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Theresa Dodge, of Sunapee, N.H., says goodbye to her dog Stewart while Cathy Sullivan looks on at her shelter in Claremont, N.H., on November 13, 2015. Dodge was at the shelter with her adult son to surender the  12 year-old-dog. Dodge said the apartment she has recently moved to has another dog on the property that would hurt her dog. Sullivan would let Stewart live in her home until she finds a new home for him.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Helping Pets Find Their Way

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Claremont — When animal control officer Cathy Sullivan says she can never predict what her schedule will be on a given day, she isn’t exaggerating. Sullivan once took a call from a woman worried about a cat that was apparently giving birth on her porch. When she went to the house, there were no kittens to be found. “It was …

Newport Ties Bow Into Complete Knot

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Newport — And the beat goes on. Newport High, which blasted its way through the NHIAA Division III regular season with lopsided wins, is not bothering to slow down the express in the postseason, either. The Tigers slammed Bow, 47-7, in a D-III semifinal Saturday at Maryn Field to reach the state finals for the second year in a row. The win sends …

Educators Institute Appoints Board Members

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Lebanon — The board of the Upper Valley Educators Institute has appointed two new members. Jennifer Hartman, a Vermont Law School graduate, is an attorney at Vitt & Associates PLC in Norwich, where she focuses on civil litigation, employment law and business transactions. A Wilder resident, Hartman previously taught high school and college …

Tigers Run Away With Another D-IV Crown

Friday, October 9, 2015

Center Harbor, n.h. — Newport High’s Dawson Campbell woke up Thursday morning feeling odd. Not nervous or anxious or jittery. Just odd. It was the kind of feeling you get when something important to you comes to an …

Hopkinton Soars Over Stevens Soccer

Friday, October 9, 2015

Claremont — First-place Hopkinton scored three late goals to down Stevens 3-1 Thursday night at a chilly Coach Parker Sports Complex at Monadnock Park in a battle of two NHIAA Division III boys soccer teams with double-digit victories. Both teams entered the game with glistening records, Hopkinton at …

Sunapee Girls Soccer Readying Playoff Run

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunapee — In the end, Tuesday’s game with Stevens was another notch in the win column for Sunapee girls soccer — a 4-1 victory at home for the Lakers’ ninth win of the season. But head coach Myles …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

Not in the Cards: Stevens Overwhelmed, Suffers First Defeat

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Claremont — The undefeated record for Stevens High football went down in flames Friday night at Barnes Park against InterLakes-Moultonborough. What’s worse: the Cardinals have two weeks to think about what went wrong. Take that as a good …

Cardinals Flying High: Stevens Rallies Past Mascoma

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Claremont — Underdog Mascoma High gave Stevens all it could handle for a while. Then the second half arrived. The Cardinals punched in two goals after the return from halftime, using them as a springboard for a a …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

Stevens Field Hockey Outlasts Newport in OT

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Claremont — Maybe it was the moon, or maybe it was the first bite of crisp fall air. Whatever it was, something suddenly ignited the Stevens High field hockey team in overtime on Wednesday night in its 2-1 NHIAA Division III defeat of Newport at the Coach Parker …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Plymouth

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hanover — Everyone’s gunning for the Hanover High girls soccer team this year. That’s what happens to a defending state champion. The Marauders’ challenge is making sure they have their game on point at every opportunity. Hanover met …

Local Roundup: Five-Goal Second Half Enough for Dartmouth

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team played much of Sunday’s Burnham Field match with Sacred Heart like a toddler taken to the mall: Junior may be well-behaved most of the day, but the outburst will eventually come. The visiting Pioneers may have had that thought, perhaps, …