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Lebanon Goalkeeper Hannah Landstrom kicks the ball after a Hanover shot on goal during the Hanover at Lebanon girls soccer game in Lebanon, N.H., on September 19, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

OK Does the Trick: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Lebanon

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lebanon — The Hanover High girls soccer team showed on Friday it can dominate even without performing at its best. Lackluster at times against rival Lebanon on the road, the Marauders scored once in each half and held off the youthful Raiders to prevail, 2-0. Kelly Brigham scored a late-first-half goal and Alexi Kim added insurance on a direct kick …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did on Friday afternoon as the Jacks held on to beat visiting Rutland 3-1 on homecoming …

Soundproofing Wall to Lessen Noise From Hartland Shooting Range

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartland — Residents who live in the vicinity of the Hammond Cove Shooting Range will be relieved of some gunshot noise when construction of a 10-foot soundproofing wall is completed early next month. The shooting range will be tentatively closed Sept. 22-25 and again on Oct. 7 while the wall is constructed and …

Rene L. Dessert

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Rene L. Dessert, 89, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley …

Lebanon Field Hockey Handles D-II Newcomer

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lebanon — Deb Beach suspects there’s a storm brewing in New Hampshire Division II field hockey this season. She’s glad her Lebanon Raiders caught it while it is still something of a zephyr. Dominant in Division III the …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center …

Steven Sotloff Journalism Scholarship Planned at KUA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meriden — In the months before his death, as he was held captive by Islamic State fighters in the Middle East, American journalist Steven Sotloff had a letter smuggled out of captivity to his family in Florida. He …

Stevens Takes the Sixth: Cards Continue Their Progress On the Course

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Claremont — If Claremont Country Club has a signature hole, it’s No. 6. From an elevated tee, the 138 yards to the green look like a just well-placed 8 or 9 iron away. However, looming in the vision …

Wedding: Bradstreet — Trexler

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Plainfield — Nicole Anne Bradstreet and Shane Joseph Trexler were married on Aug. 16, 2014, in Detroit. The bride is the daughter of Jill and Gordon Bradstreet, of Plainfield. She graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 2004, earned …

Republicans Vie for Sullivan District Seats

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Grantham — A former president of Lebanon College is among three Republicans running in a contested primary for the two-seat Sullivan 1 House district representing Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield and Springfield. Donald Wenz retired from Lebanon College, which recently canceled classes for the fall, four years ago and is …

Lebanon Steps Up, Wins Football Opener

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon High football team had just short-circuited a promising possession with a bad shotgun snap when a Raider assistant coach summed up what could have been the point of view for visiting Laconia as well …