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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 …

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 …

Newport Voters Advance School Budget

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Newport — After three hours and several failed amendments Tuesday night, nearly 70 voters finalized the school district warrant that will now go to voters during all-day balloting on March 11. The only change, proposed by the School …

Jack F. Roche

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Jack F. Roche, 65, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at his home. Family and friends are invited to a calling hour at the First Baptist Church of Newport on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. A funeral will begin 11 a.m. Burial will follow …

Newport Voters to Mull Teacher Pay Raises

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Newport — Voters will have the opportunity to discuss teacher pay increases at the School Board deliberative session as part of the 15 articles on the annual school warrant. In addition to the raises that were recently negotiated …

Houde-Winked, Again: Newport Junior’s Big Night Helps Stop Gritty Wildcats

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Newport — Newport High junior Andrew Houde opened the third quarter taking five 3-point shots and making all of them as the Tigers remained the only unbeaten team in New Hampshire Division III with a not-so-easy 70-56 win …

Bonnie L. Salls-Kalacinski Davis

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Newport, N.H. — On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, the Lord called another angel home. Bonnie L. Salls-Kalacinski Davis, 70, was born July 31, 1943, in Lyndonville, Vt. She was the 3rd of 10 children of Archie and Dorothy Salls. She was a 1961 High Honors graduate of Lebanon …

Letter: GM Foods: Stop the Fear-Mongering

Friday, January 24, 2014

To the Editor: Over the last few months a group of activists pushing the labeling of GM Crops in food have chanted over and over again that there is no independent scientific evidence that shows they are safe. Yet for some reason they want to ignore the decades …

Tigers Hang On, Stay Spotless in D-III

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

West Canaan — Without a second source of scoring, the Newport High boys basketball team’s 24-hour reign atop NHIAA Division III might have ended in 36 minutes. Ever since a breakout performance at Keene State College’s Zero Gravity Holiday Tournament last month, however, Newport junior Spencer Coronis has …

Sandra L. Henault

Friday, January 17, 2014

Kittery, Maine — Sandra L. Henault, 71, of Kittery, Maine, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, N.H. She was born in Winooski, Vt., on May 6, 1942, the daughter of the late Daniel and Geraldine (McGowan) Scherwerts, Sr. Sandra was a …