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Arturo Johnson, of Hanover, pulls ahead at the start of the CVC Championship cross country ski meet at the Stafford Nordic Center in Strafford, Vt. Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Johnson kept his lead and took first place with a time of 14:49.
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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 respective team wins at the Strafford Nordic …

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 — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — have events scheduled in vote-rich southern New …

Cornish Loses Its Bank

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cornish Flat — Claremont Savings Bank has notified customers it will be closing its Cornish Flat branch in March, meaning the loss of another commercial entity at the crossroads along Route 120. The Claremont Savings branch is the …

Former Cornish Road Agent Cleared in Fatal Crash

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — A Superior Court jury took about an hour Wednesday to acquit Cornish resident Kyle Witty of negligent homicide, a felony offense with which he was charged following a July 2014 crash that claimed the life …

CRPT Talks Trails at Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hanover — Spur trails, new campsites and incorporating the Appalachian Trail were some of the topics discussed at the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail annual meeting Tuesday at Howe Library. The CRPT, a series of access points and primitive campsites spanning the trail’s source in northern New Hampshire to …

Notes From the Garden: Button Up Those Warm Clothes and Button Up the Garden

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

After a cold snap recently we had three days of cold rain. By the second day, with no relief in sight, I went out to my garden and dug up the last of my root crops — carrots, watermelon radishes and purple daikon radishes. I figured that I’d …

Cornish Plans to Seek SAU Withdrawal

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cornish — The SAU Planning Committee likely will vote on Thursday to submit to the state Department of Education a plan to withdraw from SAU 6 after the proposal received strong support from residents at a hearing on Tuesday night. With committee member Holly Taft absent, Chairwoman Heidi …

Newport Growls in Hoop Opener

Friday, December 4, 2015

Newport — Stevens High School has 550 students, but not many appear willing to play girls basketball. On Friday night, the Cardinals did not have enough girls for a junior varsity game and of the 14 they brought …

Sullivan County Records Go Public

Friday, December 4, 2015

Newport — Sullivan County officials have used $6,000 from a state grant to preserve and make publicly available records about the county farm and poor house dating back to the 1860s. Lionel Chute, the natural resources director for …

Sheryl L. Hahn

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Sheryl L. Hahn, 68, of Cornish died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at the Lebanon Center. She was born in Medford, N.Y. on Nov. 16, 1947, the daughter of George and Jessie (Ellis) Hahn. Sheryl taught stained glass courses at Lebanon College and had her …

Notes From the Garden: Making Your Own Wreath Isn’t All That Hard

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

For several years now I’ve been too busy (or too lazy) to create my own wreath, but this year I was inspired to make one. I saw some simply amazing wreaths made by Gary Hamel and Amy Franklin …

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 …