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Notes From the Garden: A Soup From the Root Cellar for Groundhog Day

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Old timers say that on Groundhog Day we should still have half our wood supply, or more. This year I had more than half as it’s been a warm winter. Or perhaps not a real winter at all. At the halfway point, I always want to have plenty of vegetables left from the summer, and I do. To celebrate Groundhog Day this year I made a soup of my own …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to a report by local hospitals. The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment is based on focus …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …