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Jed Williamson, 75, is retiring after 40 years as editor of the annual journal Accidents in American Mountaineering. Saturday, October 18, 2014. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Man of the Mountains: Hanover Native Chronicled Accidents

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hanover — Jed Williamson’s resume is about as lengthy as some of the mountaineering expeditions he’s completed over the years. The 75-year-old Hanover resident has balanced a brilliant career in education and administration with a relentless eye toward community service and volunteerism. It all started in the early 1960s at the University of New Hampshire, where Williamson, a Pawling, N.Y., native and Villanova University transfer, began traversing Granite State summits. “I wasn’t a football player or anything like that and it was something that a person of my size could do,” Williamson said last week at his River Ridge Road home, high on the wooded …

8 on the Ballot For Lebanon’s 4 House Seats

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lebanon — Four Republicans are challenging Democrats’ hold on Lebanon’s four New Hampshire House seats, citing concerns over state spending. In contrast, the four Democrats on the ballot say some spending, which they call “investment,” is necessary to support programs such as Medicaid expansion and Planned Parenthood. The eight candidates will vie for …

People in Business: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Daniel Stannard, of Hanover, has joined Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank as vice president and senior loan officer. Stannard will oversee the bank’s consumer, residential and commercial loan portfolios, and work from the bank’s Central Street office in Woodsville. Stannard has more than 20 years of experience in lending, loan management and business development, …

Local Roundup: Sharon Improves to 13-0

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sharon — The regular season has provided little difficulty for the Sharon Academy boys soccer team this fall. But the Phoenix is waiting until the postseason starts before worrying about any difficulty that may be waiting. Tanner James …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 12, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Valley Regional Appoints Chief Operating Officer Claremont — Tim Clark, of Bethel, was recently appointed to the post of chief operating officer for Valley Regional Healthcare. “Having a seasoned leader like Tim, who has a clinical background as …

Lebanon Opera House Names Four to Board

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lebanon — Four new members have been elected to the Lebanon Opera House board of directors. Matthew Locker is a native of Detroit and a graduate of Michigan Technological University. He has been an electrical engineer and project …

Byrne Foundation Is Helping Bradford Library With Leaks

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A capital campaign is under way to raise money for repairs to Bradford Public Library, which will host an open house next weekend. The 19th-century building on South Main Street was designed by Vermont architect Lambert Packard. Its trustees are working to raise $250,000 to …

Frederic B. Preston

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Frederic Bowditch Preston died on Friday, Oct 3, 2014, at age 84 surrounded by the love of his children and his wife of 48 years. Fred was a selfless, deliberate, and generous father and husband as well as an avid outdoors-man, innovative educator and an …

Ruth Merrill “Jody” Foster

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Ruth Merrill “Jody” Foster, died peacefully in Seattle, Wash., on Sept. 26, 2014, surrounded by her immediate family. Born outside Boston in 1929, Jody spent her childhood in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Long Island, N.Y., following the untimely death of her father. Jody received her secondary …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …

Separation and Memory

Friday, October 10, 2014

Etna resident and N ew York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult is kicking off a marathon four-country tour for her latest novel next week in the Upper Valley. Picoult is signing Leaving Time on Monday for two hours …

Cast Off

Friday, October 10, 2014

Harry Gazelle, of Sunapee, practices casting his line during a fly-fishing course taught by Steve Rowe through the Osher Institute at Garipay Field in Hanover on Tuesday. Gazelle has been fly fishing for 25 years, but he said …

Frederic B. Preston

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Frederic Bowditch Preston died on Friday, Oct 3, 2014, at age 84 surrounded by the love of his children and his wife of 48 years. Fred was a selfless, deliberate, and generous father and husband as well as an avid outdoorsman, innovative educator and an …