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From back to front, Elaine Frank, Marty Lovely, Margot Estabrook, Christine Sweet and Mary Lou McGuire, members of Friends of the Richards Free Library, make sure the books are shelved correctly. 
Andrea Thorpe photograph

Making Sure Stacks Stack Up

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Newport — Few things are more frustrating for library patrons than looking for a book and finding that it isn’t where it’s supposed to be. Luckily for patrons of the Richards Free Library, keen-eyed volunteers regularly “read the shelves,” going through the books one by one in search of outliers. “It’s like when you see the can of green beans in the frosting (aisle),” said director Andrea Thorpe. Having volunteers help out saves staff time, Thorpe said. Friends of the Richards Free Library meet on the first Monday of the month from 9-11 a.m. to tackle projects that help the library run smoothly. On Dec. …

Newport Seeking Potential Buyers Of Lil’ Red Baron

Friday, November 27, 2015

Newport — The town of Newport is looking to see if there is any interest in someone buying the shuttered Lil’ Red Baron restaurant building, which is located next to the airport and has been closed since January. “Request for expression of interest” will provide information to the town on how it could proceed in selling the building and 1-acre parcel. The Lil’ …

Professor Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Newport — Charges against a Dartmouth College professor accused of possessing child pornography in his Plainfield home have now been filed in federal court. J. Martin Favor, 49, pleaded not guilty to a felony count of possessing child pornography in U.S. District Court in Concord last week, two weeks after he was indicted by a federal grand jury on the charge. Favor first …

Patrick Bruce Coughlin

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Patrick Bruce Coughlin, 73, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Newport on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, beginning the leg of a journey he greeted without a shred of fear or apprehension for he never doubted the love and mercy of his creator. …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Sun Sets on Cardinals, Tigers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Newport — Both teams needed a win, and neither one got it. The Stevens High girls soccer team had a lot at stake when it went to Newport Monday for rescheduled NHIAA Division III contest. The Cardinals needed …

Upper Valley Students Win 4-H Awards at Cornish Fair

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cornish — Winners of the Sullivan County 4-H member animal exhibitor awards at the Cornish Fair include students from across the Upper Valley. The annual fair is the culmination of 4-H work for clubs in Sullivan County, the …

Sharon Budd

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Sharon Budd, age 75, of Newport, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. She was born to the late Richard Young and Grace Young on July 1, 1940. In 1961, she married Daniel Budd and four year later they settled in Newport where they still reside today. …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Wade’s World: Low-Key Newport Senior Lets Running Do the Talking

Friday, October 16, 2015

Newport — Noah Wade is a man of very few words. It was evident in an offseason meeting with his second-year football coach, Larry McElreavy, who told Wade his early plans for the season: how expansive the Newport …

Croydon Board Reinforces Stand Against State on Tuition Issue

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Croydon — The School Board on Wednesday night defended its decision to continue defying the attorney general’s order to stop using tax dollars to pay tuition for five students to attend the private Newport Montessori School. At a meeting, board member Jim Peschke told about 40 residents that …

Newport Finalizes Secession Plan

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Newport — The committee assigned to write a withdrawal proposal for the Newport School District to leave SAU 43 and create its own single-town district adopted the final plan Tuesday night. It will be presented to the Croydon School Board at 6:30 tonight in town hall, though only …

Putting a Paw on the Playoffs: Newport Eyes That Elusive First Postseason Win

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Newport — Newport High’s Mariah Chase sat near the bench watching her girls soccer teammates intently as they competed for their playoff lives in her absence. Her eyes almost never left the field. The Tigers lost 2-0 to …