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Richard Candy, left, and Christina Jones, both of Claremont, N.H., enjoy a meandering bike ride along the cool, quiet Sugar River Recreational Rail Trail in Claremont, N.H.,  on July 27, 2015. 
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A Meandering Ride

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Biking is a sweet way to catch a breeze, and on a muggy summer day the Sugar River Rail Trail holds a special appeal — mostly shaded, it offers welcome respite from the sun. The 9-mile trail stretches from Newport to Claremont, hugging the river along the way. There are a number of access points along trail, and on a …

Cornish Man Takes Plea Deal

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Newport — A 65-year-old Cornish man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl has accepted the same negotiated plea agreement that he backed out of last month. Curtis Wyman Sr. on Monday pleaded guilty in Sullivan County Superior Court to aggravated felonious sexual assault of a girl under the age of 13, and …

Barbara Bates Perkins

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Bradenton, Fla. — Barbara Bates Perkins, 88, of Bradenton died on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Barbara was born on May 9, 1927, to Robert and Pearl Bates in Burlington, Vt. They moved to Lebanon, N.H. in 1934 and she graduated from Lebanon High School in 1945. She graduated from Lasell Jr. College in 1947. Barbara married Sherman Perkins in Lebanon in 1947. They …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

At the Hospitals: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Among ‘Outstanding Americans’ Lebanon — Dr. James Weinstein, chief executive officer and president of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. This …

Business Notes: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Newport — Lake Sunapee Bank joined three other New Hampshire businesses as a winner of a 2015 Business in the Arts Award from the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. Lake Sunapee Bank was cited for its …

Newport Board Won’t Study Airport

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Newport — In a vote at the annual Town Meeting Tuesday, residents narrowly defeated an amended petition article requiring the Selectboard to “explore options to sell, lease or retain” Parlin Field, the town-owned airport. In the only contested race on the ballot, incumbent Todd Fratzel won another three-year …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Newport Softball Slips Past Sunapee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunapee — The Sunapee High softball team was poised for a come-from-behind victory in the last of the seventh inning on Monday. Trailing Newport 5-3 when they came up for their last raps, the Lakers scored once and had runners on second and third with no outs and …

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 …