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New Hampshire state Sen. Bob Odell, R-Lempster speaks in favor of repealing the state's death sentence law on the Senate floor, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Concord, N.H. Lawmakers voted 12-12, and the tie means that the death penalty will stay on the books. The state has one person on death row, Michael Addison, who was convicted of killing a Manchester, N.H. police officer. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

State. Sen. Odell, R-New London, Plans to Step Down at End of Term

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New London — State Sen. Bob Odell, a moderate Republican known as a pivotal and principled vote in Concord, announced Friday he would not seek a seventh term in the state Senate, saying he is ready to spend more time with his family and friends. “As my colleagues all know, serving in the New Hampshire Senate is both a unique …

Michael J. Hayward

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunapee, N.H. — Michael J. Hayward, 42, was found in Hartland, Vt. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, after having been missing since February. He was born Oct. 27, 1971, in New London, N.H. a son of Michael and Alison (Odell) Hayward. After graduating from Kearsarge Regional High School in 1990 he attended the University of New Hampshire, where he earned his Bachelors Degree …

Michael J. Hayward, Jr.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sunapee, N.H. — A memorial service for Michael J. Hayward, Jr., 42, late of Sunapee will be held Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Sunapee Man Sues Prison Doctors for Lack of Care

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Sunapee man sent to prison in 2009 after a drunken driving crash that killed a woman has filed a federal lawsuit against doctors and nurses at the state prison, claiming they violated his civil rights by failing to properly treat an infection he developed after surgery. Eric …

Not Slowing Down

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sunapee — There may be a little kid in all of us, but Tom Frederick may be taking that notion a bit too far. But to look at him, you instantly realize there is nothing little about Frederick. …

Sullivan County Administrator Resigns Post

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Newport — County Administrator Greg Chanis, who came on board during troubled financial times for the county and led the effort to restore its fiscal health, resigned Monday to take a position with Santa Barbara County government in California. Chanis was hired as Sullivan County facilities and operations …

Ausbon Sargent Close to Deal on Property for Conservation

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sunapee — A land preservation organization is close to obtaining a prime piece of property that will be protected from development with a conservation easement. Wendell Marsh North is a 136-acre tract that abuts Wendell Marsh Waterfowl Management …

Justices Send Lake Sunapee Boat Launch Case to Lower Court

Monday, July 1, 2013

Concord — A long-running fight over a proposed public access boat launch on New Hampshire state land near Lake Sunapee is staying in court for now. The state Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the argument between the state Fish and Game Department, the Lake Sunapee Protective Association and …

W. Lebanon Driver Dies After Crash

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lebanon — A West Lebanon woman injured last week in the latest Route 4 car collision has died, after her family spent days in the hospital grappling over what course of action to take because her religion forbade …

‘We Did Everything Together’

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sunapee — Not even dreary weather could dampen the spirits of 27 energetic Sunapee Middle High School graduates at their commencement ceremony last night. Heavy rain brought the graduation indoors and the just over one hour ceremony played …

Sullivan Republicans Regroup for 2014

Friday, April 26, 2013

Claremont — The 2014 House and Senate elections may be a long way off but Sullivan County Republicans believe now is the time to begin building local organizations that can effectively deliver the GOP message. With their sights clearly set on rebounding in 2014 from a disastrous showing …

Sunapee: Voters Approve Borrowing To Build New Library

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sunapee — By a slim margin, voters yesterday approved a $975,000 article during Town Meeting ballot voting that will help finance the construction of a new 8,000-square-foot library. The 601-380 vote achieved the required 60 percent majority by …

Sunapee to Mull Funding for Firefighters

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunapee Town and School Meeting, Tuesday, March 12, Australian balloting, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sherburne Gymnasium. Sunapee — After more than 100 years, members of Sunapee’s all-volunteer fire department may be getting a little extra reimbursement for their efforts. An article on this year’s Town Meeting warrant …