car chase, according to Lebanon police. Nickolas S. Kemp, age 20, of Newport, was charged with second-degree assault and theft of a motor vehicle, both felonies.


City faces $100,000 deficit after decision to fire manager

CLAREMONT — The city recently learned it is $100,000 in the red after firing City Manager Ryan McNutt and paying out his severance. Councilors voted to shift funds to cover the expenses, which include six months’ severance, sick time payout and health insurance for McNutt. The funds were also used t


Helping Claremont teachers understand trauma

CLAREMONT — Nationally, one in four children has been exposed to a traumatic event, defined medically as involving an “actual or threat of death to oneself or others, especially family members.” Of those children, about 20 percent go on to have problems in school, or emotional or physical difficulti


Sentences meted out for drug, threatening charges

An Alstead man was sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene on three felony drug charges. Shawn M. Minson, 36, pleaded guilty to possessing fentanyl with intent to dispense, possessing crack cocaine with intent to dispense and possessing cocaine, all felonies, in Keene in Januar


Sen. Cory Booker Kicks Off First Visit to New Hampshire

Sen. Cory Booker is kicking off his first visit to New Hampshire with a personal touch, sharing his family's story with about 100 voters in the Democratic-leaning town of Portsmouth.


Vermont Senate committee approves marijuana regulation bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont Senate committee has approved legislation that would set up a system for regulating the production and sale of marijuana and marijuana products in the state.


NHIAA wrestling: Bow wins Division III; Hollis/Brookline tops Division II

Eight wrestlers earned top-three finishes to help Bow High School win its first ever NHIAA Division III championship Saturday at Pelham High School. The Falcons finished runner-up to Plymouth both last year and in 2008.


Presidential Hopefuls Booker, Gillibrand Introduce Themselves In New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – Five Democratic senators vying for their party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 fanned out across the country Saturday to campaign and meet voters.


Stevens strikes Keene to win NHIAA bowling championship

RAYMOND — Stevens High of Claremont and Keene were having flashbacks upon reaching the final match at the NHIAA Team Bowling Championships on Saturday at Strikers East Bowling Center. It was four years ago that the rising Blackbirds upended the Cardinals for the state title.


Call to employers – Annual River Valley Employment Fair

The River Valley Workforce Investment Board is hosting the 2019 River Valley Employment Fair on Wednesday, April 10 at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Vermont. If you are seeking employees to sustain and grow your business, now is your chance to register for this great event. We expect an av


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Campaigns in New Hampshire, Accuses Trump of Dividing People

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, in her second day of campaigning in New Hampshire, issued a rebuke of what she called President Donald Trump's divisive language. The New York senator and Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of about 450 people Saturday at Dartmouth College, her alma mater, tha


Juried Regional Exhibit 2019 Newport Library Arts Center

NEWPORT — Several people turned out at The Library Arts Center in Newport for an opening reception Friday for its 2019 juried exhibit. The exhibit began Feb. 9 and runs through March 21. The jurors this year are Stephanie Kyriazis, chief of interpretation at Saint Gaudens National Historic, and Penn


Hospital audit finds fault, but no missing funds

SPRINGFIELD — The head of Vermont's human services agency will meet with Springfield Hospital officials next week to go over recent audits which show that while there was no missing funds, the hospital and its parent organization are in serious financial jeopardy.


Town to lay groundwork for banning marijuana sales

CLARENDON — The town is researching an ordinance that would ban commercial marijuana sales, should the Legislature ever legalize a regulated marijuana market. “As commercialization of marijuana goes to our Legislature, the day is probably going to come - I hope it doesn’t - but it’s probably going t


Cosmos beat Mill River to boost playoff stock

SPRINGFIELD — While Springfield was a 50-30 winner over Mill River on Saturday at Dressel Gym, what was at stake for both teams was the pairings for the Division II girls basketball tournament coming up soon.


Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts candidates' night

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — As an ongoing tradition, the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual candidates' night forum, giving locals an opportunity to meet select board and school board candidates. This year’s event, open to the public, will be held at The Hartness House on Tuesday, Feb.