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Tim Spanos, long time Lebanon American Legion Post 22 assistant coach has taken over the varsity baseball program in his hometown of Newport Friday, April 11, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

No Saying No This Time for Tigers’ Spanos

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newport — After seven years serving as a devoted assistant to Rob Woodward on the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team, Newport High social studies teacher Tim Spanos was finally ready to walk away from the game. Then his athletic director came calling. When Doug Beaupre needed urgent help taking over the Tigers’ girls basketball team last winter following …

Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newport — The Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers. The unit, founded in 2008, has about 50 members, “which is a good start,” said Jessica Rosman, the corps’ director. But more are needed. The corps works to help support emergency medical services personnel during health emergencies and provides other assistance according to its mission, which includes strengthening public health. …

Grass Then Home Catch Fire

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newport — A grass fire that was sparked when a riding lawn mower backfired, spread to a mobile home and damaged one end of the structure Friday, but caused no injuries. The fire was called in around noon at the home of Dalton and Marlene West on Route 10 near the Goshen town …

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Wife’s Death

Friday, January 10, 2014

Newport — A 44-year-old former Charlestown man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he killed his estranged wife at their home last summer and then dumped her body in the woods in Unity. James Robarge is …

At Newport, 3 Heads Are Better Than One

Friday, January 10, 2014

Newport — When Dave Muzzey resigned as the Newport High girls basketball coach four games into the season, the program scrambled. Area schools have tried co-coaches in a number of sports, but rarely has it been successful. Which …

N.H. Man Pleads Not Guilty To Child Sex Abuse Charges

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Newport — A Claremont man pleaded not guilty to several charges of aggravated sexual assault against minors and the production of child pornography a t his arraignment Monday in Sullivan County Superior Court . Kevin Blood, 25, of Hanover Street, was arraigned via video from the Sullivan County …

Rain (Ice, Snow), Go Away: Postponements Send ADs Scrambling

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Claremont — Monday morning, Newport Middle High School athletic director Doug Beaupre was dealing with a situation that confronts all athletic officials this time of year — sharing his time between his full-time job as the school’s athletic …

Claremont Volunteer to Lead Veterans’ Support Network

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Newport — Shannon Carney, of Claremont, has been tapped for a year-long stint coordinating a local support network for veterans. An AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, Carney will work to strengthen support systems for veterans and help transitioning and retired military personnel access services, such as health care and housing …

Joan E. Coutermarsh

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Joan E. Coutermarsh, 74, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born March 1, 1939, in Lebanon to the late Walter & Rena (Heaney) Coutermarsh Sr. …

Ethel M. Chapman

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Ethel M. Chapman, 88, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, after a long illness, at home in Newport, N.H. with her family by her side. She was born in Webster, N.H. the daughter of Harry and Lucy Hanson. Her family …

Generator, Candle Blamed for Two Fires

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Claremont — An unattended candle and a generator — both being used to deal with the loss of power from Sunday’s snowstorm — were blamed on two fires Monday that severely damaged a mobile home and a garage but caused no injuries. The first fire was reported at …

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Birth Announcements: Dec. 29, 2013 …

Newport Clinic Construction On Horizon

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Newport — Newport area residents may soon have expanded access for their primary care as New London Hospital pushes forward with plans to build a new health center in town. Although the project is still in the planning stages, New London officials hope to begin construction this spring …