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The Valley News
is a seven-day morning daily newspaper based in Lebanon, New Hampshire
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,568 people, 5,500 households, and 3,178 families residing in the city. The population density was 311.4 people per square mile . There were 5,707 housing units at an average density of 141.4 per square mile...
, covering the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire
New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian...
Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The state ranks 43rd in land area, , and 45th in total area. Its population according to the 2010 census, 630,337, is the second smallest in the country, larger only than Wyoming. It is the only New England...
Although the newspaper's offices and presses are in Lebanon, its mailing address is a post office box
A post-office box or Post Office box is a uniquely addressable lockable box located on the premises of a post office station....
in nearby White River Junction, Vermont
White River Junction is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in the town of Hartford in Windsor County, Vermont, United States...
. The newspaper covers communities on both sides of the Connecticut River
The Connecticut River is the largest and longest river in New England, and also an American Heritage River. It flows roughly south, starting from the Fourth Connecticut Lake in New Hampshire. After flowing through the remaining Connecticut Lakes and Lake Francis, it defines the border between the...
, which forms the state line.
The paper was founded in 1952 by Allan Churchill Butler. Shortly thereafter he sold the paper to James D. Ewing and Walter Paine
Walter Paine is an American author, journalist, and publisher. He purchased the Valley News of Lebanon, New Hampshire in the 1950s with partner James D...
. Paine would serve as editor and publisher of the paper for twenty-four years.
Newspapers of New England
Newspapers of New England Inc. is a privately-owned publisher of seven daily and weekly newspapers in the U.S. states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.The company's flagship publication is the Concord Monitor, in New Hampshire's capital...
, a private company based in Concord, New Hampshire
The city of Concord is the capital of the state of New Hampshire in the United States. It is also the county seat of Merrimack County. As of the 2010 census, its population was 42,695....
, bought the Valley News
in 1981 and has owned it since.