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Artist Katherine Johnson paints a braided rug she made at her home in Piermont, N.H., on March, 13, 2014. Johnson was using fabric paint to portray fire embers. Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Unapologetic Piermont Artist, 78, Leaving in Search of Respect, Recognition

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Piermont — In many ways, the former chicken farm on Route 25 has proven a perfect home for self-taught artist Katherine Johnson. She rotates her medium every few months, and the rambling farmhouse has a place for everything — a sunny spot for painting, a “winter room” for displaying pieces depicting the season, and good eastern light for fabric art, …

Letter: Overdue Welcome Home to Vietnam Vets

Saturday, March 29, 2014

To the Editor: An open letter from Major Gen. William Reddel III, adjutant general of the New Hampshire National Guard, sent to the major daily media outlets, announces the second Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at White Mountain Regional High School in Whitefield. I was honored to be a speaker at last year’s Welcome Home Ceremony …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the Connecticut River opened spring practice this week. But instead of green diamonds, manicured greens, prepared …

Raptors Are Bedeviled in Semifinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Sold-out Barre Auditorium was filled to the brim for Thursday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball semifinal between Rivendell and Williamstown. By early in the fourth quarter, some of the seats were already emptying as …

Letter: Thank the Servicemen and Women

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Honor Servicemen and Women To the Editor: Dear Town Meeting moderators: Please consider honoring the men and women who have served and are serving our country in uniform by asking them to stand and be recognized for their sacrifices in defense of our nation. Ask them to come …

Ready to Retire — Almost; Orford to Elect New Town Clerk, Look at Fire Department Structure

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Orford Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at Rivendell Academy middle school gym on Route 25A. Voters will consider 21 warrant articles. Australian balloting runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Orford — …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Arthur Jefferson Boynton, Jr.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Arthur Jefferson Boynton, Jr., 92, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his home in Orford. Arthur J. Boynton was born July 23, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio to Arthur J. Boynton and Ruth Bullock Boynton. He spent his early life in Woodward, Ala., but …

Jacks Edge Raptors

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team broke a late tie by scoring the last three points against Rivendell on Wednesday, escaping by a 34-31 score in the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. The host Yellowjackets had averaged 62 points during their last two …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar, 84, died on February 11, 2014 at her home in Orford surrounded by family. She and her husband George Tullar, married for 64 years, moved to Orford in 1956, where they began the family farm. George and Barbara combined their last …

Letter: Mike Cryans for Executive Council

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To the Editor: The entire northern half of the state has a critically important election coming up on Town Meeting Day. We need to elect a new executive councilor to fill the seat formerly held by the fantastic champion of the people in this sprawling district, the late …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …