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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 …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Local Roundup: Junior Doubles At UNH: Brechbuhl Wins Twice for Hanover

Monday, February 17, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Hanover High School swim team can boast a two-time state champion and a third-place team from the girls’ half of Sunday’s NHIAA Division II swimming championships at the University of New Hampshire. Junior Elisabeth Brechbuhl raced to victories in the girls 200- and 500-yard …

Robert L. (Bob) Nelson

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Croydon, N.H. — Robert L. (Bob) Nelson, age 91, of Croydon passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Apple Rehab in Avon, Conn. Bob was born on May 7, 1922, the son of Swedish immigrants, Axel L. and Alma S. Nelson. Bob is predeceased by his wife, …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …

Newport Junior Reaches 1,000 Points in Victory

Friday, February 7, 2014

Newport — Andrew Houde has a little brother, 5-year-old Jackson. Quite little, as in maybe hip high on the 6-foot, 3-inch Newport High junior. It’s safe to say Jackson is both Houde’s biggest and smallest fan. And if …

Houde-Winked, Again: Newport Junior’s Big Night Helps Stop Gritty Wildcats

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Newport — Newport High junior Andrew Houde opened the third quarter taking five 3-point shots and making all of them as the Tigers remained the only unbeaten team in New Hampshire Division III with a not-so-easy 70-56 win …

Tigers Hang On, Stay Spotless in D-III

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

West Canaan — Without a second source of scoring, the Newport High boys basketball team’s 24-hour reign atop NHIAA Division III might have ended in 36 minutes. Ever since a breakout performance at Keene State College’s Zero Gravity Holiday Tournament last month, however, Newport junior Spencer Coronis has …

Tigers Growl Over Cardinals

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Claremont — At first, Newport High’s basketball team looked a bit intimidated. Carr Gym was packed, and Stevens has one of those team introductions where the gym is darkened and a spotlight is turned on each Stevens players …

At Newport, 3 Heads Are Better Than One

Friday, January 10, 2014

Newport — When Dave Muzzey resigned as the Newport High girls basketball coach four games into the season, the program scrambled. Area schools have tried co-coaches in a number of sports, but rarely has it been successful. Which …

Rain (Ice, Snow), Go Away: Postponements Send ADs Scrambling

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Claremont — Monday morning, Newport Middle High School athletic director Doug Beaupre was dealing with a situation that confronts all athletic officials this time of year — sharing his time between his full-time job as the school’s athletic …