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Taylor Hackett, left, interviews Bernice Johnson about her experiences as a student in a one-room schoolhouse in Cornish and Charlie White photographs own Meeting events for the Pawprint, the Cornish school's newspaper, on March 11, 2008. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

A Life: ‘She Was an Institution’. Bernice “Bernie” May Johnson, 1920 — 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cornish — If it happened in Cornish, chances are Bernice “Bernie” Johnson played a part. “She kind of did things when she was needed,” her son Ron Johnson said. That applied to everything from the historical society to the library to the garden club to municipal matters. And in most cases, her dedication spanned decades. “T hey needed a town …

4-H Club Members Advance To State Fashion Competition

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Claremont — Three members of the No Strings Attached 4-H club took top honors at the Sullivan County 4-H Fashion Revue and will go on to compete in a state competition in Durham, N.H., later this month. Alison Numme, 13 of Claremont, Skye Robicheau, 14 of Plainfield, and Eric Robicheau, 14 of Plainfield, were judged on the cost, coordination, fit and relevance in …

Neighbors Decry Proposed Hartland Gun Range Changes

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hartland — Plainfield residents fed up with noise from the state-owned Hammond Cove Shooting Range across the river in Hartland said proposed rule changes don’t go far enough to mitigate the sound of gunfire, which they said has increased unbearably since the range was overhauled in 2012. Meanwhile, some shooters who frequent the …

Plainfield to Get New Electric Car Charge Port

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Plainfield — Anne Yates doesn’t expect to ever stop selling gasoline at her convenience store on Route 12A, but she does believe demand for another power source for vehicles will increase in the years ahead. That is why Yates accepted a proposal from area energy committees for an …

In Need of a Charge: Colby-Sawyer Baseball Finds Wins Elusive

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Colby-Sawyer College baseball players Matt McIntosh and Justin Devoid were loosening up with a game of catch Sunday alongside the first-base line at Norwich University as their team piled up several runs en route to sweeping a nonconference …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, …

Hanover Brings the Fun in Rout of Lebanon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lebanon — There were plenty of days — heck, even weeks — in the not-so-distant past when the Hanover High softball team didn’t score double-digit runs. Not so Friday, as the visiting Marauders pounded arch-rival Lebanon, 17-5, at …

Tree’s Company: After Fire, Unity Couple Keep Branching Out

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Unity — Sometimes a bronze glow isn’t what it seems. Stan McCumber and his wife, Jenny Wright, have grown accustomed to the question prompted by their perennial mid-winter tans: Have you been in the Caribbean? “Nope. Westminster, Plainfield,” …

KUA to NCAA: Former Wildcats Make Their Mark in Playoffs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Boston — The NCAA men’s hockey postseason was filled with Kimball Union Academy alumni this spring. From Division III Trinity College’s first-ever NCAA national championship three weeks ago to both sides of last Saturday’s Division I Frozen Four …

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Officials Propose Changes for Hartland Gun Range

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hartland — Vermont’s Fish & Wildlife Department has planned an estimated $20,000 worth of security and soundproofing upgrades to the Hammond Cove Shooting Range and is proposing to close it for three months each winter in an effort …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Softball’s Win Streak Now at 10

Monday, April 13, 2015

New Haven, Conn. — The Dartmouth College softball team stretched its winning streak to 10 games and its lead in the Ivy League’s North Division to three games with a doubleheader sweep of Yale on Sunday, posting 8-0 and 7-0 shutout victories. Senior Kristen Rumley and junior Morgan …

Alice May Adams

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Alice May Adams, 94, a former resident of Windsor and Plainfield, N.H., passed away Tuesday morning, April 7, 2015, at Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, following a brief illness, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral …

New Lebanon Tennis Coach Brings Winning Pedigree

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lebanon — For now, the most competitive tennis matches Lebanon High senior Max Reed sees come against a 55-year-old opponent with occasionally balky knees. Every so often, however, Michael Haxton will whiz a shot past Reed that the …