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Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine, left, speaks with county commissioners Ben Nelson, Jeff Barrette and Ethel Jarvis during their monthly meeting held at the Sullivan County complex in Unity, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2015. Levine was diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, earlier in 2015. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early in the autumn of 2014, Levine’s primary-care …

At Sunapee, Success Always Starts With an S

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunapee — It’s the little school that could. And does. Sometimes it’s hard to get your hands around something even when it occurs not too far from where you live. Sunapee baseball has a solid grip on NHIAA Division IV baseball as the Lakers have been to the state championship game four of …

Eugene E. & Eileen M. Kirk

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sunapee, N.H. — A combined graveside service will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Lakeview Cemetery in Enfield, N.H. for Eugene E. Kirk whom passed away March 5, 2015, and his wife, Eileen M. Kirk whom passed away April, 16, 2015. Both were 80 years old. Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield assisted the family …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Newport Softball Slips Past Sunapee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunapee — The Sunapee High softball team was poised for a come-from-behind victory in the last of the seventh inning on Monday. Trailing Newport 5-3 when they came up for their last raps, the Lakers scored once and had runners on second and third with no outs and …

Business Notes: May 10, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Windsor — Artisans, farmers and other vendors are needed for the Windsor Farmers Market’s summer season. Artisans and vendors with crafts, fresh and canned produce, prepared foods and more are all welcome, organizers said in a recent news …

Sunapee Man Pleads Guilty to Charges in Shooting Incident

Friday, May 8, 2015

Newport — A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday to firing shots near two men in an attempt to recover $45 at a Claremont property that was taken by the city for back taxes in 2013. Chadwick Peck-Smith, of Sunapee, was sentenced to two years in the Sullivan …

Christie Comes to Chat

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sunapee — Though it was planned as an informal, down-to-earth gathering, a meet-and-greet for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday afternoon soon escalated into a media scrum, with reporters, voters and area politicians lobbing questions at the …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

Newport Baseball Jumps on Sunapee Miscues

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Newport — Sunapee, which won three NHIAA Division IV state titles in the last four years by throwing strikes and picking up the ball on defense, got away from the script Monday afternoon. Laker pitchers walked eight and the defense made six errors, making it easy for Newport …

Birth Announcements: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital ACKERMAN — A daughter, Amelia Louise Ackerman, born on April 21, 2015, to Hillary and Kyle Ackerman, of Lebanon. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MASON — A son, Coby James Mason, born on March 21, 2015, to Nicole and Brandon Mason, of Grantham. WEATHERELL — …

Richards Free Library Digitizes Newspaper Archive

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Newport — In the past, searching Richards Free Library’s newspaper archives meant queuing up rolls of decades-old microfilm and scrolling through pages one by one. But thanks to a grant and enthusiastic donors, the library now boasts a searchable digital version of the papers, which span nearly 150 …

Robert A. Skinner

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Goshen, N.H. — Robert A. Skinner, 96, died at the New London Hospital on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Robert was born on Oct. 22, 1918, to Thomas and Anna (Ryden) Skinner. He attended schools in Manchester, N.H. graduating from Central High in 1935 and Phillips Exeter Academy in …