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A Loyal Soldier’s Campaign Journal

Friday, August 29, 2014

November’s Gladiators , by Terry Baxter; Langdon Street Press, 274 pages, $27.95 The vast piles of books generated by political campaigns tend to be about the decisions of strategy and tactics that led to victory. All those books are one of the many reasons to stay clear of reporting on politics. Having read a few of them, the idea of picking up another makes my eyes roll back in my head. So Lyme resident Terry Baxter’s book November’s Gladiators raised more than a little skepticism. It bears the unpromising subtitle, Inside Stories of White House Advancemen, the Road Warriors of Presidential Campaigns. But as a …

Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Lyme, N.H. — Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr., 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt. after a battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — featuring all three football state title games at the Wildcats’ venerable field. On the Saturday …

Local Roundup: Hanover Graduate Part of Hall of Fame Class

Friday, June 13, 2014

Manchester — The New Hampshire Legends of Hockey didn’t exist when Steve Shirreffs was patrolling the blue line for the Hanover High School boys hockey program. Now he’s entering the hall of fame. Shirreffs will join a seven-person class when the NHLOH holds its annual induction ceremony and …

Art Notes: Thetford Painter Jean Gerber Stays Close to Nature

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jean Gerber has arranged her life so she can devote as much time as possible to painting. She lives off-the-grid in a small cabin in Thetford, has no mortgage, few bills to pay, and, she estimates, has divested …

Forum, June 11: Dartmouth ‘Brand,’; Let There Be Solar; Eating Garlic Mustard

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Big Money Vs. Obamacare To the Editor: Turn on your TV set here in New Hampshire of late and sooner or later you will surely be confronted by an earnest young woman speaking in dulcet tones reminding us that the Affordable Care Act simply “is not working,” and …

Math Students Solve School’s Flag Problem

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hanover — On a warm Monday afternoon, geometry teacher Warren Tucker gathered his class in front of Hanover High School’s World War II memorial to witness the raising of a new American flag after the old one was …

Bedford Rallies, Ends Hanover Lacrosse’s Season

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hooksett, n.h. — The Season of the Stall ended in unexpected and unpleasant fashion Saturday for the Hanover High girls lacrosse team. The Marauders fell, 14-13, to Bedford during an NHIAA Division II semifinal, but it was the …

Stanley H. “Shorty” Wilmot

Friday, June 6, 2014

Piermont, N.H. — Stanley H. “Shorty” Wilmot, 84, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his home in Piermont. He was born in Lyme, N.H., March 7, 1930, a son of Irvin and Lillian (Sayre) Wilmot and worked as a mechanic for many years at Huggett’s Garage in Thetford, …

Hanover Lacrosse Rolls, Faces Challenge Next

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hanover — “One More” reads the printed slogan on the back hem of the Hanover High boys lacrosse team’s shooting shirts. The Marauders got what they wanted Thursday, extending their season to another game with a 14-6 defeat …

‘Do the Right Thing’: Hanover Brothers Keep Their Father Close to Them

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hanover — When the Hanover High boys lacrosse team takes the field today in an NHIAA Division I quarterfinal playoff game against visiting Nashua North, the Marauders will be a man up from the opening whistle. No penalty …

Hanover Sinks Old Rival for D-II Tennis Title

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bedford, n.h. — Though they had clinched their program’s first state championship in seven years following Zoe Yu’s come-from-behind win at No. 3 singles Wednesday, members of the Hanover High girls tennis team subdued their celebration in the …

Hanover Lacrosse Team’s ‘Stall Ball’ OK’d

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hanover — The stall heard ’round New Hampshire took a relative blink of an eye to be resolved in Hanover High girls lacrosse coach Chris Seibel’s favor. The New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association on Monday verified Seibel’s belief …