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Charlie Barry, photographed at his home in North Haverhill, N.H., on June 2, 2015, recently published a book titled, "Behind Badge 32: True Stories of a New Hampshire Conservation Officer," in which he describes his experience serving the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game for 28 years. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

N. Haverhill Resident’s Memoir an Enjoyable Trip Through Rural New England

Saturday, June 27, 2015

“Behind Badge 32” by Charles E. Barry; Bondcliff Books; 236 pages; $19.95 North Haverhill — Transcribed by his wife, Becky Barry, from audio recordings of his own spoken stories, Charlie Barry’s Behind Badge 32 contains examples of Northern New England dialect that most readers in the area will be familiar with. Barry’s memoir about growing up in New Hampshire’s North …

Defying Death (Valley): Blistering Runs No Sweat for Pike Resident

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pike — What’s crazier than running through Death Valley during the height of summer? Doing it twice, of course, yet that’s precisely the plan for Will Laughlin. Laughlin and his friend, Seattle resident Ray Zahab, are preparing for their second “expedition run” through the heart of southern California’s scorching desert starting July 1. …

Heating Aid Agency Tri-Cap to Close Offices in Lebanon, Woodsville

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lebanon — Tri-County Community Action Program, the social service agency that provides heating-fuel assistance and other critical funding for needy North County residents, is closing five of its eight walk-in offices, including Lebanon and Woodsville, officials said Wednesday. Michael Coughlin, CEO of Tri-Cap, said the closings later this month are intended to save …

Caroline (Batchelder) “Kelly” French

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Piermont, N.H. — Caroline (Batchelder) “Kelly” French, 94, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at The Pines, Lyndonville, Vt. She was born in Haverhill, N.H. Feb. 26, 1920, a daughter of William and Martha (Clifford) Batchelder. Kelly, as she was known to many, lived in Piermont for many years …

Local Roundup: Hanover Hockey Wins With Defense

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Manchester — Two players who didn’t show up on the scoresheet played big roles as the Hanover High boys hockey team gained its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Goffstown to open the Bauer …

‘Oh, the Wonder’: In Meriden Church, a Christmas Tree Reaches to the Heavens

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — About five years ago, as an appreciative new member of the Meriden Congregational Church, Shawn Rogers wanted to pitch in somehow. It wasn’t long before the Chelsea native and tree farmers’ son found the perfect opportunity. …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Forrester Takes Senate District 2

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Grafton — State Sen. Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, appeared headed to victory Tuesday night in her Senate District 2 race against first-time Democrat Carolyn Mello, of Holderness. With 18 of 27 towns reporting, Forrester had 64 percent of the vote, according to a tally on NHPR’s website . “I …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Kick Oyster River Out

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hanover — Calm in the eye of a postseason storm, Hanover goalkeeper Ashley Levesque followed eight saves in regular play with two more in a penalty-kick tiebreaker as the Marauders advanced past Oyster River in an NHIAA Division II girls soccer quarterfinal at Merriman-Branch Field on a blustery …

William Chester “Bill” French

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Piermont, N.H. — William Chester “Bill” French, 68, a lifelong Piermont resident, died at his home on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Bill was born in Orford, N.H. on August 2, 1946, to Chester L. and Caroline (Batchelder) French. He attended schools in Piermont and graduated from Bradford Academy. …