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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 …

Lt. Col. Louie C. Elliott, Jr.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dover, N.H. — Lieutenant Colonel Louie C. Elliott, Jr. (USAF, retired) died Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Dover. He was 89 years old. Lou was born in Duke, Okla. on Aug. 20, 1925, to the late Louie Sr. and Thelma Elliott. In 1943, at the age of 18, …

No Injuries in Chimney Fire

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport — Heat and flames from a wood stove chimney ignited a wall in one of the oldest homes in Newport on Tuesday, causing extensive damage. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the chimney inside the 33 Unity …

Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans, 99, of Newport, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Donations in Barbara’s memory would be welcomed to the Holden-Yeomans Fund of the Richards Free Library. This fund supports the Hale award which Barbara and Raymond Holden founded …

Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Barbara Badmington Holden Yeomans, 99, of Newport, passed away at her home on March 19. Born on Dec. 28, 1915, she grew up in Hilliardville, Conn., where her father was a mill manager and her mother a church organist. She first came to Newport in …

Carl Hawkhurst Harriman

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Carl Hawkhurst Harriman died peacefully at his home in Newport on Saturday, March 14, 2015. He was born at home in Rangeley, Maine, on Sept. 16, 1936, the first of two sons born to Oscar William (Bill) and Mae (Hawkhurst) Harriman. He grew up in …

Carl Hawkhurst Harriman

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Carl Hawkhurst Harriman died peacefully at his home in Newport on Saturday, March 14, 2015. He was born at home in Rangeley, Maine, on Sept. 16, 1936, the first of two sons born to Oscar William (Bill) and Mae (Hawkhurst) Harriman. He grew up in …

Kathleen Priscillann (Barton) Johnson

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Madison, Maine — Kathleen Priscillann (Barton) Johnson, 79, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015, at her home in Madison. She was born Oct. 17, 1935, in Newport, N.H., the daughter of George Arthur and Marjorie Emma (Alexander) Barton. She was educated in New Hampshire and graduated from Concord …

Newport School District Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Newport School District Number of Voters: 693 Number on Checklist: 3,675 School District Moderator: Wm. Howard Dunn School Board 3 yrs: Ann Spencer School Board 3 yrs: Deanna Armstrong School District Treasurer: Robert Scott School District Clerk: Robert Scott …

Newport Accepts School Budget

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Newport — Voters on Tuesday approved all the articles on the warrant, including one-year contracts for teachers and support staff and a tuition agreement with Goshen, N.H., that will send all K-6 students from that town to Newport …

Newport Falls to Campbell in D-III Quarterfinals

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Newport — All teams have a game plan, but rarely does it work like the one Campbell brought to Newport on Saturday night. In a New Hampshire Division III quarterfinal matching two 15-4 teams, the No. 4 Tigers …