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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 18.1 points per game this season, needed 14 points coming in to reach the plateau. Woodsville led 23-8 after the first quarter as Bemis racked up 13 quick points. The Engineers’ defense then forced a turnover early in the second that Bemis converted into an easy layup for points 1,000 and 1,001. …

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 …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — have events scheduled in vote-rich southern New …

Rivendell Soccer Deals Sharon First Loss of Season

Friday, September 18, 2015

Orford — It was a tale of two games between The Sharon Academy and Rivendell Academy on Thursday afternoon . The first, which lasted the entire first half and most of the second, was a bit one-sided. The …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Football Escapes Upset-Minded Oxbow

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — There was a point during Saturday’s Vermont Division III high school football clash between Woodstock and Oxbow when the Wasps were seemingly out for the count. It certainly wasn’t that way at the end of …

Stepping Stones

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bruce Streeter, of Orford, guided his Belgian draft horses Mike, left, and Bert up Gile Mountain, where a team of volunteers waited to unload the large stones that soon will be steps in eroded spots of the trail …

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did …

Margaret May

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orford, N.H. — Committal services for Margaret May, 93, who died on Jan. 26, 2015, will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery. The Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. are in charge …

James Mason Piper

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orford, N.H. — James Mason Piper, age 44, died on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, very suddenly at his home in Orford with his wife by his side through his last moments. Jim was born on Oct. 26, 1970, in Hanover, N.H. He was the son of William and …

Rubio Has Eyes on Economy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Orford — Under a bright morning sun, addressing a crowd on Wednesday with many first-time voters, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., outlined a policy platform that he said would bring about an “economic renaissance” in America. Rubio, who …

A Life: Jim Hanlon, 1959-2015; ‘He Carried His Home on His Back’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Canaan — He did it his way. Usually on foot. Often without a permanent roof over his head. Jim Hanlon lived 57 years on mostly his own terms. Hanlon, who died on July 20 at his brother’s Canaan …

Some Preseason Kicks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rivendell Academy’s Quenla Haehnel, left, battles a foe from Leland & Gray during a preseason jamboree in Orford on Saturday. The Raptors start their season on Sept. 3 against Thetford. Valley News — Tris Wykes …

Orford Marks a Quarter Millennium

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Orford — The planning committee for Orford’s 250th anniversary met every month for over two years to plan this weekend’s packed schedule of events, but Vice Chairman Ted Cooley knew from the beginning that bad weather could spoil …