Sunapee

Abby Brown, of Sunapee, sits with her 4-year-old labradoodle Bumble Bee. In addition to volunteerting at Abbott Library, Brown and Bumble Bee also visit Mount Royal School and two assisted living homes. (Valley News - Liz Sauchelli)

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 scene at Abbott Library unique is who 6-year-old Amelia is reading to. Bumble Bee, a 4 1/2 -year-old miniature Labradoodle, has been …

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. And a husband and wife are challenging incumbents on the Selectboard and School Board, respectively. …

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 memorabilia from the early days of the game. Among the collectible items Gurnsey has preserved …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …

Bail Denied for Sunapee Man Accused in Fatal Crash

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Haverhill — A judge has denied a bail request for the Sunapee man accused in a collision that killed an expectant Wilder couple in December 2013. Lawyers for Robert J. Dellinger, who has pleaded not guilty to charges including second-degree murder resulting from the Interstate 89 crash, …

New Lift Lifts Skiers’ Spirits

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Newbury, N.H. — Skiers 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 …

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. …

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 …

Local Projects Receive Heritage Grants

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Conservation and preservation projects in Cornish, Sunapee and Haverhill are among 36 throughout New Hampshire that will receive grants from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program this year. The program provides matching grants to protect and preserve …

Defense Cites Alternatives In I-89 Fatal

Sunday, December 7, 2014

North Haverhill — An expert hired by attorneys for a Sunapee man accused in a highway crash that killed a Wilder couple suggests Robert J. Dellinger veered his pickup truck into the Interstate 89 median last December because …

Child Advocacy Group Seeks Volunteers From Valley, Sunapee Regions

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hanover — A New Hampshire nonprofit is looking for Upper Valley volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the state’s courts. Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire which recruits, trains and supervises volunteers, has a significant need for volunteers in the Upper Valley …

Brothers to Open New Pub in Newbury, N.H.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — The outdoor sign o n the abandoned restaurant at the Sunapee traffic circle on Route 103 in Newbury announces the news in capital letters: “THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN.” It’s been a long time — 23 years, an entire generation — and the town …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, …