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RenŽe Brandon of Sunapee was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia Dec. 6 while preparing for knee surgery after a successful volleyball season. Brandon, a three season athlete also playing basketball and running track, hopes to be back on the court in the fall. Brandon stands for a portrait with her father Bruce Brandon and mother Maureen Brandon at home in Sunapee Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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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 region provides. Then, during the fall volleyball season, she started complaining about her knee. She had some blood drawn, and it showed …

Voters Invited to Deliberative Sessions for Sunapee Town and School Warrants

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — The town and the school district will hold deliberative sessions on their respective warrants on Monday and Tuesday. Voters can adopt the warrants as is or amend any of the appropriations before the final vote during all-day balloting on March 10. The school session is at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school auditorium. The warrant articles include an $11.45 million …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les …

At the Hospitals: Jan. 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New London Hospital Names Ambulance and EMS Services Manager New London — Richard Riley has been named manager for ambulance and EMS services at New London Hospital. “ Riley brings an extensive background in emergency response management to …

Grandparents Brag: Jan. 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

BUTLER — A grandson, Quentin Charles Butler, born on Dec. 29, 2014, to paternal grandparents Sue and Mike Butler, of Sunapee. …

Lebanon Workshop to Address Resiliency and Climate Change

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lebanon — A free workshop next month aims to help local businesses prepare for increasingly severe and unpredictable weather events brought on by climate change. The business continuity workshop is set for Feb. 3, from 7-11 a.m., at Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon. It’s coordinated by the Upper …

Lakers Get It Together

Friday, January 9, 2015

Sunapee — Sunapee High boys basketball coach Ed Tenney said coaches have told him they wouldn’t want his Lakers in their bracket come tournament time. That may seem strange, considering the Lakers lost their first four games this …

Lights! Camera! Racing! Colby-Sawyer Grads Chronicle Grueling Endurance Race

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Growing up in Middlebury, Vt., Michael Mooney had never heard of the Vermont 100 endurance race. Once he got there, he couldn’t get away. Fascinated after joining his good friend, Zak Wieluns, for support during Wieluns’ running of …

Newport Outpaces Stevens

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport — Two freshmen led the scoring for the Newport High girls basketball team on Monday night as the Tigers had no trouble with Stevens, winning 50-20 in an NHIAA Division III game at Wheeler Gym. Ninth-graders Alexis …

Devastating Sunapee Blaze, Bridgewater Chimney Fire Latest in Rash of Winter Fires

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sunapee — A fast-moving fire destroyed a single-family home on Bradford Road early Monday evening. The home’s residents were away at the time of the fire, but Sunapee Fire Chief Dan Ruggles believes a dog inside the home …

Owner Hopes to Rebuild Georges Mills Jake’s Market Location

Monday, January 5, 2015

Georges Mills — A fire early Sunday morning gutted the Jake’s Market on Route 11, drawing firefighters from five different departments. No one was hurt, since the combination convenience store and gas station had closed long before 12:23 …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …