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Theresa Dodge, of Sunapee, N.H., says goodbye to her dog Stewart while Cathy Sullivan looks on at her shelter in Claremont, N.H., on November 13, 2015. Dodge was at the shelter with her adult son to surender the  12 year-old-dog. Dodge said the apartment she has recently moved to has another dog on the property that would hurt her dog. Sullivan would let Stewart live in her home until she finds a new home for him.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Helping Pets Find Their Way

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Claremont — When animal control officer Cathy Sullivan says she can never predict what her schedule will be on a given day, she isn’t exaggerating. Sullivan once took a call from a woman worried about a cat that was apparently giving birth on her porch. When she went to the house, there were no kittens to be found. “It was …

Lebanon Woman Set To Lead National Park Stewardship Institute

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Woodstock — Rebecca Stanfield McCown has been selected to lead the National Park Service Stewardship Institute at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. “Rebecca is an innovative program manager who has focused her work at the Stewardship Institute on supporting park service staff and partners so they can in turn better serve the American public,” …

Robert L. Bladen, Sr.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Robert L. Bladen, Sr. (Bob) 75, died peacefully at his home in Cornish, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, surrounded by his wife and children. Bob was born May 13, 1940, in Hudson, N.H., the son of Harold and Lucille Bladen. The family moved to Claremont, N.H. and he graduated from Stevens High School in 1958. After his high school graduation he …

Tigers Run Away With Another D-IV Crown

Friday, October 9, 2015

Center Harbor, n.h. — Newport High’s Dawson Campbell woke up Thursday morning feeling odd. Not nervous or anxious or jittery. Just odd. It was the kind of feeling you get when something important to you comes to an …

Hopkinton Soars Over Stevens Soccer

Friday, October 9, 2015

Claremont — First-place Hopkinton scored three late goals to down Stevens 3-1 Thursday night at a chilly Coach Parker Sports Complex at Monadnock Park in a battle of two NHIAA Division III boys soccer teams with double-digit victories. Both teams entered the game with glistening records, Hopkinton at …

Sunapee Girls Soccer Readying Playoff Run

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunapee — In the end, Tuesday’s game with Stevens was another notch in the win column for Sunapee girls soccer — a 4-1 victory at home for the Lakers’ ninth win of the season. But head coach Myles …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

A Life: Lyle Edward Patterson, 1946 — 2015; ‘He Was Always Ready to Help’

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cornish — It should come as no surprise to those who knew Lyle Patterson that a car had something to do with how he met his wife. “I had a car to sell,” said Kathryn Hall Patterson. “I …

Not in the Cards: Stevens Overwhelmed, Suffers First Defeat

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Claremont — The undefeated record for Stevens High football went down in flames Friday night at Barnes Park against InterLakes-Moultonborough. What’s worse: the Cardinals have two weeks to think about what went wrong. Take that as a good …

Cardinals Flying High: Stevens Rallies Past Mascoma

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Claremont — Underdog Mascoma High gave Stevens all it could handle for a while. Then the second half arrived. The Cardinals punched in two goals after the return from halftime, using them as a springboard for a a …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

Engagement: Phinney — Nolette

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Lebanon — Jordan Christina Phinney and Andrew Blair Nolette have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kathy and Robert Phinney, of Elizabethtown, N.Y. She graduated from Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School in Elizabethtown in 2003. She earned …

Stevens Field Hockey Outlasts Newport in OT

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Claremont — Maybe it was the moon, or maybe it was the first bite of crisp fall air. Whatever it was, something suddenly ignited the Stevens High field hockey team in overtime on Wednesday night in its 2-1 NHIAA Division III defeat of Newport at the Coach Parker …