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Lucille Huserik reads with first-grader Caitlin Richardson earlier this month at Mount Royal Academy, in Sunapee. (Photograph courtesy Karen Walsh)

Volunteer Spotlight: Longtime Mount Royal Academy Volunteer Helps Spread the Good Words

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunapee — At the end of Mass in the Mount Royal Academy gymnasium on Monday, Headmaster Derek Tremblay posed a question to the student body: How many students have worked with Lucille Husarik on their reading skills? “All of these hands went up,” said Karen Walsh, a first-grade teacher at the Catholic school. “Seniors in high school. Juniors in high school. Kindergartners.” Husarik, 89, was honored last week after volunteering at the school for three days a weeks for over 10 years. The New London resident ended her tenure after deciding to move to New York state to be closer to her sister. “I usually …

At the Hospitals: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

VA Police Officers Honored White River Junction — Several employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction have received national Veterans Affairs police awards. John Richardson was named 2014 police chief of the year, and Jason Brown was named Small Facility Police Officer of the Year. Steven Bethel received the …

Ceremony Honors Elkins Veteran

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New London — Veteran Marshall Hoke, of Elkins, was recently honored for his military service. During a ceremony at his home this month, Hoke received a plaque, pin and memory book, as part of the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice We Honor Veterans program. Hoke was on active military duty from 1940 …

Walter J. Kochanek, Jr.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New London, NH — Walter J. Kochanek, Jr., 66, of Snow Lane, died suddenly at his home Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. He was born in Providence, R.I. on Nov. 16, 1948, the son of Walter J. Kochanek Sr. (deceased Dec. 21, 2014) and Pearl Minor Kochanek. Walter received …

Ex-Police Chief Settles Lawsuit

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New London — Former New London police Chief David Seastrand and a Colby-Sawyer student who accused him of asking her to pose nude have settled a lawsuit filed earlier this year on the student’s behalf. The town’s insurance …

Leslie Anne Winship

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Concord, N.H. — Leslie Anne Winship, 63, passed to the other side with grace and peace on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Leslie leaves the light of her life, her son Brendan Winship Bodeur of Concord. She also leaves her loving sister, Sarah Samaha and her husband, Steve of …

Child Advocacy Group Seeks Volunteers From Valley, Sunapee Regions

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hanover — A New Hampshire nonprofit is looking for Upper Valley volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the state’s courts. Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire which recruits, trains and supervises volunteers, has a significant need for volunteers in the Upper Valley …

Carolyn S. Eldridge

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New London, N.H. — Carolyn S. Eldridge, age 99, of New London passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 07, 2014, at New London Hospital. Carolyn was born in Marblehead, Mass. on May 12, 1915, to Herbert and Alice Pope. She married Wilbur F. Eldridge on Oct. 30, 1939, …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Valley Regional Offers Free Info Session on Health Insurance O ptions Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital has announced that, beginning in January, it will be included in the following networks through the New Hampshire Health Insurance Marketplace: Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Assurant Health; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; and …

Someone to Believe In: Mom’s Hard Work, Sacrifice Helps Daughter Earn College Diploma

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fairlee — Ginny Macomber had been up since 4:30 a.m. The yellow cake with strawberries and whipped cream frosting that she had special ordered was safely stored away. The balloons, after a bit of finagling, were corralled in …

Noreen Anne DeNatale

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Noreen Anne DeNatale, age 89 of Grantham, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. She was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Providence, R.I., daughter of Thomas L. Keily and Mary (Grimes) Keily. Noreen lived in Yonkers, N.Y., until attending New Rochelle College, where she received a B.A. …

Merrilyn Bell (Davenport) Butterworth

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Black Mountain, N.C. — Merrilyn Bell (Davenport) Butterworth died peacefully in her home at Givens Highland Farms, on October 29, 2014 in Black Mountain. She lived a rich long, fruitful, loving life. She was 94. Merrilyn was born on April 27, 1920 in Colrain, Mass. to her parents, …

Little Leads for N.H. District 8 Seat

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — A former bank industry executive who ran as a moderate Republican was holding a lead in the vacant Senate District 8 seat Tuesday over a Sunapee Democrat who was a longtime teacher at Kearsarge Regional High School. Weare Republican Jerry Little, a ninth-generation New Hampshire native, …