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Woodrow and Ellen Wilson, seated, with their three daughters, from left, Margaret, Eleanor and Jessie in Cornish, N.H., in a 1913 photograph. (Library of Congress photograph)

John Gregg: Woodrow Wilson’s Summer White House in the Upper Valley

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Woodrow Wilson is now much in the news, especially in New Jersey, where protesters at Princeton are demanding that the Ivy League university take his name down from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and also rename Wilson College, a dorm complex there. The New York Times agreed as such this week in an editorial calling Wilson …

Notes From the Garden: Gifts for the Gardeners in Your Life

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

It’s that time of year again. Time to think about buying gifts for our loved ones. For gardeners there are so many things, selecting something is easy, from under $10 to over $500. Let me play Santa, offering you ideas to choose from, or things to avoid. Let’s start with a major no-no: Unless your sweetie has asked for more houseplants, don’t buy …

Helping Pets Find Their Way

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Claremont — When animal control officer Cathy Sullivan says she can never predict what her schedule will be on a given day, she isn’t exaggerating. Sullivan once took a call from a woman worried about a cat that was apparently giving birth on her porch. When she went to the house, there were …

Lebanon Woman Set To Lead National Park Stewardship Institute

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Woodstock — Rebecca Stanfield McCown has been selected to lead the National Park Service Stewardship Institute at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. “Rebecca is an innovative program manager who has focused her work at the Stewardship Institute on supporting …

Robert L. Bladen, Sr.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Robert L. Bladen, Sr. (Bob) 75, died peacefully at his home in Cornish, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, surrounded by his wife and children. Bob was born May 13, 1940, in Hudson, N.H., the son of Harold and Lucille Bladen. The family moved to Claremont, N.H. …

Cornish Mulls School’s Future

Friday, November 20, 2015

Cornish — Residents who turned out for Thursday’s community forum agreed they didn’t want to see an end to the town’s elementary school. “It would be the worst thing that could happen to this town,” resident Merilynn Bourne …

Cornish Sets Hearing on SAU Withdrawal

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cornish — After more than two and a half hours of discussion and comment from about 15 residents, the SAU Study Committee voted, 5-1, on Wednesday to send a proposed plan to withdraw from SAU 6 and form its own district to a public hearing scheduled for Dec. …

Notes From the Garden: A Gift From the Trees — The Best Compost

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Even if you raked your leaves in October, you probably have more to clean up now. Of course I was off gallivanting for much of October and hadn’t done any raking until recently. And some trees, oaks and apples in particular, are still dropping leaves. When I was …

Newport Ties Bow Into Complete Knot

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Newport — And the beat goes on. Newport High, which blasted its way through the NHIAA Division III regular season with lopsided wins, is not bothering to slow down the express in the postseason, either. The Tigers slammed Bow, 47-7, in a D-III semifinal Saturday at Maryn Field …

Notes From the Garden: Pulling Up Invasive Plants Calls for New Devices

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Going for a walk the other day along a public trail I was struck by the number of invasive shrubs I saw. Most trees and shrubs have shed their leaves, but burning bush (Euonymus alatus), Japanese barberry (Berberis …

Windsor Elks Give Dictionaries To Third-Graders

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Windsor — Windsor Elks Lodge No. 1665 gave 108 dictionaries to third-grade students and their teachers at five local schools last month. Elks members Carol Sylvia and Norman Marshall visited Hartland Elementary School, where they gave the books to teachers Emily Morrison and Michelle Springer and their students. …

Bow Shakes Off Stevens Football

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bow, n.h. — The Stevens High game plan to put the football in the air during Saturday’s NHIAA Division III quarterfinal stymied Bow for a while, but the Falcons got a long touchdown run to start the second half and cleared some space for their top runner in …

Fiorina Eager for a Fight

Friday, November 6, 2015

Newport — Though she has fallen back in the polls since capturing national attention in the first Republican debates, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the lone woman in the large GOP presidential field, told her audience Thursday …