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At her home in  Lyme, N.H. Carola Lea hands Innocent Mpoki some curry for a dinner he was making on Aug. 21, 2014. Mpoki stayed with Lea this summer while he worked at Loch Lyme Lodge to make money for college.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

New School, New Challenge

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Innocent Mpoki begins classes today at Middlebury College, one of 660 students in the class of 2018, of which 73 are international students; Mpoki also falls into the 14 percent of students who are the first in their family to attend college. But the statistics don’t really tell the story of Mpoki’s odyssey, the first person in his remote rural …

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of the Hartford School District, and the buses belonged to the company employing the drivers. That’s …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing the Hanover High boys soccer team this season is where its goals are going to come from. With six seconds remaining in Friday’s season opener against Bishop Guertin, …

Arthur James Dupont

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Port Orange, Fla. — Arthur James (AJ) Dupont, 25, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Port Orange on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. AJ was born in Hanover, N.H. on March 1, 1989, son of James and Mary (Durgin) Dupont. He lived in Fairlee, Vt. until 2005 when …

Hanover-Norwich 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Forum, Aug. 19: Meet the Candidates; America and Its Wars; Co-op Transparency

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meet Legislative Candidates To the Editor: All Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford voters are invited to a forum for the primary candidates for the Windsor-Orange-2 state representative seats, sponsored by the Norwich Women’s Club and the League of Women Voters of the Upper Valley. The forum will be …

Ellen T. Weiss

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — A memorial meeting for worship celebrating the life of Ellen T. Weiss (1920 - 2014), who died June 12, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Hanover Friends Meeting House (Quaker), 43 Lebanon St. Hanover. …

Robert M. Sandoe

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fort Myers, Fla. — Robert M. Sandoe died of Alzheimer’s disease on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Fort Myers. He was born in Bronxville N.Y. on June 30, 1924, and grew up in Pelham Manor, N.Y. and Manhattan. He graduated from St. Bernard’s School in N.Y.C., Kent School …

AT&T Tower Will Piggyback On Moose Mtn.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hanover — AT&T and the town zoning board have pushed back discussion of building a new 150-foot telecommunications tower on Moose Mountain after the wireless provider struck a deal with New Hampshire Public Television to replace the broadcaster’s existing tower, sited less than a mile away. The agreement …

Hanover to Buy Rescue Boat

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hanover — With the help of private donations, the Hanover Fire Department this month is purchasing a rescue boat and associated equipment to serve a stretch of the Connecticut River near where a relative of a Dartmouth student drowned last year. The town accepted $50,000 last week from …

Going Green: Hanover’s Soccer Trip to Ireland Becomes an Education

Monday, August 18, 2014

On the first day, Rob Grabill nearly freaked out. In normal circumstances, the drive from Shannon Airport in Ireland’s County Clare to the west coast city of Galway takes a little over an hour. When Grabill, Hanover High’s …

Birth Announcements: Aug. 17, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center GEARON — A son, Fergal Harry Julius McColough Gearon, born on July 12, 2014, to Laura Elizabeth Clauson and Eamonn Peter Bede Gearon, of Hanover. NEEDHAM — A daughter, Immagene Maple Needham, born on July 22, 2014, to Kasey and Jason Needham, of Vershire. SLEATH-WILMOT …

Robert M. Sandoe

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fort Myers, Fla. — Robert M. Sandoe, formerly of Hanover and Acworth, N.H., died on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. He leaves his wife, Teddy; two children, Susan and William Sandoe; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. …