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Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Man Rescued from Black River In Springfield, Vt. Springfield, Vt. — A man was rescued from the Black River Tuesday morning. Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson said the man, who was not identified, went in the water around 7 a.m. and was unable to return because of the swift current. He ended up perched on a boulder about 70 feet from shore. The Swift Water Rescue team of Southern Vermont, …

Letter: Sen. Shaheen on Guns

Monday, April 14, 2014

To the Editor: You may or may not be aware of U.N. Resolution 2117. It is a highly restrictive anti-gun measure that would compel members of the U.N. to support a global ban on the importation and exportation of small arms. It would also implement an international gun registry. Not surprisingly, our president lobbied heavily to adopt it. The U.S. Senate recently voted …

Joan Carol Metzger

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

North Haverhill, N.H. — Joan Carol Metzger, 60, of North Haverhill, and Newbury, N.H., died at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. on Thursday, March 27, 2014, after a brief illness. She died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Hicksville, N.Y. on Dec. 19, 1953, daughter of the late Harry and Lora Mae (MacComiskey) Metzger. She attended schools in Hicksville, …

Ada (Hall) Guck

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Haverhill, N.H. — Ada (Hall) Guck, 99, died peacefully at home on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. She was born May 27, 1914, the fourth child of Mabel (Yelland) Hall and John Thomas Hall, in Copper City, Mich. Ada attended the Calumet and Hecla Mine schools and was a …

Shirley Elaine Webster

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Brattleboro, Vt. — Shirley Elaine Webster, 85, died Tuesday evening Nov. 19, 2013, at Thompson House Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Hanover, N.H. on Jan. 27, 1928, daughter of Esther and Louis Ackerman being the 8th child. She was a resident of Brattleboro for many …

Democrat Seeks County Post

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bath — The Grafton County delegation is soliciting candidates to fill the District 2 seat for county commissioner vacated by the death of Ray Burton, and a close friend and fellow Bath resident has already stepped up to the plate. Each county has three commissioners, who oversee the …

Life-Saving Visitors

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bradford — On a recent Wednesday morning, Jessica Allen, a registered nurse, planned to see her first patient at about 8:30. A worrying conversation, however, brought her to Roger Rule’s Bradford home half an hour early. Allen, of …

Mary Brockardt

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Topsham, Vt. — Mary Brockardt, 87, of Topsham died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, N.H. surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the East Corinth Congregational Church with Rev. …

Lion of Summer: Ackerman Named N.H. Cup Coach

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

West Lebanon — Longtime Woodsville High boys soccer coach Mike Ackerman has an appointment with New Hampshire’s top players next summer. In addition to being named the New Hampshire Division IV coach of the year, Ackerman was also …

Letter: The Simple Truth

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: President Obama lied to the American people, period. Jim Newcomb North Haverhill …

Practice Pays Off for Lakers

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Manchester — The benefit of a season spent practicing penalty kicks isn’t limited to the shooters, as Sunapee High goalkeeper Erika Waterman displayed at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday. Waterman swatted aside three of four Woodsville bids …

Last-Minute Shocker Lifts Lakers Past Engineers

Friday, November 8, 2013

Laconia, n.h. — Play was back-and-forth, but only one team could move forward after Thursday’s NHIAA Division IV boys soccer semifinal between Suanpee and Woodsville. Lakers senior Nick Skarin made sure it was Sunapee. The lanky midfielder broke …

Engineers Get Last Kicks, Reach D-IV Title Game

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Laconia, n.h. — As befitting a soccer match that more resembled a mixed martial arts fight at times, the last man … ahem, girl … standing wore a pair of gloves. Woodsville High goalkeeper Tori Clough slapped down …