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Hartford High’s Connor Brooks (19) competes against a Colchester defender during the Hurricane’s Vermont Division I boys soccer semifinal against the Lakers on Oct. 29, 2013. Brooks was recently honored as the state’s top male scholar-athlete by the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association.
Valley News file — Greg Fennell

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left with that notion as well. Brooks recently received a dual honor from the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association. The VSADA named him …

Elwin “Red” Royce

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Elwin “Red” Royce, of Claremont, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at his daughter’s home in Lempster. He was born in Meriden, N.H., on May 20, 1922, the son of Charles Edgar and Sarah (Avery) Royce. At a very young age his parents had both passed away and he then lived in an orphanage in Nashua, N.H., and was …

Edna Amaral Nutbrown

Friday, November 14, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Edna Amaral Nutbrown, 95, formerly of Canaan, Enfield and Meriden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. She was born June 5, 1919 in Albany, Vt., to the late Levi & Lilla (Watson) Rancore. She graduated from Canaan High School. Edna worked a short time at the Baltic Mill in Enfield and later at the Hanover Inn where she met and …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley …

Lebanon Field Hockey Handles D-II Newcomer

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lebanon — Deb Beach suspects there’s a storm brewing in New Hampshire Division II field hockey this season. She’s glad her Lebanon Raiders caught it while it is still something of a zephyr. Dominant in Division III the …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center …

Steven Sotloff Journalism Scholarship Planned at KUA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meriden — In the months before his death, as he was held captive by Islamic State fighters in the Middle East, American journalist Steven Sotloff had a letter smuggled out of captivity to his family in Florida. He …

Stevens Takes the Sixth: Cards Continue Their Progress On the Course

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Claremont — If Claremont Country Club has a signature hole, it’s No. 6. From an elevated tee, the 138 yards to the green look like a just well-placed 8 or 9 iron away. However, looming in the vision …

Wedding: Bradstreet — Trexler

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Plainfield — Nicole Anne Bradstreet and Shane Joseph Trexler were married on Aug. 16, 2014, in Detroit. The bride is the daughter of Jill and Gordon Bradstreet, of Plainfield. She graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 2004, earned …

Republicans Vie for Sullivan District Seats

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Grantham — A former president of Lebanon College is among three Republicans running in a contested primary for the two-seat Sullivan 1 House district representing Cornish, Grantham, Plainfield and Springfield. Donald Wenz retired from Lebanon College, which recently canceled classes for the fall, four years ago and is …

Lebanon Steps Up, Wins Football Opener

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon High football team had just short-circuited a promising possession with a bad shotgun snap when a Raider assistant coach summed up what could have been the point of view for visiting Laconia as well …

Upper Valley, KUA React To Death of Steven Sotloff

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meriden — News on Tuesday of journalist Steven Sotloff’s death at the hands of Islamic State extremists was met with grief on the campus of Kimball Union Academy, where Sotloff showed an early interest in journalism as a …