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Kate Luppold, director of Library Arts Center in Newport, N.H., right, looks to Peggy McKenney, of Croydon, for help levelling a picture while hanging art Tuesday, September 16, 2014, for the show The Poet and the Painter which opens Friday and runs through October 23. The show looks to explore the connection between poetry and imagery by pairing art with poems. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

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 or museum, or try to earn a living as an artist, she headed back home to Newport, N.H., where she has been …

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 forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

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 raised his family in Lebanon and worked for 20 years at the Valley News. He …

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 …

Back in Orange and Black: Christensen Rejoins Newport Field Hockey

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — Steve Christensen went to a couple of field hockey games in 2003. He’s been hooked ever since. He’s coached track and field as well as softball. But field hockey is a sports to which he’s become …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 17, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Health Care Analytics Leader Joins Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon — Dr. Robert A. Greene, a national leader in health care analytics and new payment models, has joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock as executive vice president and chief population management officer. Greene will have …

Football Team Fronts Newport Hall

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Newport — Bob Underhill coached the Newport High football team on three different occasions, leaving each time for what he thought was a better opportunity. His accumulated experience, including some with a particularly special team, will land Underhill a permanent place this fall. He and seven others will …

John Waymire Cook, D.D.S.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Goshen, N.H. — John Waymire Cook, D.D.S., 79, of Four Corners Road, Goshen, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, peacefully in his sleep at his eldest son, Jay Cook and daughter-in-law, Julie Cunningham-Cook’s home in Brattleboro, Vt. surrounded by family. Dr. Cook was born in Willimantic, Conn., on …

Police Look Into Break-ins Along I-89

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Newport — State police are investigating a string of break-ins early Monday morning from at least five convenience stores along the Interstate 89 corridor, but officials at two of the stores said that the perpetrators made away with almost nothing. “He came in, tried to get what he …