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Leon M. Winchester

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Leon M. Winchester, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon Aug. 22, 2015, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. He was born in Richmond, Minn. on Oct. 21, 1929, the eldest son of Harry E. and Margaret (Kapsch) Winchester. Leon grew up in South Ryegate, Vt., attended grade school there and graduated from Wells River High School. He also attended Lyndon State College. On June 26, 1955, Leon married Joyce Sargent of East Cabot, and they began their married life together in Danville, Vt. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. In 1960, Leon and Joyce built a new home in Barre Town where they raised their family and resided until 2014. Leon spent his …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early …

A Life: Joseph W. Bergin, 1924-2015; ‘He Was Always Wanting to Do for Others’

Sunday, August 9, 2015

New London — Negotiating a real estate contract at age 90 sounds impressive. Pair that with driving golf balls on Sunday afternoons at Eastman Golf Links and volunteering for six hours a week at New London Hospital, and it highlights some of the activities of Joe Bergin, a World War II veteran who …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as …

Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper …

Robert L. Zrike, Sr.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Juno Beach, Fla. — Robert L. Zrike, Sr. (89) of Juno Beach and Grantham, N.H., and former resident of Greenwich, Conn., died on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Born Sept. 13, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of Salim K. Zrike …

Robert L. Zrike, Sr.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Juno Beach, Fla. — Robert L. Zrike, Sr. (89) of Juno Beach and Grantham, N.H., and former resident of Greenwich, Conn., died on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Born Sept. 13, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of Salim K. Zrike …

The Hole Shebang: Mass. Golfer Masters Tricky 17th to Win N.E. Amateur

Friday, July 24, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s no Amen Corner, but Baker Hill Golf Club’s par-3 17th hole deserved a nickname for the role in played it making Nick McLaughlin champion of the 86th New England Amateur on Thursday. No. 17 …

John E. Johannessen

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — John E. Johannessen, 94, of Fort Myers, former resident of Grantham, N.H. and Tenafly, N.J., died on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Born Nov. 12, 1920, in Denmark, he was the son of the late George and Anna Johannessen. Mr. Johannessen attended Teaneck High School, …

Leader Is On Fire at New England Amateur

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s a wonderful thing that Baker Hill Golf Club hasn’t suffered through the drought that some parts of the country have experienced this summer. Long, amber fescue blowing in a stiff wind makes for fine …

Driver Dies After Limb Falls on Car

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Claremont — A 24-year-old Claremont man died Sunday night during a brief but powerful storm that tore through northern Sullivan County and left thousands of people without power. Kyle LeClair, a Stevens High School graduate, was killed when …

Still Anyone’s Game After First Round of Vt. Amateur

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Swanton, Vt. — Playing Champlain Country Club on Tuesday must have felt like trying to pull free of fly paper. The better portion of 92 players got a tough-love education. The ones who best survived incessant obstacles like …

Richard G. Lewis

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Richard G. Lewis, 76, of Stoney Brook Road, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. He was born in Ayer, Mass. on Jan. 3, 1939, the son of Edward F. and Dorothy M. (Smith) Lewis, Sr. He graduated from Ayer …