Grafton

Susanna Penfield

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, Lebanon’s Rachael Townsend and Stevens’ Daniel Croteau were chosen for the two Granite State squads, information the New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association announced with its four divisional all-state teams last week. The Lions Cup date, location and start time have yet to be announced. Strohbehn quarterbacked a solid Marauder defense that pushed Hanover to the NHIAA Division I boys soccer quarterfinals. Penfield was part of a state …

Taxes Pit Canaan, Mascoma; Officials Mailed Flier With Tax Bills

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Canaan — Rising taxes are the backdrop behind a kerfuffle in Canaan, where school district officials have accused the town of including a “sneaky and dishonest” flier with residents’ tax bills. The flier, which violated a state law banning the inclusion of public policy positions with tax bill mailings, was drafted by the Canaan town administrator and sent by the Selectboard to residents …

Local Roundup: Shrine Game Confirms Castleton State Date

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Staff Reports Castleton, Vt. — As expected, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s board of governors has confirmed the 2015 edition of the all-star high school football contest between Vermont and New Hampshire for Aug. 1 at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium. The 62nd edition of the game will include a 3 p.m. parade through the town, with the game scheduled for a 5:30 …

Firm Scraps Proposed Grafton County Wind Farm

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grafton — The developer of a proposed 23-turbine wind farm southeast of Cardigan Mountain has scrapped the project because of an unfavorable political and regulatory climate in New Hampshire, the project’s developer said Tuesday. The Wild Meadows project, …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Newport Trying to Avoid Tourney’s First Round

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newport — Newport, hoping to avoid one of those dreaded NHIAA Division III state tournament play-in games, got eight hits from its last three batters in the order for a 15-2 win over Mascoma at Bates Field on …

Havenstein Stumps in Valley

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Springfield, N.H. — Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein visited two Upper Valley employers Wednesday as part of a “factory floor and entrepreneurs” campaign swing in which he raised concerns about business costs and regulation. But in an interview …

Grafton 4-H History Sought

Sunday, May 11, 2014

North Haverhill — Organizers planning an exhibit at the North Haverhill Fair are seeking help from Grafton County 4-H alumni. The exhibit, chronicling the history of 4-H in Grafton County, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension and the 70th anniversary of the fair. Grafton County UNH …

Mascoma Teacher Keeps His Land Free

Friday, May 2, 2014

Canaan — For the last 27 years, Mascoma Valley Regional High teacher Koby Van Beest has kept the 80 acres of hilly, diverse land he owns in Canaan open for public use. New Hampshire Fish & Game recently …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

He Can Throw as Well: Newport’s Houde Handles Mascoma

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Houde has made a reputation for himself as an all-state basketball player, scoring more than 1,000 points before the end of his junior season. However, when Houde switched schools, going from Pembroke Academy to Newport Middle High School after his freshman season, his father …

Grace L. Barnes

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Grafton, N.H. — Grace L. Barnes, 93, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. She was born on Aug. 4, 1921, in Grafton, daughter of the late Algernon R. and Vera M. (Hill) Hutchins. Grace graduated from Concord High School in 1940. She …

Missing Plainfield Horse Found Dead

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Plainfield — Homeowners preparing to open their swimming pool for the season discovered the remains of a horse that caused a stir when it went missing from its Plainfield home during the winter. In early January, Margaret Cassedy’s 16-year-old quarter horse DJ was spooked by a plow and …