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Gerald “Clate” C. Parrotto

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Gerald “Clate” “Jerry” C. Parrotto, 70, of Springfield Road, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by family. He was born in Newport on May 31, 1945, the son of Armand Parrotto and Cora (Roberts) Thornton. He attended Stevens High School in Claremont and served in the U.S. Army as a tank operator stationed in Germany in the early 60’s. He worked for Bryant Grinder in Springfield, Vt. for 25 years and then for Sturm Ruger retiring in 2010. He was President of the Foresters Club of Newport, a member of The Claude Brewster Post No. 25 American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose and former …

Shelter for Legion Smokers

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lebanon — Members of the American Legion Post No. 22 in Lebanon voted to ban indoor smoking nearly two years ago. Now they aim to make smokers more comfortable by constructing an outdoor smoking shelter. Though private clubs and fraternal organizations in New Hampshire such as the Legion generally are not subject to …

Newport Football Goes for Title Today

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Newport — Bill Thurlow has been coaching Newport High’s offensive and defensive lines for nearly 50 years. It’s a position that he fills with pride — a given when you consider the football motto he sticks to at the beginning of every season: best line wins. Through 10 games, the best line on …

Tigers Run Away With Another D-IV Crown

Friday, October 9, 2015

Center Harbor, n.h. — Newport High’s Dawson Campbell woke up Thursday morning feeling odd. Not nervous or anxious or jittery. Just odd. It was the kind of feeling you get when something important to you comes to an …

Newport Considers Secession from SAU 43

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Newport — A report calling for Newport to withdraw from SAU 43 and create its own single-town SAU will be presented at a public hearing tonight. The recommendation comes from the school district planning committee that was created by a vote at the annual school meeting in March. …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner …

A Life: Lyle Edward Patterson, 1946 — 2015; ‘He Was Always Ready to Help’

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cornish — It should come as no surprise to those who knew Lyle Patterson that a car had something to do with how he met his wife. “I had a car to sell,” said Kathryn Hall Patterson. “I …

Burton Mark Bessey, Jr.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Burton Mark Bessey, Jr., 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at Woodlawn Healthcare Center in Newport. He was born in Derry, N.H. on Dec. 14, 1927, the son of Burton M. and Cora (Cross) Bessey, Sr. Burt was raised with a Methodist background and graduated …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Girls Show Their Progression Against Tigers

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sunapee — Strong teams improve the little things as a season goes on and that’s just what the Sunapee girls soccer team is doing. The Lakers beat visiting Newport 6-1 in the rain on Tuesday afternoon. The win …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

People in Business: Sept. 27, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hanover residents Richard Couch, co-founder and chairman of the board of Hypertherm, and Barbara Couch, former Hypertherm vice president, will receive Lifetime Achievement awards from the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association at the organization’s 102nd annual dinner and awards celebration on Oct. 28 at the Radisson in …

Yoga Finds a New Dimension Outdoors

Sunday, September 27, 2015

It’s just after 10 a.m. on a sunny Saturday in Woodstock, and the dew hasn’t yet dried from the grass at the base of Mount Peg. As Amanda Anderson’s hiking yoga class settles into its warmup, participants can …