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Lebanon High School junior Jill Dion, 16 hugs volunteer Michael Whitman of Lyme at the conclusion of the Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness in Lebanon's Colburn Park Sunday, September 7, 2014. Dion, one of the event's primary organizers this year, cited her experiences with several friends who have considered suicide, and the support she received from staff at Lebanon High School as reasons for her involvement in the event. "It's a really busy time of the year, but this has really become a priority," she said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

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 Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and strategies for preventing it. Rather than …

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 past decade, Manchester’s Derryfield School has made the move to D-II. Familiar from preseason encounters, …

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 gymnasium, drawing 36 athletes to four teams. The pilot season ended three weeks ago, with …

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 …

Upper Valley, KUA React To Death of Steven Sotloff

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meriden — News on Tuesday of journalist Steven Sotloff’s death at the hands of Islamic State extremists was met with grief on the campus of Kimball Union Academy, where Sotloff showed an early interest in journalism as a …

‘My Focus Is on Kids First’

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield — Remember The Little Engine That Could, the children’s book about the tank engine that, while facing a tough task, chanted to itself, “I think I can, I think I can” until, suddenly, it could? The message …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — …

Their Time to Shine: At the Cornish Fair, Young People Demonstrate New Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The normally quiet fairgrounds are abuzz with preparations on the day before the Cornish Fair opens. Cows lumber off their trailers, chickens peck around their new spaces, and young students staple colorful and informative hand-drawn posters above their …

Business Money Vital to Shumlin

Friday, August 22, 2014

Montpelier — Political campaigns in Vermont are almost always funded by private money. Figuring out where exactly the cash is coming from, however, can be difficult. Unlike federal elections statutes, which require major contributors to list the businesses they might represent, Vermont mandates no such disclosures. The bulk …