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Pellet Stoves Prove Problematic in Lebanon Public Buildings

Monday, November 30, 2015

West Lebanon — After struggling for more than five years to make the Kilton Public Library’s pellet boiler work, library trustees have given up. They voted this fall to switch to propane as the building’s auxiliary heat source. The library is not alone in its pellet boiler woes. Across town, school officials are still trying to get their system at the Lebanon Middle School — installed five years ago when …

Wedding: Leonard — Forward

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Lyme — Kaitlin Elizabeth Leonard and Thomas Chesley Forward IV were married on Sept. 19, 2015, in the garden area of Dowd’s County Inn in Lyme. Lloyd Wiley, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Lyme, officiated at the double-ring ceremony. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle, which was adorned with …

Ruth May (Emerson) Bacon

Friday, November 27, 2015

Lyme, N.H. — Ruth May (Emerson) Bacon, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. Ruth was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Piermont, N.H. to Frank O. and Edith E. (Blanchard) Emerson, the second born of 13 children. Leaving home at 14 years old, Ruth worked for Carlton and Beulah Gray, babysitting their four children, helping …

Where Did the Kids Go? Youth Football Out in Hanover, for Now

Monday, October 12, 2015

For the first time in 20 years, football season is coming and going without youth programs in Hanover. The town’s junior high team drew only four players to preseason practices, and its grades 4-5 and 5-6 grade teams had just nine total at the start. Late recruiting efforts …

Hanover Puts Up a Fight vs. Lebanon

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hanover — Four weeks ago, Hanover High senior Dom Linehan’s right forearm was crushed under a pile of bodies on the fourth play of a 44-0 football loss to Kearsarge. Crushed might be putting it lightly — what …

Hanover Golf Adds to an Already-Loaded Trophy Case

Friday, October 9, 2015

Greenland, n.h. — During the balmy summer months, optional “captains practices” at Hanover Country Club routinely draw more than a dozen Hanover High golfers. Maybe that’s why the Marauders continue to play in bunches so well during the …

Duck Hunt

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Brian Fontaine, of Lebanon, talks on the phone with his son as he and fellow duck hunter Bill Finn, also of Lebanon, arrive on shore along the Connecticut River in Lyme. Fontaine has hunted in the same spot …

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 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner …

Lyme Library Group Wins Statewide Award

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lyme — The Friends of the Lyme Library group has been honored by the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association. The group was awarded the 2015 Sue Palmatier Award for outstanding support, according to a news release from the Converse Free Library. The Friends of the Lyme Library was …

Hanover Boys Soccer Makes a Point in Beating Central

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High boys soccer coach Rob Grabill slouched back in his seat with a book of stats on his lap, an onslaught of rain pouring onto the makeshift canopy above him, his team with a comfortable lead over an all-too-familiar opponent. Judging by the smile on …

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, …