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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 …

N.H. Legislature to Meet On Opioid Problem

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Newport — Gov. Maggie Hassan won approval Wednesday from the Executive Council to convene a special legislative session later this month to consider legislation that will address the state’s growing opiate and heroin crisis, which has claimed nearly …

Woodstock, Cornish Parks Name Interpretation Chief

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Stephanie Kyriazis has been named chief of interpretation and education for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, in Woodstock, and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, in Cornish. She will take on the new role in December. Kyriazis brings “a wealth of …

Stevens Boys Soccer Falls in OT

Friday, October 30, 2015

Claremont — This wasn’t the way the season was supposed to end. The Stevens High boys soccer season came to a close when Hillsboro-Deering converted a corner kick with 4:42 left in the first overtime to give the Hillcats a 2-1 win in a second-round NHIAA Division III …

Notes From the Garden: What I Learned From the Soil This Summer

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

As I calculate it, I’ve been gardening for 66 years — or at least hanging out in gardens. I have memories of being in the garden with my grandfather, John Lenat, when I was 3. I was “helping” …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Sun Sets on Cardinals, Tigers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Newport — Both teams needed a win, and neither one got it. The Stevens High girls soccer team had a lot at stake when it went to Newport Monday for rescheduled NHIAA Division III contest. The Cardinals needed …

Upper Valley Students Win 4-H Awards at Cornish Fair

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cornish — Winners of the Sullivan County 4-H member animal exhibitor awards at the Cornish Fair include students from across the Upper Valley. The annual fair is the culmination of 4-H work for clubs in Sullivan County, the …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Cardinals Snap Nine-Game Losing Skid

Friday, October 16, 2015

Claremont — The Stevens High girls soccer team apparently is saving its best for last. It has been a struggling season for the Cardinals,, who had to deal with injuries to two key seniors, Aly Lizotte and Emily Varnkham, as well as going through the growing pains of …

Local Roundup: Sharon, Rivendell Girls Play to Draw

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sharon — It’s hard to imagine Sharon Academy and Rivendell Academy girls soccer being any more evenly matched this season. Each team now has one game left to play before the playoffs begin next week. A 2-2 tie …