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Residents Consider Energy as Companies Compete

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hanover — As the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission considers applications from two competing utilities vying to provide natural gas to customers in Lebanon and Hanover, a group of concerned Upper Valley residents has come together to draw attention to the need for community involvement in decisions that could shape the region’s energy future. In particular, the group known as Energy and Climate Upper Valley is concerned that investment in …

Cornish Mulls School’s Future

Friday, November 20, 2015

Cornish — Residents who turned out for Thursday’s community forum agreed they didn’t want to see an end to the town’s elementary school. “It would be the worst thing that could happen to this town,” resident Merilynn Bourne said. But the path to boosting the number of students while at the same time …

Local Roundup: KUA Teams Sweep Three Quarterfinals

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Meriden — Amid three New England Prep School Athletic Council quarterfinals on Wednesday, Kimball Union Academy’s field hockey, girls soccer and boys soccer teams all made like baseball players: They batted 1.000. KUA field hockey started by going to a one-on-one shootout tiebreaker before claiming a 2-1 win over New Hampton. Wildcats girls soccer had it a little bit easier, blanking Lexington (Mass.) …

Untouchable on Turf: Lebanon Field Hockey Repeats as State Champs

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — Though their skills are honed primarily on bumpy grasses at Lebanon High School, the members of the Raiders’ field hockey team cherish playing on artificial turf surfaces thanks to the way it helps speed up …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

United Valley Interfaith Project Presents Annual Micah Awards

Sunday, November 1, 2015

White River Junction — More than a dozen Upper Valley residents were honored last Sunday at the fourth annual Micah Awards ceremony, sponsored by United Valley Interfaith Project. The event was held at Listen Community Center. “Each Micah Hero has been chosen by their faith community as especially …

Raiders End Their Long Playoff Drought

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Lebanon — For the first time in five seasons, the Lebanon High football team is headed to the postseason. Ryan Milliken returned the opening kickoff for a score and had four first-half touchdowns. Meanwhile, the Raiders withstood a …

Rapid Recovery: After Slow Start, Raiders Roar to Title Game

Friday, October 30, 2015

Manchester — Lebanon coach Deb Beach called a timeout just 15 minutes into the first half of her team’s New Hampshire’s Division II semifinal game on Thursday night against Souhegan. The fifth-seeded Sabers had top-ranked Lebanon on its …

Art Notes: New Director Aims to Expand Reach of Meriden’s Aidron Duckworth Museum

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Many stories about young people in northern New England are about emigration, not immigration. Adults in their 20s leave the Upper Valley for cities where there are more jobs, more young people and a broader range of cultural …

Ready to Get Their Kicks: Familiarity Breeds Opportunity for Lebanon, Hanover

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lebanon — Passers-by who may have been fooled into thinking Monday’s showdown at Lebanon High was a high-stakes matchup between neighboring rivals likely was puzzled by the pregame rituals. With the Hanover and Lebanon boys soccer teams lined …

Worth the Wait: Lebanon Outlasts Kingswood in Overtime

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lebanon — Meredith Melendy found herself alone in front of Kingswood’s net with the ball on her stick. She had watched it roll in from Lebanon field hockey teammate Elle Brine, a long pass that skipped through legs …

Raiders Can’t Clinch Playoff Spot

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lebanon — For the second straight year, rival Kearsarge Regional has put a kink in the Lebanon High football team’s postseason plans. More physical and seemingly playing with a greater sense of urgency, the Cougars dominated 37-14 with an NHIAA Division II playoff berth on the line Friday …

Raiders Go Multitasking: Lebanon Relies on Depth, Versatility

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lebanon — It was late in the third quarter during the Lebanon High football team’s season opener at Laconia, and first-year starting Raiders quarterback Caleb Broughton was having a standout night both through the air and on the …