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Mike and Betsy Gonnerman of Hanover run in Lebanon, N.H., on April 17, 2014.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

A Timeless Passion: Age Means Nothing to These Hanover Marathoners

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hanover — Mike Gonnerman blames The Washington Post. His wife, Betsy, blames herself. Living and working in the nation’s capital at the time, Mike Gonnerman read an author’s account in the Post of running in the Marine Corps Marathon in 1976. The writer seemed pleased with himself, even though he didn’t complete the 26.2-mile race. “That sounded kind of stupid; …

Dartmouth Raises Pay 1.5%

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hanover — Non-temporary Dartmouth College staff hired on or before March 1 will receive a 1.5 percent pay raise to their base pay for the coming fiscal year, according to an announcement distributed to employees. “Present financial constraints, and the economy as a whole, have resulted in a lower increase than last year,” said the announcement, signed by Lynn Baker, the college’s interim …

Letter: Step in Right Direction

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sex Assault: A Better Policy To the Editor: In his letter of April 16 (“Sex Assault and Civil Rights”), Thomas Curphey criticized Dartmouth College’s proposed policy for adjudicating cases of sexual assault. Mr. Curphey appeals to constitutionally guaranteed rights of those who are accused and argues that guilt need be proved “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Up until last month, the federal government mandated …

Louis Charles Semprebon

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Louis Charles Semprebon died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Elmwood in Claremont. He was born August 3, 1926 in Barre, Vt., to Guido Semprebon, an Italian immigrant stone cutter, and Mary Severance. He was the oldest of five boys. Upon graduating from Spaulding HS, he …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

Letter: Taking the Paper to Task

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

To the Editor: While I have my own issues with your March 19 editorial on sexual assault at Dartmouth, I must respectfully take exception to Thomas Bruce’s letter (“Dartmouth Is Taking Action,” March 21) in which he takes the newspaper to task. It occurs to me that two …

John Lodge Gillespie

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Boothbay Harbor, Maine — John Lodge Gillespie, 81, died peacefully Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at St. Andrews Village. He was born June 9, 1932, in Worcester, Mass., the son of John and Elinor (Lodge) Gillespie. He graduated from Choate in 1950 and attended Dartmouth College, graduating in the …

Robert Stanley Williams II

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

University Park, Fla. — Robert Stanley “Bob” Williams, 75, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was born Feb. 21, 1939 to Robert Williams and Maybelle (Neurath) Bob graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven HS in N.J. and then attended the University of Vermont. Bob spent most of his career in …

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 …

Local ‘Mathletes’ Place in Contest

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Lebanon — Several local teams and individual “mathletes” were among the top scorers in a statewide math competition earlier this month in Plymouth, N.H. About 100 students competed in New Hampshire’s Mathcounts state competition. Teams from Richmond Middle School and Lyme School placed fifth and sixth, respectively. In …

Prettying Up People’s Pets

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fairlee — Spooky was nearly finished being brushed when a visitor at the door startled her. The Siberian tuxedo cat leapt off the portable table, but didn’t get very far before groomer Dirk Ussler scooped her up. “Good …

Engagement: Greene — Toth

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hanover — Erin Elizabeth Greene and Alexander Mitchell Toth, of Charlestown, Mass., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Susan and Reggie Greene, of Hanover. She graduated from Rutland High school in 2002 and earned …

Scott Brown Stumps in Upper Valley

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Orford — Come Maple Weekend in New Hampshire, Peter Thomson knows he can count on fellow Orford residents Keith and Karen Wertman to help welcome visitors to his Mount Cube Sugar Farm and ring up their purchases of …