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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 in Croydon and graduated from Towle High School in the Class of 1943. On Sept. 1, 1945, she married her beloved Maurice …

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 in donations — perhaps the most significant in 17 years — since an ownership dispute …

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 addicted, and it’s brought him back to the Newport High program after several years away. …

Sullivan, Grafton County Budgets Approved

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lawmakers in Grafton and Sullivan counties this week approved fiscal year 2015 county budgets that hold spending close to the rate of inflation. And officials in Grafton County also got some good news on another front — higher-than-expected federal Medicaid reimbursements freed up the $800,000 needed to undertake …

Rodney J. Walker

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Rodney J. Walker, 83, of Cheney St. passed away at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born May 15, 1931, in Cordova, Ala. to John and Carrie (Jones) Walker. At age three, Rodney’s mother died of cancer and his father moved …

Theda Johnson Brigham

Friday, June 20, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Theda Johnson Brigham, age 88, passed away quietly in her sleep after a brief illness on Monday, June 16, 2014, surrounded by her family. Theda was born in Rices Mills, Vt., in 1925, the youngest child of Elgin and Glendolyn Johnson. Farm life was difficult …

Claremont City Council Questions Smoking Ban

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Claremont — As the City Council continues to grapple with whether to prohibit smoking in some city parks, the question of whether municipalities have the authority to pass a ban using the state law that bans indoor smoking in a number of public places seems unclear. Newport’s new …

Kenneth Charles “Skinny” Gould

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Kenneth Charles “Skinny” Gould, 87, of Cornish Turnpike Road, passed away at the New London Hospital Thursday evening, June 12, 2014, following a long period of declining health. Kenneth was born in Newport, March 3, 1927, son to the late Earl and Blanch (Farwell) Gould. …

Newport Seniors End on High Note: ‘We Look to the Future With Confidence’

Friday, June 13, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Newport — Speakers at Thursday’s Newport High School graduation inside the opera house offered a mixture of thoughts and reflections on the past four years and a promise of a bright future …

Ramping Up In Quechee

Friday, June 13, 2014

George Shara, of Newport, carries a section of stage down a ramp in Quechee on Wednesday. Shara works for Promania, a tent rental company, which was setting up for this weekend’s Quechee Balloon Festival. Valley News — Jennifer …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth QB on CFPA Watch List

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth quarterback Dalyn Williams has been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List, the organization announced Sunday evening. Williams is one of 36 returning performers vying for the top individual quarterback award in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). All CFPA recipients are selected …

A Life James E. Lantz, 1925 — 2014; ‘He Did Anything That Would Make Newport a Better Place’

Monday, June 9, 2014

Newport — For 40 years whenever Newport called, Jim Lantz was eager to answer. Lantz came to Newport with his wife, Louise, and their family in 1971, to take charge of M.J. Harrington’s, a jewelry business he bought …

Newport Softball Grinds Out 10-Inning Win Over Stevens

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Newport — Whatever works. Newport pitcher Stephanie Carl kept yelling encouraging words to her team as three times they fell behind late in their New Hampshire Division III second-round softball game with Stevens on Thursday. “Honestly, I even …