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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 …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide …

Celaya’s Big Boot Lifts Hanover Football

Friday, September 12, 2014

Hanover — Moises Celaya’s parents didn’t allow him to play a position other than kicker for the Hanover High football team this season, fearing their 5-foot-8 freshman might get hurt. After the frenzied pounding the youngster absorbed Friday night, however, it’s clear both his nerves and body are plenty strong. Trotting onto the …

Forum, Aug. 1: Columnist Fatigue; Co-op Principles; Shop Locally, but Be Earth-Friendly

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Case of Columnist Fatigue To the Editor: Experiencing Co-op fatigue? No, I’m experiencing a severe case of Kenyon fatigue. In his latest screed (“Bunker Mentality,” July 27), he dismisses the letters and testimony of employees who claim to be happy with their jobs and well-treated as being …

Thomas Francis Clinton

Friday, August 1, 2014

Attleboro, Mass. — Thomas Francis Clinton, 71, died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his home in Attleboro, the house where he grew up. Tom was born Jan. 29, 1943, the son of the late Thomas Francis Clinton and Lillian …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound …

Plymouth State Professor Makes Mammoth Fossil Discovery

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About an hour’s drive from Lebanon, in a biology professor’s home in the White Mountains in Campton, N.H., there is a refrigerator stocked with a case of Canadian beer, perhaps some food, and the only confirmed evidence that …

Granville “Red” Austin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. — On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Granville “Red” Austin, 87, died at his home in Washington D.C. The youngest child of Captain Albert Murray Austin and Madeline Power, he was born in Boston in 1927. His two siblings were Calvin and Shirley Austin. The Austins moved …

Olive Burnette Cox Funke

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Greenwood, S.C. — Olive Burnette Cox Funke of Wesley Commons, Greenwood died on Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the loving care of family and friends. Olive was born to Logan and Herbert Cox on June 23, 1919, in Lynn, Mass. She attended Lynn Classical High School and New …

In Norwich, A Push for Route 5 Site

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Norwich — Town officials on Friday published an open letter recommending that the fire and police departments move to the ABC Dairy property on Route 5, despite the Selectboard’s decision earlier this month not to investigate the site …

Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Forum, July 19: What is Offensive?; Norwich Priorities; Co-op Principles

Thursday, July 17, 2014

‘Valley News’ and The Party Line To the Editor: How dare the Valley News, the official newspaper of the Upper Valley Democratic Party, print political cartoons or letters to the editor that are offensive to its base of left-wing readers. You must apologize immediately for printing cartoons or …