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David Garfield French

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Concord, N.H. — David Garfield French passed away at the age of 100 on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 76 years, Atossa Herring, in December of 2013. He is survived by four of their five children—Atossa, Constance (d. 1946), Christopher, James, Peter—seven of their eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. In keeping with his lifelong curiosity, his wish to serve others, and his sense of adventure, David had a long and varied career. His academic career began at the University of Michigan and concluded there with a PhD in Sociology/Social Work with degrees along the way from the Chicago Theological Seminary and Columbia University. His first assignment …

Sunapee Rallies Past Littleton to Reach Final

Monday, March 2, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — A frayed, yellow piece of polyester rope might seem like a strange thing for a basketball coach to remove from his pocket in the immediate aftermath of a pulsating playoff win, but consider the symbolism. “It’s like we’re hanging off a cliff and we’re all holding on, and all that’s …

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 …

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, …

‘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, …

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, …

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 …

Sunapee Volleyball Denied by Undefeated Nute

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Holderness, n.h. — Nute High School entered Wednesday’s New Hampshire Division III volleyball semifinal with an undefeated record. The top-seeded Rams hadn’t lost a single set during the course of the state tournament. And they’d lost two sets over the course of the regular season. One of those …

Democrats Sweep Claremont

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Although House Democratic candidates swept Claremont, it appeared Republicans gained a seat in the county delegation with wins in Newport and Charlestown. In Claremont, the largest community in the county, state Rep. John Cloutier, D-Claremont, was re-elected to his 12th two-year term in the Legislature Tuesday, defeating state …

Sullivan County Commissioner Narrowly Leads

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — Incumbent Democratic County Commissioner Jeff Barrette appears to have held off a challenge by Republican Don Clarke, winning by about 100 votes of the more than 14,000 cast in the county. Unofficially, Barrette received 7,236 votes to Clarke’s 7,140. “I am absolutely shocked,” Barrette said late …

Little Leads for N.H. District 8 Seat

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Newport — A former bank industry executive who ran as a moderate Republican was holding a lead in the vacant Senate District 8 seat Tuesday over a Sunapee Democrat who was a longtime teacher at Kearsarge Regional High School. Weare Republican Jerry Little, a ninth-generation New Hampshire native, …

Lakers Lower the Boom: Sunapee Girls Win Physical Match

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunapee — No shoulder or elbow went unused in Sunapee High’s NHIAA Division IV playoff matchup with Littleton High on Monday, where Lakers and Crusaders were constantly knocking each other off their feet. Despite the physical play, energetic …