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Benefactor Wants To Bring Hale Into the Light

Over 200 people attended the dedication of Sarah Josepha Hale Memorial Park on Saturday that began with one man. The idea came to Roy Malool, Newport businessman and benefactor of the park in 2011. Malool wanted to bring Hale out

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Newport Celebrates Sarah Josepha Hale with Memorial Park

Newport and surrounding communities will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Thanksgiving this Saturday with the Dedication of the Sarah Josepha Hale Memorial Park. The literary landmark park commemorates Newport native Sarah Josepha Hale, the first woman editor and who petition

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New Communications System Will Have Safety Feature for NMHS Students

Newport Middle and High School will see improvements made to its communications systems made this coming summer. The funds for the project are coming from a Home Land Security Grant. According to the districts Business manager, Charles Stewart, the project

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Newport School and Select Boards Meet

The Newport School and Select Boards met last night to discuss and work on common goals between the two boards. Currently, the two branches of local government are sharing costs in programming efforts which include the schools Resource officer, purchasing

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Newport Selectboard Says Yes to Name Change of Lily Pond

The testimony from family members and friends of Adam Pysz was emotional at the public hearing for renaming Lily Pond to Pout Pond at Newport’s Selectboard meeting on Monday. In addition to the testimony over 200 names was submitted in

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Stocker’s Work on Sarah Josepha Hale Completed

Brent Stocker and his crew finished their work on the Sarah Josepha Hale Memorial Park on Saturday with the laying of sod around the monument. Stocker has been working on the project almost daily since it began in early September

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Public Hearing on Lily Pond

The Newport Select Board is a holding public hearing tonight on changing the name of Lily Pond to Pout Pond. Ellen Pysz, longtime Newport resident made the request to memorialize her grandson Adam Pysz who killed last November when a

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Ruger Sales Up

Ruger sales are up 22 percent and the company has backlog for 2 million gun orders. Ruger’s Is headquartered in Connecticut and has a major facility here in Newport, N.H. Vigorous sales prompted the company to open up a third

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Distracted Driver and Tow Truck Driver Sent to Local Hospitals After I-89 Accident

Police say Rhiannon Hutchinson, 58 of Newport NH was distracted by a tractor trailer accident near Exit 14 on I-89 before she lost control of her 2003 Ford Focus shortly after 8 am on Tuesday. Hutchinson’s car skidded into the

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Missing Soldier Memorial Rifles

A Sunapee resident is wondering what happened to the riffles that were part of Newport’s Soldiers Memorial on the common. Richard Miller used to love visiting Newport as a kid and going to the Common to look at the Memorial

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