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Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important program. The Post 84 Legionnaires coordinated with …

Forum, July 29: Change in Norwich; One for the Books in Bradford; Measles Prevention

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vocal Minority in Norwich To the Editor: I’m compelled to respond to Brian Livingston’s attack on Norwich Town Manager Neil Fulton and the needs of the Norwich municipal workers (“A Pool, Not a Police Station,” July 14). There is ample evidence that the police department’s building is beyond reasonable repair. The building study was conducted in 2012 and has been on the town’s …

Dover Drops Lebanon in Jr. Legion Opener

Monday, July 28, 2014

Manchester — Steve Cerrone is a talented wrestler, but it was he and his Lebanon Post 22 Junior American Legion baseball teammates who were dropped Friday. Facing Dover Post 8 in the opening game of the state tournament at Gill Stadium, Post 22 was mowed down by lefthanded pitcher Evan Zuchowski, who struck …

Lebanon Baseball Earns Revenge in First-Round Win

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Lebanon — Watching as his younger brother gutted out an NHIAA Division II first-round baseball classic with No. 9 St. Thomas Aquinas on Thursday, Lebanon High graduate Cooper Hardy offered a confession: If the eighth-seeded Raiders pulled out a walk-off win over the Saints, “it’s gonna be hard …

Lebanon Lacrosse Thumps Pelham in Opener

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lebanon — Emily Perryman powered the Lebanon High girls lacrosse team to a 16-4 victory over Pelham in a first-round game of the NHIAA Division III playoffs Wednesday. In other, more startling news about town, the Dairy Twirl …

Margaret Wood Thomsen Poffenberger

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Margaret Wood Thomsen Poffenberger, 92, died in her home at Harvest Hill, Lebanon on Friday, May 23, 2014. Peggy was born to Eleanor Wood Thomsen and Raymond Long Thomsen in Hartford, Conn. on Feb. 6, 1922, the second of five children. She lived in West …

Local Roundup: Hanover Crew Wins Sleigh Cup

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hanover — Host Hanover High won five races to capture the Sleigh Cup as the New Hampshire public school boys and girls rowing champion during Saturday’s Hanover Invitational regatta on the Connecticut River. Seven of the state’s eight public school teams made the trip for the race, and …

Sullivan County Outlays Up $600K

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Newport — County commissioners will present a $29.8 million proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 at a public hearing next Monday . If the Sullivan County delegation of state representatives approves the spending plan as recommended, county officials anticipate a 3 cent increase in the …

A Raider Resurrection: Lebanon Boys Track Back On Summit

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pelham, n.h. — With three top-five finishes behind him and his next turn in the long jump just ahead, Will Merchant turned to see Josh Fontaine chasing the leader of the 3,200-meter race at Saturday’s New Hampshire Division …

Letter: Stay Off the Railroad Tracks

Saturday, May 31, 2014

To the Editor: On the front page recently, there was an article about trespassing on railroad tracks (“Police Target Trespassers; Hartford Residents Look for a Way Around Railroad Properties,” May 27). Last week, my dad and I went to pick up my brother at the Windsor station, and …

Convict Apologizes to Plainfield

Friday, May 30, 2014

Plainfield — Seven years after Ed and Elaine Brown — the anti-government activists who refused to pay federal income taxes — took part in a nine-month standoff with federal authorities involving stockpiled explosives and weapons, Elaine Brown says …

Lebanon Tennis Earns Another Trip to Semis

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lebanon — Even if the opponent won’t be the same, this semifinal appearance thing is getting to be old hat for the Lebanon High boys tennis program — although the route zigzagged a bit in Wednesday’s 6-3 defeat …

Lebanon Baseball Wears Camo for a Cause

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lebanon — Lebanon High School has done a lot to make sure American Legion baseball stays vibrant in the community. So when he found out about Operation Hat Trick, Pete St. Pierre saw an opportunity to return the …