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Gretta Stack, of Sharon Academy, wipes away sweat during half time of the Phoenix game with Randolph in Sharon, Vt. Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Head Coach Blake Fabrikant read a weather report that marked the temerature at 86 degrees at game time and declared that the game would be played in 20 minute quarters with water breaks in between. (
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A Hot Topic: VPA’s Heat Policy Takes Toll on Fall Sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hartford High School Athletic Director Joe James noticed the late summer sun shining down on his school’s soccer field Wednesday afternoon, not long before a scheduled Hartford-Woodstock girls match . By all accounts, it was perfect weather for soccer and even better weather to just be outside — the epitome of summer joy before the dull of winter. Then James …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

A Life: Willard M. Hathaway, 1928 — 2014; ‘Always Interested in Doing Things, in Keeping Busy’

Monday, August 31, 2015

Unity — In his nearly 86 years, it seems Willard Hathaway knew little else but hard work. Some may curse a life of toil, but for Hathaway it was his greatest blessing and joy after his wife and family. “Even though every day was a work day, they came at it with promise …

Still No Charges in Newport

Friday, July 17, 2015

Newport — Almost a year after a 48-year-old Newport man shot his son-in-law on the front porch of his home, prosecutors still haven’t filed charges in the case. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said the process has been slowed by uncooperative witnesses to the August incident in which …

H. Newcomb Eldredge

Friday, July 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — H. Newcomb Eldredge peacefully passed away after a brief illness in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jul. 9, 2015. Newc was born on Aug. 4, 1924, in Baltimore, Md. to Harold and Claribel Eldredge. Newc grew up in Pittsford, N.Y. After attending local public …

Cornish Plea Deal Pulled Back

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Newport — A Cornish man appeared to reject a plea deal Tuesday on a charge of sexual assault against a girl under the age of 13. Curtis Wyman, 65, had previously filed a notice of intent to plead …

Claremont Man Receives 5 Years For Burglaries

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Newport — A 40-year-old Claremont man on Monday pleaded guilty to breaking into a storage building in Springfield, N.H., and stealing thousands of dollars worth of professional painting equipment and construction tools. Sullivan Superior Court Judge Brian Tucker sentenced Russell Anderson to five years in New Hampshire State …

Birth Announcements: July 12, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital JENKYN — A son, Edward Alexander Jenkyn, born on March 9, 2015, to Aaron and Marcus Jenkyn, of Grantham. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center GOINSALVOS — Twin daughters, Maeve Addilyn Goinsalvos and Ayvah Hazel Goinsalvos, born on April 29, 2015, to Kacey Gassett and Dylan …

Teens From Claremont, Grantham Headed for State 4-H Horse Show

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Newport — Three teenagers will represent Sullivan County at the State 4-H Horse Show next weekend. Anna Avery, 15, of Claremont, Hannah Hastings, 15, of Grantham, and Jessica Hastings, 13, of Grantham, will exhibit their horses at the Deerfield Fairgrounds on July 17 and 18. In order to …

Newport Man Disputes EMTs’ Claims

Saturday, July 11, 2015

White River Junction — A Newport man pleaded not guilty this week to allegations that he grabbed a medical responder who was performing CPR on his brother-in-law and prevented an ambulance from departing for the hospital for several minutes during the early morning hours on the Fourth of …

It’ll Be a Hoot: Newport’s Houde Getting Sports Double Duty at Keene State

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lebanon — Andrew Houde strode to the plate at Lebanon High on Sunday, his 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame but a stick figure to his father, Scott, who watched from a parking lot beyond the center-field fence. Two runners were …

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High …

Armed and Ready: Newport Arm Wrestler Takes Game Internationally

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Newport — Don’t think taking a risk brings reward? Cathy Merrill begs to differ. The longtime Newport-area resident plans to be in Malaysia in late September for the World Armwrestling Federation championships. She wouldn’t be going if she …