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Singers Sought for Newport Competition

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Newport — A nonprofit that assembles and mails care packages to active-duty members of the military is hosting a singing competition similar to the TV show The Voice in April. B ut first, by the first week in March, Sullivan County Cares wants to round up 30 more contestants willing to sing in front of an audience for up to two nights at the Newport Opera House. Ten people have …

Croydon-Area Lawmakers Support School Choice Bill in Concord

Friday, February 12, 2016

Croydon — A bill before the New Hampshire Legislature would allow the Croydon School Board, which is battling state officials over school choice, to continue sending a handful of children to private school using tax revenue. The House bill would allow New Hampshire school boards to send students in towns without a public school for their grade to “a non-religious private school which …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BANGRAZI — A daughter, Lilah Ann Bangrazi, born on Jan. 19, 2016, to Katelyn Gibson and Jason Bangrazi, of Newport. BLUME — A daughter, Elena Nichole Blume, born on Jan. 29, 2016, to Kylei Fischer, of Claremont, and Joshua Blume, of Cranston, R.I. Gifford Medical Center HERRING — A son, Marshall Clyde Herring, born on Jan. 22, 2016, to Jerrica …

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 …

New Members Join Ausbon Sargent Land Trust Board

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Newport — Three new members have joined the board of trustees of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. A long-time resident of New London, Kathy Carroll brings fundraising experience and development expertise to the board, the land trust …

Newport Ties Bow Into Complete Knot

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Newport — And the beat goes on. Newport High, which blasted its way through the NHIAA Division III regular season with lopsided wins, is not bothering to slow down the express in the postseason, either. The Tigers slammed Bow, 47-7, in a D-III semifinal Saturday at Maryn Field …

Newport Football Charges Into Semifinals

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Newport — Fans of Newport High’s football team kept one eye on their home scoreboard and one on their cell phones all Saturday afternoon. When the tally on the scoreboard finally appeared out of reach for Somersworth, Newport’s …

Fiorina Eager for a Fight

Friday, November 6, 2015

Newport — Though she has fallen back in the polls since capturing national attention in the first Republican debates, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the lone woman in the large GOP presidential field, told her audience Thursday …

N.H. Legislature to Meet On Opioid Problem

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Newport — Gov. Maggie Hassan won approval Wednesday from the Executive Council to convene a special legislative session later this month to consider legislation that will address the state’s growing opiate and heroin crisis, which has claimed nearly …

Bessie M. (Smith) Seavey

Friday, October 23, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Bessie M. (Smith) Seavey, 86, of East Mountain Road, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at the New London Hospital. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on Jan. 28, 1929, the daughter of Grover and Gladys (Bunce) Smith. Bessie worked at several area shoe factories over …

Patrick Bruce Coughlin

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Newport, N.H. — Patrick Bruce Coughlin, 73, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Newport on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, beginning the leg of a journey he greeted without a shred of fear or apprehension for he never doubted the love and mercy of his creator. …