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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 …

Enfield, Newport on Women’s Heritage Trail

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The first round of inductees to the incipient New Hampshire Women’s Heritage Trail includes 25 women and three historic sites, among them a Newport native and a former religious community in Enfield. Markers have not yet been made …

Pauline Anne Wilson

Friday, April 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Pauline Anne Wilson, 75, of Maple Street, passed away following a battle with leukemia Tuesday evening, April 7, 2015, at her home with her family by her side. Polly was born May 28, 1939, the second of seven girls to Theodore Henry and Phyllis Juanita …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly …

Sarah J. Gunzinger

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Perkinsville, Vt. — Sarah J. Gunzinger, 70, passed away Saturday evening, April 11, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born June 23, 1944, in Newport, N.H. the daughter of George and Laila (Anderson) Watling. She attended schools and graduated from Towle High School …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game …

Newport Voters Amend Parlin Field Article

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Newport — A petition article asking voters whether they want to sell the town’s airport was amended Tuesday to instead ask voters if they want to “explore options to sell, lease or retain” the airport. The amendment passed …

Newport Set to Deliberate

Monday, April 6, 2015

Newport — Residents at Tuesday’s deliberative session will discuss a petition article asking whether Newport should sell its town-owned airport, Parlin Field. The airport article was submitted by Dick Wentzell with 70 signatures in support. “All we are …

Stevens, Newport Coaches Always Thinking Softball

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stevens and Newport high schools may be getting new softball coaches, but new certainly does not mean they are new to the game. In the selection of Emily Pegoraro in Claremont and Sam McNeel in the Sunshine Town, …

On First Patrol: Mount Sunapee Pioneer, WWII Vet Reflects

Friday, April 3, 2015

Cornish Flat — Whether serving in the military or on the ski slopes, Arnold Wilkie obviously had a knack for firsts. Wilkie, 91, was a plankowner — or original member — of the Brunswick (Maine) Naval Air Station …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …