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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 …

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 …

Thetford Grad Doing Swimmingly for Longhorns

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The saying that everything is bigger in Texas apparently includes aquatic activities. When the hometown University of Texas hosts the NCAA Division I men’s swimming championships in Austin from Thursday through Saturday, the event will be sold out …

Paper Shredder in Lyme

Friday, March 21, 2014

Stuart Lopez of Lyme operates a snow blower in his driveway on Thursday. Shreds of that day’s edition of the Valley News littered the ground after it became lost in the snow and fell victim to the machine. …

Skiing Into Spring in Hanover

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spencer May, 10, left pushes himself to the top of the hill as Scott May, Andrew May, 11, Jay Davis, and Elsa May, 8, all from Lyme, follow behind during a post-ski season training run on the trails …

Trophy Time: Marauders Skate to Girls Hockey Title

Monday, March 17, 2014

Manchester — The well-oiled machine that is the Hanover High girls hockey team kept right on churning — its gears as balanced as ever — in Saturday’s 5-1 NHIAA championship win over Berlin-Gorham at Verizon Wireless Arena. Sophomore …

As Snow Days Pile Up, School Districts Fret About Schedules

Friday, March 14, 2014

Upper Valley youngsters might be jumping for joy with each additional snow day this winter — including back-to-back days off for many this week — but school administrators are wringing their hands as frequent storms have wreaked havoc with school calendars. Indeed, some districts are scheduled to end …

Letter: Where the Buck Stops

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

To the Editor: “The buck stops here” is a rousing sentiment that, when put into practice, often turns into a smarmy attempt to define “here” as “somewhere else.” It’s with considerable gratitude and pleasure that we report an example of genuine buck-stopping in the Upper Valley. Recently, returning …

Lyme Voters OK $2 Million Budget

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lyme — Without comments or questions, about 150 voters at Town Meeting unanimously approved a $2 million town operating budget for the fiscal year that began Jan. 1. The budget is 2.1 percent, or $41,000, higher than the …

Drive for Five: Marauders March Into Another Championship Final

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Concord — Concord High tried. Bishop Guertin, too. Oyster River had two cracks. Heck, even Lebanon High gave it a go a couple of years back, without success. Now it’s Berlin-Gorham’s turn to knock Hanover off the NHIAA …

Too Much Bear to Bear: Coe-Brown Overcomes Cold Hanover

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Manchester — It wasn’t nervousness, injury or fatigue that hampered the Hanover High girls basketball team in Monday’s 56-52 NHIAA Division II semifinal loss to Coe-Brown. The second-ranked Marauders (19-4 overall, 18-3 league) entered the Southern New Hampshire …