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From left, Democrat Andy Schmidt, Republican Bill Walker, Democrat Lee Walker Oxenham and Republican Donald Wenz are candidates for two legislative seats in Sullivan District 1. (Courtesy photographs)

GOP Eyes Sullivan County House Seats

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A couple of Republicans are hoping the issues of Medicaid expansion and government over-regulation will allow them to wrest control of Sullivan County District 1, a two-seat House district comprising Cornish, Plainfield, Grantham and Springfield now in the hands of Democrats. Republicans Donald Wenz, 69, and Bill Walker, 57, will face Democrats Andy Schmidt, 71, an incumbent, and Lee Walker …

Kuster: Garcia Is Not Ready

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cornish — In advance of tonight’s televised debate, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., came out swinging Sunday night against her Republican challenger, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, of Salem, tying her opponent to the Tea Party and criticizing Garcia’s relative lack of experience. “She has bought into this Tea Party playbook, hook, line and …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Ex-Wildcat Joins Stevens Basketball

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Matthew Baird-Torney, 26, who played his high school basketball at rival Fall Mountain Regional High School, has been selected as the varsity boys basketball coach at Stevens High School. Baird-Torney replaces Scott MacNamee, who has taken …

Art Notes: Saint-Gaudens Crowdsources An Exhibition

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Museum directors the world over may quake at the thought, but the staff at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish embarked on an unusual experiment this spring: turning the curating of an exhibition over to the public. Staff …

Forum, July 16: Co-op Matters; Waste in Vermont; Coverage Appreciated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Management Flaw To the Editor: Terry Appleby’s column in the Valley News (“The Co-op Serves Its Members and Workers,” July 12), intended to ease the minds of concerned friends of the Co-op regarding recent firings, instead revealed what could be the source of our discomfort — a fatal …

Volunteers Sought for Connecticut River Water Sample Effort

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pomfret — Volunteers are needed to help with a one-day water quality monitoring program in the Twin States’ portion of the Connecticut River watershed. The “sample-palooza” will include nutrient monitoring at about 60 locations in the Connecticut River watershed on the same day. A dry, low-waterflow day is …

Harold C. Fox

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Harold C. Fox, 92, of East Road in Cornish died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Woodlawn Care Center in Newport, N.H. following a period of failing health. He was born in Charleston, Vt. on Aug. 17, 1921, the son of Floyd and Erlene (Johnson) Fox …

Cornish to Hear Revised Policies

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish — A group of about 35 townspeople who gathered Thursday night informally agreed that former town moderator Peter Burling should present the School Board with a revised policy on public participation at board meetings that he had written as an alternative to one being considered by the …

Public Participation at School Board Meetings: Read the Policies Being Discussed in Cornish (Updated Friday)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cornish — Earlier this week, the Valley News reported that residents will meet tonight to discuss a draft policy on public participation at Cornish School Board meetings written by resident Peter Burling, a former town moderator and state senator. Burling’s version is an alternative to a Cornish School …

Lebanon Fills School Business Position

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lebanon — A week after the departure of three key administrators, the Lebanon School Board began filling holes in the district’s leadership team. At its meeting Tuesday, the board approved the hiring of Tim Ball, currently business administrator in Claremont, to replace outgoing nine-year veteran employee Jim Fenn, …

Notes from the Garden: Trees and Shrubs That Thrive in the Shade

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I grew up in a small town in rural Connecticut. Behind the house there was a brook and a hardwood forest with a high canopy of old maples that created a cool space for spending hot summer days. My favorite understory tree was a small, bushy tree that …