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Newport Ends Backup Ambulance Services

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newport — Staffing is the main reason why the Selectboard recently decided to end all backup ambulance service to several area towns, board Chairman Gary Nichols told an audience of mostly EMTs at a meeting Tuesday night in the Sugar River Valley Technical Center. As of June 30, Newport will cease to provide backup ambulance service to all towns with which it lacks contractual obligations, he said. The board voted …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided it didn’t want to play Windsor this season, he jumped at the opportunity to put …

Teacher, Staff Contracts Up to Newport Voters

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Voting on the Newport school warrant will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at the Newport Opera House from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Newport — After two months of strained budgeting, Newport residents will vote on a nearly $16.8 million school spending proposal, along with one-year contracts for teachers and support staff. A three-way race for two School Board seats will also …

Hot Start Sends Sharp-Shooting Tigers Past Royals

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Newport — Cold starts benefit nobody, be it man, machine or basketball team. Mascoma High boys basketball coach Jim Barry liked the three quarters of solid, rebound-accented play his Royals produced against archrival Newport at Wheeler Gym on Tuesday night. It was the first quarter — the opening …

Fire Chief Urges Upkeep of Wood Stoves After Blaze Guts Unity Home

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Unity — Heat from a wood stove chimney ignited the walls of a rustic home on Quaker City Road on Monday morning. Unity Fire Chief Bruce Baker said aging pine planks that dried out over time likely combusted, …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 15, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MURPHY — A daughter, Maria Evangelina Murphy, born on Jan. 15, 2015, to Trisha and Andrew Murphy, of Canaan. SOUSA — A daughter, Sophia Alyvia Sousa, born on Jan. 21, 2015, to Kelldah and Brian Sousa, of Dorchester. JONES — A son, Gabriel Thomas Jones, …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …

Robarge Juror Says Oil Pan Was Pivotal

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Metal from a punctured oil pan that tied James Robarge’s car to the wooded spot in Unity where his estranged wife’s body was found proved to be a critical piece of evidence in the second-degree murder conviction of the Charlestown man, a juror in the case …

Art Notes: Newport’s Library Arts Center Improves Itself

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Friday the 13th is allegedly a sign of bad luck. But not so in the case of the Library Arts Center in Newport, which reopens Friday after a brief hiatus. Traditionally, said the LAC’s director Kate Luppold, the …

Newport Hires Full-Time Superintendent

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — Cindy Gallagher, appointed as the interim superintendent for SAU 43 three weeks ago, was hired by the SAU board in a unanimous vote Tuesday evening as the district’s full-time superintendent with a contract through June 30, …

Jury Finds Robarge Guilty in Death of His Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury on Wednesday convicted James Robarge of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for divorce in June 2013. Over the sounds of soft crying, one by one all …

No Verdict From Jury Yet in Robarge Trial

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Newport — A Sullivan County Superior Court jury will enter into a third day of deliberations this morning in the case of James Robarge, who is accused of killing his estranged wife on the day she filed for …

A Woman’s Place Could Be in the Gym … If Only More Would Apply to Be H.S. Basketball Coaches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Claremont — Some things are hard to understand. When Title IX was adopted in 1972, forcing schools to offer and fund female and male athletics equally, there was a bit of an upheaval when men were hired to …