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A tandem kayak allows Kyle McIntyre of Newport to explore deeper waters while NEHSA volunteer Steve Darling does the paddling on Lake Sunapee at Sunapee State Beach in Newbury, N.H., on August 27, 2014. 
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Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because of the warm and sunny conditions on the lake. Thanks to the New England Handicapped Sports Association kayaking program, the 24-year-old cerebral …

Shirley A. “Lee” (Turner) Warriner

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Coventry, Conn. — Shirley A. “Lee” (Turner) Warriner, most recently of Coventry, Conn. died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at the Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehab in Storrs, Conn. She was born in Cambridge, Mass. the daughter of Joseph E., Jr. and Sarah A. (Johnson) Turner. A graduate of Braintree, Mass. High School, she attended the University of Mass., Amherst and Chandler School …

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, in Patterson, N.J., to William and Elizabeth (Walsh) Atchison. She grew up in Vernon, Vt., …

At the Hospitals: May 25, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Gifford Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Randolph — Gifford Medical Center in Randolph has been named among the nation’s top 100 performing critical access hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics. The designation is based on iVantage’s “Hospital Strength …

Kearsarge Lacrosse Sweeps Lebanon

Thursday, May 22, 2014

North Sutton, n.h. — The Kearsarge Regional High girls lacrosse team has played Lebanon five times during the past two seasons and won four of those matchups, including Thursday’s 11-9 triumph in soggy and muddy conditions on its …

A Major Gift for the Arts

Monday, May 19, 2014

For the past five years, the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Colby-Sawyer College has been operating out of two buildings. The New London college’s Sawyer Fine Arts Center is too small, so classes and studios in painting …

No Return to March Meeting in New London

Saturday, May 17, 2014

New London — A petition article to return the annual Town Meeting to March was defeated by voters, 119-107 at this year’s town meeting on Wednesday. All of the other articles were approved, though two passed with amendments. The public safety budget of $1,643,513, as recommended by the …

Kearsarge Rules Lebanon in Playoff Rematch

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Lebanon — In a battle of reloading girls lacrosse programs, Kearsarge High proved to have a bit more weaponry Friday, handing rival Lebanon a 13-6 loss during a rematch of a 2013 NHIAA Division III semifinal. Anna Stowell …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

At the Hospitals: May 11, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Dartmouth Researchers Find Savings in Cancer Care Lebanon — Researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice report that savings in the cost of cancer care may be found in accountable care organizations through reductions …

Colby-Sawyer Graduates 219

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ New London — There are frequent stories this time of year about college and high school graduates overcoming any number of obstacles, some tougher than others, to earn their degree. Jayme Severance, …

Town Meeting Day Continues

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Election of town officers and voting on zoning amendments is Tuesday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Whipple Memorial Town Hall. Town Meeting is Wednesday, May 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at Kearsarge Regional Middle School gymnasium. New London — A contested Selectboard race, about …

Ex-Stevens Math Teacher Pleads Guilty in Sex Assault of Student

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Newport — Former Stevens High School math teacher Christopher LeBlanc will serve three-and-a-half to seven years in New Hampshire State Prison after pleading guilty Friday to felonious sexual assault and aggravated felonious sexual assault of a 14-year-old student …