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New Hampshire state Sen. Bob Odell, R-Lempster speaks in favor of repealing the state's death sentence law on the Senate floor, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Lawmakers voted 12-12, and the tie means that the death penalty will stay on the books. The state has one person on death row, Michael Addison, who was convicted of killing a Manchester, N.H. police officer. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend more time with his family and friends. “As my colleagues all know, serving in the New Hampshire Senate is both a unique …

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. Then his athletic director came calling. When Doug Beaupre needed urgent help taking over the …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the Connecticut River opened spring practice this week. But instead of green diamonds, manicured greens, prepared …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Croydon OKs Budgets, Not Kindergarten

Monday, March 17, 2014

Croydon — Voters adopted both their town and school budgets Saturday, but rejected a proposal to expand full-day kindergarten from three to five days. Nine articles passed as warned at Town Meeting, while one passed after an amendment. …

Newport School District Voters Reject Teacher Pay Raises

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Newport — Voters emphatically rejected every proposed pay increase for teachers and support staff on Tuesday’s Town Meeting ballot while also electing Shannon Howe as a write-in candidate to the Newport School Board. The proposed budget of $17.5 million, only $15,000 more than the default budget, passed easily, …

Croydon Elects Officers, Floor Meetings on Saturday

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Croydon — Ronald Leslie was elected to a three-year term on the Selectboard, and Jody Underwood won a three-year seat on the School Board in Australian ballot voting Tuesday. The remaining articles on the Croydon warrant will be voted on at Town Meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed …

Croydon Parents Petition for Full-Day Kindergarten

Friday, March 7, 2014

Voting to elect town and school officials will be held on Tuesday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Croydon Town Hall on Route 10. The remaining town warning articles will be voted on at Town Meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the …

Rams Shock Tigers

Friday, March 7, 2014

Newport — Apparently, Raymond did not read the script. While Newport High’s boys basketball team was aware the Rams have had a season that saw several of their players disciplined, the fourth-seeded Tigers still figured to be the favorite against the 13th-seeded Rams. It didn’t turn out that …

Tigers Squeak Past Royals for a Third Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

West Canaan — It’s hard to beat an opponent three times in the same season. In Tuesday night’s NHIAA Division III girls basketball playoff opener against Mascoma, the Newport High girls basketball team made it even harder on themselves with poor free-throw shooting and turnovers. In the end, …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Madeleine A. Dearden

Friday, February 21, 2014

Croydon Flat, N.H. — Madeleine A. Dearden, 96, passed away at home on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. She held the Croydon Historical Society Cane for being the oldest resident in town, but also having lived in Croydon most of her life. A graveside service will be planned in …

Sunapee’s Lake-Effect Storm Stuns Tigers

Friday, February 21, 2014

Newport — Sunapee High’s boys basketball team made four 3-point baskets in the final 61 seconds for a jaw-dropping 61-60 win over Newport at a stunned Wheeler Gym on Thursday night. The unlikely hero was Laker senior Alex …