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Swimmer Hannah Cox, 17, of Hartland does pushups with the added tension of a rubber band during a pre-swim strengthening session at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in Hartford, Vt. Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Cox will compete in the U.S. Nationals in San Antonio, Texas in August and is training for the Olympic Trials in 2016. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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It’s Going Swimmingly: Pool Potential Grows for Hartland’s Cox

Monday, August 3, 2015

White River Junction — Here’s the thing about a stopwatch: Make it big enough, put it in the right place and people will notice the numbers on it, especially when they get low enough. The folks who follow Hartland’s Hannah Cox and her pool exploits have noticed her for some time. The 17-year-old Kimball Union Academy senior has talked to …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as his son Levi lives there with his family. It’s part of a two-day swing through …

Christie Discusses Policies in Newport Visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Newport — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for entitlement reform in a town hall forum Tuesday afternoon, outlining a platform that involved significant cuts to retiree benefits. In his second major presidential campaign visit to the Upper Valley in recent months, Christie kicked off his appearance at Salt hill Pub with a …

Racketeering: Lebanon Grad a Master at Tennis and Squash

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lebanon — Playing tennis with Max Reed can really mess you up, and sometimes it seems there’s nothing you can do about it. Everything goes wrong. First, there’s something wrong with the ball. No matter how hard you …

Sullivan County Agency Has New Executive Director

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Newport — The Sullivan County group working to connect Claremont and Lebanon with a bus route along Route 120 is hoping that its new executive director will drive efforts to expand its transportation offerings. The Community Alliance of …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Garden Tour Set in Windsor, Cornish, Plainfield

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Windsor — A garden tour celebrating the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Cornish Colony is set for June 20. Organized by Historic Windsor, Inc., the Gardener’s Journey is a benefit for the nonprofit’s historic preservation programs. …

John Woodward-Poor

Friday, June 12, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — John Woodward-Poor died Monday June 8th, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 6, 1952, in Ridgewood, N.J., son of Daniel and Agatha Poor. He moved to the Upper Valley in 1974, and began a life filled with friends and family, always driven by …

Art Notes: Photographer’s Installation Combines the Digital and the Handmade

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lia Rothstein has been a photographer for four decades, and in that time she has done nearly everything a photographer could do. She’s used film and digital, done commercial jobs, worked as a photo archivist, shot weddings and …

John Woodward-Poor

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — John Woodward-Poor, 62, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Dorothy Erma (Schultz) Gattie

Sunday, June 7, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Dorothy Erma (Schultz) Gattie, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home on Monday, May 25, 2015, after a short period of declining health. Dorothy was born on June 6, 1921, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Charles and Erma Schultz. As a girl …

Cougars’ Juggernaut Too Much for Raiders

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — Emily Perryman began to sniffle during an interview in the wake of her Lebanon High lacrosse team’s 11-4 loss to Derryfield on Saturday. She paused, then was unable to fend off full-fledged tears. “We played …

To the Rescue: Hard Work, Not Super Powers, Fuels Raider Senior

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lebanon — Emily Perryman warmed up for Thursday’s lacrosse playoff game while wearing a black Batman T-shirt. Wonder Woman garb might have been more appropriate, but you get the point — when it comes to Upper Valley high …