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New Hampshire state Sen. Bob Odell, R-Lempster speaks in favor of repealing the state's death sentence law on the Senate floor, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Lawmakers voted 12-12, and the tie means that the death penalty will stay on the books. The state has one person on death row, Michael Addison, who was convicted of killing a Manchester, N.H. police officer. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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 New Hampshire Senate is both a unique …

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. Then his athletic director came calling. When Doug Beaupre needed urgent help taking over the …

Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newport — The Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers. The unit, founded in 2008, has about 50 members, “which is a good start,” said Jessica Rosman, the corps’ director. But more are needed. The corps works to help support emergency medical services personnel during health emergencies and provides other assistance according to its mission, which includes strengthening public health. …

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 …

Newport Junior Reaches 1,000 Points in Victory

Friday, February 7, 2014

Newport — Andrew Houde has a little brother, 5-year-old Jackson. Quite little, as in maybe hip high on the 6-foot, 3-inch Newport High junior. It’s safe to say Jackson is both Houde’s biggest and smallest fan. And if …

Jack F. Roche

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Jack F. Roche, 65, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at his home with Don & Patti Goulette by his side. He was born in Lebanon on April 30, 1948, to the late John & Marion (Burke) Roche. Jack grew up in Lebanon and attended …