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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 proud of our son Edmund for being …

Imagining Adeline: Family Diary Inspires Plainfield Woman’s Novel

Friday, April 11, 2014

In 2009, Helen Taylor Davidson of Plainfield sat down with the diary of her great-grandmother Adeline Elizabeth Hoe with the intent of transcribing it. That would have been ambitious enough, but she went a step further. She dove into the deep end of imagination and wrote a novel that begins where her great-grandmother’s …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron …

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 …

Zoning, Kindergarten on Plainfield’s Plate

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Plainfield School Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 8, at the Plainfield Elementary School gym. Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m. at the elementary school. Town and school officers, along …

Letter: Teachers Union Should Make Concessions

Friday, February 28, 2014

Union Should Make Concessions To the Editor: I was recently asked to serve on the Finance Committee for the town of Plainfield. I’ve had a front-row seat to how our money is spent, especially at the Plainfield Elementary School. Over the past several years, there has been a …