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Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Alice Joan Nowill

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Keene, N.H. — Alice Joan Nowill, 78, of Keene, died peacefully early Friday morning, March 13, 2015, in the comfort of her home at Bentley Commons of Keene, with her family at her side. She was born in Springfield, Mass., on June 24, 1936, to William and Lieschen (Peters) Mueller. She grew up in Agawam and was a 1954 graduate of Agawam High …

Rivendell Budget Criticized But OK’d

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Orford — Despite critiques from some in attendance that the number of teachers has not declined along with the number of students in the Rivendell Interstate School District in recent years, voters in the four towns comprising the district approved a $10 million spending plan for next school year at their annual meeting on Tuesday night. The budget Fairlee, West Fairlee, Vershire and …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Forrester Faces Newcomer

Friday, October 17, 2014

Grafton — After brushing aside a Republican primary challenge from Free State Project activist Tim Condon, state Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, will seek her third term in November versus a Democratic newcomer from Holderness, N.H. Carolyn Mello, a …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Ellen L. Blowey

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — Ellen L. Blowey, 85, of West Newbury, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Westford, Mass., the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Morton) Stone. Ellen worked at Fort …

Gray Matter: Thetford Soccer Shuts Out Rivendell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thetford — Experienced in many sports, Brandon Gray has learned that an aggressive approach can lead to success no matter what the game. It’s helped him lead the Thetford Academy boys basketball team in scoring each of the …

Susan Turpin

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Orford, n.h. — Susan Turpin died on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at age 70 at her home in Orford. Born Susan Virginia Talley in Queens, N.Y., in 1944, Susan was the second of six children. She attended New York City public schools, and obtained a B.A. in Anthropology from …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

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 …

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 …