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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 …

Letter: Justice Tempered With Mercy

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

To the Editor: This is a thank you to Judge Albert J. Cirone Jr. for his years of service to the citizens and State of New Hampshire (“Lebanon Judge Leaves Bench,” front page, Jan. 30). I write as someone who appeared in front of Judge Cirone thousands of …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Grafton County Appoints New Commissioner

Thursday, January 30, 2014

North Haverhill — Filling the seat left vacant by the death of Ray Burton, state Rep. Linda Lauer, D-Bath, was appointed Grafton County commissioner Monday in a 17-4 county delegation ballot vote. “I’m grateful and humbled by the …

Spaulding — Kilduff

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Engagement: Spaulding — Kilduff …

Spaulding — Kilduff

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Engagement: Spaulding — Kilduff …

Thinking and Learning: From Rivendell District’s Founding to Head of Education in Vermont

Sunday, January 19, 2014

When contacted about scheduling an interview, Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont’s new education secretary, emailed back to suggest a visit to a school instead. Arranging the visit took some time, a few weeks, and when her assistant finally sent a …

Letter: Let’s Legalize Marijuana

Saturday, January 18, 2014

To the Editor: Lately, marijuana has taken a top slot in the national news. Large sums of money are being spent to investigate, capture, try and imprison those who produce, package and sell it. In spite of this effort, the supply has not been cut off. Whenever society …

Up-Tempo Raptors Save Their Best Work for After Halftime

Friday, January 17, 2014

Orford — If one thing hurt the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team during its 18-5 season a year ago, it was a tendency to lose some of its edge in the second half. That hasn’t been a problem …

A Little Help From New Friends

Monday, January 13, 2014

Feeling unsteady on his prosthetic leg after a day on the Connecticut River ice, Curtis Judd, of Thetford, bums a ride on a sled pulled by Andrew Avery, of Lebanon, left, in Norwich Sunday. Judd met Avery and …

Pauline Eleanor Cole

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Piermont, N.H. — Pauline Eleanor Cole passed away at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, N.H. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a long time resident of Piermont, before living at Mt. Ridge Nursing Home, Franklin, N.H. She was 89 years young. Pauline was born April 13, 1924, …