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Jana Fleury is surrounded by family and friends of her son, Lebanon High football player Michael Fleury, at Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon, N.H. to watch his appearance in the International Bowl Friday, February 5, 2016. Fleury joins high school football players from around the country to play a team from Ontario, Canada in Dallas, Texas.
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Star Turn: Lebanon High’s Fleury Part of All-Star Showcase

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lebanon — Kerri Terwilliger sat closest to the projector screen, at the far end of a rectangular table in Salt hill Pub’s party room in downtown Lebanon. She was the first to notice Lebanon High sophomore Michael Fleury as ESPN3 began its coverage of the 2016 U-17 International Bowl between USA Football and Ontario on Friday night. “There he is,” …

Halton “Al” T. Grindle

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Plainfield, N.H. — Halton “Al” T. Grindle, 82, of Ledge Drive, died peacefully at home after a short illness on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, with his daughter, Kathleen, by his side. He was born in Penobscot, Maine on July 22, 1933, the son of Joseph and Alice R. (Tapley) Grindle. He spent his early years in Maine, earned his GED and later graduated …

From Hope to Reality: Lebanon’s Faith in Rookie Goalie Pays Off

Thursday, February 4, 2016

West Lebanon — Hope Brown didn’t know how to skate five months ago. Goalie pads were unfamiliar to her, hockey equipment seemed big and bulky and confusing. She had never played hockey recreationally and barely had spent time on the ice. She grew up a basketball player and switching sports, particularly during her …

H.S. Notebook: Hanover Graduate Is Top Golf Coach in Mo.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Evan Scobie spends his spring days ferrying his high school golf team all over the place. Trips can take up to 3½ hours and sometimes require overnight stays. His players work on their games with him and get his aid when it comes to seeking college opportunities. And …

Professor Likely To Change Plea

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Concord — A Dartmouth College English professor charged with a felony count of possessing child pornography in his Plainfield home appears to be preparing to change his plea in the case. The attorney for J. Martin Favor, 49, on Wednesday filed a motion to continue the case for …

N.H. Legislation Focused on Privacy

Friday, January 22, 2016

West Lebanon — A trio of bills introduced in the New Hampshire House by a Republican lawmaker known for his concerns about privacy rights has won the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire. But some Upper Valley police chiefs, asked to comment on the …

Kuster Discusses the Impact Of Opioids on City, Region

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lebanon — A handful of city officials, social service agency executives and the head of the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce reported Tuesday to U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster on the impact of the opioid epidemic on the New …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Hockey Wins in N.Y.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chazy, n.y. — Having not played a game in nearly two weeks, the Hanover High girls hockey team went a long way for a little inspiration — and success. A day after holding a practice in the Lake Placid Olympic Center, the Marauders got back in action and …

Scout’s Honor: As Volunteer Video Scout, Lebanon’s Stearns a Rarity

Monday, January 18, 2016

Amherst, n.h. — Jon Stearns turned his head and considered the question. It’s the fourth quarter of Friday’s high school girls basketball game between Hanover High and Souhegan, a winding 90-minute drive from his Lebanon home. Stearns, wearing …

Local Roundup: Hanover Dives to Wins in 1st Home Meet

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hanover — The three members of Hanover High School’s nascent diving team recorded two wins and a runner-up finish on Sunday at the Dartmouth College pool in the program’s first home meet. Freshman Kai Renshaw defeated two rivals …

High School Ski Preview: Bring On the Snow

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Upper Valley high school ski teams are at many different stages competitively — some are coming off consecutive state championships, others had no team last year for lack of participation — but they all wish there were more snow on the ground. From Woodstock to Woodsville, the area’s …

Agricultural History Talk Kicks Off Osher Series

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — Springfield Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s spring series will open with a program about the history of farming in the Twin States. Agriculture in the Connecticut River Valley: Its Ups and Downs Through the Centuries is set for Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Nolin …

Local Roundup: Thetford Boys Win Second Straight

Friday, January 15, 2016

Hyde Park, Vt. — Dylan Thorburn scored 17 points as the Thetford Academy boys basketball team defeated Lamoille, 55-44, for its second straight win following an 0-9 start. “We brought a lot of intensity to a far-away place,” Panthers coach Adam Boffey said. “We were able to shake …