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Football coach Les Lawrence speaks to his Lebanon team during practice in Lebanon, N.H., on Aug. 17, 2000. (Valley News - Amy Thompson)

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron boss when he was approved by the …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround started when the mills began closing and continued with the passage of the Clean Water …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the NHIAA Division II coaching fraternity to win the honor, this time going to senior forward …

Mascoma Girls Stand Tall, Win Home Opener

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

West Canaan — Early season play doesn’t normally elicit brilliant execution, and Tuesday night’s girls basketball matchup between New Hampshire Division III rivals Kearsarge and Mascoma was right on par. The teams combined for 48 turnovers and struggled …

Mascoma High School Honor Roll

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mascoma Valley Regional High School first-quarter honors: Highest Honors Grade 12: Kimberly Alley, Benjamin Bonner, Demora Dessert, Kyle Kosiorek, Michaela Parrish, Hailey Roberts. Grade 11: Garrett Albano, Jacob Fox, Olivia Powers, Alaina Shelzi, Kerry Wheeler, Karina Zawlinski. Grade10: Caelis Barsaleau, Jeremy Batten, Emma Bianco, Ching Wing Cheng, Madison …

Worrell Is D-III Coach Of the Year

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nobody asked all that much from Ramsey Worrell this autumn. Just take over the Woodstock High football program from the man who coached it to a boatload of state championships over more than three decades. And keep the Wasps competitive. And near the top of Vermont Division III. …

Community Rallies for Coach Kehoe

Saturday, November 30, 2013

West Canaan — The night belonged to Ed Kehoe. And he was loving it. The night after Thanksgiving, and the Mascoma Regional High gym was packed with a standing-room only crowd. They came to cheer for the basketball, …

Lion of Summer: Ackerman Named N.H. Cup Coach

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

West Lebanon — Longtime Woodsville High boys soccer coach Mike Ackerman has an appointment with New Hampshire’s top players next summer. In addition to being named the New Hampshire Division IV coach of the year, Ackerman was also …

Horses Rescued in Grafton

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Grafton — Two horses were recovering overnight after becoming trapped in a swimming pool full of frigid water. When Grafton Fire Chief John Babiarz walked into the backyard of a Fowler Road home a little after noon on …

Letter: How Grafton Protected Itself

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

To the Editor: I read your Oct. 31 article regarding the changes to Iberdrola’s Wild Meadows industrial wind complex proposal. A reporter left a message the day before at 1:40 p.m. regarding the press release I submitted. When I returned home at 6:35, I made several attempts to …

Tigers Reach D-III Tourney

Sunday, November 3, 2013

West Caanan — The Newport High football team turned three of the four Mascoma fumbles into scores as the Tigers defeated the Royals 42-14 in a winner-take-all game Saturday. “You just can’t turn the ball over that many times and win a football game,” Royals coach Ray Kershaw …

Grafton Cut From Wind Farm; Project Scaled Back, Has Fewer Turbines

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Grafton — The wind energy developer that planned to erect more than three dozen turbines in Grafton, Danbury and Alexandria has scaled back the project, leaving Grafton out of the mix. Some Grafton officials and residents said they …

Letter: The Power of the Purse

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

To the Editor: Last year, Power of the Purse, a champagne brunch and auction presented by the Women’s Leadership Council of Granite United Way, raised $16,000 to support programs for women in the Upper Valley through Second Growth, Grafton County Drug Court and Second Wind Foundation. This year, …