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Harwood's Shiv Seethepali (23), left, and Thetford's Tim Hollis (5) recoil from a header during the Harwood at Thetford boys soccer game in Thetford, Vt., on September 15, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

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 into the breach. Having already helped put …

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 Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide …

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 past decade, Manchester’s Derryfield School has made the move to D-II. Familiar from preseason encounters, …

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 …

Forum, July 1: The Co-op Debate; Lebanon Barber Shop Update

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Poor Tactics at the Co-op To the Editor: Democracy and freedom are being taken away from employees in the Upper Valley. Employers are “managing” with an iron fist in order to intimidate and keep their employees quiet and in line. The Co-op fired two of their best employees …

Grace, Gratitutde and Godspeed: Plainfield Community Baptist Church Pastor Retires After 25 Years

Monday, June 30, 2014

Plainfield — After nearly a quarter-century leading the Plainfield Community Baptist Church, more than 100 well-wishers gathered at the town hall to say farewell to the Rev. Suellen Leugers on Sunday afternoon. Amidst cupcakes, deviled eggs and bright …