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New Hampshire state Sen. Bob Odell, R-Lempster speaks in favor of repealing the state's death sentence law on the Senate floor, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Lawmakers voted 12-12, and the tie means that the death penalty will stay on the books. The state has one person on death row, Michael Addison, who was convicted of killing a Manchester, N.H. police officer. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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 New Hampshire Senate is both a unique …

Hanover Boys Tennis Back to Business

Friday, April 11, 2014

Staff Reports Manchester — The freshman phenom who held down the No. 1 singles position last spring is headed to a tennis academy. Another anticipated returnee opted for prep school. And of the six players to make up the singles ladder to open the season, only one saw time in 2013. Thursday’s season-opening tennis result? Hanover 9, Trinity 0. To quote the Talking …

Two Articles Off In New London

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New London — Two warrant articles aimed at establishing a community center at the former high school on Main Street have been pulled from next month’s Town Meeting warrant. David Kidder, president of the New London Community Center Board, said Monday that the Selectboard went along with the community center board’s recommendation and pulled the warrant articles because of growing opposition in town. …

Mascoma Girls Stand Tall, Win Home Opener

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

West Canaan — Early season play doesn’t normally elicit brilliant execution, and Tuesday night’s girls basketball matchup between New Hampshire Division III rivals Kearsarge and Mascoma was right on par. The teams combined for 48 turnovers and struggled …

Letter: A Happy Ending in Grantham

Saturday, December 7, 2013

To the Editor: In the small town of Grantham, where I grew up, I always felt police officers were there to serve and protect — not to bully, be threatening or to show their power over others. Recently, I witnessed one officer in town exhibit the latter attributes. …

Lion of Summer: Ackerman Named N.H. Cup Coach

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

West Lebanon — Longtime Woodsville High boys soccer coach Mike Ackerman has an appointment with New Hampshire’s top players next summer. In addition to being named the New Hampshire Division IV coach of the year, Ackerman was also …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 13, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center SERRIN — A son, Theodore Olmstead Serrin, born Aug. 3, 2013, to Emily and Joshua Serrin, of New London. LAMB — A son, Bentley James Lamb, born Aug. 17, 2103, to Katelyn Hathaway and Robert Lamb, of Springfield, N.H. LYNCH — A son, Cooper Thomas …

‘Highlight Goal’ Lifts Cougars

Monday, October 14, 2013

North Sutton, n.h. — After tweaking his hip flexor in the first minute of the second half against Stevens on Saturday, Kearsarge boys soccer forward Andrew Van Hooydonk missed nearly 20 minutes while getting his leg wrapped up. …

Cougars Roll Past Royals

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

North Sutton — You would expect Mascoma Regional High boys soccer coach Tanja Rej to be sulking after her team lost 7-1 at Kearsarge on Tuesday. But Rej insisted with a smile it was one of life’s lessons and wanted two of her players to take part in …

More Schools Will Break Out the Rods and Reels

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Concord — High school bass fishing has turned out to be a real catch in New Hampshire. Nearly doubling its participation to 42 schools from last spring’s pilot season, bass fishing will take place in the fall this year and include a state championship tournament in October, the …

Springfield Deaths Ruled Suicide Pact

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Springfield, N.H. — The Attorney General’s Office has closed the case on the death of two men whose bodies were found in a shed in Springfield, N.H., last year, saying they died in a "suicide pact." Because both men are dead, no criminal charges will be filed. The …

Sullivan County Administrator Resigns Post

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Newport — County Administrator Greg Chanis, who came on board during troubled financial times for the county and led the effort to restore its fiscal health, resigned Monday to take a position with Santa Barbara County government in California. Chanis was hired as Sullivan County facilities and operations …

Sullivan Delegates OK County Budget

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Newport — It took less than 30 minutes last night for the county delegation of state representatives to approve a $30.7 million county budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The budget was approved unanimously shortly after an amendment by Rep. Steve Smith, R-Charlestown, to increase the …