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Meriden firefighters Ben Defoe, left, and Dorian Rondeau cool down hot spots so the state fire marshals could look for the cause of Sunday night's house fire on Ladieu Road in Plainfield, N.H., on Sept. 29, 2014. The unoccupied house is owned by Melvin Miller and was on the market. (Valley News- Ariana van den Akker)

Plainfield Fire Under Investigation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Plainfield — The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a Boston newspaper publisher’s custom-built log home in a remote part of Plainfield. T wo investigators sifted through a pile of debris Monday afternoon at the home of Melvin Miller, the founder, publisher and chief editor of the Bay State Banner, an …

Writing a World to Explore

Friday, September 26, 2014

When readers pick up S.S. Taylor’s latest book, The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair, she has a few goals in mind for them: To be engaged, to have fun and to sympathize with the characters. But her greatest goal is the same for Taylor as an author and a reader: …

Special Ed Director Resigns in Lebanon

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District’s director of special education has resigned. The School Board accepted Helene Anzalone’s resignation — effective immediately — in a unanimous vote at its meeting on Wednesday evening. At the same meeting, several district employees expressed concerns about the special education services the district is providing. “Special education …

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 …

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 …