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Rivendell Academy senior Josh Marshall hits a handful of golf balls from a small mat of artificial grass in the snow at his home in Orford, N.H., on March 26, 2014. "I guess I'm getting pretty anxious," said Marshall, who bought the mat in December and has used it 10-15 times this winter. (Valley News - Will Parson)

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the Connecticut River opened spring practice this week. But instead of green diamonds, manicured greens, prepared pitches and sun-drenched tracks and tennis courts, …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the NHIAA Division II coaching fraternity to win the honor, this time going to senior forward …

Letter: Problems With Conservation Bill

Thursday, March 20, 2014

To the Editor: Readers of Darby Bradley’s commentary (“Changes to Easements Require Scrutiny,” March 16), arguing in favor of Vermont bill S.119, which would alter how conservation easements are amended in the state, should be aware that the Vermont Land Trust, once a major advocate of the bill, has withdrawn support for it, saying it now believes the bill is too broad. I …

Oxbow Freshmen Have Eyes on the Next Level

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — This fall, freshmen Josh Walls, Dametres Perry and Tristan Longmoore surprised some Oxbow Union High football supporters by contributing significantly to the Olympians’ varsity team. With a little help, they’ll have the chance to impress …

Upper Valley Towns to Study Growth With Help of State Aid

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Norwich — A handful of Upper Valley towns in the Green Mountain State will split about $44,000 in state-funded planning grants to study growth and development next year. Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the grant recipients, which include Norwich, Newbury, Royalton, Sharon and West Fairlee. Statewide, 42 communities will …

Letter: Seniors Grateful to Rivendell

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: The Orford Senior Center wishes to thank the Rivendell High cook, staff and students for sponsoring, preparing and serving a free Thanksgiving meal to all of our congregate members. We also thank the Rivendell chorus for entertaining us. The meal was delicious. We all enjoyed …

Presidential Seal of Approval for Raptor

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vershire — Scott Calhoun apparently has a fan in the White House. And not because of the Rivendell Academy senior’s exploits on the soccer field. When he isn’t competing for the Raptors, Calhoun spends his time helping others. …

Fairlee Dam Fix To Cost Less

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thetford — The cost of repairing the aging dam at Lake Fairlee looks to be significantly lower than initially projected. An engineering report estimates that repairs could cost as little as $450,000, officials said. That is more than …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 13, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center SERRIN — A son, Theodore Olmstead Serrin, born Aug. 3, 2013, to Emily and Joshua Serrin, of New London. LAMB — A son, Bentley James Lamb, born Aug. 17, 2103, to Katelyn Hathaway and Robert Lamb, of Springfield, N.H. LYNCH — A son, Cooper Thomas …

Benefit for West Fairlee Woman Features Music, Food, Auction

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Vershire — A benefit for a West Fairlee woman fighting cancer is scheduled for Oct. 26, from 2-10 p.m., at Vershire Town Center on Route 113. Lisa Ordway, a longtime employee of the B&B Cash Market in West Fairlee, has a form of cancer that affects the head …

One for the Ages: Youth, Experience Converge in Soccer Rivalry

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Orford — Rivendell Academy boys soccer coach Bob Thatcher turns 65 today. Thetford Academy counterpart Sean Fitzgerald is 25. Thatcher has been coaching the Raptors (previously Orford High School) since 1972. Fitzgerald accepted his first varsity post with …

Minding Teen Mental Health

Saturday, September 28, 2013

White River Junction — In a matter of minutes, about 50 teens who had been sitting around circular tables at Listen Community Services’ River Point Plaza building were all on their feet. Staff members from the Clara Martin …

Judge Adds Layer To Estate Fracas

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chelsea — The legal battle for control of the estate of a Thetford man killed by Vermont State Police has intensified, with parties questioning each other’s motives in court papers, and questions arising about whether the man’s son, …