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Football coach Les Lawrence speaks to his Lebanon team during practice in Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2000. (Valley News - Amy Thompson)

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron boss when he was approved by the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, April 10

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ex-Teacher Out on Bail In Student Sex Assault Case Claremont — The former Stevens High School math teacher charged with four counts of felonious sexual assault against a 14-year-old student at the school has been released on bail. Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said Christopher LeBlanc, 29, posted the $150,000 cash bail late last week. Conditions of LeBlanc’s release include no contact, direct …

Carol Marie Gandert

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Carol Marie Gandert, 79, artist, beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont on Monday, April 7, 2014. She was a resident of Cornish, N.H. for many years. She was born on Oct. 24, 1934, in Mansfield, Ohio, the daughter of Anthony and Anna (Carr) Mash. In 1952, Carol graduated from St Peter’s High School …

Jane E. LaHaye

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Concord, N.H. — Jane E. LaHaye, 61, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. She was born on Feb. 5, 1953 in Lebanon, N.H. to the late Daniel & Theresa (LeBrun) LaHaye Sr. Jane attended schools in Lebanon and later went on to beautician school. She loved flower gardening, …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Boys Hoop: Wildcats Go Long Range to Defeat Cardinals

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Claremont — Until Monday, Fall Mountain High coach Jason Bardis didn’t think he had a 3-point shooting team. But after the Wildcats dropped in eight such shots during a 67-59 win over Stevens, Bardis had to change his thinking. “I told the kids at the half not to …

Letter: Hanover’s Strong Strings Tradition

Friday, January 31, 2014

To the Editor: It was interesting to read David Sices’ Jan. 29 letter headlined “Hanover Produces Fine Cellists” in response to a Jan. 18 Valley News feature article about the young Upper Valley cellist Daniel Lelchuck, who acquired some of my sheet music after I retired from the …

Letter: Too Many Lies

Thursday, January 30, 2014

To the Editor: When we were kids, if we caught a person lying we’d often call out, “Liar, liar, pants on fire,” while pointing at them. Maybe it’s time we did that while pointing at President Obama. We now know that the attack on Benghazi was not a …

Lynn MacGillivray

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Lynn MacGillivray, 71, a resident of Windsor, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning Jan. 28, 2014, in her home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Sept. 28, 1942, the daughter of Robert and Janet Gilray and was raised in Chatham, N.J. She has a sister Anne …

Another Night, and Another Cardinals Victory

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Claremont — The Stevens High boys basketball team won for the second time in as many nights Tuesday, its 58-46 defeat of visiting Mascoma improving the Cardinals’ record to 4-6. The Royals won the teams’ first meeting this season by 12 points on Jan. 7. “I think we …

Local Roundup: Hanover Topples Concord

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

West Lebanon — After seeing a big lead vanish in the blink of an eye, Ben Acker scored a game-winning goal late in the third period to lift Hanover to a 5-4 boys hockey victory over Concord at …

Hazel F. Hickson

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Hazel F. Hickson, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. She was born April 25, 1919, in Piermont, N.H., one of eight children of Ernest and Hazel (Marshall) Fitzgerald. She was married to Jerome B. Hickson for 72 years. Hazel …

Fired Stevens Coach Wants Meeting With School Board

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Claremont — Ross Dole, fired last week as the Stevens High girls basketball coach, has formally requested a closed door meeting with the school board to discuss what he calls “my wrongful termination.” Dole was fired Jan. 13 …