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Arturo Johnson, of Hanover, pulls ahead at the start of the CVC Championship cross country ski meet at the Stafford Nordic Center in Strafford, Vt. Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Johnson kept his lead and took first place with a time of 14:49.
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Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their respective team wins at the Strafford Nordic …

Versatile Mascoma Prevails at Stevens’ Expense

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Claremont — Playing what coach Jim Barry thought was perhaps his team’s best game of the year, the Mascoma High boys basketball team — using backdoor passes and an in-your-face defense — led by as many as 19 points before settling for an impressive 64-55 win over Stevens in an NHIAA Division III game at Carr Gym on Tuesday night. Both teams entered …

Candidates Pivot To New Hampshire

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Claremont — With voting in Iowa over, the presidential candidates still standing are headed to New Hampshire for a week of what for many will be last-chance campaigning. Three candidates, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will be in the Upper Valley today, and two other heavyweights — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton — have events scheduled in vote-rich southern New …

Unity Couple Grateful for Neighbors’ Generosity

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Unity — The struggling couple victimized by a harmful theft last week has seen a brighter side of humanity in its aftermath. Once Linda Butterworth, a retired police officer, and her husband Kevin Butterworth, an under-employed contractor, discovered that a snowblower and a generator had been stolen from …

Police: Theft in Unity Marks Area Trend

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Unity — The Butterworths really couldn’t afford to lose that snowblower. Linda Butterworth, a retired cop, and her husband, Kevin, an under-employed contractor, bought the snowblower from the traditional secondhand economy that helps rural residents at the fringes …

Stevens Boys Top Franklin

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Claremont — When senior Anthony Stithen showed up for Friday night’s NHIAA Division III boys basketball contest with Franklin, he knew he had a big job ahead of him. A 6-foot-7 job ahead of him, as a matter of fact. At 6 feet, Stithen gave away more than …

Local Roundup: Big Green Rules Rematch

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s basketball team produced a season-best effort from the floor, hitting 53.5 percent of its shots for the contest and 61.9 percent in the second half, for an 80-69 nonconference victory over Canisius at Leede Arena on Tuesday night. The victory ended a …

Regardless of Status, Nursing Homes Face Similar Challenges

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wilder — Shirley Griggs has mixed feelings about her experience in the Lebanon nursing home owned by Genesis Healthcare Inc. while she recovered from a 2013 stroke. “The therapy I had was very, very good, but the nursing …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

Cardinal Boys Win Battle of the Have-Nots

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Newport — The Stevens and Newport boys basketball teams entered Tuesday night’s contest at Wheeler Gym winless in NHIAA Division III play. Despite two losses, the Cardinals did have at least one small edge: They lost by only four points to Hopkinton earlier in the season, while the …

Newport Girls Basketball Pulls Past Stevens

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Claremont — The Stevens High girls basketball team knocked off Hopkinton, 40-27, back on Dec. 18, and Cardinals coach Ivy Condon was hoping that this was the team she was going to see for the rest of the …

Trump Campaign Claims Upper Valley Supporters Who Say They Didn’t Commit

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

West Lebanon — Nancy Partington isn’t a fan of Donald Trump. The Woodsville resident plans to vote for a Republican in the upcoming New Hampshire presidential primary, but thinks the billionaire businessman can sometimes be “a little erratic.” …

Fire Destroys Unity Home

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Unity — A wood stove is likely to blame for a fire that destroyed a Unity home Monday evening. Unity fire Chief Bruce Baker said a preliminary investigation showed the walls around the wood stove caught fire, causing flames to spread throughout the Sawyer Brook Road home. No …