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A tandem kayak allows Kyle McIntyre of Newport to explore deeper waters while NEHSA volunteer Steve Darling does the paddling on Lake Sunapee at Sunapee State Beach in Newbury, N.H., on August 27, 2014. 
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Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because of the warm and sunny conditions on the lake. Thanks to the New England Handicapped Sports Association kayaking program, the 24-year-old cerebral …

Eleanor May Reney

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Grantham, N.H. — Eleanor May Reney, 87, passed away at the New London Hospital, surrounded by her family, Sunday evening, Aug. 24, 2014. Eleanor was born in Newport, N.H. Aug. 7, 1927, daughter to the late Leon H. and Florence E. (Persons) Linton. She was raised and educated in Croydon and graduated from Towle High School in the Class of 1943. On Sept. …

Upheaval at Market Basket Has Effect on Food Pantries

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — The bare shelves at Market Basket stores across the region has translated to fewer items on the shelves at some Upper Valley food pantries . Newport Food Pantry on South Main Street has seen a disruption in donations — perhaps the most significant in 17 years — since an ownership dispute …

Newport Baseball Has Answer for Stevens’ Arms

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Newport — Apparently Newport doesn’t read the Stevens High baseball clippings. Back by strong pitching, Stevens compiled a 5-1 record and the Cardinals’ pitchers gave up just six earned runs in 39 innings. Two of those victories were …

Four Seek 2 Seats In Newport Race

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Voting on the Newport Town Meeting warrant is Tuesday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newport Opera House. Newport — A contested race for two seats on the Selectboard and a $9.14 million operating budget are among the articles on the Town Meeting warrant …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Ann Fairbanks Jones

Friday, May 2, 2014

Kennebunkport, Maine — Ann Fairbanks Jones, 82, of Kennebunkport, died Wednesday afternoon, April 23, 2014, at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco. She was born in Wilton, N.H. on Jan. 28, 1932, the youngest of four children to Harold Gilmore Fairbanks and Elizabeth (Clough) Fairbanks Heald. She grew up …

N.H. Man’s Attorneys Don’t Want Calls Released

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Newport — In an unusual move, attorneys defending a Charlestown man accused of murdering his estranged wife last summer are trying to block the prosecution’s access to some of his calls from the New Hampshire State Prison, where he is being held until his trial. James R. Robarge, …

Claremont Hosts Drug Abuse Forum

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Claremont — On Tuesday, about 70 people from different agencies and professions attended a community forum to address drug abuse, a stark difference from several years ago when Claremont Police Chief Alex Scott attended a similar forum and remembered less than 20 people in attendance. The larger attendance …

Annie Sara Eckerman

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Annie Sara Eckerman, age 101, of Maple Street, passed away at the New London Hospital surrounded by family and friends, Monday, April 28, 2014. Annie was born on April 18, 1913, daughter to the late Frank and Grace (Elliot) Chandler. She has lived in Newport …

Retired Teacher Seeks Odell’s Seat

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sunapee — A first-term Democrat who represents several Sullivan County towns in the New Hampshire House formally declared her candidacy for the District 8 state Senate seat now held by Republican Bob Odell, who is retiring. “During my …

Bill Seeks Route 120 Bus Service

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — A bill supporting the establishment of bus service along Route 120 between Claremont and Lebanon is expected to soon become law. The next hurdle is to raise money for the purchase of buses and operational costs. House bill 650, which creates a partnership between the state …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …