A son, Beckett David Pontbriand, was born Jan. 1 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, to Amber Lee and Kevin Pontbriand of Auburn, Maine. Grandparents include Dave and Deb Pontbriand of Auburn, Maine, and Dave and Michelle Pontbriand of Andover. Great-grandparents include Lucille Pontbriand of Auburn, Maine, Nancy DeRocher of Vassalboro, Maine, and Virginia Helton of Andover.
A daughter, Preslie Graceland Root, was born Jan. 8 at Concord Hospital to Jessica Bedard and Michael Root of Concord. Siblings include Andrea, 10, Makayla, 7, John, 3, and Kennedy, 2. Grandparents include Phil and Cindy Bedard of Laconia, Barbara Root of Manchester and the late John Root. Great-grandparents include Armand Bedard of Laconia.