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Top row: Candidates for two Sullivan District 6 seats are, from left, Republican Ernie Bridge, Democrat Barry Connell, Democrat Daniel Lloyd and Republican Skip Rollins. Bottom row, from left: Sullivan District 2 candidates are Republican Spec Bowers and Democrat Sue Gottling; Sullivan District 9 candidates are Republican Thomas Howard and Democrat Virginia Irwin. (Courtesy photographs)

Sullivan County House Candidates Face Off

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Newport — Two Republicans in the Newport-Sunapee area who lost their New Hampshire House seats in 2012 are trying to win them back, and there is also a contested election in the two-seat district representing Newport and Unity. In Sullivan 2, state Rep. Sue Gottling, D-Sunapee, is being challenged by former Republican lawmaker Spec Bowers, also of Sunapee, for the …

Newport Football Rolls Past Stevens

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Claremont — When a team wins a championship in Major League Baseball, it’s tradition for the fans to just linger and enjoy the moment long after the game is over. Newport’s 34-0 win over Stevens on Friday night at Barnes Park was not a very big game on the national stage, but one that left the fans hanging around long after the final …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through 66 minutes, Riley Thomson finally broke the South Royalton backline to put Rivendell in front, …

Newport Trying to Avoid Tourney’s First Round

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newport — Newport, hoping to avoid one of those dreaded NHIAA Division III state tournament play-in games, got eight hits from its last three batters in the order for a 15-2 win over Mascoma at Bates Field on …

Newport Baseball Relies on Small Ball

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Newport — “Command” may perhaps be more recognizable as a military term, but for a baseball coach, he’s referring to his pitcher’s accuracy in pounding the strike zone. Newport pitcher Andrew Houde was the commander-in-chief on Thursday as the junior right-hander threw 80 pitches, 63 for strikes, as …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

John E. Weber

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Croydon, N.H. — John E. Weber, 76, of Croydon Turnpike Road, passed at his home, Thursday, May 8, 2014, surrounded by his family following a lengthy battle with cancer. John was born in Glen Cove, N.Y. on Feb. 10, 1938, son of the late Philip Sr., and Margaret …

Newport Baseball Has Answer for Stevens’ Arms

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Newport — Apparently Newport doesn’t read the Stevens High baseball clippings. Back by strong pitching, Stevens compiled a 5-1 record and the Cardinals’ pitchers gave up just six earned runs in 39 innings. Two of those victories were …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

John A. Clements

Friday, May 2, 2014

Croydon, N.H. — Former N.H. DOT Commissioner John A. Clements of Croydon died at home on Monday, April 28, 2014, at the age of 83. He was born on Aug. 22, 1930, in Hyannis, Mass. to Florence Pinkerton and George F. Clements. John graduated from Yarmouth High School …

Retired Teacher Seeks Odell’s Seat

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sunapee — A first-term Democrat who represents several Sullivan County towns in the New Hampshire House formally declared her candidacy for the District 8 state Senate seat now held by Republican Bob Odell, who is retiring. “During my …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

He Can Throw as Well: Newport’s Houde Handles Mascoma

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Houde has made a reputation for himself as an all-state basketball player, scoring more than 1,000 points before the end of his junior season. However, when Houde switched schools, going from Pembroke Academy to Newport Middle High School after his freshman season, his father …