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Every year, Shawn Rogers, of Meriden, N.H., enlists several friends to help him drag a 25 foot balsam fir cut from his parents tree farm in Chelsea, Vt. and load it on a trailer. The tree comes from a crop planted by the Rogers family in the mid-1980's for their cut-your-own Christmas tree business and is destined for the Meriden Congregational Church. "It's an ordeal," said Dick Rogers, Shawn's father. "I'm not quite sure he knows what he's doing." Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

‘Oh, the Wonder’: In Meriden Church, a Christmas Tree Reaches to the Heavens

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — About five years ago, as an appreciative new member of the Meriden Congregational Church, Shawn Rogers wanted to pitch in somehow. It wasn’t long before the Chelsea native and tree farmers’ son found the perfect opportunity. The church needed a Christmas tree, preferably a big one. “Boy, do I have deal for you,” Rogers remembers saying. That year, …

Jim Kenyon: Plainfield Library Board Chairwoman Says Shhhhhh!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

What in the name of Ed Brown is going on in Plainfield? A recent meeting of the trustees for the town’s two public libraries had been under way for only 10 minutes before Chairwoman Suzanne Spencer was on the phone to the cops. Spencer wanted a town resident in the audience removed — are you ready for this — for talking out of …

KUA Appoints Marketing Director

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — Kimball Union Academy has appointed Sarah Evans Moore, a KUA official, as director of marketing communications. Before being named to her new post, Moore was associate director of admissions at KUA. She previously held the positions of director of admissions and director of development at an independent day school near Cleveland. Moore brings a knowledge in communications, admissions and advancement in …

Plainfield Fire Cause Unknown

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plainfield — The New Hampshire State Fire Marshal’s Office was unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a Boston newspaper publisher’s custom-built log home in a remote part of Plainfield last month. State Fire Marshal Investigator Tom Schutzius said the department on Wednesday suspended the …

Raiders Pull Away From Merrimack Valley

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lebanon — Sometimes, you need a little help from the other team. No. 5 Lebanon High (12-4-1) was scoreless for the first 61 minutes of their game against No. 12 Merrimack Valley (6-10-1) during the first round of the New Hampshire Division II playoffs on Wednesday. On a …

Lebanon Field Hockey Rolls to Final

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Exeter, n.h. — There was a time when Emily Perryman didn’t know which fall sport she wanted to play. The Lebanon High field hockey team is sure glad she went with sticks over kicks. The shifty, speedy senior …

GOP Eyes Sullivan County House Seats

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A couple of Republicans are hoping the issues of Medicaid expansion and government over-regulation will allow them to wrest control of Sullivan County District 1, a two-seat House district comprising Cornish, Plainfield, Grantham and Springfield now in the …

Kearsarge Sinks Lebanon Football

Saturday, October 25, 2014

North Sutton, n.h. — The stakes were piled high last night for Kearsarge Regional High. It was the last home game of the season, rival Lebanon was in town, and staying alive in the playoff race required a win. The Cougars didn’t just rise to those challenges, they …

Kennett Rules Lebanon in Battle of Playoff Contenders

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Enthused for senior night, Lebanon High’s student section roared loudly from behind the north end zone during the Raiders’ regular season home finale against Kennett on Friday night. Unfortunately for Lebanon, Kennett’s performance on the field was the most resonating statement. Both physically and on the …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Hollis-Brookline Upends Lebanon Soccer

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — In a game in which the first goal was likely to be the winner, Hollis-Brookline’s Zac Crooks picked an opportune time for his first career tally. The junior made the most of his limited time on …

Plainfield: Hartland Shooting Range Soundproofing Ineffective

Monday, October 13, 2014

Plainfield — With recent soundproofing efforts a bust at the Hammond Cove Shooting Range in Hartland, residents across the Connecticut River in Plainfield are starting to organize. In response to earlier noise complaints from Plainfield residents, Vermont Fish and Wildlife in the last few weeks has added a …

Feet of Strength: Lebanon Runs, Kicks Past Hanover

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lebanon — In sophomore Ryan Milliken, the Lebanon High football team always has two legs up on the competition. In senior Tanner Simms, the Raiders can also put their best foot forward. Milliken continued to reward Lebanon coach …