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A white clematis in the author's garden. (Henry Homeyer photograph)

Notes From the Garden: Patriotic Blooms Outlast the Booms of July 4th

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Among my earliest memories is one from a Fourth of July celebration back when I was just a tadpole — in 1949, perhaps. My sister and I sat on the hood of our parents’ 1938 Buick, a big black sedan, and watched fireworks way past my bedtime. Red, white and blue rockets zoomed skyward, filling us with awe. Now, all …

Exploring the ‘Cool Science’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Comfortable temperatures and, with luck, some vacation time, make summer the perfect season to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But don’t forget life after the sun goes down. Star parties and viewings at local observatories offer a good chance to kick back and look up. And chances are, you’ll receive an enthusiastic …

Cardinals Power Up: Stevens High Gets Equipment for New Weight Room

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Claremont — The first of two deliveries of new weight room equipment arrived at Stevens High School on Thursday and was being assembled by the school’s strength and conditioning coach Brad Eaton, with the help of sophomores Logan Bateman and Solomon Cormier. “I’m pretty excited about it,” said Cormier, who along with Bateman …

Stevens, Newport Coaches Always Thinking Softball

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stevens and Newport high schools may be getting new softball coaches, but new certainly does not mean they are new to the game. In the selection of Emily Pegoraro in Claremont and Sam McNeel in the Sunshine Town, …

On First Patrol: Mount Sunapee Pioneer, WWII Vet Reflects

Friday, April 3, 2015

Cornish Flat — Whether serving in the military or on the ski slopes, Arnold Wilkie obviously had a knack for firsts. Wilkie, 91, was a plankowner — or original member — of the Brunswick (Maine) Naval Air Station …

Elsie Hannah Johnson

Friday, April 3, 2015

Weathersfield, Vt. — Elsie Hannah Johnson, 88, a 60-year resident of Weathersfield, passed away Tuesday evening, March 31, 2015, at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont, N.H. She was born March 7, 1927, in Cornish, N.H., the daughter of Paul and Isabella (Clow) Tewksbury. She received her schooling …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

Cornish Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cornish Number of Voters: na Number on Checklist: 1,220 Selectboard: John Hammond Trustee of Trust Funds: Heather Meeks Library Trustee: Katherine Freeland Sexton: Thomas Spaulding Treasurer: Heidi Jaarsma Tax Collector: Reigh Sweetser Office of Welfare: Pamela Annis School Board: Greg Clark School Board: Justin Ranney School Clerk: Kimberly Patterson School Treasurer: Lawrence Dingee School Moderator: Gwyn Gallagher …

Claremont School District Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Claremont School District Number of Voters: 891 Number on Checklist: 6,134 Town Moderator: Thomas P. Connair Clerk: Mary E. Woodman Treasurer: Vacant School Board 3 yrs: Brent Ferland School Board 3 yrs: Brian Rapp School Board 3 yrs: Chris Irish …

Cornish Passes Hunting Ban

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cornish — Residents at Town Meeting on Tuesday passed all articles on the warrant, including a measure that prohibits hunting on public land near Cornish Elementary School. Although town leaders before the meeting had projected a 10-cent decrease …

Laurette Marguerite Houle

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Irasburg, Vt. — Laurette Marguerite Houle, 89, of Irasburg, died peacefully at Maple Lane Nursing Home on Monday, March 9, 2015, after a year of failing health. She is survived by Adrien, her husband of 67 years; and their children: Elaine Baxter and her spouse, Thomas of Geneva, …