Sunapee

Krista Miner, 9, left, and Emma Reed, 7, both of Sunapee, N.H., test out the reading cushions at the grand opening of the Abbott Library in Sunapee on Nov. 15, 2014. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

‘Very Bright and Very Modern’: Long Overdue for Many, Sunapee’s Spiffy New Library Opens

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunapee — Well wishers of all ages flooded the airy new Abbott Library yesterday, celebrating its grand opening with ceremony, cake and conversation. And circulation. Amidst the happy chatter, Bob Scheele waited for his son, Jackson, and daughter, Olivia, to finish checking out books. Scheele was making his first visit to the new library, where a few minutes earlier, his …

Rose Ann (Ruggieri) Kershaw

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sunapee, N.H. — Rose Ann (Ruggieri) Kershaw, 78, of Young Hill Road, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Raymond F. Kershaw, Sr. to whom she was married 58 years. Born in Providence, R.I., the daughter of the late Charles and Grace (DiLello) Ruggieri, she lived in Coventry, R.I. for 44 years moving to Sunapee in 2003. Rose Ann …

Derryfield Ends Sunapee’s Reign

Friday, November 7, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — Derryfield defender Erika Wentz met Sunapee’s forward Taylor Usko at midfield. Usko was looking for a breakaway on a through ball, but Wentz stepped into the streaking forward. The two players collided and the ball deflected toward another Derryfield defender. The message was clear: the Lakers were not getting by …

Cast Off

Friday, October 10, 2014

Harry Gazelle, of Sunapee, practices casting his line during a fly-fishing course taught by Steve Rowe through the Osher Institute at Garipay Field in Hanover on Tuesday. Gazelle has been fly fishing for 25 years, but he said …

Stevens Girls Soccer Continues Soaring Start

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Claremont — To paraphrase the PGA’s slogan: “These girls are good.” With a dominating 3-1 win over Sunapee on Tuesday afternoon, the Stevens High girls soccer team is on a terrific roll, having not lost since Sept. 2. Even Sunapee coach Myles Cooney was impressed. “We got a …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunapee Talk Explores Aging Parents’ Needs Sunapee — A free talk about caring for an aging parent is set for Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Sunapee Cove Assisted Living, 1250 Route 11, Georges Mills. Dennis McCullough, a …

Chief: Arrests Not Yet Made in Sunapee Shooting

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunapee — Police continue to gather evidence and conduct interviews to determine who fired shots at a residence in Sunapee earlier this week. Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill said nobody was injured in Sunday’s shooting, but the incident damaged a two-story house at 17 Bradford Road. Authorities didn’t …

Todd Jason-Gilbert Leavitt

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lancaster, n.h. — Todd Jason-Gilbert Leavitt, 34, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was born on Feb. 28, 1980, in Nashua, N.H. Todd attended Sunapee High School in Sunapee, N.H., and was active in ski jumping and skiing. He worked for several painting companies in the area …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …