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Newport Taxes Raise Hackles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Newport — The explanation by the School Board and SAU 43 Administration on why the local school tax rate will increase $1.81 per $1,000 this year did not satisfy at least one member of the Selectboard, who sharply criticized the school management during a joint meeting of the two boards Thursday night. “I’m upset. I’m saddened and I’m frustrated,” said Selectboard member Todd Fratzel, who was joined in his criticism …

Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newport — A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire’s District 8 Senate seat, with life experience and considerations such as Medicaid expansion among the issues at play. State Rep. Linda Tanner, D-Sunapee, who taught health and physical …

Sullivan Co. Candidates Face Off

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Newport —There are several contested races for county government positions on the Nov. 4 ballot, led by a race between incumbent Democratic Commissioner Jeff Barrette, who is being challenged by former commissioner Don Clarke, a Claremont Republican. Other races include register of deeds, with Republican Chaunee Baker against Democrat James Reed; register of probate, which will see incumbent Republican Diane Davis face Democrat …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

Art Notes: Newport’s Library Arts Center Mounts a Community-Centered Exhibition

Thursday, September 18, 2014

After Kate Luppold earned her B.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied oil painting and drawing, she did something a little unusual. Rather than head off to a big city to work at a gallery …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was …

Scott William Smith

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Scott William Smith, 56, of Lebanon, passed on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Scott was born to Roger William Smith and Jane Conroy Smith in Newport, N.H. He graduated with the class of 1976 from Newport High School and from Plymouth State College in 1979. Scott …

Soaked, and Satisfied: Newport Football Cruises Past Mascoma

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newport — To keep the football somewhat dry Saturday, officials at the contest between Newport High and Mascoma draped a white towel over the pigskin between plays. With three or four of the zebras huddled nearby and staring …

Police: Man Shot in Newport Had Been Arrested Day Before

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Newport — A 27-year-old man who was shot two weeks ago by his father-in-law on his in-laws’ porch had been arrested the day before at the Laurel Street home, according to police records. Jay Handy was charged on Aug. 27 with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and other charges …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to …

Simonds Leads in Sullivan County Sheriff’s Race

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Newport — John Simonds, chief deputy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, was narrowly ahead of Denis O’Sullivan in unofficial and incomplete results from Tuesday’s GOP primary for Sullivan County sheriff. With 11 of the 15 towns reporting, …