Sunapee

Krista Miner, 9, left, and Emma Reed, 7, both of Sunapee, N.H., test out the reading cushions at the grand opening of the Abbott Library in Sunapee on Nov. 15, 2014. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

‘Very Bright and Very Modern’: Long Overdue for Many, Sunapee’s Spiffy New Library Opens

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunapee — Well wishers of all ages flooded the airy new Abbott Library yesterday, celebrating its grand opening with ceremony, cake and conversation. And circulation. Amidst the happy chatter, Bob Scheele waited for his son, Jackson, and daughter, Olivia, to finish checking out books. Scheele was making his first visit to the new library, where a few minutes earlier, his …

Rose Ann (Ruggieri) Kershaw

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sunapee, N.H. — Rose Ann (Ruggieri) Kershaw, 78, of Young Hill Road, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Raymond F. Kershaw, Sr. to whom she was married 58 years. Born in Providence, R.I., the daughter of the late Charles and Grace (DiLello) Ruggieri, she lived in Coventry, R.I. for 44 years moving to Sunapee in 2003. Rose Ann …

Derryfield Ends Sunapee’s Reign

Friday, November 7, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — Derryfield defender Erika Wentz met Sunapee’s forward Taylor Usko at midfield. Usko was looking for a breakaway on a through ball, but Wentz stepped into the streaking forward. The two players collided and the ball deflected toward another Derryfield defender. The message was clear: the Lakers were not getting by …

‘If I Can Do It, You Can Do It’: Mass. Amputee Uses Endurance Swim for Awareness

Monday, August 25, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — Every day, Mike Welsch faces the reality that his own alcohol-related motorcycle crash 35 years ago left him with an amputated lower right leg. Yet every day he appreciates that he can still walk, run …

Sunapee Girls Soccer Looks to Defend Title

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunapee — Taylor O’Mara, Kyle Hershey, Taylor Usko, Courtney Dunnells and Sammy Rosignoll are all seniors on a Sunapee High soccer team that won a New Hampshire Division IV state championship in 2013. That victory came against Woodsville, …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 10, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Grant to Help APD Address Adult Dental Care Lebanon — Upper Valley Smiles, a community health program operated by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, has received a $12,000 grant from Granite United Way to begin addressing the lack of access to dental care for low-income adults in the …

Forum, Aug. 7: Unchristian Act by a Church; Beware of Single-Payer Critics; The Real Oppressor in Gaza and Israel

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Unchristian Act by a Church To the Editor: At the Dorchester Selectboard meeting of July 17, the trustees of the Dorchester Community Church, Grace Fraser, Patricia Franz and Michelle Fistek, presented arguments opposing the actions of the Selectboard, which holds the opinion that while there is a historic …

No Swimming at Sunapee

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Police Look Into Break-ins Along I-89

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Newport — State police are investigating a string of break-ins early Monday morning from at least five convenience stores along the Interstate 89 corridor, but officials at two of the stores said that the perpetrators made away with almost nothing. “He came in, tried to get what he …

N.H. Craftsmen’s Fair Kicks Off

Monday, August 4, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — After a best-ever start for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s annual fair, its organizers pinned the increase in ticket and sales revenue on the recovering national economy and on the habits of New Hampshire …

Allen Wayne Wirta

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sunapee, NH — Allen Wayne Wirta passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the home he built with his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Miller Wirta. Allen was born on Sept. 4, 1934 in Newport, N.H. to Ero Wirta and Aune (Annala) Wirta Goings. After he graduated from …

Beach Ball

Monday, July 28, 2014

Playing around sunbathers, sand castle builders and wandering ducks, Sam Flint, 9, of Sunapee, plays baseball with a group of his friends at Dewey Beach on Lake Sunapee on July 21, 2014.  (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) …

Ex-Thetford Teammates Reunite at All-Star Event

Saturday, July 19, 2014

There isn’t much Shyann Josler and Erika Waterman could’ve done together that they didn’t eventually accomplish on their own. That fact doesn’t dissuade the occasional what-if, however. What if the four freshmen Eric Ward elevated to Thetford Academy’s …