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Surrounded by the glow of a halo around the sun, Jenny Wright, left, and her daughter Vanessa Keith, right, of Unity, prune apple trees at Riverview Farm in Plainfield, N.H.  Monday, March 16, 2015. Wright and her husband Stan McCumber have been pruning apple trees and picking the fruit around New England for about 45 years. "That's one of the fringe benefits of this job - seeing sky events," said Wright. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Tree’s Company: After Fire, Unity Couple Keep Branching Out

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Unity — Sometimes a bronze glow isn’t what it seems. Stan McCumber and his wife, Jenny Wright, have grown accustomed to the question prompted by their perennial mid-winter tans: Have you been in the Caribbean? “Nope. Westminster, Plainfield,” the 67-year-old McCumber replies, naming Vermont and New Hampshire towns where they do big pruning jobs. Despite being driven from their home by a recent fire, they’ve kept up with their seasonal work schedule. During the icy months, when spring blossoms are just a daydream, the Unity residents labor outdoors, as they have for almost half a century. Pruning, along with picking and pansies — “the three …

Police Charge 2 In N.H. Thefts

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Claremont —Two men from Claremont were arrested earlier this week and charged with breaking into storage trailers in the Upper Valley and stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools and equipment, police said in a news release. Russell Anderson, 39, and his stepbrother Michael Cote, 44, allegedly stole from Phoenix Painting Co.’s storage building in Springfield, N.H., and allegedly burglarized a construction …

Stevens Athletic Director Steps Down

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Claremont — Aaron House, the athletic director at Stevens High for the last three years, has notified school officials that at the end of the school year he will be leaving to take a similar position at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, N.H. Citing a “professional organization change” within the school department as the reason for packing up and leaving a job …

Newport Outpaces Stevens

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Newport — Two freshmen led the scoring for the Newport High girls basketball team on Monday night as the Tigers had no trouble with Stevens, winning 50-20 in an NHIAA Division III game at Wheeler Gym. Ninth-graders Alexis …

The Year in Photos: More Than a Feeling; A Lasting Message

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

As newspaper photographers, we never know what our days are going to be like. Sometimes we have a day of exciting assignments; on others, we go into the community looking for photographs. Sometimes we get assignments that don’t …

Raiders on a Roll: Lebanon Takes Down Stevens in Shootout First-Rounder

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hanover — When the next basketball classification cycle comes around, Lebanon High boys hoop coach Kieth Matte thinks — because of the enrollment situation — his Raiders could drop down from NHIAA Division II to Division III. That …

Martha S. Morse

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Martha S. Morse, 89, of Unity died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. She was born in Bath, Pa. on Jan. 11, 1925, the daughter of Willard P. and Bessie Louise (Lewis) Smith. She had …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, …

Local Roundup: Green’s Williams Denied Ivy Player of Year Honor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanover — Close, but no cigar. Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams’ hopes for capping a stellar season with the Ivy League’s Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the league’s offensive player of the year came up short on …

Newport Girls Shine in Season Opener

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — In a game that featured two coaching staffs with a solid Stevens High connection, it was the play of Newport junior Stephanie Carl that took the spotlight, as the Tigers used a strong finish to post …

Local Roundup: Quartet Chosen for Lions Cup

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Concord — Four Upper Valley soccer standouts will represent their schools one last time next summer as members of the New Hampshire roster for the Twin State Lions Cup matches against Vermont. Hanover’s Luke Strohbehn and Susanna Penfield, …

Local Roundup: Ivy Soccer Coach of the Year Honors for Dartmouth’s Riley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Staff Reports Princeton, n.j. — The Ivy League on Wednesday rewarded the Dartmouth College men’s soccer program for its return to the top of the league standings by naming Chad Riley its coach of the year and placing three members of the Big Green on the all-Ivy first …

Veteran Coach Warnken Still Going Strong

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Newport — Bill Warnken has been coaching basketball for 37 consecutive years. He has coached high school boys and girls, collegiate boys and girls and is so enamored by the sport that for two years he traveled 176 …