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Lebanon High School junior Jill Dion, 16 hugs volunteer Michael Whitman of Lyme at the conclusion of the Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness in Lebanon's Colburn Park Sunday, September 7, 2014. Dion, one of the event's primary organizers this year, cited her experiences with several friends who have considered suicide, and the support she received from staff at Lebanon High School as reasons for her involvement in the event. "It's a really busy time of the year, but this has really become a priority," she said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and strategies for preventing it. Rather than …

Video: Hall in the Family; East Thetford Barn Restored to Former Glory as Huntington’s Pavilion

Sunday, September 7, 2014

East Thetford — Stepping out on a recent Saturday evening, m ore than 100 people headed to Huntington’s Pavilion. As they crossed the threshold of the once-thriving dance hall, many were also stepping back in time. Freeman and Nonie Robie, of Piermont, had frequented the East Thetford barn in the 1940s. “Back then, …

Free State Project Republican Runs 'Protest Campaign' for N.H. Senate from Florida

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Grafton — The Free State Project activist challenging state Sen. Jeanie Forrester in New Hampshire’s Sept. 9 Republican primary is running what he calls a “protest campaign” from his home in Florida. Although Tim Condon, R-Grafton, wants Forrester to rethink her voting record, by no means does he intend to replace her. “If …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Arthur Jefferson Boynton, Jr.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Graveside funeral services for Arthur Jefferson Boynton, Jr., 92, who died on Feb. 12, 2014, at his home in Orford will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery followed by a memorial service at …

Gary W. Randall

Friday, May 9, 2014

Wentworth, N.H. — Gary W. Randall of Atwell Hill Road died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. He was 71. Born on Sept. 25, 1942, in Plymouth, N.H., he was the son of William and Juanita (Downing) Randall. Gary was raised and educated …

The Swing’s the Thing: Vermont H.S. Golfers Finally Getting on the Course

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Vermont Principals Association usually plans for its golf teams to get into action last among the spring sports, given the need to wait for the state’s courses to become playable first. It nearly didn’t work out that …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Calvin Ronald Dyke

Friday, May 2, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Graveside Funeral services for Calvin Ronald Dyke, 73, of Orford, who passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11 a.m., in the family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery, in Orford, with Rev. Gail Dimick officiating. In …

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 …

Young Rivendell Softball Team Goes to School

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Orford — The skunk will not get the last laugh. As a team bonding exercise, Rivendell Academy softball coach Lance Mills recently pitched to his Raptors the idea of caps with a certain woodland creature’s distinctive caricature attached. …

A Life: Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar, 1929 — 2014; ‘She Committed Her Life to Her Family and Friends’

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Barbara Tullar, the matriarch of an award-winning dairy family, lived a life of hard work, kindness and humility. She took part in all aspects of her family’s modern dairy farm, including — but not limited to …

Orford Landowners Propose Subdividing Farm

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Chris and Bruce Balch have applied to subdivide the Bunten Farm, a highly visible 185 -acre farm on Route 10, just south of Grimes Hill Road. The Orford Planning Board will consider the couple’s request to …