Orford

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to a big early lead and senior Jaret Bemis crossed the career 1,000-point barrier. Bemis, averaging 18.1 points per game this season, needed 14 points coming in to reach the plateau. Woodsville led 23-8 after the first quarter as Bemis racked up 13 quick points. The Engineers’ defense then forced a turnover early in the second that Bemis converted into an easy layup for points 1,000 and 1,001. …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — have events scheduled in vote-rich southern New …

At Rivendell Academy, Assembly Addresses ‘After School’ App

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

After almost a month of alerting parents, consulting with students in small groups, reporting to police and state education authorities, and trading emails with the creators of the popular smartphone app After School, Rivendell Academy called in an …

It’s About Time, and Distance: Wilcox, Daughter Turn Through-Hike Into Lesson

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lyme — Dylan Wilcox was just 6 days old the first time she joined her father, Russell, to provide Appalachian Trail through-hikers with trail magic — gestures of kindness to help them along the way, commonly food and …

Dorothy “Dot” (Baker) Pierson

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Dorothy Frances (Baker) Pierson, 97, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home. She was born in Orford, N.H. on March 4, 1918, to George and Alice (Franklin) Baker. Dot attended Orford …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 13, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center STEARNS — A son, Landon Chapman Stearns, born on Nov. 11, 2015, to Tiffany Sykes and Raymond Stearns, of Orford. …

CRPT Talks Trails at Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hanover — Spur trails, new campsites and incorporating the Appalachian Trail were some of the topics discussed at the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail annual meeting Tuesday at Howe Library. The CRPT, a series of access points and primitive campsites spanning the trail’s source in northern New Hampshire to …

Branch Office

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Piermont — Despite starting work long before dawn and finishing well after dark, Abby Metcalf doesn’t appear fatigued. But her hands tell the story. Last week, with wreath-making season well underway, they were blackened with sap, a substance …

Gerard “Gerry” Suich

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Vershire, Vt. — Gerard “Gerry” Suich, 67, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Orford, N.H. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete funeral notice should be available and published later this week. A celebration of Gerry’s life is being planned for early December at Rivendell …

Ute Michelle Porcello

Friday, November 6, 2015

Orford, N.H. — On the evening of Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, Ute Michelle Porcello passed away at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., as a result of a chronic heart condition. Ute had a passion for life, music, literature and the outdoors. Her vitality compelled her …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Engagement: Underwood — Riehl

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hanover — Kathryn and John Underwood, of Hanover, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jill Underwood, to Alex Riehl. The bride-to-be graduated from Hanover High School in 2009 and earned a bachelor’s degree in health science from …