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Tim Spanos, long time Lebanon American Legion Post 22 assistant coach has taken over the varsity baseball program in his hometown of Newport Friday, April 11, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. Then his athletic director came calling. When Doug Beaupre needed urgent help taking over the Tigers’ girls basketball team last winter following …

Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newport — The Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers. The unit, founded in 2008, has about 50 members, “which is a good start,” said Jessica Rosman, the corps’ director. But more are needed. The corps works to help support emergency medical services personnel during health emergencies and provides other assistance according to its mission, which includes strengthening public health. …

Grass Then Home Catch Fire

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newport — A grass fire that was sparked when a riding lawn mower backfired, spread to a mobile home and damaged one end of the structure Friday, but caused no injuries. The fire was called in around noon at the home of Dalton and Marlene West on Route 10 near the Goshen town …

Letter: Turning Points Walk April 26

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the Editor: I will be walking in the Turning Points Network 8th annual 5K Walk and Fun Run on Saturday, April 26. Why do I walk? I walk to support the people who must run from violence, to share hope and to be a part of the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, April 10

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ex-Teacher Out on Bail In Student Sex Assault Case Claremont — The former Stevens High School math teacher charged with four counts of felonious sexual assault against a 14-year-old student at the school has been released on bail. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Christopher LeBlanc, 29, posted …

A Life: Elizabeth Mary (Monica) Mason, 1922 — 2013; ‘She Was So Loyal It Was Unbelievable’

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hanover — Charles Mason was 15 when he and his parents moved into a house on Lyme Road during the mid-1930s. Living next door was a family that included 13-year old Elizabeth “Betty” Monica. Charles recalls that she …

Staff Changes at Sugar River Bank

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Newport — Sugar River Bank is making some changes in its management staff. Cindy Baron, the senior vice president of lending, is retiring on April 18. Baron has been with the bank for almost 30 years and has played an integral role in both the lending and retail …

At the Hospitals: March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Honored for Design Innovation Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is one of two recipients of The American College of Healthcare Architects’ inaugural Legacy Project Awards. The award, the first of its kind, celebrates design innovation …

Mt. Sunapee’s Main Man Earns Top Honor

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — Before Bob Skinner would agree to sell his ski and sports shop at the base of Mount Sunapee Resort to Frank MacConnell, he required MacConnell to promise to honor two important principles. “He said, ‘Don’t …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

‘contessa and the cowboy’

Saturday, March 22, 2014

first “Organic Hair Spray,” Valerie Farias Newton …

Tattoo Touch-Up

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tattoo artist Rick Bellimer, right, of Claremont, and longtime customer Erich Clough, of Sunapee, discuss what type of needles to use for a detailed color touch-up on Clough’s forearm at Rick’s Tattoo in Newport on Friday. “Either you’re …