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At her home in  Lyme, N.H. Carola Lea hands Innocent Mpoki some curry for a dinner he was making on Aug. 21, 2014. Mpoki stayed with Lea this summer while he worked at Loch Lyme Lodge to make money for college.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

New School, New Challenge: Zimbabwean Student’s Journey Continues at Middlebury 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Innocent Mpoki begins classes today at Middlebury College, one of 660 students in the class of 2018, of which 73 are international students; Mpoki also falls into the 14 percent of students who are the first in their family to attend college. But the statistics don’t really tell the story of Mpoki’s odyssey, the first person in his remote rural …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike speed record holder now has a new mark to crow about, having climbed all 48 …

Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lyme, N.H.— Hugh Blanchard O’Donnell, Jr. 87 died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt after a battle with cancer. He was born June 1, 1927 in Vershire, VT the son of Hugh Blanchard and Claudia F. (Button) O’Donnell. He attended school in Vershire and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1948. After high school, …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

Forum, June 17: Another Gun Tragedy; Freeing Terrorists; Cherish the Co-op

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Another Gun Tragedy To the Editor: In the wake of yet another gun assault on our society, I find myself questioning the events. This time it was Steve Arkel, a part-time police officer from Brentwood, N.H. I knew Steve as a dad. His daughter and mine played lacrosse …

Tag-Team Tourney: Vt. Open Requiring the Work of Two Courses

Monday, June 16, 2014

Killington, Vt. — There’s a collective responsibility to running any golf tournament. The folks behind the Jeff Julian Memorial Vermont Open are only taking it up a couple of notches this week. Following through on a decision to …

At Hanover, ‘Go and Choose Your Own Path’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Hanover — Two Labradoodle pups, making their debut as honorary guests, shared the limelight with 182 seniors at Hanover High School’s 126th graduation ceremony Friday night. Dewey, a chocolate five-month-old male, and …

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, …