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Hartford High’s Connor Brooks (19) competes against a Colchester defender during the Hurricane’s Vermont Division I boys soccer semifinal against the Lakers on Oct. 29, 2013. Brooks was recently honored as the state’s top male scholar-athlete by the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association.
Valley News file — Greg Fennell

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left with that notion as well. Brooks recently received a dual honor from the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association. The VSADA named him …

Elwin “Red” Royce

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Elwin “Red” Royce, of Claremont, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Lempster. He was born in Meriden, N.H., on May 20, 1922, the son of Charles Edgar and Sarah (Avery) Royce. At a very young age his parents had both passed away and he then lived in an orphanage in Nashua, N.H., and was …

Edna Amaral Nutbrown

Friday, November 14, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Edna Amaral Nutbrown, 95, formerly of Canaan, Enfield and Meriden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. She was born June 5, 1919 in Albany, Vt., to the late Levi & Lilla (Watson) Rancore. She graduated from Canaan High School. Edna worked a short time at the Baltic Mill in Enfield and later at the Hanover Inn where she met and …

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 …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Hollis-Brookline Upends Lebanon Soccer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — In a game in which the first goal was likely to be the winner, Hollis-Brookline’s Zac Crooks picked an opportune time for his first career tally. The junior made the most of his limited time on …

Plainfield: Hartland Shooting Range Soundproofing Ineffective

Monday, October 13, 2014

Plainfield — With recent soundproofing efforts a bust at the Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, residents across the Connecticut River in Plainfield are starting to organize. In response to earlier noise complaints from Plainfield residents, Vermont Fish and Wildlife in the last few weeks has added a …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …

Hanover Rides Depth to Another D-II Golf Crown

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Portsmouth, n.h. — The Hanover High golf team has excelled in recent years thanks in large part to superior depth. Windham keeps suffering the consequences of that at the NHIAA Division II championship tournament. Five Hanover golfers shot …

Expanding the Harvest: Vermont Law School Studies How to Get Local Food to Needy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This time of year, Heather Bagley cobbles together a handful of volunteers and heads out to the fields and orchards for the leftovers. Generally, the groups are small, and frequently the faces are the same, but the results …

Hay-Man

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sarah Gillens builds a scarecrow in the image of Gene Kelly from Singin’ in the Rain outside her Plainfield home on Thursday. Gillens also constructed an Edgar Allan Poe scarecrow at the Philip Read Memorial Library. Valley News …

Alice E. Tibbits

Friday, October 3, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Alice E. Tibbits, 59, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon, N.H. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Lebanon Jumps Into the Fishing Derby

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — Lebanon High is getting on board with the NHIAA bass fishing tournament. Raiders senior Jack Whitaker and freshman Joe Kibbie will set out on Lake Winnipesaukee today for the qualifying round of the tourney, the second sanctioned by the NHIAA as a club-sport activity. After a …