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Letter: Putting Children First

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: We want to begin by thanking the anonymous donor for his most generous contribution, which allows our grandson Lucian Vigneault to finish the school year at Hanover Street School in Lebanon. You chose to place a child’s well-being and stability above all else. Your good deed places children first and teaches a lesson that matters most. Next, we are extremely proud of our son Edmund for being …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

Plainfield Approves Budget

Monday, March 17, 2014

Plainfield — As residents fi led into the Plainfield Elementary School gym for this year’s floor meeting, Selectman Rob Taylor took to the microphone. “I can assure you that we hope to get out of here soon, because the sap is hopefully going to start running today,” he …

Clippers End Raiders’ Run

Friday, March 14, 2014

Exeter, n.h. — Excellent shooting had carried the Lebanon High boys basketball team this season, its most successful in 15 years. In Friday night’s 49-43 loss to Portsmouth in the NHIAA Division II semifinals, those sharpshooting ways ended …

Wait for Spring Gets Longer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bethel — The lingering wintry weather brought more heavy snow, ice and biting wind to the Upper Valley, and between fuel bills and extra orders of salt, the season also has hit residents and municipalities in the wallet. …

Town Moderators: Making Meetings Move

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cornish — An hour before convening the business portion of Tuesday’s Town Meeting, Gwyn Gallagher was starting to get nervous. “It doesn’t really ever go away, I think,” said Gallagher, Cornish’s town and school moderator. The jitters aren’t …

Gordon William “Peanut” Wilder

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Peanut Wilder passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at age 71. He fought a long and courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. He was born August 12, 1942, in Windsor, Vt., the 5th of seven children of Harold and Mildred (Stearns) Wilder. He lived his …

Plainfield OKs Zoning Changes; Eberhardt Defeats Horne

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Plainfield — During all-day ballot voting Tuesday, townspeople approved a series of zoning amendments designed to make it easier to build free-standing apartments on their properties. The zoning changes allow residents to build accessory dwelling units, or so-called “in-law” apartments. Previously, apartments were allowed only if they were …

Drive for Five: Marauders March Into Another Championship Final

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Concord — Concord High tried. Bishop Guertin, too. Oyster River had two cracks. Heck, even Lebanon High gave it a go a couple of years back, without success. Now it’s Berlin-Gorham’s turn to knock Hanover off the NHIAA …

Plainfield School Budget OK’d

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Meriden — Residents voted overwhelmingly to approve the budget for Plainfield Elementary School as proposed by the School Board, but rejected a proposal for full-day kindergarten. By a vote of 154-40, voters approved the $6 million budget. Two …

Raiders Gallop to Victory

Friday, March 7, 2014

West Lebanon — The sign behind the Bishop Brady-Trinity girls hockey team’s net declared the sixth-seeded Giant Pioneers the dark horse before Friday night’s NHIAA Division I girls hockey quarterfinal. Unfortunately, the speed horse won. Starting with a …