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At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to a report by local hospitals. The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment is based on focus groups and surveys conducted over a five-month …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Versatile Mascoma Prevails at Stevens’ Expense

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Playing what coach Jim Barry thought was perhaps his team’s best game of the year, the Mascoma High boys basketball team — using backdoor passes and an in-your-face defense — led by as many as 19 points before settling for an impressive 64-55 win over Stevens in an NHIAA Division III game at Carr Gym on Tuesday night. Both teams entered …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — …

Notes From the Garden: Winter Tests Your Tree Identification Skills

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Winter is a slow time for me. There is no weeding or mowing or transplanting to do, so I have time to walk or cross-country ski almost every day. When I’m out and about, I love observing the …

Peter (Pete) A. Baker

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Hudsonville, Mich. — Peter (Pete) A. Baker, 62, a former resident of both Claremont and Cornish, N.H. passed away suddenly on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at Holland Hospital in Holland, Mich. He was born on Dec. 19, 1953, in Windsor, Vt. and graduated from Windsor High School. Pete …

Stevens Boys Top Franklin

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Claremont — When senior Anthony Stithen showed up for Friday night’s NHIAA Division III boys basketball contest with Franklin, he knew he had a big job ahead of him. A 6-foot-7 job ahead of him, as a matter of fact. At 6 feet, Stithen gave away more than …

Derwood Lenz

Friday, January 15, 2016

Cornish, N.H. — Derwood Lenz, 69, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Visitation hours are Jan. 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, Lebanon, N.H. with a tribute to Derwood’s life following. Friends and family are invited to …

Notes From the Garden: Kicking a Cold With Old Home Remedies

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I don’t often catch colds. Part of that may be that I eat well, get plenty of sleep and exercise daily. Or maybe it’s just that I don’t have school-age kids and work out of my house, so …

Local Roundup: Big Green Rules Rematch

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s basketball team produced a season-best effort from the floor, hitting 53.5 percent of its shots for the contest and 61.9 percent in the second half, for an 80-69 nonconference victory over Canisius at Leede Arena on Tuesday night. The victory ended a …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

Notes From the Garden: Looking Forward to the Year’s Planting

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Why is it that so many of us make resolutions at this time of year: lose weight, keep a clean desk, be nicer to people working for political campaigns who call us during dinner time … and so …

Cardinal Boys Win Battle of the Have-Nots

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Newport — The Stevens and Newport boys basketball teams entered Tuesday night’s contest at Wheeler Gym winless in NHIAA Division III play. Despite two losses, the Cardinals did have at least one small edge: They lost by only four points to Hopkinton earlier in the season, while the …