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Seth Orne, front, and Joe Denhert use a makeshift "stretcher" made of tree trunks to transport a pair of mattresses away from the Appalachian Trail. The duty was part of the pair's "Packing It Out" initiative, which removed nearly 1,100 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor this summer. (Photograph courtesy Seth Orne)

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when they entered by removing trash left behind by others. Georgia residents Seth Orne and Paul Dehnert, both 25, and friend Jeff Twedt, 29, set out last March on their “Packing It Out” initiative, with a goal of removing 1,000 pounds of garbage from the AT corridor. Orne and Dehnert completed the mission …

Laura Pike DeGoosh

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Merrimack, N.H. — Laura P. DeGoosh, 93, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack. She had lived at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Manchester, since December 2014. Laura was born Dec. 6, 1921, and raised in Lyme N.H., in the Lyme Center area. Her parents were Chester Pike and Corrine (Camp) Pike. She had an older brother, Charles, …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his …

Henry Glen Marsh

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lyme, N.H. — Henry Glen Marsh, 75, of Lyme, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at his home. He was born May 28, 1940, in Orford, N.H. son of Glen Marsh and Verna (Hibbard) Marsh. He is survived by his wife, Wanita (Balch) Marsh; daughter, Deborah Hadlock …

Jim Kenyon: Hanover High School’s ‘Super Senior’

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The colleges that students from Hanover High School’s Class of 2015 will attend include the usual abundance of academic heavyweights. In looking over the list, I counted 10 students who were bound for Ivy League schools, four more headed to Middlebury College and another to Stanford. Rachel Fried …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Art Notes: Lyme Artist’s Medium Requires Patience

Thursday, June 18, 2015

There are artists who work in oils, watercolor, acrylics, charcoal, prints, jewelry — you name it, the variations are numerous. Greg Gorman is one of those rarer artists who not only paints, but also has chosen to work …

Heating Aid Agency Tri-Cap to Close Offices in Lebanon, Woodsville

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lebanon — Tri-County Community Action Program, the social service agency that provides heating-fuel assistance and other critical funding for needy North County residents, is closing five of its eight walk-in offices, including Lebanon and Woodsville, officials said Wednesday. …

Engagement Announcement: Johnson — Weinstein

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lyme — James N. and Miriam Weinstein, of Lyme, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Shelsey Jane, to Patrick Owen Johnson, son of Stephen P. and Paula Doherty Johnson of Lincoln, Mass. The couple met at Middlebury …

Big Class, High Spirits in Hanover

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hanover — The intermittent thunder from the sweltering Hanover High School gym Friday night was generated by one of the largest graduating classes in the school’s history — 198 seniors — and an overflow crowd of jubilant admirers. …

Goalie Backstops Windham Past Hanover for D-II Lacrosse Title

Friday, June 12, 2015

Exeter, n.h. — Can we be honest for a minute here? In a world of whale autopsy technicians, porta-potty cleaners and sewer inspectors, the job of lacrosse goaltender has to rank right up there. Think about it. You …

Lyme Board Rejects Co-Housing Application

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lyme — The town Zoning Board on Wednesday night rejected an application from owners of the Loch Lyme Lodge to proceed with a 36-unit co-housing project on Route 10. In a 5-0 vote, the Zoning Board of Adjustment declined to grant the major part of a multi-provision variance …