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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 …

Letter: A Real Loss in Fairlee

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

To the Editor: If you drive down Main Street in Fairlee, you can’t help but feel a sense of sadness as you look at the empty building on the corner of Bridge Street. Not long ago, the building was a place where many gathered in the morning. Some …

Letter: Seniors Grateful to Rivendell

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: The Orford Senior Center wishes to thank the Rivendell High cook, staff and students for sponsoring, preparing and serving a free Thanksgiving meal to all of our congregate members. We also thank the Rivendell chorus for entertaining us. The meal was delicious. We all enjoyed …

Presidential Seal of Approval for Raptor

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vershire — Scott Calhoun apparently has a fan in the White House. And not because of the Rivendell Academy senior’s exploits on the soccer field. When he isn’t competing for the Raptors, Calhoun spends his time helping others. …

Edward Wallace Pierson

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Orford, N.H. — Edward Wallace Pierson, 67, of Streeter Drive, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Edward was born in Hanover, N.H., on Sept. 9, 1946, to Wallace and Evelyn (Weeks) Pierson. He was a graduate of Orford High School, Class of 1964. On …

Letter: A Salute to Our Veterans

Friday, November 8, 2013

To the Editor: Our surviving World War II, Korean War and Vietnam era veterans are retired or fast approaching their retirement years. While they are still with us, let them know that America has not forgotten their sacrifices and give them a special thanks and welcome home on …

Walter Lowrie Fisher

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hanover, N.H. — Walter Lowrie Fisher, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Kendal at Hanover. He was born in Stamford, Conn. and raised his family in New Canaan, Conn. He graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1943 and spent four years in the United States Marine Corps during …

Laura Janney

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Orford, N.H. — Laura Janney, a nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center who loved to hunt hares with her basset hounds and sing operatic arias, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Orford, N.H. She was 60. The cause of death was gallbladder cancer; she was diagnosed three years …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 3, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cottage Hospital ROGERS — A son, Conner Michael Rogers, born June 1, 2013, to Kathryn and Jessey Rogers, of Bradford, Vt. WELLS — A daughter, Zoey Ann Wells, born June 4, 2013, to Carissa and Zachary Wells, of North Haverhill. STYGLES — A son, Carter Ray Stygles, born …

Letter: Both Parties Are to Blame

Friday, November 1, 2013

To the Editor: I can’t blame just one party for putting our government in a stalemate. Tell me, how many representatives care about the average person, workers, the disabled or our wounded warriors? We should pass a law that says that anyone serving as a representative must take …

Letter: Where Ultimate Blame Belongs

Saturday, October 5, 2013

To the Editor: Apparently, House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, have forgotten what they are there for. Most assuredly it is not to shut down the country. It matters not whether one is left, right or center. They were elected to make the laws, make a budget …