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Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior team players huddle up midway through the sixth inning Friday night during their  defeat of Milford at Lebanon High. Catcher Tanner Simms, front and center, is one of the squad’s returnees. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

‘Ugly’ Victory for Post 22

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lebanon — Early in Friday’s game against visiting Milford, Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior player Bryar Rouillard produced a prodigious belch while leading off first base. The Stevens High graduate promptly excused himself, but he and his teammates are hoping their seemingly-stacked lineup can give the rest of the state’s squads indigestion during the next five weeks. Friday’s 10-3 …

Racketeering: Lebanon Grad a Master at Tennis and Squash

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lebanon — Playing tennis with Max Reed can really mess you up, and sometimes it seems there’s nothing you can do about it. Everything goes wrong. First, there’s something wrong with the ball. No matter how hard you hit it or precisely you place it, the fuzzy thing keeps floating back. Then, you …

Sullivan County Agency Has New Executive Director

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newport — The Sullivan County group working to connect Claremont and Lebanon with a bus route along Route 120 is hoping that its new executive director will drive efforts to expand its transportation offerings. The Community Alliance of Human Services, a Newport-based nonprofit, recently appointed Corey Gagnon to its helm. Gagnon, who hails …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Garden Tour Set in Windsor, Cornish, Plainfield

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Windsor — A garden tour celebrating the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Cornish Colony is set for June 20. Organized by Historic Windsor, Inc., the Gardener’s Journey is a benefit for the nonprofit’s historic preservation programs. …

John Woodward-Poor

Friday, June 12, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — John Woodward-Poor died Monday June 8th, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Ridgewood, N.J., son of Daniel and Agatha Poor. He moved to the Upper Valley in 1974, and began a life filled with friends and family, always driven by …

Art Notes: Photographer’s Installation Combines the Digital and the Handmade

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lia Rothstein has been a photographer for four decades, and in that time she has done nearly everything a photographer could do. She’s used film and digital, done commercial jobs, worked as a photo archivist, shot weddings and …

John Woodward-Poor

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — John Woodward-Poor, 62, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Dorothy Erma (Schultz) Gattie

Sunday, June 7, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Dorothy Erma (Schultz) Gattie, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home on Monday, May 25, 2015, after a short period of declining health. Dorothy was born on June 6, 1921, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Charles and Erma Schultz. As a girl …

Cougars’ Juggernaut Too Much for Raiders

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — Emily Perryman began to sniffle during an interview in the wake of her Lebanon High lacrosse team’s 11-4 loss to Derryfield on Saturday. She paused, then was unable to fend off full-fledged tears. “We played …

To the Rescue: Hard Work, Not Super Powers, Fuels Raider Senior

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lebanon — Emily Perryman warmed up for Thursday’s lacrosse playoff game while wearing a black Batman T-shirt. Wonder Woman garb might have been more appropriate, but you get the point — when it comes to Upper Valley high …

Lebanon Clipped in D-II Tennis Final

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — The Portsmouth High boys tennis team had soared through the regular season and through the Division II state tournament without facing a serious challenge, but the top-seeded Clippers finally found one in the finals against …

Birth Announcements: May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHIASSON — A daughter, Juliana Arlene Chiasson, born on April 30, 2015, to Alissa Thompson and Jeremy Chiasson, of Enfield. BOYER — A son, Andrew Michael Boyer, born on May 3, 2015, to Susan Boyer, of Woodstock. ROGERS — A daughter, Olivia Deborah-Jean Rogers, born …