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Swimmer Hannah Cox, 17, of Hartland does pushups with the added tension of a rubber band during a pre-swim strengthening session at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in Hartford, Vt. Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Cox will compete in the U.S. Nationals in San Antonio, Texas in August and is training for the Olympic Trials in 2016. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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It’s Going Swimmingly: Pool Potential Grows for Hartland’s Cox

Monday, August 3, 2015

White River Junction — Here’s the thing about a stopwatch: Make it big enough, put it in the right place and people will notice the numbers on it, especially when they get low enough. The folks who follow Hartland’s Hannah Cox and her pool exploits have noticed her for some time. The 17-year-old Kimball Union Academy senior has talked to …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as his son Levi lives there with his family. It’s part of a two-day swing through …

Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper Valley in recent months, Christie kicked off his appearance at Salt hill Pub with a …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home …

John Woodward-Poor

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — John Woodward-Poor, 62, passed away June 8, 2015. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Flickinger Auditorium at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. A reception will follow in the dining hall. …

Lebanon Opera House Elects Three New Board Members

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon Opera House recently elected two new members and a Tuck fellow to its board of directors. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Vanderbilt University, Judy Csatari has worked at Dartmouth College in the admissions office …

Exeter’s Win Puts Post 22 On the Brink

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Ten days ago, Lebanon Post 22 was strongly stating its case as New Hampshire’s best senior American Legion baseball team. Today, the same squad confronts the possible end of its season during its second state …

Baker Hill Administering New England Amateur Golf Exam

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Hanover’s Nate Choukas didn’t become a member at Baker Hill Golf Club this year with the New England Amateur in mind. But it isn’t going to hurt his chances for a good week. Choukas, the …

Walter Hollis “Butch” Hazelton, Jr.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Walter Hollis “Butch” Hazelton, Jr. passed away peacefully Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H., surrounded by his children and siblings. Born at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, on Jan. 6, 1942, the son of Walter Hollis Hazelton, Sr. and Rae Agnes (Gilson) …

Walter H. Hazelton, Jr.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — Walter H. Hazelton, Jr., 73, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. Calling hours will be held Sunday, July 19, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. A memorial service will be held Monday, July 20, 2015, at …

Welcome Back

Friday, July 17, 2015

Skye Robicheau, 15, of Plainfield, welcomes 14-year-old D’Antron Lockett, of New York City, as he arrives in Lebanon on Wednesday. Lockett was one of 17 kids coming to the Upper Valley and beyond as part of the Fresh …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …

Cornish School Faculty in Flux

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cornish — About 50 residents gathered to listen and weigh in on the future of Cornish Elementary School on Monday night in the wake of a spate of teacher resignations at the end of the school year. In …