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The Sunapee girls basketball team reacts as a two point shot puts them into the lead in the final quarter of the Sunapee vs Littleton girls basketball semifinal game in the NHIAA Division IV Tournament at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H., on March, 2, 2015. (Valley News- Sarah Priestap)

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 pulling us up toward a championship is …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Former Teacher, Bank Exec Battle for N.H. Senate Seat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Newport — A feisty race between a retired Kearsarge Regional High School teacher and a former banking industry executive is taking place for New Hampshire’s District 8 Senate seat, with life experience and considerations such as Medicaid expansion …