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Sue Blair, the new principal of Plainfield Elementary School, reads a poem to fifth and sixth grade students on the first day of school, on Aug. 28, 2014 in Meriden, N.H.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

‘My Focus Is on Kids First’

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield — Remember The Little Engine That Could, the children’s book about the tank engine that, while facing a tough task, chanted to itself, “I think I can, I think I can” until, suddenly, it could? The message behind that story, said newly minted Plainfield Elementary School Principal Susan Blair, summarizes much of her educational philosophy. “I think the most …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — featuring all three football state title games at the Wildcats’ venerable field. On the Saturday …

Their Time to Shine: At the Cornish Fair, Young People Demonstrate New Skills

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The normally quiet fairgrounds are abuzz with preparations on the day before the Cornish Fair opens. Cows lumber off their trailers, chickens peck around their new spaces, and young students staple colorful and informative hand-drawn posters above their animals’ stalls describing the projects they’ve been working on. As they confidently lead these projects …

Hanover Grad Makes Quick Recovery in CHaD Football Game

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Manchester — Shawn Cavallaro didn’t receive the most valuable player award after Saturday’s third annual New Hampshire East-West High School All-Star football game at St. Anselm College. However, a solid case could have been made that No. 4 …

Forum, June 28: Change in Paradise Park; Fireworks in Lebanon; Checking Out of the Co-op; Traffic Warning

Friday, June 27, 2014

Changes in Paradise Park To the Editor: Changes are coming to Windsor’s town forest in Paradise Park. On June 24, the Selectboard approved a new ordinance that gives the Paradise Park Commission the authority to permit the hunting of deer, bear and moose for animal control in Paradise …

Forum, June 26: Polishing Dartmouth’s Brand; Competition for Veterans Health Care; Memories of the Fire

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As Dartmouth Shines Its Brand To the Editor: Staff writer Rick Jurgens reported in the June 20 Valley News that the Geisel School of Medicine ran a $5.5 million deficit last year because of a shortfall in expected federal research grants. Dartmouth’s board of Wall Street master prognosticators …

Lebanon High Sprinter a Rookie in Name Only

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Lebanon — Having shown signs of brilliance since the third grade, sprinter Corinne Kennedy had long been on the radars of Lebanon High track and field coaches. Now that she’s grown to compete for the Raiders, her performances …

Engagement: Torrey-McGonis

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Enfield — Amber Torrey and Mark McGonis, of Enfield, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cherrie and Norman Torrey, of Plainfield. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 2004 and earned a bachelor’s degree …

Lebanon Track Athlete Earns Top Honor

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lebanon — By now, John Cioffredi knows all too well that his chosen sport is called track and field for a reason. Three older Cioffredi sisters made their names in the running half of the Lebanon High track …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

Tag-Team Tourney: Vt. Open Requiring the Work of Two Courses

Monday, June 16, 2014

Killington, Vt. — There’s a collective responsibility to running any golf tournament. The folks behind the Jeff Julian Memorial Vermont Open are only taking it up a couple of notches this week. Following through on a decision to …

Forum, Saturday, June 14: Exciting Times in Plainfield; The Real Story About Veterans; Pies for Sale

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Exciting Times in Plainfield To the Editor: Recently a reporter stopped at our house to ask if we had memories of the time when our road, Center of Town Road, was in the news because of activities of the Browns (“Convict Apologizes to Plainfield” May 31). We mentioned …

‘One Life and It’s Up to Us’: Lebanon High Graduates Urged on Importance of ‘Grit’

Friday, June 13, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery. ∎ Lebanon — The city’s high school seniors were urged to aspire to bright futures during a graduation held under gray skies on the school’s football field on Thursday evening. Salutatorian Emma …