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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 …

Croydon Sounds Out Schools

Friday, September 6, 2013

Croydon — The Keene School District could be adding a handful of students from an Upper Valley town to some of its schools next August. Next school year, the Croydon School District wants to allow parents to choose where their fifth through 12th-grade students will attend school. Croydon …

Editorial: Croydon Conflict

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Nursing a minor grievance into a full-blown grudge may not be the exclusive province of small towns but they certainly seem to be good at it. The latest case in point comes from Croydon, where the volunteer fire department and its ladies auxiliary are at war. The raison …

Croydon Fire Department Evicts Own Ladies Auxiliary

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Croydon — Who is to blame for the rift between the Croydon Volunteer Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Croydon Volunteer Fire Department? That depends on who is asked, assuming anyone is willing to talk about …

Wildcats Edge Feisty Tigers

Friday, August 30, 2013

Langdon, n.h. — It would have been an attention-grabber. While it was just the first game of the season, Fall Mountain’s established and successful girls soccer program was a heavy favorite over a Newport program that has made strides over the last few years, but was not figured …

A Pro With the Juniors

Friday, August 23, 2013

Newport — Newport High golf coach Vince Molesky is hungry for a state championship. His kids are, too. Until such time as the Tigers claim one, however, he has something else to hold them over. Hot dogs. If …

Cardinals Flying Over All the Action

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Hanover — From the field to the sidelines, Stevens High fingerprints were all over Saturday night’s 43-0 New Hampshire win in the 60th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. Cardinals defensive back Logan Batchelder and defensive end CJ Gosselin both …

Sullivan County Administrator Resigns Post

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Newport — County Administrator Greg Chanis, who came on board during troubled financial times for the county and led the effort to restore its fiscal health, resigned Monday to take a position with Santa Barbara County government in California. Chanis was hired as Sullivan County facilities and operations …

Sullivan Delegates OK County Budget

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Newport — It took less than 30 minutes last night for the county delegation of state representatives to approve a $30.7 million county budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The budget was approved unanimously shortly after an amendment by Rep. Steve Smith, R-Charlestown, to increase the …

Stevens High Graduates Go High Tech

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Claremont — The soon-to-be Stevens High School graduates marched two by two to their places on the stage, their shoes peeking out from beneath the crisp red of their gowns. The girls walked with the measured steps. The …

Newport Graduates Recall the Good Times

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Newport — It was standing room only inside the Newport Opera House last night with more than 500 family members and friends on hand to applaud graduates as they crossed the stage and accepted their diplomas. Previously scheduled …