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A Look Back: Crank telephones connected Meriden community for 75 years
03-31-2024 5:16 PM

By STEVE TAYLOR

It was a great conversation starter half a century ago, and, if you lived it, the subject can bring amusement, even awe, to those hearing about it today. That’s the “hand crank” or magneto telephone system that served Meriden Village for nearly 75...


Upper Valley school districts look to enrollment in planning for the future
03-22-2024 9:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

In 1998, voters of Orford, Fairlee, Vershire and West Fairlee approved a plan to form Rivendell, an interstate school district, with the intent to pool their resources to provide an equitable and sustainable education system for their communities.The...


Plainfield voters pass school budget, approve exploring Cornish school collaboration
03-18-2024 3:38 PM

PLAINFIELD — At the annual school meeting on Saturday, voters reduced a proposed amount for a capital reserve fund from $75,000 to $10,000.They approved all other articles as warned, including an $8.5 million operating budget, 177-58, Superintendent...


Zoning ordinances pass in Plainfield; school meeting on Saturday
03-13-2024 9:06 AM

PLAINFIELD — In ballot voting on Tuesday, voters elected three to the School Board and one to the Selectboard in uncontested races.Amy S. Lappin won a three-year term on the Selectboard.Meanwhile, Jennifer Rybeck Houde won a two-year term on the...


A Life: Craig ‘CJ’ John Lanzim ‘was always upbeat and positive’
03-10-2024 6:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

PLAINFIELD — Craig John Lanzim, or “C.J.” as he was known, was a role model to many for how to treat others. He had a gift for making people feel valued, whether a close friend or a stranger. He accepted others as they were and exhibited patience and...


Energy issues up for votes at Upper Valley town meetings
03-03-2024 6:00 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

LYME — From a regulatory standpoint in Lyme, solar panels are no different from a garden shed. A set of zoning amendments on this year’s Town Meeting warrant will ask voters to consider making a distinction.Three municipal buildings already have solar...


Town Meeting preview: Plainfield
03-03-2024 10:42 AM

Article of note: A school article asks whether voters support the creation of a planning committee to explore creating a collaborative district with the Cornish School District. A separate school article asks whether voters support creating a Middle...


KUA child care center relocates following lead paint discovery 
02-06-2024 6:06 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

MERIDEN — After the blood tests of a child of a Kimball Union Academy faculty member showed elevated levels of lead, subsequent testing of the building that housed the school’s child care center also revealed “trace” levels of the toxic heavy metal,...


Cornish and Plainfield seek to study merging middle school
01-22-2024 10:15 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

Cornish and Plainfield voters will decide on Town Meeting Day whether their school boards should consider forming a cooperative school district and merging their middle schools.The two districts have collaborated in recent years in an effort to...


Cornish, Plainfield mull deeper collaboration on schools to reduce costs 
12-04-2023 4:33 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

PLAINFIELD — As they face staffing shortages and high costs, the Plainfield and Cornish school boards are considering several potential models for restructuring the relationship between two school administrative units, SAUs.Under the current...


Out & About: Plainfield Fall Festival trades treats in light of apple shortage
09-27-2023 6:19 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

PLAINFIELD — Those who have attended the Plainfield Community Church’s annual Fall Festival may come for the rummage sale, but they know they’re in for a sweet treat with its popular apple dumplings.But those who are stopping by the church this...


Plainfield seeks FEMA assistance for flood-damaged road repairs
08-07-2023 11:57 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

PLAINFIELD — Plainfield has received almost 18 inches of rain this summer, Town Administrator Stephen Halleran said.“It all blends together,” Halleran said. “That’s a ton of rain, and a big chunk of it came in the month of June, several weekends in a...


Slim pickings: Little sun, too much rain slowing Upper Valley berry season
07-06-2023 6:48 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WEST LEBANON — With berry season underway, Upper Valley farmers said their pick-your-own patches could use more sunshine to offset June’s rainy days and cool temperatures. A mid-May freeze also killed or damaged many fruit blossoms.While the impact...


Jim Kenyon: Finding the words
06-20-2023 8:26 PM

By JIM KENYON

An 18-year-old Pennie Armstrong had just started training to become a nurse in the early 1960s when she contracted polio, even though she’d been vaccinated against the debilitating, life-threatening virus.Armstrong spent the next few months at the...


Plainfield, Cornish select superintendent
04-27-2023 2:28 PM

Sydney Leggett, who has been serving as interim superintendent of the Plainfield and Cornish school districts, has been named to the permanent role. Leggett is also currently the superintendent of the Grantham school district and will leave that role...


Residents making use of recently opened library in Meriden
04-24-2023 5:15 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

MERIDEN — During the nearly 18 months the Meriden Library was under construction, 5-year-old Mary Bae would often ask her mother, Nalee Bae, when it would be finished.“We used to drive and check on the progress of the library,” Nalee Bae said.That...


A Life: Gordon Gillens could ‘talk to a child and he could stand up to the bully’
04-16-2023 6:05 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

PLAINFIELD — When Plainfield voters at Town Meeting approved a proposal to establish a police department in 1975, resident Steve Taylor, who supported the idea, remembers the words of the first chief, Terry Kelley.“He said, ‘Being police chief in...


Town Meeting: Plainfield continues committee to examine relationship with KUA
03-22-2023 12:34 PM

PLAINFIELD — In voting at Saturday’s floor meeting, voters approved all articles on the warrant.That included a measure to direct the Selectboard to appoint a committee to continue to study the town’s relationship with Kimball Union Academy in...


Town Meeting: Plainfield elects town and school officers
03-17-2023 11:43 PM

PLAINFIELD — In uncontested races in Tuesday’s ballot voting, Plainfield voters elected town and school officers.With 96 votes, Christian Forman earned a three-year seat on the School Board and Ron. C. Eberhardt, with 93 votes, earned a three-year...


Snowstorm smacks another NH Town Meeting Day, but this time officials, voters are ready
03-14-2023 8:39 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

Tuesday’s late winter storm, which saw 13 inches of snow pile up in Newport, N.H., by noon, also brought tall stacks of Town Meeting ballots from voters who were thinking ahead. On Monday, Cornish Town Clerk Paula Harthan handed out almost 90 absentee...

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