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Zach Temple, of Hartford, Vt., chips onto the seventh green during the opening round of the New England Amateur Golf Championship at Baker Hill Golf Club in Newbury, N.H., on July 21, 2015. (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>

Leader Is On Fire at New England Amateur

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s a wonderful thing that Baker Hill Golf Club hasn’t suffered through the drought that some parts of the country have experienced this summer. Long, amber fescue blowing in a stiff wind makes for fine brush fire material in dry conditions. But never fear: Firefighter Matt Parziale is on hand for this week’s New England Amateur golf …

Driver Dies After Limb Falls on Car

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Claremont — A 24-year-old Claremont man died Sunday night during a brief but powerful storm that tore through northern Sullivan County and left thousands of people without power. Kyle LeClair, a Stevens High School graduate, was killed when a limb snapped off a large pine tree on Chestnut Street and crashed down onto …

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 Brian Valley shot his stepdaughter’s husband, Jay Handy, 28. Handy was hit in the midsection …

Newport Could Study Airport

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Voting on the Town Meeting warrant will take place Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Newport Opera House. Newport — Regardless of the outcome of a Town Meeting vote on Tuesday on the town-owned Parlin Field, a study of the airport by a committee probably …

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 …