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READY FOR SKATERS—The skating rink on the Newport Common is now open for skaters to enjoy. On Friday, PJ Lovely, Newport Recreation Director, started flooding the grassy area and now it is covered with several layers of perfect ice and just waiting for skaters to show up and enjoy. He worked…

NEW LONDON — The annual meeting of the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Wheeler Hall. Colby-Sawyer College.

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NEW LONDON — The Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice Annual Meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Wilmot Community Association Red Barn at 64 Village Road in Wilmot.

NEWPORT — As the 100th day is approaching, (Friday was day 85) some events have been scheduled at Richards School in Newport.

NEWPORT — Can you believe the first month of 2020 is half gone? How have you been doing with your New Year’s Resolutions? The Newport Senior Center is here to help you with a variety of alternatives if one of your resolutions was to exercise more.

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GOSHEN — New Hampshire historian and storyteller, Rebecca Rule, will be presenting Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Goshen Town Hall – 57 Mill Village Road, (Route 10 northbound), Goshen.

NEWPORT — The families of Cynthia Couitt’s first grade class joined their children for an eruptive event at Richards Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 8th.

CORNISH — A free Timber Harvest Tour at the Yatsevitch Forest in Cornish is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the end of Fernald Hill Road.

NEWPORT — Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Centers (SRVRTC) in Newport and Claremont are working together to open doors for students on campus and off.

With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion a year and rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub Wednesday released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State.

NEWPORT — A Claremont man was killed on Thursday, Jan. 9 after being struck by a dump truck at the intersection of Bald Mountain Road and Sunapee Street at approximately 3:30 p.m.

NEWPORT — Alan Wirkkala, 52, of Newport, has been sentenced to serve 20 to 45 years in prison following his sentencing hearing in Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday, Jan. 13.

WARNER — On Saturday, Jan. 25 The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum will hold its annual meeting at the museum at 18 Highlawn Road. in Warner from 1-3 p.m. All members and the general public are invited to attend.

The Selectmen may seek Town Meeting voter approval to establish a Housing Commission in New London as allowed by RSA 674:44-h.

CLAREMONT — Sullivan County officials will be hosting a question and answer forum on the proposed sober housing project in Claremont from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23.

NEWPORT — Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport will host tours and demonstrations from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 145 North Main St., Newport.

NEWPORT — The Sullivan County Commissioners got a preview of what the proposed improvements estimated to cost $35 million would look like if the project at the Sullivan County Health Care complex in Unity gets the green light from the Sullivan County Delegation.

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Claremont — It didn’t matter what the records were, this was an old fashioned high school basketball game between rivals and neither team was going to back down.This game had it all, the excitement of a local rivalry, an incredible electric gym, some in your face defense and hard action in t…

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CLAREMONT — After taking a 39-30 lead in the fourth quarter with 5: 31 to play, Bow took a chance and went into a delay game and it paid off as the Falcons made 9-of-10 free throws the rest of the way to come away with a 50-40 win Friday night at Carr Gym.

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NORTH SUTTON — Kearsarge hosted top-ranked ConVal on Wednesday, Jan. 8 and gave them everything they had well into the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

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NEWPORT — The Orioles have been to the state championship 5 times in the last 9 years, winning three times and this year they appear to be ready for another deep run. Undefeated Conant (9-0) is just what Newport didn’t need as the banged up Tigers fell 70-44 on Monday.

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Sutton — After falling behind early, Kearsage began to make adjustments and nearly came back to pull out a win but ended up falling to Spaulding late on Friday 57-49.

Nation

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — As the Senate begins President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Capitol Hill, Democrat Joe Biden is 1,000 miles away in Iowa, trying to capitalize on the circumstances without allowing the proceedings to overshadow the closing case he’s making ahead of the first 2020 votes.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With all eyes on Democrats as they prepare to cast their ballots in Iowa's highly anticipated kickoff caucuses, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is working to try to persuade Republican voters to turn out at their caucus sites, too — even if there's no real comp…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday marks the last time the leading Democratic presidential contenders will face a national audience on the debate stage before primary voting begins, making it the most significant moment of the 2020 primary season to date.

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump used his first campaign election rally of 2020 to argue that he served up “American justice" by ordering a drone strike to take out Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, while jeering Democratic leaders for questioning his decision to carry out the attack …

Politics

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House prosecutors argued in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial Thursday that he was swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani that led to his abuse of presidential power and then impeachment.

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NEW YORK (AP) — White evangelical support for President Donald Trump has sparked debate for years -- particularly this winter, with his impeachment trial looming. But for all the focus it commands, uncertainty continues to surround Trump’s bond with a religious constituency that has long lea…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she will "soon'' transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, signaling a potential thaw in the standoff with Senate Republicans as she warned against rushing to an acquittal without a fair trial.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic rollback of environmental oversight, President Donald Trump took action Thursday to clear the way and speed up development of a wide range of commercial projects by cutting back federal review of their impact on the environment.

World

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TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it has been invited by Iran to participate in the download and analysis of the flight recorders from the downing of a Ukraine International Airlines jet “whenever and wherever” that takes place.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cybersecurity experts said Thursday there were still many unanswered questions from an investigation commissioned by Jeff Bezos that concluded the billionaire's cellphone was hacked, apparently after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the Wh…

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially concealed the cause of the crash.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In a crisp black suit with a bright blue tie, Juan Guaidó pushed and shoved his way through rows of helmet-clad national guardsmen, cursing and scolding them like schoolchildren for blocking him from entering Venezuela’s congress.