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Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home on the Plainfield-Cornish town line in order to send their children to Plainfield Elementary School, dropped the number of kindergartners in the …

Park Service Promotes Saint-Gaudens Leader

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rick Kendall has been named superintendent of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the National Park Service Stewardship Institute, both in Woodstock, and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish. He succeeds Michael Creasey, who became superintendent at the National Parks of Boston in June. Kendall’s is the first of three management hires that will …

Lyle Edward Patterson

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Lyle Edward Patterson, of Cornish, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Windsor, Vt. on Dec. 21, 1946, the son of Clyde Clarence and Marion (Thomas) Patterson. Lyle leaves his wife of 49 years, Kathryn Hall Patterson; as well as his two daughters and their families: Kellie Patterson and her …

Cardinals Senior Does It All in Win Over Yellowjackets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windsor — Following his six-inning no-hitter in Tuesday’s season-opening, 19-0 rout of Windsor, it didn’t take long for Stevens senior Chase Hussey to determine his favorite personal accolade from the game. It wasn’t the no-no, nor his 14 …

Luise Juliana Wadsworth

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Luise Juliana Wadsworth, 88, of Cornish passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was born in Vienna, Austria on June 19, 1926, the daughter of Edwin and Elisabeth (Kirschbaum) Paukert. Luise enjoyed camping, canoeing, painting and was an avid reader. She loved dogs. She …

Cornish School Board Votes Down All-Day Kindergarten

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cornish — The School Board Monday night voted against pursuing a full-day kindergarten program for next fall, contradicting townspeople’s 95-48 vote in favor of full-day kindergarten at the annual school district meeting in March. Monday’s 3-2 vote — with the recently elected Justin Ranney and Gregory Clark Jr. …

Tree’s Company: After Fire, Unity Couple Keep Branching Out

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Unity — Sometimes a bronze glow isn’t what it seems. Stan McCumber and his wife, Jenny Wright, have grown accustomed to the question prompted by their perennial mid-winter tans: Have you been in the Caribbean? “Nope. Westminster, Plainfield,” …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly …

Roger J. Williams

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sun City West, Ariz. — Roger (Red) Williams died on Monday, March 16, 2015, after suffering a debilitating stroke. He was born in Lebanon, N.H. on Dec. 30, 1928, the son of Joseph and Irene (Chagnon) Williams. He attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Lebanon High School …

Small Masterpiece Catches a Curator’s Eye

Thursday, April 9, 2015

A ugustus Saint-Gaudens is famous, of course, for his epic sculptures of Civil War Admiral David Farragut and Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman in New York City, a standing Lincoln in Chicago and the Shaw Memorial in Boston. Throughout …

Claremont Land Conserved Forever

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cornish — A rolling 195-acre parcel along Route 12A in Cornish and Claremont will be protected in its present state of forest and farmland after the owners and Upper Valley Land Trust reached an agreement on a conservation …

Stevens Athletic Director Steps Down

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Claremont — Aaron House, the athletic director at Stevens High for the last three years, has notified school officials that at the end of the school year he will be leaving to take a similar position at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, N.H. Citing a “professional organization …

Bernice May Johnson

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — Bernice May Johnson, 94, of Cornish died on Tuesday morning, April 6, 2015, at her home. She was born in Claremont, N.H. on May 9, 1920, the daughter of James Brewster and Laura Grace (Skinner) Fitch and was a lifelong resident of Cornish. She had …