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Harwood's Shiv Seethepali (23), left, and Thetford's Tim Hollis (5) recoil from a header during the Harwood at Thetford boys soccer game in Thetford, Vt., on September 15, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped into the breach. Having already helped put …

Scott William Smith

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Scott William Smith, 56, of Lebanon, passed on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Scott was born to Roger William Smith and Jane Conroy Smith in Newport, N.H. He graduated with the class of 1976 from Newport High School and from Plymouth State College in 1979. Scott raised his family in Lebanon and worked for 20 years at the Valley News. He …

Soaked, and Satisfied: Newport Football Cruises Past Mascoma

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newport — To keep the football somewhat dry Saturday, officials at the contest between Newport High and Mascoma draped a white towel over the pigskin between plays. With three or four of the zebras huddled nearby and staring downward, the area had a crime-scene feel. All that was needed was a couple old-time …

Donal F. Ballou

Friday, July 11, 2014

New London, N.H. — Donal F. Ballou, 87, of Bunker Road, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his home. He was born in Lawrence, Mass. on April 5, 1927, the son of Willis and Frances (Silsby) Ballou. Donal spent his early years in Mass., moved to Annapolis, Md. …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

McElreavy Back Into Trenches

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Newport — The fire still burns. Larry McElreavy took his first football coaching job as an assistant to Bob Underhill at Newport High School in 1971. Forty-three years later, he is back at the place he started after …

Hartland Silver Star Recipient Reunited With Pilot He Saved

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Newport — Before Wednesday, the last time Mark Abel and George Scott saw each other was in a hospital in Saigon, where they were being treated for the injuries they had suffered after their helicopter was shot down …

Newport High Hires Three New Coaches

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Newport — The School Board on Thursday night approved the selection of three veteran coaches to run athletic programs at Newport High School starting this fall. Larry McElreavy was selected to replace Larry Carle as the Tigers’ football coach. McElreavy has a long history of college coaching, but …

Sullivan, Grafton County Budgets Approved

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lawmakers in Grafton and Sullivan counties this week approved fiscal year 2015 county budgets that hold spending close to the rate of inflation. And officials in Grafton County also got some good news on another front — higher-than-expected federal Medicaid reimbursements freed up the $800,000 needed to undertake …

Rodney J. Walker

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Rodney J. Walker, 83, of Cheney St. passed away at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Thursday, June 19, 2014. He was born May 15, 1931, in Cordova, Ala. to John and Carrie (Jones) Walker. At age three, Rodney’s mother died of cancer and his father moved …

Theda Johnson Brigham

Friday, June 20, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Theda Johnson Brigham, age 88, passed away quietly in her sleep after a brief illness on Monday, June 16, 2014, surrounded by her family. Theda was born in Rices Mills, Vt., in 1925, the youngest child of Elgin and Glendolyn Johnson. Farm life was difficult …

Claremont City Council Questions Smoking Ban

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Claremont — As the City Council continues to grapple with whether to prohibit smoking in some city parks, the question of whether municipalities have the authority to pass a ban using the state law that bans indoor smoking in a number of public places seems unclear. Newport’s new …

Kenneth Charles “Skinny” Gould

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Kenneth Charles “Skinny” Gould, 87, of Cornish Turnpike Road, passed away at the New London Hospital Thursday evening, June 12, 2014, following a long period of declining health. Kenneth was born in Newport, March 3, 1927, son to the late Earl and Blanch (Farwell) Gould. …