Plainfield

Sullivan County to Hold Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Newport — The county commissioners’ proposed $30.4 million Sullivan County budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be presented at a public hearing on June 2 at the town hall in Charlestown. The proposed spending plan represents an increase of 2.2 percent, or nearly $650,000, from this year’s and increases the amount to be raised by taxes among the 15 county municipalities by 1.2 percent, or $167,000. Sullivan …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort for his third win in four decisions this season. The senior struck out six and …

Man Faces Charges After Police Chase

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lebanon — Following an extended chase on Routes 12 and 12A, police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for the theft of a truck in Colorado. Just after 8 p.m., Lebanon police attempted to stop a Ford F-150 driven by Robert Leibensperger, of Clifton Park, N.Y. Leibensperger, 37, refused to pull over. The truck had been reported stolen earlier this month in Black …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …

Lurking Below the Surface

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sharon — Sometimes the line between selectman and crisis counselor gets a little blurred — especially during mud season. Selectboard member Paul Haskell said some of his Sharon neighbors are “having their first experience” with the trials and …

Gertrude R. West

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — Gertrude R. West, 87, died Saturday night, March 7, 2015, at the Sullivan County Health Care in Unity, N.H. She was born July 24, 1927 in Weare, N.H. the daughter of Leon A. and Julia (Locke) Reade. She graduated from Weare High School in 1945 …

Plainfield Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Plainfield Number of Voters: na Number on Checklist: 1,551 Selectboard: Robert W. Taylor Trustee of Trust Funds: Donald E. Garfield Cemetery Trustee: James Taylor Library Trustee 3 yrs: Emily Sands Library Trustee 3 yrs: Nancy Liston Supervisor of the Checklist: Fern Wilder School Moderator: Paul Franklin School Clerk: Michelle Marsh School Treasurer: Jeffrey Moore School Board 3 yrs: Audra Bucklin …

Newcomer Joins Plainfield Library Board

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Plainfield — Newcomer Emily Sands and incumbent Nancy Liston earned seats on the library trustees board Tuesday, defeating Dennis Girouard and Cindy Heath in a four-way race. Sands had supported Liston, and Girouard had supported Heath. Heath and Liston had reserved their support for other candidates. The town’s …

John R. DePalma

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

East Plainfield, N.H. — John R. DePalma of East Plainfield died on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 88. John was born in Hanover, N.H. At Mary Hitchcock Hospital on June 20, 1926, to Angelo C. and Florence M. (Cantlin) …

Marauders, Again: After Dispatching Lebanon, Hanover Eyes a Six-Peat

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Concord — Seven years. Six opportunities. Five different schools. The cream of the NHIAA’s girls hockey crop has been trying — and failing — to knock the Hanover Marauders off their perch as the premier program in the …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Hoop Cruises to Quarters

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lebanon — The ball moved around. And the Lebanon High boys basketball team moved on. Guards KJ Matte and Ryan Milliken worked the roundball around all night, combining for 45 points as the fourth-seeded Raiders rolled over No. 13 Oyster River, 82-60, in an NHIAA Division II first-round …

Local Roundup: KUA Toppled In NEPSAC Finale

Monday, March 9, 2015

Windsor, Conn. — The Kimball Union Academy girls basketball team’s bid to retain its New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class C championship came up short in Sunday’s regional tournament title game, as Connecticut’s Hamden Hall denied the Wildcats in a 69-52 decision. KUA (20-7) was making its …

Hanover Girls Upset Lebanon, Advance in D-II Tourney

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lebanon — Wednesday night’s 47-40 overtime playoff win at Lebanon might stand as a microcosm of the Hanover High girls basketball team’s season. The Marauders trailed for much of the night and appeared to be headed to a third straight postseason loss against their bitter rivals. Instead — …