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Letter: Baffling Nuclear Policy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

To the Editor: In another example of this administration’s baffling (to put it nicely) foreign policy, we learn that the United States is making sharp reductions in its nuclear deterrence four years before the date required by the New Start Treaty. The greatest reductions will be made in the arsenal most likely to survive a first strike. Nuclear capacity on submarines will be reduced by 29 percent, and on B …

Hanover Hits Numbers Crunch: Shorthanded Squad Slowed in Opener

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hanover — Backs bent, shoulders drooped and expressions were grim Monday as the Hanover High boys lacrosse team gathered at halftime of its season opener. A squad expected to possibly contend for a state title found itself trailing by six goals to Champlain Valley Union, and Marauders coach Jeff Reed wasn’t pleased with …

Steinway, Not for Sale: Memories Block Hanover Seller’s Plan

Saturday, April 12, 2014

On Nov. 13, 1928, the big stories on the New York Times front page included the sinking of the steamship Vestris off the Virginia coast with a loss of 140 lives, and the pledge of New York Democratic Gov. Al Smith to support the man who had defeated him for the presidency the …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching …

Hanover Boys Tennis Back to Business

Friday, April 11, 2014

Staff Reports Manchester — The freshman phenom who held down the No. 1 singles position last spring is headed to a tennis academy. Another anticipated returnee opted for prep school. And of the six players to make up the singles ladder to open the season, only one saw …

It’s a Co-op Effort: Help Is Always There In RMS P.E. Classes

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hanover — Physical education classes at Richmond Middle School are constantly uncovering new and creative ways for students to work in unison. This academic quarter, students in grades 6 through 8 this academic quarter have been immersed in …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround …

Letter: Not a Winnable Case

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: How is it that a case such as Parker Gilbert’s ever arrived in court? Were the facts really as obvious and one-sided as your reporting made them appear? You carefully detailed reasons cited for acquittal. But what were the reasons — the facts — that …

Letter: Denounce Citizens United Decision

Monday, March 31, 2014

To the Editor: Two weeks ago, at Town Meeting, Lyme and many other New Hampshire towns voted on a petition article to urge Congress to clarify that the First Amendment right to free speech does not mean a right of individuals, corporations, unions, etc., to spend unlimited money …

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: An Intelligent Commentary

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

To the Editor: It was great to see the intelligent commentary by Peter Clark (“Riding Free and Free Riding in N.H.,” Perspectives, March 23) about the costs to all New Hampshire taxpayers (and accident victims) of not having a helmet law in the state. It made me realize …

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 …