Sunapee

Skiers ride the Sunbowl Express high-speed quad chairlift to the top of the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, N.H., on Dec. 20, 2014. The chairlift, which opened Friday, will cut lift times in half. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

New Lift Lifts Skiers’ Spirits

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Newbury, N.H. — S kiers Tanner Boucher and Matt Ellison and snowboarder John Barber on Saturday enjoyed their first day on Mount Sunapee since graduating from Kearsarge High School in June. As the 19-year-olds arrived at the summit and dismounted the chairlift commonly known as the Sunbowl, they quickly started talking about how much better the lift was than in …

Joan E. Breen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stoneham, Mass. — Joan E. Breen, 82, formerly of Boston, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Breen was born and raised in Sunapee, N.H. and a graduate of West Lebanon High School. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, she moved to Boston. She met and married John Breen of Dorchester with whom she had a son, Andrew …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its latest NHIAA Division I state title defense with a 10-0 shutout of Souhegan at Campion …

Sullivan County Commissioner Narrowly Leads

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — Incumbent Democratic County Commissioner Jeff Barrette appears to have held off a challenge by Republican Don Clarke, winning by about 100 votes of the more than 14,000 cast in the county. Unofficially, Barrette received 7,236 votes to Clarke’s 7,140. “I am absolutely shocked,” Barrette said late …

Little Leads for N.H. District 8 Seat

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — A former bank industry executive who ran as a moderate Republican was holding a lead in the vacant Senate District 8 seat Tuesday over a Sunapee Democrat who was a longtime teacher at Kearsarge Regional High School. Weare Republican Jerry Little, a ninth-generation New Hampshire native, …

Lakers Lower the Boom: Sunapee Girls Win Physical Match

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunapee — No shoulder or elbow went unused in Sunapee High’s NHIAA Division IV playoff matchup with Littleton High on Monday, where Lakers and Crusaders were constantly knocking each other off their feet. Despite the physical play, energetic …

Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newport — A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire’s District 8 Senate seat, with life experience and considerations such as Medicaid expansion …

Sullivan County House Candidates Face Off

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Newport — Two Republicans in the Newport-Sunapee area who lost their New Hampshire House seats in 2012 are trying to win them back, and there is also a contested election in the two-seat district representing Newport and Unity. …

Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Newport Puts on a Golf Clinic for First Crown Since ’06

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Center Harbor, n.h. — Being the head professional at the Newport Golf Club comes with a great responsibility: Spreading the gospel of the links to the youngsters. Vince Molesky, in his eight years at Newport, has done his …

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 …