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Lucille Huserik reads with first-grader Caitlin Richardson earlier this month at Mount Royal Academy, in Sunapee. (Photograph courtesy Karen Walsh)

Volunteer Spotlight: Longtime Mount Royal Academy Volunteer Helps Spread the Good Words

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunapee — At the end of Mass in the Mount Royal Academy gymnasium on Monday, Headmaster Derek Tremblay posed a question to the student body: How many students have worked with Lucille Husarik on their reading skills? “All of these hands went up,” said Karen Walsh, a first-grade teacher at the Catholic school. “Seniors in high school. Juniors in high school. Kindergartners.” Husarik, 89, was honored last week after volunteering at the school for three days a weeks for over 10 years. The New London resident ended her tenure after deciding to move to New York state to be closer to her sister. “I usually …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

No Injuries in Chimney Fire

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Newport — Heat and flames from a wood stove chimney ignited a wall in one of the oldest homes in Newport on Tuesday, causing extensive damage. Newport Fire Chief Wayne Conroy said the chimney inside the 33 Unity Road home, which dates back to 1770, had a 6-inch hole in its side, likely …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les …

At the Hospitals: Jan. 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New London Hospital Names Ambulance and EMS Services Manager New London — Richard Riley has been named manager for ambulance and EMS services at New London Hospital. “ Riley brings an extensive background in emergency response management to …

Grandparents Brag: Jan. 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

BUTLER — A grandson, Quentin Charles Butler, born on Dec. 29, 2014, to paternal grandparents Sue and Mike Butler, of Sunapee. …

Lebanon Workshop to Address Resiliency and Climate Change

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lebanon — A free workshop next month aims to help local businesses prepare for increasingly severe and unpredictable weather events brought on by climate change. The business continuity workshop is set for Feb. 3, from 7-11 a.m., at Hypertherm, 71 Heater Road, Lebanon. It’s coordinated by the Upper …

Lakers Get It Together

Friday, January 9, 2015

Sunapee — Sunapee High boys basketball coach Ed Tenney said coaches have told him they wouldn’t want his Lakers in their bracket come tournament time. That may seem strange, considering the Lakers lost their first four games this …

Lights! Camera! Racing! Colby-Sawyer Grads Chronicle Grueling Endurance Race

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Growing up in Middlebury, Vt., Michael Mooney had never heard of the Vermont 100 endurance race. Once he got there, he couldn’t get away. Fascinated after joining his good friend, Zak Wieluns, for support during Wieluns’ running of …

Newport Outpaces Stevens

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport — Two freshmen led the scoring for the Newport High girls basketball team on Monday night as the Tigers had no trouble with Stevens, winning 50-20 in an NHIAA Division III game at Wheeler Gym. Ninth-graders Alexis …

Devastating Sunapee Blaze, Bridgewater Chimney Fire Latest in Rash of Winter Fires

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sunapee — A fast-moving fire destroyed a single-family home on Bradford Road early Monday evening. The home’s residents were away at the time of the fire, but Sunapee Fire Chief Dan Ruggles believes a dog inside the home …

Owner Hopes to Rebuild Georges Mills Jake’s Market Location

Monday, January 5, 2015

Georges Mills — A fire early Sunday morning gutted the Jake’s Market on Route 11, drawing firefighters from five different departments. No one was hurt, since the combination convenience store and gas station had closed long before 12:23 …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Basketball Closes Strong at Tourney

Monday, December 29, 2014

Manchester — The inside-outside combination of Kendra MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury helped send the Lebanon High girls basketball team home from the three-day Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Sunday with a 60-49 win over Manchester Memorial, the undefeated …