Plainfield

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to make the organization’s website, nhiaa.org, more informative and user-friendly. Some time during the 2015-16 school year, it hopes to reveal the best version yet. Implementing “Schedule Star” software and other upgrades, the NHIAA is aiming to streamline the process of changing or viewing scheduling, scores …

Local Roundup: Medal Eludes Cox at World Juniors

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Singapore — Hartland’s Hannah Cox narrowly missed out on a medal on the first day of the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships on Monday, finishing fourth as a member of the United States 4x200 freestyle relay team. The Kimball Union Academy senior certainly did her part. Cox swam the anchor leg in a …

‘She Doesn’t Back Off’: Sullivan County Manager Battles ALS Diagnosis

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Newport — For 4½ months between the late-summer night that friends noticed her slurring her words and the midwinter day that neurologists identified the source of the problem, Sullivan County Manager Jessie Levine wondered which enemy she’d be fighting. After ruling out a stroke, a brain tumor and Lyme disease as causes early …

Racketeering: Lebanon Grad a Master at Tennis and Squash

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Lebanon — Playing tennis with Max Reed can really mess you up, and sometimes it seems there’s nothing you can do about it. Everything goes wrong. First, there’s something wrong with the ball. No matter how hard you …

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 …