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Martha Shepard Vernlund

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sunapee, N.H. — Martha Shepard Vernlund of Sunapee and formally of Middletown, Conn. died peacefully with loving family by her side on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at age 92. Beloved mother of Emily DelConte, Trina Hill, Alice Ford, Sarah Vernlund, Carl Vernlund, and Robert Vernlund. Grandmother of Kristen Gundersen Penno, Heather DelConte, Renee DelConte Nevills, Shannon Vernlund Manchesi, Lauren Vernlund, Ryan Vernlund, Jessie Ford & Anders Lundgren. Great-grandmother of Emma …

Post 22 Juniors Sweat Out a Sweep

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lebanon — As he awaited his turn at the plate late Sunday, Matt Sullivan squatted in the home team’s on-deck circle and gently rested the brim of his helmet on the knob of his upturned bat. He closed his eyes and worked to calm himself. The Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior team’s …

Search On for Locket Owner; Vial for Ashes Was Donated To Thrift Store by Mistake

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

White River Junction — When Kathy Driscoll bought a heart-shaped locket from the Listen thrift store a couple weeks ago for $3.75, she just wanted the chain to use for another piece of jewelry. But when she got home to Sunapee and took the necklace out of its small gift box, she realized …

Former N.H. State Rep. Injured in Home Invasion

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Newport — A New London man charged in connection with an early morning home invasion is being held on $100,000 cash-only bail. Brandon Green, 29, was arraigned in Newport District Court Monday afternoon on a felony count of …

143-Acre Sunapee Property Protected by Sargent Land Trust

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunapee — A 143-acre property near Route 11 was recently conserved by Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust. Wendell Marsh South includes more than 480 feet of frontage on the Sugar River and also protects floodplain forest, a valuable habitat, Ausbon Sargent said in a recent news release. It …

PCA Derails Sunapee’s Hopes of Another Baseball Title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Manchester — Surrounded by tired bodies and downcast expressions Saturday, Sunapee High baseball coach Tom Frederick succinctly summarized his team’s emotions after a 10-1 loss to Portsmouth Christian in the NHIAA Division IV title game. “This is new …

Winning Recipe: Sunapee Finds Right Formula for First Title

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — Crunch time came in the fourth inning, and catcher Lexie Hamilton was right in the middle of it. Sunapee High had a 6-0 lead and a dream to win the school’s first NHIAA softball championship, …

Another Championship Chase: Lakers Return to Title Game

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — The Sunapee High baseball team’s quest for its fourth NHIAA Division IV state title in five years remains alive, thanks to the fourth-seeded Lakers’ 10-5 semifinal victory over top-seeded Colebrook on Wednesday at Plymouth State …

Patricia Oetjen Attridge

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sunapee, N.H. — Patricia Oetjen Attridge, 90, of Burkehaven Hill died peacefully at home on Thursday, May 21, 2015, with her family at her side. She was born in Waukegan, Ill. on Oct. 29, 1924, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Mackey) Oetjen. Patricia spent her early years …

Dellinger Argues Against Financial Liability in Deaths

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

North Haverhill — Facing lawsuits from the estates of the two people he killed in a collision on Interstate 89, former Sunapee resident Robert Dellinger has argued he should not be held financially liable for their deaths because …

Scrabble Lovers Gather for Proctor Library

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Weathersfield — Some serious competition was underway in the basement of Martin Memorial Hall, but standing outside the room, you wouldn’t know it. Except for a bit of lighthearted trash talk, the space was as hushed as, well, …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …

Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from …