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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 …

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: UVLG Closure Scatters Teams

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Watching in anticipation as the ball rotates down the lane, the moment between a bowler’s release at the foul line and contact with the pins can seem like an eternity. Now, just getting to that point has become a much longer journey for Upper Valley high school teams. …

Hunters Bag Fewer Bears in 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

With black bears dining more often in the wild than in cornfields and other man-made eateries around the Twin States, hunters on both sides of the New Hampshire/Vermont border bagged dozens fewer trophies in 2013 than the year …

Letter: Advice for the New Year

Monday, December 30, 2013

To the Editor: It is that time to start thinking about the new year, and many might be saying “Oh no” to themselves when thinking about those short-lived promises on what improvements they intend to make. Let me make a few suggestions. First, don’t commit yourself to promises …

Calvin Ronald Dyke

Friday, December 27, 2013

Orford, N.H. — Calvin Ronald Dyke, 73 of Orford passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, from declining health. He was born in Orford on May 21, 1940, the son of Benjamin and Dorothy (Dow) Dyke. He attended Orford High School. Calvin was married to Jane Borger Hayward and …

Still Getting in Sync: Panthers Win, But Still Look to Improve

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has returned its entire nucleus from last year’s Vermont Division III semifinalist. Now the Panthers just need to work on returning to form. Thetford improved to 2-0 with Tuesday’s 44-23 …

Letter: Thank You, Councilor Burton

Saturday, December 14, 2013

To the Editor: Our great state of New Hampshire and its citizens gratefully thank Councilor Ray Burton for his unwavering public service for nearly 40 years. Ray Burton, the dean of the New Hampshire Executive Council, had a great impact on all of us in New Hampshire, including …

Oxbow Freshmen Have Eyes on the Next Level

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — This fall, freshmen Josh Walls, Dametres Perry and Tristan Longmoore surprised some Oxbow Union High football supporters by contributing significantly to the Olympians’ varsity team. With a little help, they’ll have the chance to impress …

Letter: Help End Israeli Occupation

Monday, December 2, 2013

To the Editor: Stephen Johnson’s letter (“Two-State Plan Seems Doomed,” Nov. 20) was more informative — and wiser — than nearly all the journalistic accounts of the Israel/Palestine conflict we read in the U.S. press. Like Mr. Johnson, I have visited the occupied Palestinian territories. It is obvious …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 1, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital STEARNS — A daughter, Lily Mae Stearns, born Nov. 16, 2013, to Tiffany Chapman Sykes and Raymond A. Stearns, of Orford. DRURY — A daughter, Leah Elizabeth Drury, born Nov. 25, 2013, to Erin and Kevin Drury, of West Fairlee. …

Democrat Seeks County Post

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bath — The Grafton County delegation is soliciting candidates to fill the District 2 seat for county commissioner vacated by the death of Ray Burton, and a close friend and fellow Bath resident has already stepped up to the plate. Each county has three commissioners, who oversee the …