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Time to Go Green(y): Charity Golf Event Leaves Community Imprint

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rich Parker says it every year. This might be the last one; he’s not sure how many more he can handle. And every year, someone turns up who could use a little helping hand. For that reason, the Greeny won’t really ever go away. It shouldn’t. It can’t. An old Parker college buddy, in the midst of his own battle with cancer, started the Greeny golf tournament as a fundraiser to help others 19 years ago. Parker — Lebanon High graduate, former professional golfer, now the Dartmouth College men’s golf coach — lost his friend a couple of years later, and he has taken up …

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, …

Amen Corner: Accurate Shots a Simple Matter of Target Practice

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What’s the first thing you do when going on vacation? Pick a destination. Now, with all the family vacations I hear about this summer, a tremendous amount of planning goes into these trips. Even day trips to the White Mountains take a lot of preparation and organizing. So, if it’s second nature to …

Leader Is On Fire at New England Amateur

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — It’s a wonderful thing that Baker Hill Golf Club hasn’t suffered through the drought that some parts of the country have experienced this summer. Long, amber fescue blowing in a stiff wind makes for fine …

Local Roundup: Touchline Teams Win Finales

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Norwich — Dillon Bradley and Sawyer Hanlon scored unassisted goals as Touchline 5 defeated Hartford Juniors 2-0 in Touchline’s New Hampshire Soccer Conference regular-season finale. Touchline (12-1-2) avenged its only loss of the season, a 5-0 setback to Hartford. Touchline keeper Harris LaRock made six saves, including a …

Baker Hill Administering New England Amateur Golf Exam

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Hanover’s Nate Choukas didn’t become a member at Baker Hill Golf Club this year with the New England Amateur in mind. But it isn’t going to hurt his chances for a good week. Choukas, the …

The Outside Story: How to Help Fledglings — Not at All

Monday, July 20, 2015

On a recent afternoon, I was driving on my road in Thetford when I saw a baby ruffed grouse about the size of a pin cushion scurry into the bushes. I had the same impulse I did as …

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Warren, n.h. — In the relative cool of a sleepy Sunday morning before the heat and humidity got out of bed, the deer bounded across the dirt. The white-tailed wonder leaped into the protection of the forest, found …

Washington Faces Cougar Quandary

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Conservation groups are challenging new rules that expand cougar hunting in some parts of the state, arguing that the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission disregarded scientific studies that show increased harvests don’t reduce cougar populations and can actually …

100 Miles to Glory: Tanzanian Ultramarathoner a Runner With a Mission

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hanover — Simon Mtuy grew up in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The fifth of 10 children in a poor family, education was hard to come by and there were few options. But there was a highly visible …

Local Roundup: Hanover Grad Leads N.H. Soccer All-Stars

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Hanover High graduate Luke Strohbehn’s header off a corner by Pinkerton Academy’s Alexander Ebner lifted New Hampshire to 1-0 victory over Vermont in the Twin State Lions Cup boys game on Saturday night at Castleton State College. Strohbehn headed the ball out of the air …

Post 22 Stumbles in Finale

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Manchester — Bouncing home in a school bus from Gill Stadium here Saturday, the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team passed a billboard shortly before entering Interstate 293 North. “Need a fresh start?” asked the enormous …

Bradford, Vt., Course Gets New Life

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Because of its location just downstream from a power dam along the Waits River, Bradford Golf Club is prone to occasional flooding. Erosion along the river’s south bank also became problematic following Tropical Storm Irene, …