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The action of a Dungeon and Dragons game is interspersed with jokes and playful ribbing at Dragon Maze Gaming Center in Newport, N.H., on April 8, 2014. "We kind of make it our own within the confines of the game," said Dragon Maze co-owner Reggie DuBois, who serves as Dungeon Master to help guide the unique story that develops within each campaign. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Battling Dragons in Newport: Gamers Gather to Play, Slay ... And Stay All Day

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Business owners usually have a pretty good idea of what time they’ll lock up shop on a given night. But not Paul DuBois and Reggie DuBois, brothers who own a gaming center on North Main Street. “A role-playing game has no beginning and end,” Reggie DuBois said. People don’t go home because they slew the dragon. “They …

4-H Fashion Revue Attracts 50

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Claremont — A recent 4-H fashion revue at Claremont Middle School attracted more than 50 4-H members, some of whom will go on to represent Sullivan County at a statewide 4-H event next month. About 190 friends and family members turned out to see the 4-H-ers sport their outfits — some original, some …

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend more time with his family and friends. “As my colleagues all know, serving in the …

Daniel R. Westney

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Daniel R. Westney, 68, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. He was born on May 4, 1945 in Claremont, N.H., son of Russell and Priscilla (Gregg) Westney. He grew up in Ascutney, Vt. and also lived in Claremont …

Prosecutor Drops Sex Assault Charges Against Newport Man

Monday, January 13, 2014

North Haverhill — Grafton County prosecutors have dropped charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault against a 56-year-old Newport sex offender because the alleged victim, who is developmentally disabled, is unable to effectively participate in the prosecution. Charles E. Lancey III was indicted on two counts of aggravated felonious …

Tigers Growl Over Cardinals

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Claremont — At first, Newport High’s basketball team looked a bit intimidated. Carr Gym was packed, and Stevens has one of those team introductions where the gym is darkened and a spotlight is turned on each Stevens players …

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 …