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Abby Metcalf, left, of Piermont has been making holiday wreaths for 40 years. Metcalf, the owner of the Piermont Plant Pantry, now spends from late October through mid-December in one of her greenhouses wiring balsam boughs into wreaths, garlands and kissing balls with her staff which includes a brother, son and grand daughter. Jean Underhill, of Piermont, is at right. Monday, November 23, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Piermont — Despite starting work long before dawn and finishing well after dark, Abby Metcalf doesn’t appear fatigued. But her hands tell the story. Last week, with wreath-making season well underway, they were blackened with sap, a substance so tenacious at least one of her employees relies on Ajax to remove it. Metcalf, who owns Piermont Plant Pantry with her …

Engineers Ousted From NHIAA D-IV Boys Soccer Tournament

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Laconia, n.h. — There were moments in Woodsville High’s NHIAA Division IV boys soccer semifinal against No. 2 Derryfield on Monday night where the Engineers looked like themselves. One of those moments came with about five minutes left in the second half, as Woodsville senior striker and leading goalscorer Jaret Bemis dribbled through …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer efforts and be listed in campaign materials for local and state employee giving campaigns. The …

The Play’s the Thing — As Is the Replay — for Woodsville’s Fagnant

Monday, March 2, 2015

Not much into sports while growing up, Rob Fagnant instead regularly took to the stage as the lead role in student play productions. Today, the Woodsville High graduate plays a huge role behind the scenes for the New …

Eleanor Davis Trevithick

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Woodsville, N.H. — Eleanor Davis Trevithick, 96, of Woodsville passed away quietly on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville. She was born on May 22, 1918, the daughter of long-time Piermont residents Floyd and Ida Davis. She grew on the River Road in Piermont, N.H. …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …

Kick the Buckets

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Caitlyn Halm, of Woodsville, breaks ice out of water buckets so they can be refilled for the horses at River House Farm in Piermont last week. Halm is the barn manager and a riding instructor at the farm, …

Police Get Military Gear: Upper Valley Agencies Use Defense Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015

West Lebanon — At least 12 Upper Valley law enforcement agencies are beneficiaries of the Pentagon military-surplus program that provided Ferguson, Mo., police with some of the tactical gear deployed during protests there in August. The Department of …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital WIGHT — A son, Oliver Adam Wight, born on Dec. 16, 2014, to Angel and Ryan Wight, of Tunbridge. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MARTIN — A son, Maxwell Chauncey Martin, born on Dec. 15, 2014, to Katherine and Christopher Martin, of Enfield. SPOONER — …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …