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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 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

Local Roundup: Big Green Women’s Soccer Routs Catamounts

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team rode a five-goal explosion over a 17-minute stretch of the second half to rout Vermont, 6-0, on Sunday in the Big Green’s home opener at Burnham Field. Senior Lucille Kozlov and juniors Meredith Gurnee and Jessica Lukas each provided two …

Notes From the Garden: Late Summer Is Good for Lawn Improvement

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This is a good time to improve your lawn. If you have crabgrass, lawn ivy (creeping Charlie) or bare spots where the kids played badminton, now is the time to get to work. I recently called Paul Sachs, …

4-H Members Win Awards at Cornish Fair

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Cornish — Several Sullivan County 4-H members received awards at the Cornish Fair last month. The annual fair is the county’s official 4-H fair. This year, 4-Hers age 5-18 competed in project areas such as animals, natural sciences …

Wedding: Raymond — Ryerson

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Cornish — Kaitlyn Brooke Raymond and Jason Allen Ryerson were married on May 30, 2015, at the Trinity Church of Cornish. The bride’s brother escorted her down the aisle. Justice of the Peace Vicki Lee, the bride’s aunt, …

Tigers Roaring for More: Newport Football Blanks Mascoma in Opener

Sunday, September 6, 2015

West Canaan — During halftime of Saturday’s NHIAA Division III football game between Mascoma High and visiting Newport, Royals assistant coach Rick Simula and a couple of students mixed up a large cooler of blue Gatorade. Simula, however, …

Freshman QB Leads Stevens

Friday, September 4, 2015

Claremont — Despite how well a freshman quarterback performs in the preseason, there is always some doubt of what will happen when the players across the line are not his friends. Stevens’ Henri Bourque kept his jitters in …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain …

Local Roundup: Stevens Golf Sweeps First Match of Season

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens golfers recorded three of the top six scores to lead the Cardinals to a win in their season-opening high school golf match at par-34 Claremont Country Club on Tuesday. Cody Schoolcraft won the individual medal with an 8-over-par 42 and Ian MacDonald added an 11-over …

Agatha Walker Poor

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Scarborough, Maine — Agatha Walker Poor, 94, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at Piper Shores in Scarborough where she had resided since 2002. Aggie lived in Ridgewood, N.J. from 1946 to 2002 and summered on Nantucket from the mid-1950s to 2013. She is survived by two …