Sunapee

Newport, Sunapee Get DUI Checkpoints

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Newport — New Hampshire State Police on Thursday announced they will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Newport and Sunapee at the end of this month or in early September, due to “the increasing incidents of drinking and driving” in the area. Authorized by a Superior Court judge and funded by federal highway safety money, state troopers will stop cars in the hopes of apprehending intoxicated drivers in Sullivan County. “A review …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version yet. Implementing “Schedule Star” software and other upgrades, the NHIAA is aiming to streamline the …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early …

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 …

Students Graduate RVCC

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Claremont — More than 220 students and their families celebrated their educational achievements Friday evening at the 47th commencement at River Valley Community College. “The veterans, single moms, first in family to go to college, and everyone who …