Orford

Engagement: DeSimone — Henningsen

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Orford — Elise Marion DeSimone and Jared Paul Henningsen have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Vanessa Alonso and David Michael DeSimone, of Orford. She graduated from St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Del., in 2008 and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, in 2012. She is employed as a digital marketing consultant at Wells Fargo in Miami, Fla. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Sharon-Lee and Geoff Henningsen, of Mount Tamborine, Queensland, Australia. He graduated from Tamborine Mountain College in 2002 and earned a bachelor of commerce degree from The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Queensland, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Running to History: Oxbow Girls Capture First Cross Country Crown

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thetford — Oxbow Union High junior Leanne Burgess caught the first hint with about half a mile left in Saturday’s Division III girls race at the Vermont High School Cross Country Championships. “I heard some coach saying, ‘She’s …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Wedding: Mitchell — Miller

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Orford — Marin Blair Mitchell and Jake William Miller were married on June 13, 2015, at Camp Moosilauke, Upper Baker Pond in Orford. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. Sean Eckert, a friend of …

Local Roundup: Sharon, Rivendell Girls Play to Draw

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sharon — It’s hard to imagine Sharon Academy and Rivendell Academy girls soccer being any more evenly matched this season. Each team now has one game left to play before the playoffs begin next week. A 2-2 tie …

N.H. Drug Court Program Eyes Future of Medicaid Expansion

Monday, October 12, 2015

North Haverhill — If the New Hampshire Legislature doesn’t reauthorize Medicaid expansion, the ripple effect could be felt by graduates of the Grafton County Drug Court, who spend about two years getting clean, according to supporters of the program. Created in 2007, the drug court offers high risk, …

Heating Fuel Costs Decrease

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Orford — With last year’s long winter fresh in her mind, Orford resident Beth Hilgartner is preparing for this coming heating season. Like many people in the Twin States, Hilgartner and her husband, Ernest Drown, supplement their oil …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Stops Long Bellows Falls Streak

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

White River Junction — With one well-executed goal, one well-planned defensive adjustment and one well-played game, the Hartford High field hockey team handed down-river rival Bellows Falls one very rare defeat on Monday. Morgan Horne converted penalty corner …

Business Notes: Oct. 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

White River Junction — Vital Communities, the White River Junction-based nonprofit, received a $15,500 business development grant to provide technical and marketing assistance to regional farmers. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Development Grant Program to support the start-up or expansion of …