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Sisters On Shin Pierson, left, and Debbie Clough, both of Grafton, N.H., sing and play guitar at Genesis HealthCare in Lebanon, N.H., on April 15, 2015. Kenneth Underhill, of Hartland, Vt., with his harmonica and his daughter Tess with a tambourine were sitting in on the hour long session of songs and jokes. Underhill was there to visit his father a resident at the facility. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Sister Act: A Few Songs, a Few Jokes and a Whole Lot of Love

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lebanon — It’s almost six o’clock on a Wednesday and the recreation room at Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare is crowded with residents waiting for the top billing act of the week. Debbie Clough, Wanda Ellis, On Shin Pierson, of Grafton, and Sandi Pierson, of Orange, enter the room followed by a little dog named Cuckoo. The sisters greet each resident …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s board of directors also approved a rate cut. “This was a difficult winter for …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

NECBL On Hold; Thetford On Deck: Entrepreneur Agrees To Be Panthers’ AD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lebanon — Noah Crane is having an up-and-down month. Down: The Lebanon resident’s efforts to bring a New England Collegiate Baseball League team to the Upper Valley have hit another snag. Unable to raise the necessary money required to upgrade his desired home field, his pet project is …

Mascoma Seniors Hear Last ‘Lecture’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ West Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional High School Principal James Collins joked at Friday’s graduation that it is common for commencement speakers to preach about individuality as the key to success for …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Newport Trying to Avoid Tourney’s First Round

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newport — Newport, hoping to avoid one of those dreaded NHIAA Division III state tournament play-in games, got eight hits from its last three batters in the order for a 15-2 win over Mascoma at Bates Field on …

Mascoma Teacher Keeps His Land Free

Friday, May 2, 2014

Canaan — For the last 27 years, Mascoma Valley Regional High teacher Koby Van Beest has kept the 80 acres of hilly, diverse land he owns in Canaan open for public use. New Hampshire Fish & Game recently …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

He Can Throw as Well: Newport’s Houde Handles Mascoma

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Houde has made a reputation for himself as an all-state basketball player, scoring more than 1,000 points before the end of his junior season. However, when Houde switched schools, going from Pembroke Academy to Newport Middle High School after his freshman season, his father …

Vermont Roads Dominate the 2014 Big Muddy Awards

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Are dirt roads driving your vehicle, rather than the other way around? Has a thick layer of rock-studded muck taken up residence inside the wheel wells? Does driving faster than 40 mph make your car vibrate violently? Don’t …

Mascoma Board Defies Critics With Construction Committee

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Canaan — Tempers flared at Tuesday night’s Mascoma Regional School District School Board meeting after the board rejected a motion, 4-2, to establish a five-member building committee to oversee the high school renovation project. The motion was made by Kimberly Depelteau-Tracey, of Canaan, a vocal opponent of the …

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five …