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Soundproofing Wall to Lessen Noise From Hartland Shooting Range

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartland — Residents who live in the vicinity of the Hammond Cove Shooting Range will be relieved of some gunshot noise when construction of a 10-foot soundproofing wall is completed early next month. The shooting range will be tentatively closed Sept. 22-25 and again on Oct. 7 while the wall is constructed and sound panels attached, said Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s Chris Saunders. The range was completely rebuilt about two years ago at a cost of $230,000, and that dramatically increased activity there, Saunders said. But berms and covered shooting portals did not deaden the sound that traveled across the Connecticut River. Most affected were …

Rene L. Dessert

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Rene L. Dessert, 89, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at home. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

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 forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

Experience Pays a Dividend: For Russell, 2013’s Successes Turn Into 2014’s Opportunities

Monday, July 14, 2014

Burlington — Winning the New England Amateur and Vermont Amateur in the span of less than a month last summer opened a lot of doors this year for Grantham’s Evan Russell, and for that he’s thankful. Repeating at …

KUA Has Olympian Hopes From New Coach

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Each step of Molly Engstrom’s hockey career has flowed into the other without precise planning or detailed anticipation. From playing on the outdoor rink in her tiny hometown to enjoying a lengthy run on U.S. national teams, the …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …

Lynwood Miles Darling

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Plainfield, N.H. — Lynwood Miles Darling, 77, of Plainfield passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 4, 2014. He was the son of Pearly Darling and Eunice Leona (Page) Johnson. Lynwood was born on March 3, 1937 in Groton, Vt. Lynwood is predeceased by his wife, Ola Gertrude, a …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

Local Briefs: Sunday, July 6

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Plainfield Man Found Dead in Pond Plainfield — An elderly man was found unresponsive early Saturday evening in a pond near Willow Brook Road. Plainfield police, the Cornish Rescue Squad and an ambulance from Hartford responded to a call of a possible drowning just before 6 p.m. Lynwood …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

Wanting Water Everywhere: Runner Uses Yoga to Raise Money for Native Kenya

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanover — Elite distance runner Sam Chelanga has settled in the Upper Valley in part because the wooded hills remind him of his home village in Kenya. Now he’s hoping friends in his new surroundings can help him …

N.H. Suspends Vanity Plates

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

West Lebanon — New Hampshire residents hoping to get creative through their license plates will have to wait until the state figures out what standards it can enforce for vanity plates. Following a state Supreme Court ruling in May that found current law governing the wording on vanity …