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Becki Tucker shares a moment with, Fuel, while harnessing members of her sled dog team in preparation for their 12-mile training run in Dorchester, N.H., on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. The team is training for upcoming sled dog races around the country. (Valley News - Kristen Zeis) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 save thousands of her own dollars every year for entry fees and equipment. They ask her how, after suffering a traumatic head …

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 efforts and be listed in campaign materials for local and state employee giving campaigns. The …

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 Blue Devils, winning 3-0 to stun the hosts on their home field. After a scoreless …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during …

Hartford Legion Will Return to State Tourney

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford American Legion baseball team gathered for a group photo Monday night after a 12-5 defeat of Lakes Region clinched its first postseason berth in what’s estimated to be at least 15 years. There was the usual tomfoolery of hats being knocked askew …

Post 22 Juniors Sweat Out a Sweep

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lebanon — As he awaited his turn at the plate late Sunday, Matt Sullivan squatted in the home team’s on-deck circle and gently rested the brim of his helmet on the knob of his upturned bat. He closed …

Hartford’s ‘Kehoe Strong’ Tourney Combines Hoops, Fundraising

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

White River Junction — At the rate things are going, the Hartford Parks and Recreation’s first Kehoe Strong Memorial Basketball Tournament could turn into an NCAA Division III women’s all-star showdown. Clarkson University’s Stephanie Grobe is promising to …

Judge Appoints Two Members to Vacant Orange Selectboard

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

N. Haverhill — The 327 residents of Orange have a functioning government after a judge on Tuesday approved the appointment of two residents to the Selectboard, which had been left vacant this spring after all three members quit. Bob Ells, who resigned in May citing “continuous hostility” on …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Heating Aid Agency Tri-Cap to Close Offices in Lebanon, Woodsville

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lebanon — Tri-County Community Action Program, the social service agency that provides heating-fuel assistance and other critical funding for needy North County residents, is closing five of its eight walk-in offices, including Lebanon and Woodsville, officials said Wednesday. …

Mascoma Seniors Thank Supporters

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Canaan — Making their way through kindergarten and 12 more years of classes, the going wasn’t always smooth. Especially in middle school. “Most of us got a little risky and a little off our path,” Michaela Selinga, president …

Long-Debated Renovation Begins at Mascoma Campus

Friday, May 29, 2015

West Canaan — There’s a new show in town, and it doesn’t cost a penny. Construction at Mascoma Valley Regional High School began little more than a month ago, and Enfield resident Kate Plumley Stewart, vice president of …