Newport

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 years. “This will be such a help for people,” Mary Lou McGuire, a reference librarian at Richards, wrote in an email before …

Enfield, Newport on Women’s Heritage Trail

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The first round of inductees to the incipient New Hampshire Women’s Heritage Trail includes 25 women and three historic sites, among them a Newport native and a former religious community in Enfield. Markers have not yet been made for the “trail,” but fundraising is underway to complete the project, which was dreamed up …

Pauline Anne Wilson

Friday, April 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Pauline Anne Wilson, 75, of Maple Street, passed away following a battle with leukemia Tuesday evening, April 7, 2015, at her home with her family by her side. Polly was born May 28, 1939, the second of seven girls to Theodore Henry and Phyllis Juanita (Johnson) Hooper. She was raised and educated in Newport. She worked at Sportwelt Shoe, Sturm …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly …

Sarah J. Gunzinger

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Perkinsville, Vt. — Sarah J. Gunzinger, 70, passed away Saturday evening, April 11, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born June 23, 1944, in Newport, N.H. the daughter of George and Laila (Anderson) Watling. She attended schools and graduated from Towle High School …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game …

Newport Voters Amend Parlin Field Article

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Newport — A petition article asking voters whether they want to sell the town’s airport was amended Tuesday to instead ask voters if they want to “explore options to sell, lease or retain” the airport. The amendment passed …

Newport Set to Deliberate

Monday, April 6, 2015

Newport — Residents at Tuesday’s deliberative session will discuss a petition article asking whether Newport should sell its town-owned airport, Parlin Field. The airport article was submitted by Dick Wentzell with 70 signatures in support. “All we are …

Stevens, Newport Coaches Always Thinking Softball

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stevens and Newport high schools may be getting new softball coaches, but new certainly does not mean they are new to the game. In the selection of Emily Pegoraro in Claremont and Sam McNeel in the Sunshine Town, …

On First Patrol: Mount Sunapee Pioneer, WWII Vet Reflects

Friday, April 3, 2015

Cornish Flat — Whether serving in the military or on the ski slopes, Arnold Wilkie obviously had a knack for firsts. Wilkie, 91, was a plankowner — or original member — of the Brunswick (Maine) Naval Air Station …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

Carl H. Breuning

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Carl H. Breuning, 77, of Myrtle Street, passed away at the Maplewood Nursing Home with his family by his side in Westmoreland, N.H., Friday, March 27, 2015. Carl was born in Newport, June 14, 1937, son to the late Carl and Fay Lillith (Heath) Breuning. …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …