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Top row: Candidates for two Sullivan District 6 seats are, from left, Republican Ernie Bridge, Democrat Barry Connell, Democrat Daniel Lloyd and Republican Skip Rollins. Bottom row, from left: Sullivan District 2 candidates are Republican Spec Bowers and Democrat Sue Gottling; Sullivan District 9 candidates are Republican Thomas Howard and Democrat Virginia Irwin. (Courtesy photographs)

Sullivan County House Candidates Face Off

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Newport — Two Republicans in the Newport-Sunapee area who lost their New Hampshire House seats in 2012 are trying to win them back, and there is also a contested election in the two-seat district representing Newport and Unity. In Sullivan 2, state Rep. Sue Gottling, D-Sunapee, is being challenged by former Republican lawmaker Spec Bowers, also of Sunapee, for the …

Newport Football Rolls Past Stevens

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Claremont — When a team wins a championship in Major League Baseball, it’s tradition for the fans to just linger and enjoy the moment long after the game is over. Newport’s 34-0 win over Stevens on Friday night at Barnes Park was not a very big game on the national stage, but one that left the fans hanging around long after the final …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through 66 minutes, Riley Thomson finally broke the South Royalton backline to put Rivendell in front, …

Sunapee, Okemo Ski Areas Begin Lift, Trail Upgrades

Friday, July 18, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — Major ski lift upgrades planned at two area resorts will mean speedier trips up the mountain next winter in addition to new terrain and more snow-making in the future at one of them. Operators of …

Claremont Woman Convicted In Sexual Assault of Minors

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Newport — A Claremont woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against two children who had been in her care and was sentenced to 25 years to life in New Hampshire State Prison …

Where Rubber Meets Road: Newport Begins Resurface Work on Town Track

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Newport — Weather permitting, the Newport Middle High School track will be repaved today and, in about a month, it could be open for use again. “They can’t wait for it to get done,” Newport Recreation Department director …

Donal F. Ballou

Friday, July 11, 2014

New London, N.H. — Donal F. Ballou, 87, of Bunker Road, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his home. He was born in Lawrence, Mass. on April 5, 1927, the son of Willis and Frances (Silsby) Ballou. Donal spent his early years in Mass., moved to Annapolis, Md. …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

McElreavy Back Into Trenches

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Newport — The fire still burns. Larry McElreavy took his first football coaching job as an assistant to Bob Underhill at Newport High School in 1971. Forty-three years later, he is back at the place he started after …

Hartland Silver Star Recipient Reunited With Pilot He Saved

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Newport — Before Wednesday, the last time Mark Abel and George Scott saw each other was in a hospital in Saigon, where they were being treated for the injuries they had suffered after their helicopter was shot down …

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 …