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Gerard “Gerry” Suich

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Vershire, Vt. — Gerard “Gerry” Suich, 67, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Orford, N.H. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete funeral notice should be available and published later this week. A celebration of Gerry’s life is being planned for early December at Rivendell Academy, Orford. …

Ute Michelle Porcello

Friday, November 6, 2015

Orford, N.H. — On the evening of Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, Ute Michelle Porcello passed away at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., as a result of a chronic heart condition. Ute had a passion for life, music, literature and the outdoors. Her vitality compelled her to always be the first person to swim Lake Tarlton after ice out in springtime …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer efforts and be listed in campaign materials for local and state employee giving campaigns. The …

Engagement: Underwood — Riehl

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hanover — Kathryn and John Underwood, of Hanover, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jill Underwood, to Alex Riehl. The bride-to-be graduated from Hanover High School in 2009 and earned a bachelor’s degree in health science from …

Running to History: Oxbow Girls Capture First Cross Country Crown

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thetford — Oxbow Union High junior Leanne Burgess caught the first hint with about half a mile left in Saturday’s Division III girls race at the Vermont High School Cross Country Championships. “I heard some coach saying, ‘She’s …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Wedding: Mitchell — Miller

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Orford — Marin Blair Mitchell and Jake William Miller were married on June 13, 2015, at Camp Moosilauke, Upper Baker Pond in Orford. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. Sean Eckert, a friend of …

Local Roundup: Sharon, Rivendell Girls Play to Draw

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sharon — It’s hard to imagine Sharon Academy and Rivendell Academy girls soccer being any more evenly matched this season. Each team now has one game left to play before the playoffs begin next week. A 2-2 tie …

N.H. Drug Court Program Eyes Future of Medicaid Expansion

Monday, October 12, 2015

North Haverhill — If the New Hampshire Legislature doesn’t reauthorize Medicaid expansion, the ripple effect could be felt by graduates of the Grafton County Drug Court, who spend about two years getting clean, according to supporters of the program. Created in 2007, the drug court offers high risk, …

Heating Fuel Costs Decrease

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Orford — With last year’s long winter fresh in her mind, Orford resident Beth Hilgartner is preparing for this coming heating season. Like many people in the Twin States, Hilgartner and her husband, Ernest Drown, supplement their oil …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner …

Business Notes: Oct. 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

White River Junction — Vital Communities, the White River Junction-based nonprofit, received a $15,500 business development grant to provide technical and marketing assistance to regional farmers. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Grant Program to support the start-up or expansion of …