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State 4-H Fashion Bound: During Sullivan County’s 4-H Fashion Revue, Anna Avery, Annie Drye, Clara Avery, Alison Numme and Caleigh Plunkett were selected to model the garments they have sewn at the state competition on May 31st at UNH in Durham. Dawn Bozogan photograph

4-H Fashion Revue Attracts 50

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Claremont — A recent 4-H fashion revue at Claremont Middle School attracted more than 50 4-H members, some of whom will go on to represent Sullivan County at a statewide 4-H event next month. About 190 friends and family members turned out to see the 4-H-ers sport their outfits — some original, some purchased — onstage. The top advanced sewers …

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting more of them than he normally would. And after “a bear” of a winter forging …

Letter: Putting Children First

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: We want to begin by thanking the anonymous donor for his most generous contribution, which allows our grandson Lucian Vigneault to finish the school year at Hanover Street School in Lebanon. You chose to place a child’s well-being and stability above all else. Your good deed places children first and teaches a lesson that matters most. Next, we are extremely …

Plainfield School Budget OK’d

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Meriden — Residents voted overwhelmingly to approve the budget for Plainfield Elementary School as proposed by the School Board, but rejected a proposal for full-day kindergarten. By a vote of 154-40, voters approved the $6 million budget. Two …

Raiders Gallop to Victory

Friday, March 7, 2014

West Lebanon — The sign behind the Bishop Brady-Trinity girls hockey team’s net declared the sixth-seeded Giant Pioneers the dark horse before Friday night’s NHIAA Division I girls hockey quarterfinal. Unfortunately, the speed horse won. Starting with a …

Merrimack Valley Shakes Off Lebanon in Overtime

Friday, March 7, 2014

Penacook, n.h. — With 2 seconds on the clock, her team down by two and a trip to the NHIAA Division II girls basketball semifinals at stake, Merrimack Valley’s Mary Mullen stepped to the line. She had to …

Group Seeks To Double Solar Homes

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hartford — To help facilitate the adoption of solar energy, five Upper Valley energy committees, including Plainfield, have signed on to a Vital Communities’ initiative called Solarize Upper Valley. They aim to double the number of solar-powered residences in just 15 weeks. “It’s much easier than it was …

Lebanon Boys Rally to Avoid First-Round Upset

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon High boys basketball team earned its best regular-season NHIAA Division II record in 15 years. And the Raiders had to be at their best when it counted most Wednesday in a thrilling, come-from-behind first-round playoff win over Goffstown. Lebanon overcame a 16-point deficit and …

Letter: Climate Change Is a National Security Issue

Monday, March 3, 2014

To the Editor: Jeff Lehmann (“Other Things to Worry About,” Forum, Feb. 26) questioned why Secretary of State Kerry would focus on climate change when, he suggests, there are more important international issues — leading with Syria, Iran and Egypt. The former commander of CENTCOM (the integrated command …

A Band of Brothers: Lebanon Siblings Possess Ties to Program’s Past

Monday, March 3, 2014

West Lebanon — After starting the season 5-10-1 in league play, the Lebanon High boys hockey team needed to win both of its final regular-season games last week to guarantee a spot in the upcoming NHIAA Division II …

Mascoma River Summit Is April 5 At the Cardigan Mountain School

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Canaan — A summit to bring together organizations located in the Mascoma River watershed will take place April 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Cardigan Mountain School. The free event, which includes lunch, will be hosted by the Mascoma River Local Advisory Committee. The committee is authorized by …

Letter: Still Some Christians Left

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Still Some Christians Left To the Editor: C’mon, Willem, quit kicking us when we’re down (“You Can Learn a Lot, or Nothing, by Logging On to Social Media,” Feb. 19). There are still a few of us Christians left out here in Vermont and New Hampshire. You sound …

Letter: Teachers Union Should Make Concessions

Friday, February 28, 2014

To the Editor: I was recently asked to serve on the Finance Committee for the town of Plainfield. I had a front-row seat to how our money was spent, especially at the Plainfield Elementary School. Over the past several years, there has been a fair share of finger-pointing …