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Aaron Cote, 23

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Aaron Cote, 23 years old, born and raised in Northfield, NH, passed away May 7, 2022 in a tragic motorcycle accident. He was the son of Dawn-Marie Adolfsson of Northfield, NH and Michael R. Cote of Franklin, NH. Brother of Meghan Cote of Northfield, NH.
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Wallace Smith, 91

GILFORD — Wallace "Wally" Smith, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by his three children at Concord Hospital - Laconia, on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Wally was born on July 8, 1930 in Laconia, to Otis and Ruth (Breed) Smith, both of Laconia. At 18 years of age he answered...

Roger A. Abbott, 77

TILTON — Roger A. Abbott, 77, of Tilton, passed away peacefully at home on January 21. Roger was well known in the community for owning and operating the Abbott Farm on Sanborn Road in Tilton. Roger was born on July 22, 1944, to Paul and Ann (Piecuch) Abbott in...

Mary Ann Valliere, 78

LACONIA — Mary Ann Valliere, 78, of Blueberry Lane, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Laconia Rehabilitation Center. Mary was born on January 7, 1944 in Plymouth, the daughter of Russell and Rita (St. Jean) Monroe. She lived in Rumney, for her childhood years with her parents,...

Dr. Michele Perkins Transitions from Presidency, Appointed Chancellor of New England College

Provost Wayne Lesperance Appointed Interim President. After 15 years serving as President and a total of 20 years at the College, Dr. Michele Perkins will transition to the new role of Chancellor of New England College (NEC), effective September 1, 2022. NEC’s Board of Trustees approved the action on Friday, May 13, 2022, at its regularly scheduled meeting. In her new role, Perkins will focus on overall strategy and continue her development efforts on the College’s behalf. Lex Scourby, NEC’s Board Chair, praised Perkins’ tenure. “She expanded enrollment to 5,000 students; diversified our programs; and completed a very successful capital campaign, among many, many other accomplishments. She has been a most effective standard bearer for NEC, locally and across New Hampshire. And through her professional efforts, she has put NEC on the national map.” The College plans to celebrate these accomplishments at an event in the fall.

Dolores M. Morrill, 87

LACONIA — Dolores Marie (Barreda) Morrill, 87, passed gently from this life on Sunday, February 6, 2022, in her Laconia home in the company of loving family and friends. Dolores was born on January 10, 1935 in Boston, MA, to the late Elizabeth and Manuel E. Barreda. She was...

New Hampshire unsolved case file: Who killed Joseph Furando?

KENSINGTON, N.H. — The death of a 39-year-old man found in Kensington remains unsolved after 43 years. Joseph Furando, of Gilford, Connecticut, was on a business trip in New Hampshire in May 1979. He was last seen on May 16, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts. Furando had reservations at the...

Rollover crash on Interstate 89, Hartford

HARTFORD — A 29-year-old woman from Bellows Falls was involved in a crash in Hartford yesterday. The single-vehicle rollover crash took place on I-89 south at around 5:35 a.m. The driver, identified as Kathryn Peloski, was transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for minor injuries. According to the report,...

Croydon crews respond to brush fire caused by lightning strike

CROYDON, N.H. — Crews responded to a fire over the weekend that was caused by a lightning strike during a storm, according to Croydon officials. Croydon Fire Rescue posted a picture to Facebook saying they responded to a brush fire at Corbin Park, less than a mile from main camp.

Blooms Brews and BBQ fundraiser Saturday at Beans & Greens

GILFORD — Gilford Rotary is teaming with Greens and Beans to present “Blooms, Brews & BBQ” Saturday, May 21, noon till 3 p.m. at Intervale Road. There will be fun activities for the entire family including music, green house tours, corn hole toss, fire truck tour, farm animal petting zoo, and games for the kids.

Alumni Spotlight: Law Enforcement Encouragement

As part of our ongoing series that highlights NHTI alumni, the following blog post is written by Aaron Sparks, who graduated with his degree in Criminal Justice as part of the Class of 1999. My name is Aaron Sparks and I graduated from NHTI in 1999. I have been a...

Raymond H. Lerp Sr., 84

LACONIA — Raymond H. Lerp Sr., 84, of Valley Street, passed away at his home on Friday, May 13, 2022. Ray was born on July 13, 1937, in Wilkes Barre, PA, the son of Eden and Ruth (Watkins) Lerp. He was a Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America,...

School districts push N.H. to expand services for students with disabilities

This story was originally produced by the Valley News. NHPR is republishing it in partnership with the Granite State News Collaborative. School districts in Lebanon, Claremont and Sunapee are among several New Hampshire districts supporting a lawsuit against the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) over the department’s restriction on services to students with developmental disabilities.

NH Fish & Game rescues three separate hikers in one day

FRANCONIA, N.H. — New Hampshire Fish & Game conducted three separate rescues Saturday. The first rescue happened near the summit of Mt. Cube in Orford at about 12:40 p.m. Officials say a 73-year-old man from Manchester suffered an unspecified medical emergency, which resulted in rescue crews and a New Hampshire Army National Guard helicopter being called in.

Thirty-One Dartmouth athletes earn All-Ivy recognition

Softball led all Big Green programs with seven players selected to All-Ivy Teams, including the Ivy Player of the Year. Women’s track and field was a close second with six selections and women’s lacrosse had five. Softball. Seven selections: three first team (including the Ivy League Player of...

Baseball wins its final series of the year to take third in the Ivy League

The Big Green ended Columbia’s NCAA-leading winning streak of 19 games. In 1970, Dartmouth baseball set the Ivy League record for consecutive wins with 21. Over 50 years later, Columbia University came to Hanover riding high on a 19-game streak, hoping to break that record. In addition to preserving the legacy of the 1970 Ivy League champions, Dartmouth’s 2022 squad was looking to earn its own spot in the Championship Series. While the Big Green was not ultimately able to qualify for the postseason series, the team defended its record and secured a victory in the Columbia series to close out its season in fairytale fashion on May 15.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins Wednesday, May 18th, 2022. The Water Department will be conducting annual flushing of the Fire Hydrants throughout Town beginning on Wednesday, May 18th through Monday, May 23rd. Water customers may experience some cloudiness to their water as a result. If this does occur, please let the water run for a few minutes until it runs clear. If you experience a reduction in water pressure, you may need to remove and clean the screens on the aerators of your water faucets and other outlets.