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Glenn Rielly, 13, of Hartford, adjusts his headset before going up in a plane at Lebanon Municipal Airport  Wings and Wheels event in West Lebanon, N.H., on Sept. 27, 2014. The Experimental Aircraft Association Young Eagles Program gave free rides to about 100 kids during the day. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Wings, Wheels, ‘Wonderful’: Event Showcases Lebanon Municipal Airport

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lebanon — A celebration of things wheeled and winged yesterday at Lebanon Municipal Airport featured helicopters, cars, a glider and, of course, planes. The inaugural Wings and Wheels attracted some 1,500 people, many with small children in tow, eager to check out the shiny classic cars, get a gander at the DHART helicopter and maybe even take a free plane …

Notes From the Garden: Planting Shrubs for Fall Color

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Some years ago, in a moment of enlightenment, the New Hampshire Legislature outlawed the propagation, transport and sale of three popular landscape plants: burning bush, barberry and Norway maple. All three had been proven to be invasive, seeding into the woods and crowding out native plants. Both Massachusetts and Connecticut have banned them, too, but so far Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island have …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a 6-0 victory that pushed their record to 6-0. Junior striker Kelly Brigham scored three times …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Ex-Wildcat Joins Stevens Basketball

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Matthew Baird-Torney, 26, who played his high school basketball at rival Fall Mountain Regional High School, has been selected as the varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School. Baird-Torney replaces Scott MacNamee, who has taken …

Art Notes: Saint-Gaudens Crowdsources An Exhibition

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Museum directors the world over may quake at the thought, but the staff at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish embarked on an unusual experiment this spring: turning the curating of an exhibition over to the public. Staff …

Forum, July 16: Co-op Matters; Waste in Vermont; Coverage Appreciated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Management Flaw To the Editor: Terry Appleby’s column in the Valley News (“The Co-op Serves Its Members and Workers,” July 12), intended to ease the minds of concerned friends of the Co-op regarding recent firings, instead revealed what could be the source of our discomfort — a fatal …

Volunteers Sought for Connecticut River Water Sample Effort

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pomfret — Volunteers are needed to help with a one-day water quality monitoring program in the Twin States’ portion of the Connecticut River watershed. The “sample-palooza” will include nutrient monitoring at about 60 locations in the Connecticut River watershed on the same day. A dry, low-waterflow day is …

Harold C. Fox

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Harold C. Fox, 92, of East Road in Cornish died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Woodlawn Care Center in Newport, N.H. following a period of failing health. He was born in Charleston, Vt. on Aug. 17, 1921, the son of Floyd and Erlene (Johnson) Fox …

Cornish to Hear Revised Policies

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish — A group of about 35 townspeople who gathered Thursday night informally agreed that former town moderator Peter Burling should present the School Board with a revised policy on public participation at board meetings that he had written as an alternative to one being considered by the …

Public Participation at School Board Meetings: Read the Policies Being Discussed in Cornish (Updated Friday)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cornish — Earlier this week, the Valley News reported that residents will meet tonight to discuss a draft policy on public participation at Cornish School Board meetings written by resident Peter Burling, a former town moderator and state senator. Burling’s version is an alternative to a Cornish School …

Lebanon Fills School Business Position

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lebanon — A week after the departure of three key administrators, the Lebanon School Board began filling holes in the district’s leadership team. At its meeting Tuesday, the board approved the hiring of Tim Ball, currently business administrator in Claremont, to replace outgoing nine-year veteran employee Jim Fenn, …

Notes from the Garden: Trees and Shrubs That Thrive in the Shade

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I grew up in a small town in rural Connecticut. Behind the house there was a brook and a hardwood forest with a high canopy of old maples that created a cool space for spending hot summer days. My favorite understory tree was a small, bushy tree that …