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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 New Hampshire for Sanders, with stops Saturday …

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 …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home on the Plainfield-Cornish town line in order to send their children to Plainfield Elementary School, …

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 …

Lebanon Clipped in D-II Tennis Final

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bedford, n.h. — The Portsmouth High boys tennis team had soared through the regular season and through the Division II state tournament without facing a serious challenge, but the top-seeded Clippers finally found one in the finals against …