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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, …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …

Ruth Flint Fitchet Mead

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth Flint Fitchet Mead, age 89, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at Harvest Hill Retirement Center in Lebanon. The daughter of Roger Flint and Alice Lauterbach Flint of Newton Centre, Mass., she was a nationally ranked junior pairs figure skater who represented The Skating Club …

Anne J. Fair

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Anne J. Fair, 80, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, she was a Multiple Myeloma survivor of 17 years. Anne was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 22, 1933. She grew up in a brownstone on St. James Place surrounded by a multigenerational Irish …

Undocumented at Dartmouth College: New Student Group Offers Support for Immigrants

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Even in privileged circumstances — say, while studying at Dartmouth College — life as an undocumented immigrant can be frightening and uncertain. For Oscar Cornejo, a sophomore from Illinois, it began at age 5, when his …

Wedding: Gunhouse — Sachs

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Thea Joan Gunhouse and James Forsythe Sachs were married on Aug. 9, 2014, at The Inn at Fernbrook Farms in Chesterfield, N.J. The bride was escorted by her father, and the ceremony was performed by Tyler …

Fisher to Head Financial Planning Assoc.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Tim Fisher, manager partner of Brendel & Fisher Wealth Management, has been chosen as the new president of the Northern New England chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Fisher, who has lived in Lyme since 1976, has a 20-year career in the financial services industry, starting …

Efforts to Reform Immigration Policy Have Faltered

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Immigration has been a hotly contested issue in recent years, touched off in 2006 by a proposal from then-President George W. Bush to grant undocumented immigrants “guest-worker” status. Subsequently, Bush was a proponent both of stronger policing of the border and of a path to citizenship for unauthorized …

An Emphasis on Community

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hanover — Upper Valley and Dartmouth Jewish communities converged on Dartmouth College’s campus Saturday in observance of the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. “If there’s one day a year a Jew would go to services, this would …

New Lodging Expands Upper Valley’s Hospitality Offerings

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lebanon — As one hotel in the Route 120 corridor nears completion, another — which was originally green-lighted in January 2011 — is still awaiting a building permit and its developers are requesting more time to obtain one. …