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Lebanon head coach Michael Haxton celebrates with Terran Campbell, left, and Max Reed, right, after their doubles win against Oyster River 8 - 1 at the CCBA in Lebanon, N.H. Thursday, May 28, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Raiders Reach Finals: Lebanon Boys Tennis Tops Oyster River for First N.H. Championship Visit

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lebanon — Max Reed was nervous, hadn’t slept much the night before. The Lebanon High senior had no idea what to expect in his No. 1 singles match against Oyster River freshman Henry Bulkley on Thursday as the Raiders sought their first-ever berth in the NHIAA Division II state finals. But Reed had heard that his young opponent’s textbook groundstrokes …

No Onion, No Cry

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Virginia Drye, 16, stepped onto the porch of the Blow-Me-Down Grange in Plainfield to rest her teary eyes after cutting onions for the monthly Cornish and Plainfield senior luncheon taking place today. Drye is a member of Covered Bridge 4H, and the group cooks and serves the luncheon once a year. Valley News …

Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from this year’s and increases the amount to be raised by taxes among the 15 county …

Plainfield to Get New Electric Car Charge Port

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Plainfield — Anne Yates doesn’t expect to ever stop selling gasoline at her convenience store on Route 12A, but she does believe demand for another power source for vehicles will increase in the years ahead. That is why Yates accepted a proposal from area energy committees for an …

In Need of a Charge: Colby-Sawyer Baseball Finds Wins Elusive

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Colby-Sawyer College baseball players Matt McIntosh and Justin Devoid were loosening up with a game of catch Sunday alongside the first-base line at Norwich University as their team piled up several runs en route to sweeping a nonconference …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, …

Hanover Brings the Fun in Rout of Lebanon

Friday, April 24, 2015

Lebanon — There were plenty of days — heck, even weeks — in the not-so-distant past when the Hanover High softball team didn’t score double-digit runs. Not so Friday, as the visiting Marauders pounded arch-rival Lebanon, 17-5, at …

Tree’s Company: After Fire, Unity Couple Keep Branching Out

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Unity — Sometimes a bronze glow isn’t what it seems. Stan McCumber and his wife, Jenny Wright, have grown accustomed to the question prompted by their perennial mid-winter tans: Have you been in the Caribbean? “Nope. Westminster, Plainfield,” …

KUA to NCAA: Former Wildcats Make Their Mark in Playoffs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Boston — The NCAA men’s hockey postseason was filled with Kimball Union Academy alumni this spring. From Division III Trinity College’s first-ever NCAA national championship three weeks ago to both sides of last Saturday’s Division I Frozen Four …

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Officials Propose Changes for Hartland Gun Range

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hartland — Vermont’s Fish & Wildlife Department has planned an estimated $20,000 worth of security and soundproofing upgrades to the Hammond Cove Shooting Range and is proposing to close it for three months each winter in an effort …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Softball’s Win Streak Now at 10

Monday, April 13, 2015

New Haven, Conn. — The Dartmouth College softball team stretched its winning streak to 10 games and its lead in the Ivy League’s North Division to three games with a doubleheader sweep of Yale on Sunday, posting 8-0 and 7-0 shutout victories. Senior Kristen Rumley and junior Morgan …

Alice May Adams

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Alice May Adams, 94, a former resident of Windsor and Plainfield, N.H., passed away Tuesday morning, April 7, 2015, at Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, following a brief illness, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral …

New Lebanon Tennis Coach Brings Winning Pedigree

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lebanon — For now, the most competitive tennis matches Lebanon High senior Max Reed sees come against a 55-year-old opponent with occasionally balky knees. Every so often, however, Michael Haxton will whiz a shot past Reed that the …