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Newport, Sunapee Get DUI Checkpoints

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Newport — New Hampshire State Police on Thursday announced they will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Newport and Sunapee at the end of this month or in early September, due to “the increasing incidents of drinking and driving” in the area. Authorized by a Superior Court judge and funded by federal highway safety money, state troopers will stop cars in the hopes of apprehending intoxicated drivers in Sullivan County. “A review …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version yet. Implementing “Schedule Star” software and other upgrades, the NHIAA is aiming to streamline the …

‘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 …

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 …

Hassan Stresses Budget’s Importance, Impact

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sunapee — Gov. Maggie Hassan defended her budget priorities during a visit to state Department of Transportation facilities on Tuesday, arguing for restoration of the spending and revenue sources that House Republicans this month cut from her original …

On First Patrol: Mount Sunapee Pioneer, WWII Vet Reflects

Friday, April 3, 2015

Cornish Flat — Whether serving in the military or on the ski slopes, Arnold Wilkie obviously had a knack for firsts. Wilkie, 91, was a plankowner — or original member — of the Brunswick (Maine) Naval Air Station …

Dellinger Sentenced to Minimum 9 Years in Fatal 2013 Crash on I-89

Friday, April 3, 2015

North Haverhill — A Grafton Superior Court judge on Thursday sentenced Robert Dellinger to a minimum of nine years in prison for killing a Wilder couple in a 2013 car crash, saying there was “conflicting” evidence that the …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

Volunteer Spotlight: Longtime Mount Royal Academy Volunteer Helps Spread the Good Words

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunapee — At the end of Mass in the Mount Royal Academy gymnasium on Monday, Headmaster Derek Tremblay posed a question to the student body: How many students have worked with Lucille Husarik on their reading skills? “All …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

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 …

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 …