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Newport Taxes Raise Hackles

Friday, October 31, 2014

Newport — The explanation by the School Board and SAU 43 Administration on why the local school tax rate will increase $1.81 per $1,000 this year did not satisfy at least one member of the Selectboard, who sharply criticized the school management during a joint meeting of the two boards Thursday night. “I’m upset. I’m saddened and I’m frustrated,” said Selectboard member Todd Fratzel, who was joined in his criticism …

Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newport — A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire’s District 8 Senate seat, with life experience and considerations such as Medicaid expansion among the issues at play. State Rep. Linda Tanner, D-Sunapee, who taught health and physical …

Sullivan Co. Candidates Face Off

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Newport —There are several contested races for county government positions on the Nov. 4 ballot, led by a race between incumbent Democratic Commissioner Jeff Barrette, who is being challenged by former commissioner Don Clarke, a Claremont Republican. Other races include register of deeds, with Republican Chaunee Baker against Democrat James Reed; register of probate, which will see incumbent Republican Diane Davis face Democrat …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Shooting Victim Speaks Out

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Newport — Police are trying to determine whether a Laurel Street homeowner was justified when he shot his son-in-law at his front door. Meanwhile, the son-in-law said in an interview that he was trying to return his wife’s purse to her following an argument earlier in the day …

Claremont Man Pleads Guilty, Gets 25 to Life in Sex Assault

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Newport — A 26-year-old Claremont man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against two young children and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. In Sullivan Country Superior Court on Wednesday …

Rafting and Relaxing

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Garry Willey of Newport, N.H., removes the air from his raft on Sept. 2, 2014, in front of his home with his cat Gus watching. Willey uses the raft at a local pond to get away from everything. …

Bail Reduced in Dispatcher’s Alleged Sex Case

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Newport — The former police dispatcher charged with two counts of felonious sexual assault had his bail reduced from $100,000 cash to $25,000 personal recognizance by Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker at a hearing Tuesday after his defense …

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 …