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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 …

Volunteer Group to Take Over, Expand Enfield Food Pantry

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Enfield — An all-volunteer organization soon will be running three food pantries for families and children in the Mascoma Valley. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation plans to take over operation of the Enfield Food Pantry, which is based at town hall, and open new locations in downtown Canaan and within the Mascoma Valley Regional School District on Feb. 15. The organization also is …

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 …

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 …

Suspect Sought in Robbery of Charlestown Bank

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Suspect Sought in Robbery Of Charlestown Bank Charlestown — Police say a man armed with a gun robbed the Mascoma Savings Bank on Main Street in Charlestown on Tuesday afternoon. The man, who hasn’t been identified, brandished a …

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 …

Granite State Farm Women

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Not long after Lebanon author Helen Brody and Cambridge, Mass., photographer Leslie Tuttle began to work on their new book about New Hampshire farm life , they discovered common threads among the women on the farms. All of …

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, …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

Cardinals Flying High: Stevens Rallies Past Mascoma

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Claremont — Underdog Mascoma High gave Stevens all it could handle for a while. Then the second half arrived. The Cardinals punched in two goals after the return from halftime, using them as a springboard for a a …