Area College Athletics

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LACONIA — Kearsarge traveled to Laconia on Monday, Jan. 13, and picked up a solid road victory against the scrappy Sachems. The Cougars were up at the half, 34-23, and ended up pulling away 61-45 thanks to strong defense, balanced scoring and great team rebounding.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Senior Dana Bean (Franklin, N.H.) moved into ninth on the Colby-Sawyer all-time scoring list with a team best 20 points in Sdaturday’s 87-71 Hampton Inn West Springfield Naismith Classic consolation game loss to Bridgewater State.

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SAN JUAN, P.R. — The Colby-Sawyer women's basketball team fell to nationally ranked Loras College (Dubuque, Iowa), 72-42, at the Colegio Universitario de San Juan as part of the Puerto Rico Clasico Tournament.

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BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — The Colby-Sawyer women's basketball outscored Salve Regina, 43-22, in the second half to secure a 79-56 victory in the consolation game of the 2019 Cave Classic hosted by Bridgewater State.

Sports

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CLAREMONT — Kearsarge bounced back into the win column Tuesday night with a 70-34 victory over Stevens. Kearsarge held a commanding 45-14 halftime lead.

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RAYMOND — The 2020 NHIAA Team Bowling State Championship will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22nd at Striker’s East Bowling Center in Raymond.

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NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer senior Lexie Hamilton (Sunapee) recorded her second triple-double in seven days and third of her career to help the Chargers to an 81-51 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory over Lasell.

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NEW LONDON — Colby-Sawyer senior Lexie Hamilton (Sunapee, N.H.) has been honored by the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) and Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Hamilton was named GNAC Player of the Week and to the NEWBA Honor Roll.

Local News

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CLAREMONT — On Feb. 19, 2020, at approximately 12:10 P.M., Members of the New Hampshire Attorney Generals Drug Task Force, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, New Hampshire State Police, and the Claremont Police Department executed an arrest warrant for three sales of Methamphetamine by Je…

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SOUTHPORT, Conn. — Sturm, Ruger & Company Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announced on Wednesday, Feb. 19, that for 2019 the Company reported net sales of $410.5 million and diluted earnings of $1.82 per share, compared with net sales of $495.6 million and diluted earnings of $2.88 per share in 2018.

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CROYDON — Croydon Police Chief Richard Lee made a dramatic exit from his job Tuesday night when the Croydon Board of Selectmen voted to dissolve its one-man police force that Lee has headed for approximately 20 years.

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WILMOT — Would you like to learn more about your neighbors who are running for town office in the March 10 election? If yes, then plan to attend a candidates’ night hosted by the Wilmot Community Association (WCA) from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the Red Barn, 64 Village Road.

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NEWPORT — Nine members of the Sullivan County Delegation braved stormy weather and after a 90-minute session in the County Probate Courtroom Tuesday night, unanimously supported a request by county officials to purchase the former Eagle-Times building on Sullivan Street in Claremont for $325,000.

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NEWPORT — The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has announced it is now accepting applications for its grant programs and has scheduled four regional workshops designed to help applicants seeking Arts Council funding during the upcoming fiscal year.

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NEWPORT — A Child Find Developmental Screening Clinic sponsored by the Newport School District will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on March 2, 16 and 30 and will be free top Newport residents.

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MANCHESTER (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary election Tuesday night, narrowly edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.

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NEWPORT — The proposed Newport School District operating budget for 2020-21 at 9 a.m. Saturday stood at $21,012,925 at the outset of the annual Deliberative Session.

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GRANTHAM — The Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon (JOSA) Series continues its 2019-2020 season with a performance by Tenor Saxophonist Extraordinaire Dan Moretti on Feb. 9th at The Center at Eastman’s Bistro Nouveau. 

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NEWPORT — The following building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical permits were issued during the month of January by the Newport Town Office of Planning and Zoning:

Lifestyles

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Recently, we have seen an increased interest in mindfulness, although the concept itself is thousands of years old. Essentially, being mindful means you are living very much in the present, highly conscious of your thoughts and feelings. However, being mindful does not mean acting on those t…

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Looking for a cat that is as sweet as their name?! We have three amazingly affectionate 9-month-old sisters looking for loving homes. Brownie is black and white, Cookie is calico and Cinnamon is a tortie. All three are playful and really enjoy people. They do not have to be adopted together,…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Evidence indicates it is “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran late Tuesday, U.S. and Canadian officials said Thursday. They said the strike, which killed all 176 people on board, could well have been a mistake amid in…

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More than 8 million federal student loan borrowers use income-driven repayment plans. These plans can drop payments to $0 based on a borrower’s income and family size. And after 20 or 25 years — 10 if you work in public service — any remaining balance is forgiven.But to stay on these plans, …

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LOS ANGELES — With its deluxe suites, A-list patients and world-class art collection that includes works by Picasso and Chagall, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s nickname is “ hospital to the stars.” But starting this year, it is making a change for its poorest patients.

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It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these accounts, or if you run a business, you’ll want to learn more.

Nation

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Stocks slumped again on Wall Street Tuesday, piling on losses a day after the market's biggest drop in two years as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A month before the Supreme Court takes up cases over his tax returns and financial records, President Donald Trump on Tuesday made the unusual suggestion that two liberal justices should not take part in those or any other cases involving him or his administration.

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BOSTON (AP) — After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw's brother and sister and their families were at the finish line: a final interview before they could leave Myanmar to join him in Massachusetts and work at his restaurant.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump loyalist Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House.

Politics

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic rivals to Bernie Sanders are preparing to try to knock him off his front-runner perch in a debate Tuesday night before a critical South Carolina primary that could dramatically reshape the race.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Victoria Coates, a top official on the National Security Council, is being reassigned amid fallout over the identity of the author of the inside-the-White House tell-all book by “Anonymous.”

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is facing a more intense spotlight on his past leadership on issues of race and policing as he tries to translate his strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire into support in more diverse states.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ahead to his reelection campaign.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday that it intends to open free-trade talks with Kenya in pursuit of what would be the first trade agreement between the United States and a nation in sub-Saharan Africa.

World

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NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and engaged in violent clashes with police.

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BEIRUT (AP) — Over 140,000 Syrians have been displaced in the last three days alone by violence in the country's northwest, bringing the total of those uprooted in a Syrian government offensive against the last opposition stronghold to over 800,000, the United Nations said Thursday.

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ISTANBUL (AP) — As their flight abruptly descended into Istanbul and hit the ground with a rumble, a Turkish couple tensed up. They soon relaxed when they heard a routine announcement telling passengers they could use their cellphones while the airliner raced down the runway.

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This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travelers and delivers profits of around $3,000 a month.

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