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WIndsor's Tyson Boudro pitches to a Stevens batter during the Windsor at Stevens Baseball game at Barnes Park in Claremont, N.H., on April 21, 2014. 
The host Cardinals won in five innings, 16-6. Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five innings over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon at Barnes Park. Ryan Tanguay sparked things early with an RBI triple for Stevens. Austin Tenney added two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Junior Tyler Woodman had his first varsity hit, a two-run single. Caleb Beckley also drove in a pair, and Richard Bell put the Cardinals up by 10 in the bottom of the fifth, driving …

Shonda Rhimes Named Dartmouth Commencement Speaker

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hanover — Television producer Shonda Rhimes, the creative force behind such shows as Grey’s Anatomy , Private Practice , and ABC’s current hit, Scandal , will deliver the main address at Dartmouth College’s commencement in June, according to a news release from the college. Rhimes, a Golden Globe winner and three-time Emmy nominee who graduated from Dartmouth in 1991, will receive an honorary …

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 …

Plainfield Woman Pleads Guilty to Norwich Home Thefts

Friday, March 28, 2014

White River Junction — A Plainfield woman pleaded guilty in Windsor Superior Court Thursday to stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and valuable goods from homes in the Norwich area where she was working from November 2012 …

Letter: The Power of Propaganda

Thursday, March 27, 2014

To the Editor: In answer to Rick Bourdon (“Citizens, United, Can Change Culture of Political Corruption,” March 1) and his assertion that we can change our political system, I offer this contrasting point of view: The pursuit of self-interest corrupts, and the unrestrained pursuit of self-interest corrupts absolutely. …

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 …