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Barbara Stevens, of Piermont, N.H., finishes giving the family truck a good cleaning on Aug. 8, 2014. Stevens had washed the seats, floormats and the whole interior. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Truck in Top Shape in Piermont

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Barbara Stevens, of Piermont, finishes giving the family truck a good cleaning earlier this month. Stevens washed the seats, floor mats and the rest of the pickup’s interior. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Piermont Celebrates 250th Anniversary

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Piermont — Piermont residents gathered under blue skies and a hot sun Saturday on Church Street to celebrate the town’s 250th anniversary with music, food and a parade. Ann and Ted Thompson, who own a farm in Piermont and have lived there for 16 years, said they love the town’s size and closeness. …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting of all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot summits between the full moons of June and …

Going Outside Granite State

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hanover — On the whole, the weak sisters of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association’s 11-school girls ice hockey league would rather not skate against Hanover High, if given the choice. It’s something the Marauders completely understand. So Hanover, with the NHIAA’s blessing, has done something about it. …

Letter: Don’t Change Trail Rules

Sunday, October 20, 2013

To the Editor: I am writing in response to your Sept. 21 article about the proposed rule in New Hampshire that would require riders to clean up after their horses when using state trails. 0 I have been a leader of equine science for Grafton County 4-H for …

WHS Misses Winning Feeling

Monday, October 7, 2013

Woodsville — The Woodsville High boys soccer team is hoping its second-half performance against Gorham on Friday won’t be indicative of what to expect during the second half of its season. Playing the Huskies to a 1-1 tie …

A Climb To Fight Cancer

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Last winter, the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center’s Reach for the Peaks event sent cancer research and treatment supporters to Africa for a group ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. This weekend, the cause comes much closer to home. A group of 25 will stay together at Mount Moosilauke’s …

A Small Publisher Seeks a Big Book

Friday, September 27, 2013

Book publishing has become something of a bruising business, especially for the small fish. A handful of giant companies control most of the market, and the greater ease and lower cost of self-publishing has made it an increasingly …

Kevin Sean Ball

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Glencliff, N.H. — Kevin Sean Ball, 28, died unexpectedly in Piermont, N.H., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. He was born in Hanover, N.H., on June 17, 1985, to James E. and Elaine (Spencer) Ball. On April 5, 2008, he married Christina LaPointe. Kevin worked as an auto mechanic …

Letter: A Strike Will Achieve Nothing

Friday, September 6, 2013

To the Editor: The only reason the United States should intervene militarily in another country is if our national interests there are crucial, and the only justification for intervention is a real expectation that our intervention will have a good result. Our interest in Syria is clear. Just …

Letter: Democracy Is Hard, Not Easy

Sunday, August 18, 2013

To the Editor: When I was a new Foreign Service Officer, I had an experience that taught me an important lesson which, if I can tell it right, may be equally useful for readers. It was Seoul, Korea, 1981. Ronald Reagan was president, and had decreed that the …

Letter: Journalist Turned True Believer

Friday, August 16, 2013

To the Editor: It seems a shame when a respected conservative economic journalist loses it, but Caroline Baum’s dyspeptic attack on President Obama (“The More Obama Discusses Economics, the Less He Seems to Know,” Aug. 9) bears examination. She seems to resent both the president’s facility with words …

Going the Distance

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — In 1999, Will Charuhas and his family moved to the area from Delaware in part so he could be closer to the Lebanon-based trucking company he works for. His son, Panos, simply used his own …