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Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 years. “This will be such a help for people,” Mary Lou McGuire, a reference librarian at Richards, wrote in an email before …

Robert A. Skinner

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Goshen, N.H. — Robert A. Skinner, 96, died at the New London Hospital on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Robert was born on Oct. 22, 1918, to Thomas and Anna (Ryden) Skinner. He attended schools in Manchester, N.H. graduating from Central High in 1935 and Phillips Exeter Academy in 1936. He earned his BA from Dartmouth in 1940. He was awarded a varsity letter …

Hassan Stresses Budget’s Importance, Impact

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sunapee — Gov. Maggie Hassan defended her budget priorities during a visit to state Department of Transportation facilities on Tuesday, arguing for restoration of the spending and revenue sources that House Republicans this month cut from her original proposal. The House’s $11.2 billion, two-year budget is now in the hands of the state …

Plenty of Points — and Rebounds — Give Sunapee State Title

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Plymouth, n.h. — The Sunapee High girls basketball team was determined not to let this one slip away. Not after what happened last year. Not after building a big early lead this time against a stubborn Colebrook team. …

David Garfield French

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Concord, N.H. — David Garfield French passed away at the age of 100 on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 76 years, Atossa Herring, in December of 2013. He is survived by four of their five children—Atossa, Constance (d. 1946), Christopher, …

Sunapee Rallies Past Littleton to Reach Final

Monday, March 2, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — A frayed, yellow piece of polyester rope might seem like a strange thing for a basketball coach to remove from his pocket in the immediate aftermath of a pulsating playoff win, but consider the symbolism. …

Volunteer Spotlight: Bumble Bee the Labradoodle Helps Kids Learn to Read

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunapee — Bumble Bee sits quietly on an orange mat as Amelia Salvitti, of Sunapee, reads aloud from the Dr. Seuss book Fox in Socks . Children have been reading Dr. Seuss books for generations. What makes this …

Selectboard, School Board Candidates Square Off in Sunapee

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Voting on the Sunapee town and school warrants, including the budgets and election of officers, will be Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sherburne Gymnasium. Sunapee — A dispute over spending on the town budget is sparking two contested elections for the Selectboard. …

Paintball Pioneer, Ex-New London Resident, Reflects

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Forced into bankruptcy by the financial strain of lawsuits, paintball co-founder Bob Gurnsey has been removed from the industry for nearly 20 years. Now 72, the former New London resident has embarked on another business opportunity: selling original …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …

Dellinger Admits Guilt in Fatal I-89 Crash; ‘I Wish I Could Have That Day Over Again’

Friday, February 20, 2015

North Haverhill — A Sunapee man admitted he killed a Wilder couple and their unborn child in a 2013 collision on Interstate 89 and expressed remorse for his actions, but denied that it was a suicide attempt. Robert …

I-89 Crash Plea Deal In Place

Thursday, February 19, 2015

North Haverhill — A Sunapee man is expected to plead guilty to reduced charges today in the deaths of a Wilder couple killed in a collision on Interstate 89 in Lebanon in 2013, his lawyer said on Wednesday. …

A Chilly Championship: Hanover Takes Flight for Another State Title

Friday, February 13, 2015

Newport — Call it six degrees and jubilation. On a night that was so cold you thought you’d never be warm again, Hanover High rekindled the triumphant glow, winning its third consecutive state ski jumping championship and concluding …