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Jerry Padova, of Newport, N.H., on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in an undated photograph. Padova, 74, died this month as a result of injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Riding, working on and decorating bikes were some of his favorite hobbies. (Courtesy Mike Padova)

A Life: Girolamo ‘Jerry’ Padova, 1940-2014; ‘A Presence in Newport’

Monday, September 29, 2014

Newport — A couple of years ago, Mike Padova fulfilled a lifelong goal by buying cars for his parents.  For his father, well-known around town as Jerry, the younger Padova bought a Chevy Impala, describing it as a “beautiful old man car.”  But not long after, Jerry Padova had traded in the pragmatic vehicle for a speedy orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, complete with a spoiler on the back and a fake hood blower on the front.  He covered the car in stickers of bullet holes and shiny silver skulls, tacked on with glue.  The swap, although surprising at first, fit the elder Padova’s personality perfectly: “Average,” “boring” or “ordinary” just …

Newport Field Hockey Holds Off Feisty Gilford

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Newport — The Newport High girls soccer team held off a flurry of Gilford scoring opportunities in the first half to earn a 1-0 win on Tuesday afternoon at Sichol Field. “I was concerned that those chances that slipped away would cost us,” Golden Eagles coach Becky Zumbach said. She was right, as Newport caught a break in the second half and took …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a 6-0 victory that pushed their record to 6-0. Junior striker Kelly Brigham scored three times …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Shooting Victim Speaks Out

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Newport — Police are trying to determine whether a Laurel Street homeowner was justified when he shot his son-in-law at his front door. Meanwhile, the son-in-law said in an interview that he was trying to return his wife’s purse to her following an argument earlier in the day …

Claremont Man Pleads Guilty, Gets 25 to Life in Sex Assault

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Newport — A 26-year-old Claremont man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against two young children and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. In Sullivan Country Superior Court on Wednesday …

Rafting and Relaxing

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Garry Willey of Newport, N.H., removes the air from his raft on Sept. 2, 2014, in front of his home with his cat Gus watching. Willey uses the raft at a local pond to get away from everything. …

Bail Reduced in Dispatcher’s Alleged Sex Case

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Newport — The former police dispatcher charged with two counts of felonious sexual assault had his bail reduced from $100,000 cash to $25,000 personal recognizance by Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker at a hearing Tuesday after his defense …

Newport Shooting Injures One Man

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newport — Police said they have identified all of the people “involved” in a Laurel Street shooting that led to a man being airlifted to the hospital Thursday evening. Nobody is in custody, however, and authorities said no …

Karen Bishop

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Karen Bishop passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Karen Elaine Grusauski was born to John Michael and Mary Cecelia Harz at New Milford Hospital, New Milford, Conn. on June 26. 1960. They resided in the home John built …

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because …

Eleanor May Reney

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Eleanor May Reney, 87, passed away at the New London Hospital, surrounded by her family, Sunday evening, Aug. 24, 2014. Eleanor was born in Newport, N.H. Aug. 7, 1927, daughter to the late Leon H. and Florence E. (Persons) Linton. She was raised and educated …

Upheaval at Market Basket Has Effect on Food Pantries

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — The bare shelves at Market Basket stores across the region has translated to fewer items on the shelves at some Upper Valley food pantries . Newport Food Pantry on South Main Street has seen a disruption …