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Third baseman Mike Platt, left, flips the ball to pitcher Steve Cerrone before the start of an inning during the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior team’s game with visiting Keene Post 4 on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Post 22 won, 15-6, at Lebanon High.
Valley News — Tris Wykes

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High competitor, endured less-than-ideal defense and run support while playing his first season at Phillips Exeter Academy in southern New Hampshire this spring. Thus, it was deja vu all over again when Lebanon trailed, 2-0, during the third inning and was tied, 2-2, after four frames. Cerrone, a bespectacled senior-to-be, was pitching solidly, but the runners who scored Keene’s first two runs both reached on infield errors. Post …

Engagement: Dattilio — Ash

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Quechee — Lin Dattilio, of Hartland, and David Dattilio, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their son, Matthew Dattilio, to Marybeth Ash. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Susan and Anthony Ash, of Westborough, Mass. She graduated from St. Michael’s College in 2011 and is employed as a financial analyst …

Hassan: Revisit State Budget

Friday, July 3, 2015

White River Junction — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is encouraging legislative leaders to return to the table to consider a compromise on the state’s budget for the 2016-2017 biennium. Hassan vetoed the $11.3 billion budget approved by the Republican-led Legislature last week. A particular sticking point has been business tax cuts which Hassan said would “blow a large hole in future budgets, …

Ruby Louis Clark

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Ruby Louis Clark, 93, died Sunday May 21, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Bethel, Vt., a daughter of Samuel and Emma (Wooly) Bowen. Ruby attended school in …

At the Hospitals: June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

$3.4 Million Grant Designed to Help Rural Veterans White River Junction — A nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction and a nursing professor at a Boston graduate school have received $3.4 million to …

Bearing Witness to the Trees: They Give Shade, Shape Memories and Can Be the Root of Controversy

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Windsor — “Trees,” Elizabeth Weber mused, “get more character, more and more interesting — people, too — as they get older.” Weber, 75, of Brownsville, still remembers trees from her idyllic childhood summers in Windsor. Her grandmother, Fannie …

The Lone Pine: A Period Romance

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hartford — Some special trees are well-protected in the private sector, like the “Lone Pine of Hartford,” which is owned by the Hartford Historical Society. In the universe of tree stories, the Lone Pine may be the closest thing to a bodice-ripper. In the late 1800s, Hartford residents …

Maple Lanes Upgrades: Claremont Bowling Center Uses Familiar Synthetic

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Claremont — To the non-bowler, the new lanes at Maple Lanes are beautiful, clean and much improved in appearance from the old faded and discolored wooden lanes. The regular bowler sees much more. “Theoretically, it is more uniform …

Riding Program Leader Will Retire This Summer

Sunday, June 21, 2015

White River Junction — Liz Claud, executive director of High Horses’ therapeutic riding program, has decided to retire this summer. Her decision “will bring to close a notable career of 10 years of continuous service to program and …

Deere Dealer Heads for Hartland

Sunday, June 21, 2015

White River Junction — After 24 years at 240 S. Main St., downtown fixture L.F. Trottier & Sons is departing White River Junction for Hartland. On Aug. 1, the company will swap its current 3,800-square-foot shop for an 8,000-square-foot facility on Route 5 in Hartland. It will move …

Fun at the Falls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Michaela Curley, 18, of Quechee, leaps off a rock under the Quechee Covered Bridge Wednesday while swimming with her three siblings. They said while the water was cold, jumping in was too much fun to pass up. Valley …

In the Kitchen: Elixir’s Chef Started Cooking at an Early Age

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Elixir Executive Chef Chad Lumbra believes a fine dining restaurant can distinguish itself through little things. A pinch of salt or a properly placed garnish could be what makes the difference between you and someone down the street, …

June L. Gunzinger

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lakeland, Fla. — A gathering to celebrate the life of June L Gunzinger, 73, who passed away Feb. 8, 2015, in Lakeland, will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wilder Clubhouse/Library 78 Norwich Ave, Wilder, Vt. …