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Newport Captains Ken Carleton, left, and Dave McCrillis leave the roof of a home in Newport, N.H., after preventing a chimney fire from spreading to the attic on March 24, 2015. 
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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 from deterioration over the years. “We are …

New Outlet for Youth Football

Monday, March 23, 2015

A new regional youth football program is coming to the Upper Valley. Founded by Grantham resident Dave Daigneault, the Upper Valley Hawks will be the 15th member of the New Hampshire Pop Warmer League beginning this fall. Fielding up to six teams aged 5-14, the Hawks will practice at the Grantham Parks and …

Family Files Suit in I-89 Crash

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

North Haverhill — The day after Sunapee resident Robert Dellinger pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent homicide in connection with an Interstate 89 collision that killed a Wilder couple, the estate of one of the victims filed a lawsuit against him. The estate of Amanda Murphy, who was eight months pregnant when she was killed in the December 2013 crash, sued Dellinger …

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 …

Sullivan County House Candidates Face Off

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Newport — Two Republicans in the Newport-Sunapee area who lost their New Hampshire House seats in 2012 are trying to win them back, and there is also a contested election in the two-seat district representing Newport and Unity. …

Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …