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Derryfield School’s Gabi Brummett dribbles past Woodsville defenders Lilly Kinder, left, and Samantha Thurston during Sunday’s NHIAA Division IV title match at Laconia High. Brummett was dominant despite individual attention from Kinder and the Cougars prevailed, 5-1.
Valley News -- Tris Wykes

Brummett, Cougars Cut a Swath Through Engineers

Monday, November 10, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — During the moments before Sunday’s NHIAA Division IV girls soccer title game at Laconia High School, Woodsville High coach Ann Loud told her troops to “not play scared” against opposing Derryfield. Once the contest kicked off, it was plain to see why one might fear the No. 3 Cougars, who blitzed the top-ranked Engineers, 5-1, for their …

Grafton County Commissioners Retain Seats

Friday, November 7, 2014

North Haverhill — Democrats have retained control of both the Grafton County legislative delegation and the county commission. All three county commissioners won re-election, according to election returns posted Thursday on the Secretary of State’s website. Hanover Democrat Mike Cryans, the chairman of the three-member commission, defeated Lebanon Republican Karen Cervantes, 7,312-2,967, for …

Undefeated Engineers Serve Up a Victory Over Colebrook

Friday, November 7, 2014

Laconia, n.h. — Just before an indirect kick in the second half of Thursday night’s NHIAA Division IV girls soccer semifinal against Colebrook Academy, Woodsville High coach Ann Loud nearly called for Paige Martin to move ahead for a pass instead of serving up the kick. She’s glad she didn’t. Martin found her …

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 …

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 …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Scott Brown Stumps in Upper Valley

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Orford — Come Maple Weekend in New Hampshire, Peter Thomson knows he can count on fellow Orford residents Keith and Karen Wertman to help welcome visitors to his Mount Cube Sugar Farm and ring up their purchases of …

Haverhill Passes School Budget, Building Upgrades

Friday, March 21, 2014

Haverhill — Following some impassioned speeches on both for and against, Haverhill voters approved a school budget of $13.7 million, 66-27 Thursday evening,that includes an increase in spending of less than 1 percent over the current year. The addition of a half-time language teacher was the line item …

Late Taxes Cause Lean Piermont Budget

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Town Meeting will take place Tuesday, March 11 in the Old Church Building, with ballot voting from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Voters will decide on the budget and other warrant articles when the meeting reconvenes at 7:30 …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Woodsville Bids Bagonzi Goodbye

Friday, February 21, 2014

Woodsville — Woodsville mourned and celebrated one of its very own on Thursday. While the sun shone on an unseasonably mild day outside St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, inside friends and relatives reflected on John Bagonzi at his funeral …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Hall Call: VPA to Induct McLaughlin

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — These things happen to guys who win a lot at the high school level. Having retired as Woodstock Union High School football coach after the 2012 season with 211 wins and nine state championships, Jim McLaughlin is bound for the Vermont Principals Association hall of fame. …