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Valley News Staff Writer David Corriveau heads down the trail with the summit of Mount Cube over his shoulder after spending the morning at Hexacuba Shelter in Orford, N.H., Friday, July 25, 2014.
 A group of summer school students in the Rivendell Interstate School District had left a questionnaire for hikers, and Corriveau filled it out. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Summer Journal: A Path Leads to Many Answers

Monday, July 28, 2014

To: The nine 8th- and 9th-g raders-to-be from Rivendell Academy who are surveying hikers on the Appalachian Trail, as part of their work at summer …

River Valley Community College to Present Award to Hypertherm Exec

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Claremont — For her years of support of efforts to train and employ graduates of River Valley Community College in Claremont, and to generally widen …

Allergy Therapies Multiply

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Asha Patel knows more about what goes into your lungs than you do. Every weekday at 8 a.m., the researcher climbs onto the roof of …

Scarlett Johansson Uses More Than 10 Percent of Her Brain, Just Like Everyone Else

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It’s a common conversation starter to assert that we only use 10 percent of our brains. In Lucy, the newly-released thriller about a woman forced to work as a drug mule for the Taiwanese mob, Professor Norman lectures, …

Column Ranchers Help Save Rainforest

Monday, July 28, 2014

In the ongoing pillage of tropical rainforests, villains are plenty. None has stoked imaginations like the Amazonian rancher. With his bulldozers and chainsaws, and herds that wander from horizon to horizon, the rainforest cattleman has emerged as Amazonia’s public enemy No. 1, his ruin chronicled in titles like …

Old Home Days, Take Two: Rain Fails to Dampen Community Spirit in Enfield

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enfield — A thunderstorm did not prevent residents from coming together to celebrate the last day of Old Home Days weekend on Sunday. “It’s a great way to bring the community together to celebrate ,” said Kirstin Harrington, …

Volunteers Learn to Grow Green

Sunday, July 27, 2014

East Barnard — Wearing long, green waterproof aprons, the farmer and volunteer stand side by side at a table, plucking stray feathers from freshly killed ducks at Kiss the Cow Farm. After rinsing the birds, they slide them …

Monuments to the States

Monday, July 28, 2014

Strafford — Justin Morrill is best known for drafting the legislation that created the nation’s system of land-grant colleges and for being a co-founder of the Republican Party. But one of the Strafford-born Congressman and U.S. Senator’s lesser …

Let’s Not Cast Blame on Messy Homes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I was building shelves in my garage when a neighbor girl, one of my 4-year-old daughter’s friends, approached me and said, “I just saw in your house. It’s pretty dirty. Norah’s mommy needs to clean more.” “Some people find comments like that rude,” I said. The little girl …

Rotary Club of Lebanon Member Tapped to Lead Regional District

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lebanon — A longtime member of the Rotary Club of Lebanon was recently named governor of Rotary District 7850. The club has also named a new president and honored several of its members. Bruce Pacht, of Lebanon, will …

Claremont’s Bourdon Centre Marks Anniversary With Cookbook

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Claremont — The Earle M. Bourdon Centre, an independent living facility and activity center on Maple Avenue, is creating a cookbook to mark its 35th anniversary. The cookbook contains 254 recipes, including some from Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. It also includes recipes from members …

Horse Rescue Operations Crowded, Underfunded

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Chino Hills, Calif. — Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession. Although …

An Unlikely Estate Keeper: Meet the Man in Charge of the Late James Brown’s Mansion

Sunday, July 27, 2014

When the James Brown movie Get On Up is released nationally on Aug. 1, a lot of its South Carolina connections will be in the mix — from the Godfather of Soul’s birth in Elko to his longtime …