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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, …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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, …