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David Garfield French

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Concord, N.H. — David Garfield French passed away at the age of 100 on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 76 years, Atossa Herring, in December of 2013. He is survived by four of their five children—Atossa, Constance (d. 1946), Christopher, James, Peter—seven of their eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. In keeping with his lifelong curiosity, his wish to serve others, and his sense of adventure, David had a long and varied career. His academic career began at the University of Michigan and concluded there with a PhD in Sociology/Social Work with degrees along the way from the Chicago Theological Seminary and Columbia University. His first assignment …

Sunapee Rallies Past Littleton to Reach Final

Monday, March 2, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — A frayed, yellow piece of polyester rope might seem like a strange thing for a basketball coach to remove from his pocket in the immediate aftermath of a pulsating playoff win, but consider the symbolism. “It’s like we’re hanging off a cliff and we’re all holding on, and all that’s …

Volunteer Spotlight: Bumble Bee the Labradoodle Helps Kids Learn to Read

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunapee — Bumble Bee sits quietly on an orange mat as Amelia Salvitti, of Sunapee, reads aloud from the Dr. Seuss book Fox in Socks . Children have been reading Dr. Seuss books for generations. What makes this scene at Abbott Library unique is who 6-year-old Amelia is reading to. Bumble Bee, a …

Selectboard, School Board Candidates Square Off in Sunapee

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Voting on the Sunapee town and school warrants, including the budgets and election of officers, will be Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sherburne Gymnasium. Sunapee — A dispute over spending on the town budget is sparking two contested elections for the Selectboard. …

Paintball Pioneer, Ex-New London Resident, Reflects

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Forced into bankruptcy by the financial strain of lawsuits, paintball co-founder Bob Gurnsey has been removed from the industry for nearly 20 years. Now 72, the former New London resident has embarked on another business opportunity: selling original …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …

Dellinger Admits Guilt in Fatal I-89 Crash; ‘I Wish I Could Have That Day Over Again’

Friday, February 20, 2015

North Haverhill — A Sunapee man admitted he killed a Wilder couple and their unborn child in a 2013 collision on Interstate 89 and expressed remorse for his actions, but denied that it was a suicide attempt. Robert …

I-89 Crash Plea Deal In Place

Thursday, February 19, 2015

North Haverhill — A Sunapee man is expected to plead guilty to reduced charges today in the deaths of a Wilder couple killed in a collision on Interstate 89 in Lebanon in 2013, his lawyer said on Wednesday. …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Storming the Slopes: Boston Blizzard Gives Region’s Ski Areas a Big Boost

Sunday, February 1, 2015

South Pomfret — Garrett Kelly has just cruised down the mountain on his sixth snowboard run at Suicide Six Ski Area and is taking a “hydration” break. An assistant front desk manager at the Woodstock Inn & Resort, …

A Super Cause: Area Churches Hold Football Food Drive

Friday, January 30, 2015

Grantham — Football fans in New England and Seattle may not feel like they have a lot in common right now, but Methodist churches in both regions are trying to harness the excitement surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl to pull in the same direction for a good cause. The …

Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee …