Sunapee

Skiers ride the Sunbowl Express high-speed quad chairlift to the top of the Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, N.H., on Dec. 20, 2014. The chairlift, which opened Friday, will cut lift times in half. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

New Lift Lifts Skiers’ Spirits

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Newbury, N.H. — S kiers 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 dismounted the chairlift commonly known as the Sunbowl, they quickly started talking about how much better the lift was than in …

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. She met and married John Breen of Dorchester with whom she had a son, Andrew …

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 latest NHIAA Division I state title defense with a 10-0 shutout of Souhegan at Campion …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunapee Talk Explores Aging Parents’ Needs Sunapee — A free talk about caring for an aging parent is set for Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Sunapee Cove Assisted Living, 1250 Route 11, Georges Mills. Dennis McCullough, a …

Chief: Arrests Not Yet Made in Sunapee Shooting

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunapee — Police continue to gather evidence and conduct interviews to determine who fired shots at a residence in Sunapee earlier this week. Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill said nobody was injured in Sunday’s shooting, but the incident damaged a two-story house at 17 Bradford Road. Authorities didn’t …

Todd Jason-Gilbert Leavitt

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lancaster, n.h. — Todd Jason-Gilbert Leavitt, 34, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was born on Feb. 28, 1980, in Nashua, N.H. Todd attended Sunapee High School in Sunapee, N.H., and was active in ski jumping and skiing. He worked for several painting companies in the area …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dartmouth Faculty, Alumni Discuss Advances in Disease Treatments Hanover — Faculty and alumni of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will discuss recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic and life-threatening diseases in a …

Simonds Leads in Sullivan County Sheriff’s Race

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Newport — John Simonds, chief deputy of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, was narrowly ahead of Denis O’Sullivan in unofficial and incomplete results from Tuesday’s GOP primary for Sullivan County sheriff. With 11 of the 15 towns reporting, …

Golf Instructor Once Took Hits; Now He Gives Tips

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lebanon — Dave McKinnon’s athletic career may be over, but it’s not preventing the former Lebanon High hockey and golf standout from helping others. The 36-year-old golf professional left a PGA apprenticeship in Florida last winter to return …

State Hears Plans to Add To Sunapee

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — Jay Gamble’s vision for the future of Mount Sunapee was born with a phone call just under 16 years ago. It was from a logger, he recalled, an older man who said he owned land on the mountain’s western slope that, for the right price, could …

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because …

‘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, …