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Former New York Gov. George Pataki, second from left  has lunch with Upper Valley Republicans, and campaign staffers during a stop at Village Pizza in Lebanon, N.H., on Oct. 5, 2015. Also at the table are Matt Varvaro, staffer, Karen Cervantes, of Lebanon, Alicia Preston, press secretary, Bryan Cogswell of West Lebanon, Raul Cervantes, of Lebanon, and Mike Long, of Lebanon .(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Pataki Pitches Over Pizza

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Lebanon — Republican presidential hopeful and former New York Gov. George Pataki made his pitch to a small group of city residents on Monday over a couple slices at Village Pizza on Lebanon’s pedestrian mall. Pataki, who is struggling to make a dent in the polls amidst a sea of Republicans vying for the nomination, said in an interview that …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner feeds from Paige Kehoe and Megan Newton into the day’s only goal as the Hurricanes …

Wedding: Koch — Birnie

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hanover — Kathryn Lang Koch and Peter Van Dyk Birnie were married on June 13, 2015, on the beach at The Wauwinet in Nantucket, Mass. The bride’s brother, Geoffrey Koch, escorted her down the aisle. Justice of the Peace Catherine Stover officiated at the ceremony. Beth Koch, Katherine Birnie and Elisabeth Grey were …

Dartmouth Professor Waives Probable Cause on Child Pornography Charges

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Claremont — A Dartmouth College professor accused of possessing child pornography videos in his Plainfield home waived his right to have a judge determine whether probable cause exists in his case, and the case will now go to …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

A Life: Anne Hahn Scotford, 1920-2015; ‘Everything She Made Looked Good’

Monday, September 14, 2015

E ast Thetford — Anne Hahn was in college at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in the early 1940s when she met John Scotford, a fellow student and Dartmouth graduate learning the trade of commercial art and design. The …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 13, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Open House Set At New Rehab Center Windsor — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center will host an open house at its newly opened rehabilitation center on Sept. 24, from 2-4 p.m. Kevin Donovan, the hospital and health center’s CEO, said the free event will be “very special” …

Gas Firms Fight for Upper Valley Territory

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Concord — Each of the two companies vying for the opportunity to supply Hanover and Lebanon with natural gas via an area pipeline took a step forward this week with meetings in Concord. Valley Green Natural Gas, formed by Hanover developer Jay Campion specifically for the purposes of …

Women on Wheels: Female Cyclists Hit the Road With New Club

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hanover — Whether for competitive training or purely leisure, female cyclists in the Upper Valley now have an outlet all their own. Founded last year, the Upper Valley Women’s Cycling Club was created in part to develop a …

20 Years Later, a Quechee Champ Again

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Quechee — James Driscoll has a little James Bond in him. A bit of Wyatt Earp, too. While playing partners Rich Berberian Jr. and Ryan Zylstra were watching their tee shots on Quechee Highland’s par-3 12th hole during …

Thomas Alan Leonard

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Thomas Alan Leonard, passed away peacefully, early on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, after being in a coma due to a head injury. He was born on July 22, 1947, in Newport, Vt. Tom attended Goddard College and at different times in his life lived in …

Laurence F. Chase

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Laurence F. Chase, 100, died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover. He was born June 10, 1915 in Woburn, Mass. a son of Elmer and Pearl L. Chase. He grew up in and graduated from high school in Somerville, Mass. He furthered …

Former New England Champ Comes Full Circle in Quechee

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Quechee — Golfers on the PGA Tour have someone to rake the sand traps, check the yardage, help read the greens, give the pep talk. On a steamy Tuesday on the Quechee Club’s Highland course, James Driscoll did …