Newport

$84,000 in Grants Awarded For Education

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Concord — Several schools and learning programs in the Upper Valley have been awarded grant funding to support ecology education programs, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation said in a recent news release. About $84,000 from the Wellborn Ecology Fund — established through a bequest by former Hanover resident Marguerite Wellborn — will be divvied up between 12 recipients. “We are working closely with leaders in the Mascoma, Newport and Claremont …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — have events scheduled in vote-rich southern New …

Stitching Up Tiny Lives

Saturday, December 5, 2015

S amantha Chalmus keeps her sewing machine on the top floor of her Newport apartment. It’s an attic space that’s been converted into a room, with a small window and wall-to-wall carpet. Here she makes the dolls and …

Newport Growls in Hoop Opener

Friday, December 4, 2015

Newport — Stevens High School has 550 students, but not many appear willing to play girls basketball. On Friday night, the Cardinals did not have enough girls for a junior varsity game and of the 14 they brought …

Sullivan County Records Go Public

Friday, December 4, 2015

Newport — Sullivan County officials have used $6,000 from a state grant to preserve and make publicly available records about the county farm and poor house dating back to the 1860s. Lionel Chute, the natural resources director for …

Making Sure Stacks Stack Up

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Newport — Few things are more frustrating for library patrons than looking for a book and finding that it isn’t where it’s supposed to be. Luckily for patrons of the Richards Free Library, keen-eyed volunteers regularly “read the …

Newport Seeking Potential Buyers Of Lil’ Red Baron

Friday, November 27, 2015

Newport — The town of Newport is looking to see if there is any interest in someone buying the shuttered Lil’ Red Baron restaurant building, which is located next to the airport and has been closed since January. “Request for expression of interest” will provide information to the …

Professor Faces Federal Child Porn Charge

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Newport — Charges against a Dartmouth College professor accused of possessing child pornography in his Plainfield home have now been filed in federal court. J. Martin Favor, 49, pleaded not guilty to a felony count of possessing child pornography in U.S. District Court in Concord last week, two …

Gerald “Clate” C. Parrotto

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Gerald “Clate” “Jerry” C. Parrotto, 70, of Springfield Road, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by family. He was born in Newport on May 31, 1945, the son of Armand Parrotto and Cora (Roberts) Thornton. He attended Stevens …

Shelter for Legion Smokers

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lebanon — Members of the American Legion Post No. 22 in Lebanon voted to ban indoor smoking nearly two years ago. Now they aim to make smokers more comfortable by constructing an outdoor smoking shelter. Though private clubs …

Newport Football Goes for Title Today

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Newport — Bill Thurlow has been coaching Newport High’s offensive and defensive lines for nearly 50 years. It’s a position that he fills with pride — a given when you consider the football motto he sticks to at …

Armand E. Lavertue

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Armand E. Lavertue, 73, of Newport died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Jct., Vt. following a brief period of failing health. He was born in Berlin, N.H. on Oct. 27, 1942, the son of Maurice, Sr. and Nancy …