Plainfield

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Moderators Balk Over Voter Photos

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Plainfield — Municipal election officials in New Hampshire are raising concerns that potential cuts to the state budget may force town moderators to use their personal cameras or smartphones and printers to photograph residents who show up to vote without proper identification in order to comply with a new requirement of the state’s controversial voter ID law. Under New Hampshire law, would-be voters …

Indoor, Infield

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Above: Lebanon High School senior Jada Goodrich, 17, right, catches a throw from fellow senior Emily Courtemanche, 18, left, during softball practice at Lang Metcalf Gymnasium on Wednesday. Left: Sophomore Kayla Boisvert, 16, sends the ball back toward Goodrich during Wednesday’s workout, the Raiders’ third since the start of the preseason on Monday. …

Wrecking Crew: KUA Star Evokes Memories of Famous Dad

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meriden — You swore that was Danny Ainge flying around the court at Kimball Union Academy the other day. The blond kid? Directing traffic, spinning, dishing, scoring? Going full-throttle through that forest of bigger guys with a full …

John R. De Palma

Friday, February 27, 2015

East Plainfield, N.H. — John R. De Palma, 88, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Lebanon Loses Hockey Game, Earns Moral Victory

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon — By the sounds of the whooping and hollering escaping the locker room door afterward, the Lebanon High girls hockey team accomplished much of what it sought out of Tuesday night’s rematch with neighboring Hanover. Hold down the state’s top forward? Check. Play disciplined defense and …

Joyce Eileen Braley

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Joyce Eileen Braley, 73, a resident of Windsor passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Feb.18, 2015, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. She was born May 21, 1941, in Wilder, Vt., the daughter of Roderick and Bernice (Campbell) Thurston. She received her …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Answer Cavalier Challenge

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hollis, n.h. — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke believes a third meeting with archrival Lebanon — this time in next week’s NHIAA Division II state tournament — could be in the offing. Both the Marauders and …

Lebanon Growls at Bears; Raiders Maintain Top-Four Position

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lebanon — Last week, the Lebanon High boys basketball team lost a couple of games in a row. No need to panic, but the pair of little red Ls lit up like a warning light on the dashboard. …

In Plainfield, Libraries Are The Hot Topic

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ballot voting to elect town and school officers and decide proposed zoning changes will take place on Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Plainfield Elementary School gymnasium. Town Meeting will be held there …

Plainfield Education in Play: Key Proposals Include Ending Lebanon Deal

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Plainfield’s annual school district meeting will be held at Plainfield Elementary School on Friday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. P lainfield — A jam-packed school warrant includes three meaty questions that will shape the future of the district and a proposed $5.9 million budget that has been slightly …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Contested Races, Gun Range on Hartland’s Plate

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hartland’s annual School District Meeting will be held Monday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. Town Meeting takes place Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m., with the polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The meetings and voting …