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Jerry Padova, of Newport, N.H., on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle in an undated photograph. Padova, 74, died this month as a result of injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Riding, working on and decorating bikes were some of his favorite hobbies. (Courtesy Mike Padova)

A Life: Girolamo ‘Jerry’ Padova, 1940-2014; ‘A Presence in Newport’

Monday, September 29, 2014

Newport — A couple of years ago, Mike Padova fulfilled a lifelong goal by buying cars for his parents. For his father, well-known around town as Jerry, the younger Padova bought a Chevy Impala, describing it as a “beautiful old man car.” But not long after, Jerry Padova had traded in the pragmatic vehicle for a speedy orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, complete with a spoiler on the back and a fake hood blower on the front. He covered the car in stickers of bullet holes and shiny silver skulls, tacked on with glue. The swap, although surprising at first, fit the elder Padova’s personality perfectly: “Average,” …

Newport Field Hockey Holds Off Feisty Gilford

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Newport — The Newport High girls soccer team held off a flurry of Gilford scoring opportunities in the first half to earn a 1-0 win on Tuesday afternoon at Sichol Field. “I was concerned that those chances that slipped away would cost us,” Golden Eagles coach Becky Zumbach said. She was right, as Newport caught a break in the second half and took …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a 6-0 victory that pushed their record to 6-0. Junior striker Kelly Brigham scored three times …

Newport High Hires Three New Coaches

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Newport — The School Board on Thursday night approved the selection of three veteran coaches to run athletic programs at Newport High School starting this fall. Larry McElreavy was selected to replace Larry Carle as the Tigers’ football coach. McElreavy has a long history of college coaching, but …

Sullivan, Grafton County Budgets Approved

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lawmakers in Grafton and Sullivan counties this week approved fiscal year 2015 county budgets that hold spending close to the rate of inflation. And officials in Grafton County also got some good news on another front — higher-than-expected federal Medicaid reimbursements freed up the $800,000 needed to undertake …

Rodney J. Walker

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Rodney J. Walker, 83, of Cheney St. passed away at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born May 15, 1931, in Cordova, Ala. to John and Carrie (Jones) Walker. At age three, Rodney’s mother died of cancer and his father moved …

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 …