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Cathy Merrill, of Newport, N.H., recently won four gold medals in the U.S. Arm Wrestling Nationals and is now raising the funds to compete in the world championships in Malaysia. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 hadn’t won four different divisions at last month’s U.S. Armwrestling Federation nationals in Las Vegas. Of course, she wouldn’t have made it to Vegas without training. She wouldn’t have trained if she hadn’t found a club. She wouldn’t have found a club if an interest in the sport hadn’t been stoked. And an interest in the sport wouldn’t have been stoked if she hadn’t taken a friend’s …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his teammates are hoping their seemingly-stacked lineup can give the rest of the state’s squads indigestion …

Ford Wins Right to Seize Cars at Claremont Dealership

Friday, June 26, 2015

Claremont — A Sullivan County Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of Ford Motor Credit Co. in its complaint against the Claremont Ford Lincoln dealership, giving the finance company the right to seize more than 100 vehicles valued at $3.2 million. It’s not immediately clear what the ruling means for the future of the dealership, which has 20 days to file an …

Book Notes: Valley Native Wesley McNair Wins Award for New Book

Friday, May 8, 2015

After years of boiling down memories of his Upper Valley childhood hardships into poetry, Wesley McNair this spring harvested acclaim for exploring through verse what his mother endured growing up in the depths of the Great Depression. In …

Sunapee Man Pleads Guilty to Charges in Shooting Incident

Friday, May 8, 2015

Newport — A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday to firing shots near two men in an attempt to recover $45 at a Claremont property that was taken by the city for back taxes in 2013. Chadwick Peck-Smith, of Sunapee, was sentenced to two years in the Sullivan …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

Newport Baseball Jumps on Sunapee Miscues

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Newport — Sunapee, which won three NHIAA Division IV state titles in the last four years by throwing strikes and picking up the ball on defense, got away from the script Monday afternoon. Laker pitchers walked eight and the defense made six errors, making it easy for Newport …

Hearing Set for Monday On Newport Detour Plan

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Newport — The Selectboard will hold a public hearing Monday to discuss plans for replacing the Oak Street bridge in either 2017 or 2018. The board seeks public comment on detour routes around the bridge, which is a main road to North Newport, and other aspects of the …

Personal Glory: Phys Ed Classes Go Beyond Team Sports

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lebanon — Across the Upper Valley, traditional team sports models within public high school physical education curriculums are being replaced by fitness and personal-growth initiatives. At Lebanon High, longtime PE teacher Tim Kehoe teaches personal fitness courses that …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, …

Ethel Charlotte Syriac

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Ethel Charlotte Syriac, age 98, passed away at Sullivan County Health Care in Unity, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She had been a resident there for the past five years. Ethel was born on October 13, 1916, in Westfield, Mass., daughter to the late Edward and …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Baseball Extends Divisional Reign

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hanover — Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Eight times. Dartmouth College senior Matt MacDowell hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in the first game of a doubleheader against Brown, then scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth in …

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 …