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Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply firepower. Three Woodstock running backs combined for five touchdowns as the three-time defending Vermont Division III state champions knocked off the Olympians, 35-20. The Wasps (3-1) rebounded from last week’s 24-7 loss to U-32, which snapped their 33-game winning streak in Woodstock last week. Oxbow slipped to 0-4. Woodstock was without running back and safety Dan Robinson, who wasn’t excluded from the starting lineup until Friday. Bill …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did on Friday afternoon as the Jacks held on to beat visiting Rutland 3-1 on homecoming …

Art Notes: Newport’s Library Arts Center Mounts a Community-Centered Exhibition

Thursday, September 18, 2014

After Kate Luppold earned her B.F.A. from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied oil painting and drawing, she did something a little unusual. Rather than head off to a big city to work at a gallery or museum, or try to earn a living as an artist, she headed back home …

Theda Johnson Brigham

Friday, June 20, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Theda Johnson Brigham, age 88, passed away quietly in her sleep after a brief illness on Monday, June 16, 2014, surrounded by her family. Theda was born in Rices Mills, Vt., in 1925, the youngest child of Elgin and Glendolyn Johnson. Farm life was difficult …

Claremont City Council Questions Smoking Ban

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Claremont — As the City Council continues to grapple with whether to prohibit smoking in some city parks, the question of whether municipalities have the authority to pass a ban using the state law that bans indoor smoking in a number of public places seems unclear. Newport’s new …

Kenneth Charles “Skinny” Gould

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Kenneth Charles “Skinny” Gould, 87, of Cornish Turnpike Road, passed away at the New London Hospital Thursday evening, June 12, 2014, following a long period of declining health. Kenneth was born in Newport, March 3, 1927, son to the late Earl and Blanch (Farwell) Gould. …

Newport Seniors End on High Note: ‘We Look to the Future With Confidence’

Friday, June 13, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Newport — Speakers at Thursday’s Newport High School graduation inside the opera house offered a mixture of thoughts and reflections on the past four years and a promise of a bright future …

Ramping Up In Quechee

Friday, June 13, 2014

George Shara, of Newport, carries a section of stage down a ramp in Quechee on Wednesday. Shara works for Promania, a tent rental company, which was setting up for this weekend’s Quechee Balloon Festival. Valley News — Jennifer …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth QB on CFPA Watch List

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth quarterback Dalyn Williams has been named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Watch List, the organization announced Sunday evening. Williams is one of 36 returning performers vying for the top individual quarterback award in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). All CFPA recipients are selected …

A Life James E. Lantz, 1925 — 2014; ‘He Did Anything That Would Make Newport a Better Place’

Monday, June 9, 2014

Newport — For 40 years whenever Newport called, Jim Lantz was eager to answer. Lantz came to Newport with his wife, Louise, and their family in 1971, to take charge of M.J. Harrington’s, a jewelry business he bought …

Newport Softball Grinds Out 10-Inning Win Over Stevens

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Newport — Whatever works. Newport pitcher Stephanie Carl kept yelling encouraging words to her team as three times they fell behind late in their New Hampshire Division III second-round softball game with Stevens on Thursday. “Honestly, I even …

Sullivan County Outlays Up $600K

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Newport — County commissioners will present a $29.8 million proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 at a public hearing next Monday . If the Sullivan County delegation of state representatives approves the spending plan as recommended, county officials anticipate a 3 cent increase in the …

Four Suspicious Fires Reported in Newport

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Newport — The state Fire Marshal’s Office along with Newport Police and the County Attorney’s Office are investigating four suspicious fires that occurred during a three-hour period Saturday morning. Newport Police Chief Jim Burroughs said in a news release the first fire was reported in a dumpster at …