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Nathan Gradijan, of Lebanon, lays up the ball late in the Raiders' 72-30 win over Mascoma in Canaan, N.H. Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the time they frequently required the aid of a Crisco-saturated shoehorn to find a place to sit. Shame it happens so rarely. Nor …

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 …

Versatile Mascoma Prevails at Stevens’ Expense

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Playing what coach Jim Barry thought was perhaps his team’s best game of the year, the Mascoma High boys basketball team — using backdoor passes and an in-your-face defense — led by as many as 19 points before settling for an impressive 64-55 win over Stevens in an NHIAA Division III game at Carr Gym on Tuesday night. Both teams entered …

School Notes: Mascoma Graduates Perform Benefit Concert for Music Programs

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In their latest push to build up their bank of instruments for elementary-school musicians in the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, the Friends of Mascoma Foundation had Hannah Hoffman and Brooks Hubbard at “Hello, again.” “I was emailed about three months ago by Andrew Cushing, a fellow Mascoma …

Local Roundup: A New Houde in Newport Carves Own Niche

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Keene, n.h. — The danger in being Ethan Houde is making sure everyone doesn’t look at you as being Andrew Houde, version 2.0. The younger Houde, now a sophomore, got to play with his older brother a little bit on the Newport High boys basketball team last winter. …

College Notes: Ex-Upper Valley Stars Filled Field Hockey Rosters

Friday, December 25, 2015

Let’s start off with the fall season: Field Hockey Bryant was 3-16 but freshman midfielder Emily Perryman (Lebanon) started every game and had five goals, two of which were deciding tallies during Bulldog victories. She added three assists. …

Mascoma Boys Still Have Some Work to Do

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

West Canaan — Give him another 2½ weeks or so, and Jim Barry will have his Mascoma High boys basketball team playing the half-court game he’d envisioned this summer. Of course, when that plan first materialized, Barry anticipated at least two 6-foot-5 forwards who could clean the glass …

Musher Finds True North: Dorchester’s Tucker Training for Major Sled Dog Activity

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dorchester — Up-and-coming sled dog racer Becki Tucker has plenty of friends who ask her why she moved to such a remote location. They ask her how she can awaken at 3 a.m. most mornings for training and …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Raptors’ Bradley Runs to Victory

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — This running thing seems to agree with Maija Bradley. A first-year cross country athlete, the Rivendell Academy senior won her third race in five Central Vermont League starts this season in a five-kilometer race at Williamstown High School on Monday. Bradley outraced a field of …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

N.H. Drug Court Program Eyes Future of Medicaid Expansion

Monday, October 12, 2015

North Haverhill — If the New Hampshire Legislature doesn’t reauthorize Medicaid expansion, the ripple effect could be felt by graduates of the Grafton County Drug Court, who spend about two years getting clean, according to supporters of the program. Created in 2007, the drug court offers high risk, …