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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 …

A Wise Choice: Hanover Senior Glad She Picked Volleyball

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hanover — When Zoe McElwain’s family moved to Hanover from Gainesville, Fla., two years ago, the then-sophomore had to choose between her two favorite athletic pursuits — soccer or volleyball — since, unlike in the Sunshine State, both …

Local Roundup: Five-Goal Second Half Enough for Dartmouth

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s soccer team played much of Sunday’s Burnham Field match with Sacred Heart like a toddler taken to the mall: Junior may be well-behaved most of the day, but the outburst will eventually come. The visiting Pioneers may have had that thought, perhaps, …

Field Hockey on the Defensive as Dwindling Numbers Threaten Game at High School, Youth Levels

Sunday, September 20, 2015

There’s a tinge of apprehension in the voice of Kestin Bunnell, senior goalkeeper for the Mascoma Valley Regional High School field hockey team. It’s subtle, almost nonexistent in the unfamiliar heat of early fall. But it’s there. Bunnell’s …

A Homecoming to Forget for Marauders

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Hanover — In the post-game huddle, Hanover High head football coach Sam Cavallaro told his team to not look at the score. He wanted them to put it out of their minds. It was only their second game …

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 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

Lyme Resident’s Book Challenges Parents and Kids on Failure

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lyme Center — With the promotion of her book for parents of school-age children, The Gift of Failure, approaching cruising altitude this summer, Jessica Lahey knew that something would have to give. “I usually grow our own food, …

Tigers Roaring for More: Newport Football Blanks Mascoma in Opener

Sunday, September 6, 2015

West Canaan — During halftime of Saturday’s NHIAA Division III football game between Mascoma High and visiting Newport, Royals assistant coach Rick Simula and a couple of students mixed up a large cooler of blue Gatorade. Simula, however, …

Reloaded Lebanon Field Hockey Steamrolls Hanover

Friday, September 4, 2015

Hanover — With the Lebanon High field hockey team holding a 2-0 halftime lead on its way to a 5-0 win over Hanover on Friday night, Charlie Beach turned to a referee and uttered the words that should …

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 …