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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. …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 2, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

VA Physicians Recognized For Supporting Military Spouse White River Junction — Two physicians working for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction recently received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award for their support for one of their office administrators, the spouse of …

Sunapee to Mull New Roof for School

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sunapee — Annual deliberative sessions for the town and the school district will be held next week beginning with the school at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 in the middle-high school gymnasium. The town session is 7 p.m. …

The ‘Balancing Act’ of Setting Bail: A Complex Calculation

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lebanon — During Robert Dellinger’s Dec. 11 arraignment in District Court in Lebanon on two charges of manslaughter, the prosecutor and defense attorney debated his wealth, the chance that he would flee and the danger he posed to …

Wesley Paul Faust

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sunapee, N.H. — Wesley Paul Faust, 81, passed away at New London Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, after a short illness. He leaves behind his soul mate of over 30 years, Charlotte Carlson of Sunapee. Wesley was born on Jan. 21, 1932, in Springfield, Mass. He graduated …

Dog Missing in Car Crash Found on I-91

Friday, January 3, 2014

UPDATE: Read an update written by the New Jersey-based newspaper The Record at this link. Rockingham, Vt. — A dog named Zorro that went missing in the midst of a car crash this week has been found. According …

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Birth Announcements: Dec. 29, 2013 …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 29, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Randolph Bowling Tournament Raises Money for Mammograms Randolph — A recent bowling tournament raised $857 for Gifford Hospital’s Woman to Woman Fund. The fund pays for mammograms for low-income women not covered by other programs and buys soft …

Wedding: Vachula — Dutille

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sunapee — Lauren A. Vachula and Timothy C. Dutille were married on Sept. 7, 2013. The wedding took place at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Millbury, Mass., in a ceremony presided over by the Rev. Paul M. LaPalme. …

I-89 Crash Charges Upgraded

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lebanon — Prosecutors announced Friday evening that they have upgraded the charges against the Sunapee man involved in a collision on Interstate 89 earlier this month that killed a Wilder couple. Robert Dellinger, 53, has been charged with …

Attorney May Appeal Bail Ruling in I-89 Collision

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lebanon — Before Robert Dellinger was arrested on upgraded charges Friday afternoon, his legal proceedings had been put on hold, as a probable cause hearing scheduled for earlier this week was postponed. Peter DeCato, Dellinger’s attorney, said in an interview on Thursday that he was negotiating with the …