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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 …

Michael J. Hayward

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunapee, N.H. — Michael J. Hayward, 42, was found in Hartland, Vt. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, after having been missing since February. He was born Oct. 27, 1971, in New London, N.H. a son of Michael and Alison (Odell) Hayward. After graduating from Kearsarge Regional High School in 1990 he attended the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his Bachelors Degree …

Michael J. Hayward, Jr.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sunapee, N.H. — A memorial service for Michael J. Hayward, Jr., 42, late of Sunapee will be held Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Letter: Smaller Bill Thanks to Obamacare

Monday, April 7, 2014

To the Editor: I support the Affordable Care Act. I pay less for my family health insurance, get better coverage and have lower out-of-pocket expenses. Last year, I was paying more than $900 a month and had a $10,000 per-person deductible. The total out-of-pocket expenses would have come …

Open-Water Casting: Season Kicks Off Quietly in N.H.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sunapee — Their fishing poles slung over their shoulders, Aaron Noyes and George Caccavaro left the docks at Lake Sunapee harbor Tuesday with empty buckets, no fish to show for nearly 6 hours with lines in the water. …

Kearsarge Middle Schoolers Honored

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sutton, N.H. — Several Kearsarge Regional Middle School students were honored recently for their service to the school or community. Taylor Albright, Michael Geary, Lydia Pinard, Rette Solomon, Lizzie Soule, Natalie Soule and Erin Taylor received the “Making a Difference” award earlier this month at a school assembly. …

Thaws Chill Winter Business

Monday, March 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Although this winter seems to have been unusually frigid and snowy, for those who depend on cold weather to make a living, the season has been pretty much on par with the previous unusually warm …

Sunapee Voters Approve Town, School Budgets

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sunapee — First-term incumbent Selectboard member Sue Gottling defeated challenger John Augustine, 370-270, for a three-year seat on the board, and the town and school budgets passed during all-day Town Meeting balloting. Also approved, 498-114, was an article to designate the properties known as Wendell Marsh as town …

Letter: Tool for Economic Vitality in Sunapee

Thursday, March 6, 2014

To the Editor: On election day in Sunapee, we would ask your support to pass Article 34, which states: “Shall the town vote to adopt the Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive outlined in the RSA 79-E; and further designate the Village-Commercial zoning district as defined by the Town …

Letter: Tool for Economic Vitality in Sunapee

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Tool for Economic Vitality To the Editor: On election day in Sunapee, we would ask your support to pass Article 34, which states: “Shall the town vote to adopt the Community Revitalization Tax Relief Incentive outlined in the RSA 79-E; and further designate the Village-Commercial zoning district as …

Sunapee Budget Could Rise Over 7%, School Spending Also Slated to Rise

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Voting on the Sunapee Town and School warrant is Tuesday, March 11, at the Sherburne Gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunapee — On Town Meeting Day, residents will decide the fate of 35 articles on the …

Leo J. Gareau

Saturday, February 15, 2014

North Sutton, N.H. — Leo J. Gareau, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at this home. He was born in Attleboro, Mass. on July 8, 1931, the son of Leo J. and Rosanna (Rougeau) Gareau. While in Attleboro, Leo worked for St. Regis Paper Co. as the Foreman …

Car of Missing Sunapee Man Found at Quechee Gorge

Monday, February 10, 2014

Quechee — Police are searching for a 42-year-old Sunapee man whose car was found at the Quechee Gorge this weekend. Michael J. Hayward, Jr. was last seen Friday afternoon in the Enfield area, according to a missing person …