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Vermont ski resort to change name

POMFRET, Vt. — Officials from Suicide Six ski resort in South Pomfret announced that they will be rebranding later this summer following concerns about the insensitive nature of the mountain's historical name. S6 released a statement on its website on Tuesday announcing that the current name will be retired...
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Ronald G. Ames, 88

MOULTONBOROUGH — Ronald "Ron" Gordon Ames, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Moultonborough on June 19, 2022 from natural causes. Ron was born in South Tamworth on January 30, 1934 to James and Ada Ames. Ron began his career as a logger in 1950; first with horses,...

Christopher J. Leclerc, 40

NEW HAMPTON — Christopher "Chris" J. Leclerc, 40, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 25, after a courageous year and a half battle with glioblastoma (brain cancer). Chris was born in Concord to the proud parents Bradford J. and Penny (Barney) Leclerc on March 5, 1982. He grew up in Bow, then moved to Meredith as a teen. Later in life moving to New Hampton, making many friends along the way.

Frances A. Coutu, 79

PLYMOUTH — Frances Ann Coutu, 79, of Plymouth, died June 28, 2022 at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, after a long illness. Born in Plymouth on October 6, 1942, she was the daughter of Roy Francis and Della Alzinna (Jewell) McNeil. Frances grew up in Beebe River. She graduated...

Vermont and New Hampshire cutting fireworks displays due to shipping costs

LEBANON, N.H. — Firework displays are going to cost a whole lot more this year compared to previous years. The cost increase is being attributed to a drastic increase in freight shipping costs. Like most other industries, shipping has gotten more expensive. Pre-pandemic, firework retailers would pay anywhere from...

Vt. ski resort to retire name to avoid mental health connotation

SOUTH POMFRET, Vt. (AP) — A small ski area in Vermont has announced that it’s retiring its name, Suicide Six, this summer amid growing concerns about the insensitive nature of the historical name. The resort said on its website on Tuesday that it shares those concerns and “embraces...

Little Dog has Pride

Little Dog Paper Co. founder Nicole Ayers and co-owner Dave Ayers held a Pride Party Saturday at the their store in Meredith. Dave brought up the idea of the Pride Party to Nicole after their daughter and her partner were harassed while having prom photos taken. "Love always wins...but hate is louder, and I'm tired of it getting all the attention," Dave said. "I want love to be louder." Party guests enjoyed refreshments as well as games. (Colin Stevenson/The Laconia Daily Sun photos)

Council approves Veterans Campus, temporary staffing at N.H. Veterans home

The 15-acre Veterans Campus is in Franklin. The staffing deal for the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton aims to fill vacancies. New Hampshire’s Executive Council has unanimously approved spending more than $30 million to benefit local veterans. The bulk of money, nearly $23 million in federal funding, is...

Carola Davis presents 'Silk Roads' at The Galleries at 30 Main

MEREDITH — Local artist, Carola Davis, will be exhibiting her hand marbled silk scarves & paper collection at The Galleries at 30 Main on Saturday, July 2 through the 4th. Her show is called “Silk Roads: Traditional Hand Marbled Silk & Paper” and will be located on the patio next to the gallery.

Public Works Board reviews costs, rates

Water and sewer rates in New London are under review. The New London Public Works Board moved forward on a planned rates study at a special meeting on June 21. Ben Greuel, chief operator at the waste water treatment facility, presented costs and options that he, Finance Director Judy Radtke, City Administrator Chad Hoerth and Director of Public Services Robert Garske put together for the board to review.
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Obituary: Tor Brunvand

On June 12, Tor Brunvand passed away at his home in Campton, New Hampshire. Tor was born in Kristiansand, Norway on April 20, 1935. He arrived in America as an infant in the fall of the same year. His father, Harold, worked for the Michigan State Highway Department, eventually retiring as head engineer for the department. Being Norwegian, Tor was taught by his father to ski at an early age. First in Cadillac, Michigan, and later at the Lansing Ski Club, where the Brunvands were founding members. In high school, Tor met Sandra Toothaker. They were married in 1956 and both went on to attend Michigan State University. While on a spring break car trip to Colorado. Tor discovered Rocky Mountain skiing and swore that he would live in Colorado some day.