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Pam Larpenter of Sunapee, N.H., co-owner of New London Wood Products, walks to the kiln building, which was badly damaged by a fire that started early in the morning in New London, N.H., on October 30, 2014. No one was injured in the fire, and the Larpenter family hopes to rebuild as quickly as possible to help meet the high demand for kiln dried firewood. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

N.H. Wood Business’ Kiln Burns

Friday, October 31, 2014

New London — Rebuilding a pivotal part of a wood products business that burned in an early morning fire was on the forefront of the owner’s mind on Thursday afternoon. A fire broke out inside the firewood kiln at New England Wood Products in New London just after 5 a.m. Thursday, causing significant damage to the kiln itself as well …

Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newport — A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire’s District 8 Senate seat, with life experience and considerations such as Medicaid expansion among the issues at play. State Rep. Linda Tanner, D-Sunapee, who taught health and physical …

Jay Rosenfield

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dedham, Mass. — Jay Rosenfield, 86, of Dedham, Marblehead, and New London, N.H., on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. He shared 63 extraordinary years with his beloved wife Barbara (Mann) Rosenfield, and was a ‘mahvelous’ father of Kim, Ken, Jamey, Amy, and Micah, a wonderful father-in-law to Janet McLeod Rosenfield, Debi Sanders Zilberman, Kirstie Gulick Rosenfield and the late Peter Einstein. Proud grandfather of …

Helen C. Skarin

Saturday, August 23, 2014

South Newbury, N.H. — Helen C. Skarin, 74, of South Newbury, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family, many lifelong friends, and her new friends at the Courtyard at Woodcrest Village in New London. Helen was born on Nov. 1, 1939, …

Assorted Bike Rides Benefit Land Preservation Trust

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New London — A day-long fundraiser for Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust next month will feature four bicycle rides of varying lengths. The third annual Kearsarge Klassic Bike Randonnee on Sept. 6 includes 30-, 65-, 86- and 100-mile routes. The rides, which begin and end at the New …

Making Life Better for Bees: VLS Bans Suspect Pesticide To Highlight Pollinators’ Plight

Friday, August 15, 2014

South Royalton — Without bees and other pollinators, 70 percent of plants would be unable to reproduce or provide food, according to the Center for Food Safety, a national non profit public interest group. Of the 100 crop …

David Zach Webster

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New London, N.H. — David Zach Webster, 78, of Forest Acres Road, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at his home after a 25 year journey with prostate cancer. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. on Dec. 11, 1935, the son of Donald B. and Eleanor (Zach) Webster. He …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 10, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Grant to Help APD Address Adult Dental Care Lebanon — Upper Valley Smiles, a community health program operated by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, has received a $12,000 grant from Granite United Way to begin addressing the lack of access to dental care for low-income adults in the …

Police Look Into Break-ins Along I-89

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Newport — State police are investigating a string of break-ins early Monday morning from at least five convenience stores along the Interstate 89 corridor, but officials at two of the stores said that the perpetrators made away with almost nothing. “He came in, tried to get what he …

Wilmot Walk Focuses on Dragonflies

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New London — A d ragonfly identification walk is scheduled on Aug. 12, from 3-5 p.m., on a recently conserved property on Kearsarge Mountain Road in Wilmot. Andy Deegan, of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust, will discuss dragonflies and damselflies and their significance in nature. Participants will …

At the Hospitals: July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

August Motorcycle Ride Will Benefit David’s House Lebanon — A motorcycle ride next month will benefit David’s House, a nonprofit that provides a home away from home for families with children receiving medical treatment through Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The guided ride, set for Aug. 2, …

Virginia E. Child

Friday, July 25, 2014

New London, N.H. — Virginia E. Child died peacefully at age 94 on Monday, July 21, 2014, in New London. Formerly of Sudbury, Mass., she is survived by daughters, Penny Peters of Cambridge, Mass., Martha Ash of Waitomo, New Zealand, Joy Bloomfield, Contoocook, N.H., Judy Child Schwartz of …

Frederick G. Ray

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New London, N.H. — Frederick G. Ray, of Sutton Road, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Woodcrest Village. He was born on April 1, 1925, in Katonah, N.Y. the son of Robert B. and Helen C. (Gorham) Ray. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS …