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The action of a Dungeon and Dragons game is interspersed with jokes and playful ribbing at Dragon Maze Gaming Center in Newport, N.H., on April 8, 2014. "We kind of make it our own within the confines of the game," said Dragon Maze co-owner Reggie DuBois, who serves as Dungeon Master to help guide the unique story that develops within each campaign. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Battling Dragons in Newport: Gamers Gather to Play, Slay ... And Stay All Day

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Business owners usually have a pretty good idea of what time they’ll lock up shop on a given night. But not Paul DuBois and Reggie DuBois, brothers who own a gaming center on North Main Street. “A role-playing game has no beginning and end,” Reggie DuBois said. People don’t go home because they slew the dragon. “They …

4-H Fashion Revue Attracts 50

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Claremont — A recent 4-H fashion revue at Claremont Middle School attracted more than 50 4-H members, some of whom will go on to represent Sullivan County at a statewide 4-H event next month. About 190 friends and family members turned out to see the 4-H-ers sport their outfits — some original, some …

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend more time with his family and friends. “As my colleagues all know, serving in the …

Phyllis Mary (Getto) Benward

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wilmot, N.H. — Mrs. Phyllis Mary (Getto) Benward of Wilmot, aged 74 years, died on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at New London Hospital of complications from a long-term illness. Phyllis, daughter of Mathew and Emma (Rapp) Getto of New Jersey, is predeceased by her husband Kenneth E. Benward …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 23, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HEBERT — A son, Xavier Ryan Hebert, born Jan. 16, 2014, to Alissa and Ryan Hebert, of Windsor. KOPACZ — A daughter, Ariah Torey-Rose Kopacz, born Jan. 29, 2014, to Krystal and Brandon Kopacz, of Newport. STEBBINS — A son, Thomas Paul Stebbins III, born …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Sunapee’s Lake-Effect Storm Stuns Tigers

Friday, February 21, 2014

Newport — Sunapee High’s boys basketball team made four 3-point baskets in the final 61 seconds for a jaw-dropping 61-60 win over Newport at a stunned Wheeler Gym on Thursday night. The unlikely hero was Laker senior Alex …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Local Roundup: Junior Doubles At UNH: Brechbuhl Wins Twice for Hanover

Monday, February 17, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Hanover High School swim team can boast a two-time state champion and a third-place team from the girls’ half of Sunday’s NHIAA Division II swimming championships at the University of New Hampshire. Junior Elisabeth Brechbuhl raced to victories in the girls 200- and 500-yard …

‘Aunt Lizzie’ Joins Family at Richards Free Library

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Newport — A portrait of Elizabeth A. “Lizzie” Richards (1847-1868) was recently donated to the Richards Free Library by her niece, Margaret Richards Chapman. Chapman, 95, recently moved from her New London home to Woodcrest Village, an assisted …

Ruth Heath Barrell

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lakeland, Fla. — Ruth Heath Barrell, 81, beloved wife of John F. Barrell, passed away peacefully at home in Lakeland surrounded by her family on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. She was born on Feb. 14, 1932 in Woodsville, N.H. and lived in Bethel, Vt. with her parents, Eva …

Anthony N. Glasscock

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Lagrangeville, N.Y. — Anthony N. Glasscock, 23, of Lagrangeville and formerly Newport, N.H., died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Anthony was born Jan. 31, 1991, in Claremont, N.H., son of Renee (Dashner) and Toy Glasscock. He grew up in Newport and graduated from Newport High School in the …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …