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At the Hospitals: Sept. 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dartmouth Faculty, Alumni Discuss Advances in Disease Treatments Hanover — Faculty and alumni of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will discuss recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic and life-threatening diseases in a free medical education session on Sept. 19, from 2-4 p.m. The event, part of Geisel’s alumni reunion, is open to the public. It will highlight current contributions by faculty and alumni to research on cancer, diabetes and tuberculosis, some of the leading causes of death in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It will take place in Auditorium G at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. …

Simonds Leads in Sullivan County Sheriff’s Race

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Newport — John Simonds, chief deputy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, was narrowly ahead of Denis O’Sullivan in unofficial and incomplete results from Tuesday’s GOP primary for Sullivan County sheriff. With 11 of the 15 towns reporting, Simonds, a Claremont city councilor, had about 1,410 votes to 1,150 for O’Sullivan, a part-time …

Golf Instructor Once Took Hits; Now He Gives Tips

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lebanon — Dave McKinnon’s athletic career may be over, but it’s not preventing the former Lebanon High hockey and golf standout from helping others. The 36-year-old golf professional left a PGA apprenticeship in Florida last winter to return to his father’s home in Lebanon and be treated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for post-concussion …

State Hears Plans to Add To Sunapee

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — Jay Gamble’s vision for the future of Mount Sunapee was born with a phone call just under 16 years ago. It was from a logger, he recalled, an older man who said he owned land on the mountain’s western slope that, for the right price, could …

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because …

‘If I Can Do It, You Can Do It’: Mass. Amputee Uses Endurance Swim for Awareness

Monday, August 25, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — Every day, Mike Welsch faces the reality that his own alcohol-related motorcycle crash 35 years ago left him with an amputated lower right leg. Yet every day he appreciates that he can still walk, run …

Sunapee Girls Soccer Looks to Defend Title

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunapee — Taylor O’Mara, Kyle Hershey, Taylor Usko, Courtney Dunnells and Sammy Rosignoll are all seniors on a Sunapee High soccer team that won a New Hampshire Division IV state championship in 2013. That victory came against Woodsville, …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 10, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Grant to Help APD Address Adult Dental Care Lebanon — Upper Valley Smiles, a community health program operated by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, has received a $12,000 grant from Granite United Way to begin addressing the lack of access to dental care for low-income adults in the …

Forum, Aug. 7: Unchristian Act by a Church; Beware of Single-Payer Critics; The Real Oppressor in Gaza and Israel

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Unchristian Act by a Church To the Editor: At the Dorchester Selectboard meeting of July 17, the trustees of the Dorchester Community Church, Grace Fraser, Patricia Franz and Michelle Fistek, presented arguments opposing the actions of the Selectboard, which holds the opinion that while there is a historic …

No Swimming at Sunapee

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Police Look Into Break-ins Along I-89

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Newport — State police are investigating a string of break-ins early Monday morning from at least five convenience stores along the Interstate 89 corridor, but officials at two of the stores said that the perpetrators made away with almost nothing. “He came in, tried to get what he …

N.H. Craftsmen’s Fair Kicks Off

Monday, August 4, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — After a best-ever start for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s annual fair, its organizers pinned the increase in ticket and sales revenue on the recovering national economy and on the habits of New Hampshire …

Allen Wayne Wirta

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sunapee, NH — Allen Wayne Wirta passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the home he built with his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Miller Wirta. Allen was born on Sept. 4, 1934 in Newport, N.H. to Ero Wirta and Aune (Annala) Wirta Goings. After he graduated from …