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Local Roundup: Sharon, Rivendell Girls Play to Draw

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sharon — It’s hard to imagine Sharon Academy and Rivendell Academy girls soccer being any more evenly matched this season. Each team now has one game left to play before the playoffs begin next week. A 2-2 tie between the two Monday at Sharon Academy seemed like a fitting result given just how close these teams are. “It was a really even game,” said Sharon head coach Blake Fabrikant. “We both play very different styles — (Rivendell) is very possession-oriented, and although we try to possess the ball, we have a very strong counterattack with our speed up front. It’s really cool to see the …

N.H. Drug Court Program Eyes Future of Medicaid Expansion

Monday, October 12, 2015

North Haverhill — If the New Hampshire Legislature doesn’t reauthorize Medicaid expansion, the ripple effect could be felt by graduates of the Grafton County Drug Court, who spend about two years getting clean, according to supporters of the program. Created in 2007, the drug court offers high risk, non-violent substance abuse offenders an opportunity to enter an 18- to 24-month rehabilitation program in …

Tigers Run Away With Another D-IV Crown

Friday, October 9, 2015

Center Harbor, n.h. — Newport High’s Dawson Campbell woke up Thursday morning feeling odd. Not nervous or anxious or jittery. Just odd. It was the kind of feeling you get when something important to you comes to an end, like when you know something tomorrow will be different. The feeling followed him to …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

Haverhill Man Gets Up to 5 Years for Child Porn

Friday, October 2, 2015

North Haverhill — A 42-year-old Haverhill man was sentenced to serve up to five years behind bars following a plea agreement this week related to child pornography charges. Bryan Keller took a negotiated plea agreement on Monday and pleaded guilty to seven felony charges of possessing child pornography, …

Law Enforcement Experts Say Haverhill Officers in the Right

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Haverhill — After reviewing recently released videos of the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old New Hampshire man by two Haverhill police officers this summer, three independent observers contacted by the Valley News — two former police officers with …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Girls Show Their Progression Against Tigers

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sunapee — Strong teams improve the little things as a season goes on and that’s just what the Sunapee girls soccer team is doing. The Lakers beat visiting Newport 6-1 in the rain on Tuesday afternoon. The win …

Local Roundup: One Goal Does Job for Engineers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Woodsville — Dominant everywhere but on the scoreboard, the Woodsville High girls soccer team finally found the back of the net with just 30 seconds to play on Monday afternoon to beat Lin-Wood, 1-0. Woodsville outshot the Lumberjacks, …

State Releases Video of Fatal Shooting by Haverhill Officers

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Concord — Redacted police body camera videos of a fatal police shooting in Grafton County that were released Friday show a knife-wielding 41-year-old New Hampshire man running away from officers in July before turning back toward them when …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Plymouth

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hanover — Everyone’s gunning for the Hanover High girls soccer team this year. That’s what happens to a defending state champion. The Marauders’ challenge is making sure they have their game on point at every opportunity. Hanover met …

A Life: Betty Abbott, 1924-2015; ‘This Is a Woman Who Loved Life and Gave Life’

Monday, September 21, 2015

Lebanon — Sometimes habits formed early on can last a lifetime. For Elizabeth “Betty” Abbott, those included writing and helping others. The daughter of Clifford and Beatrice Griswold, Abbott was born at home in Lewiston, a once-bustling hamlet …

Mentoring Program For Grafton Inmates Seeking Volunteers

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Haverhill — A program designed to help inmates at Grafton County Jail make better choices is looking for volunteer mentors. A free training is set for Oct. 2 from 6-9 p.m. in North Haverhill. An intensive five-week course, Crossroads and Decisions is based on the belief that convicted …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …