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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 …

Restoration Projects Get Heritage Matching Grants

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Historic restoration projects in Grafton and Lempster and a conservation project in Piermont recently received grants from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. The program, known as LCHIP, provides communities with matching funds to preserve historic buildings and conserve key parcels of land. The Grafton …

Don Mahler: A Diamond Giant Departs

Sunday, February 16, 2014

By any measure, we lost a giant last week. By word of mouth we got the news, sad news, tragic news, tearful news: John Bagonzi had died Thursday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following a period of declining health. …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …

Grafton County Appoints New Commissioner

Thursday, January 30, 2014

North Haverhill — Filling the seat left vacant by the death of Ray Burton, state Rep. Linda Lauer, D-Bath, was appointed Grafton County commissioner Monday in a 17-4 county delegation ballot vote. “I’m grateful and humbled by the …

Irma Alice (Tullar) Waterman

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Piermont, N.H. — Irma Alice (Tullar) Waterman, 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 24th, at 2 p.m., in the North Thetford Congregational Church, 5470 Route 5, Thetford, with Rev. Gail Dimick officiating. A complete …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Letter: Punishment Without Rehabilitation

Friday, January 3, 2014

To the Editor: There are more penal theories bandied about than one can shake a stick at, but Crystal Moses expresses views in her Dec. 22 letter (“Prison Isn’t Supposed to Be Pleasant”) that might make a Taliban smile. Flogging, beheading, hand severing and stoning would all answer …

Honoring the Valley’s Best From A to Z

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

So in case you missed the first offering, we’ve got a second helping of athletic accomplishments to wrap up 2013. We call it our annual Alphabet Awards. Just pick a letter … A: Nick Alexander — The Lebanon …

Hanover Pops Stevens

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hanover — Former New Hampshire Class I boys basketball rivals Stevens and Hanover met for the first time in nearly six years Friday night as they tussled in the opening round of the Connecticut River Shootout. The Marauders were the only ones celebrating the reunion in their 69-38 …

Follow the Bouncing Ball: Woodsville Pingpong League Draws a Fast Following

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Woodsville — When Jacques Finlay began helping to organize weekly afternoons of ping pong playing sessions at the town of Haverhill’s newly acquired Clifford building, he hoped it would attract players of all ages. He just didn’t think …