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Helen Taylor Davidson and her husband Richard Davidson at their home in Palinfield, N.H., on April 7, 2014. They  worked together on deciphering her great-grandmother's diary.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Imagining Adeline: Family Diary Inspires Plainfield Woman’s Novel

Friday, April 11, 2014

In 2009, Helen Taylor Davidson of Plainfield sat down with the diary of her great-grandmother Adeline Elizabeth Hoe with the intent of transcribing it. That would have been ambitious enough, but she went a step further. She dove into the deep end of imagination and wrote a novel that begins where her great-grandmother’s diary leaves off. Both the novel and …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron …

Woodstock Boys Tennis Wins Season Opener in Great Indoors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodstock — Spring high school sports all over the Upper Valley have had to make accommodations to get in workouts and games lately, given the late departure of winter. The Woodstock High boys tennis team did its part on Wednesday, dropping its usual best-of-three-sets format for eight-game pro sets in a 7-0 blanking …

Tavern Renovation in Plainfield

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

From left: Adam Densmore, Jerry Morey and Chris Martin hang milk house board inside a tavern on Route 12A in Plainfield on Monday. Owner Priscilla Wheeler, who is related to Morey and Martin, hopes to open the tavern …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround …

Hazen W. Fellows

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Hazen W. Fellows, 75, passed away Friday April 4th, 2014 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Calling hours will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. A memorial service will be held at …

Hand to Heart Benefit Dance, Auction Set for Saturday

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Plainfield — A spring dance and silent auction to benefit The Hand to Heart Project, a local nonprofit, is set for Saturday, from 7:30-11 p.m. at Plainfield Town Hall on Route 12A. Dr. Burma will provide the music for the event, which is BYOB. The suggested donation is …

Plainfield Woman Pleads Guilty to Norwich Home Thefts

Friday, March 28, 2014

White River Junction — A Plainfield woman pleaded guilty in Windsor Superior Court Thursday to stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and valuable goods from homes in the Norwich area where she was working from November 2012 …

Snowcats on the Prowl: Group Goes All Out to Maintain Trails

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lebanon — When winter lingers, it means more fun for members of the Twin State Trailbusters. For volunteers in the Lebanon-based snowmobile club, it also means more commitment. Mark Gardner, now in his 24th year as club president, …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Former Dartmouth Administrator Named New AD at Penn

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Philadelphia — The University of Pennsylvia has made M. Grace Calhoun, a former athletic department administrator at Dartmouth College, its first female athletic director, effective July 1. Calhoun has been the athletic director and assistant vice president at Loyola of Chicago since 2011. Penn AD Steve Bilsky had …

KUA Players Attract Attention From NHL Scouts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Meriden — Having observed it from both the college and professional angle, Kimball Union Academy boys hockey coach Tim Whitehead sees positives and negatives to one of his charges attracting the NHL’s scrutiny. Three of his Wildcats have …