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From left, Democrat Andy Schmidt, Republican Bill Walker, Democrat Lee Walker Oxenham and Republican Donald Wenz are candidates for two legislative seats in Sullivan District 1. (Courtesy photographs)

GOP Eyes Sullivan County House Seats

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A couple of Republicans are hoping the issues of Medicaid expansion and government over-regulation will allow them to wrest control of Sullivan County District 1, a two-seat House district comprising Cornish, Plainfield, Grantham and Springfield now in the hands of Democrats. Republicans Donald Wenz, 69, and Bill Walker, 57, will face Democrats Andy Schmidt, 71, an incumbent, and Lee Walker …

Kearsarge Sinks Lebanon Football

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Sutton, n.h. — The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge Regional High. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a win. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they crushed them. Sophomore Justin Norris returned from an injury to rack up 167 total yards …

Kennett Rules Lebanon in Battle of Playoff Contenders

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Enthused for senior night, Lebanon High’s student section roared loudly from behind the north end zone during the Raiders’ regular season home finale against Kennett on Friday night. Unfortunately for Lebanon, Kennett’s performance on the field was the most resonating statement. Both physically and on the scoreboard, the Eagles dominated a battle of the top two teams in the New Hampshire …

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. …

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 …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Rene L. Dessert

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Rene L. Dessert, 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Rene was born in Lebanon on Feb. 20, 1925, to Henry & Marie (Lambert) Dessert. He grew up in the Family home on Hardy Hill. He attended …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

OK Does the Trick: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Lebanon

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lebanon — The Hanover High girls soccer team showed on Friday it can dominate even without performing at its best. Lackluster at times against rival Lebanon on the road, the Marauders scored once in each half and held …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

Soundproofing Wall to Lessen Noise From Hartland Shooting Range

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartland — Residents who live in the vicinity of the Hammond Cove Shooting Range will be relieved of some gunshot noise when construction of a 10-foot soundproofing wall is completed early next month. The shooting range will be …

Rene L. Dessert

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Rene L. Dessert, 89, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was …