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The Valley News (and Sunday Valley News) is a seven-day morning daily newspaper based in Lebanon, New Hampshire, covering the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont, in the United States.

Valley News
Valley News logo.svg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Newspapers of New England
PublisherDan McClory
EditorMaggie Cassidy
Headquarters24 Interchange Drive,
West Lebanon, New Hampshire
Circulation16,595 Sunday in 2006[1]

Although the newspaper's offices and presses are in Lebanon, its mailing address is a post office box in nearby White River Junction, Vermont. The newspaper covers communities on both sides of the Connecticut River, which forms the state line.[2] The paper's circulation is 16,522.[3][4] The current editor is Maggie Cassidy,[5] and John Gregg is the news editor.[6][7]

The paper was founded in 1952 by Allan Churchill Butler.[8] Shortly thereafter he sold the paper to James D. Ewing and Walter Paine.[9] Paine would serve as editor and publisher of the paper for twenty-four years.[10] In 2012, the Valley News, the Nashua Telegraph, and PolitiFact established "PolitiFact '12 NH," a fact-checking effort focused on the candidates in the 2012 United States presidential election. At the time, Jeffrey Good was the Valley News' editor.[11]

Newspapers of New England, a private company based in Concord, New Hampshire, bought the Valley News in 1981 and has owned it since.[12]

Editorial positionsEdit

The Valley News has editorialized in support of same-sex marriage.[13]


  1. ^ USA WEEKEND Circulation Archived 2008-09-11 at Archive-It, January 7, 2007. Accessed February 5, 2007.
  2. ^ Valley News Rate Card No. 45, September 1, 2006. Accessed February 5, 2007.
  3. ^ "White River Junction Valley". mondotimes. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  4. ^ "Valley news". ISSN 1072-6179. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  5. ^ Epp, Henry (November 30, 2018). "Incoming 'Valley News' Editor Maggie Cassidy Reflects on Digital, Print Changes". VPR. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "White River Junction Valley". mondotimes. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  7. ^ "Valley News - White River Junction, VT Newspaper - Website, Address, Phone Number, Editor, Contact Information and Translate to Languages". Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  8. ^ Ghiglione, Loren; Bagdikian, Ben H. (1973), Evaluating the Press, Southbridge, Massachusetts: New England Daily Newspaper Survey, OCLC 859534
  9. ^ Interview with James D. Ewing by Mike Richard (PDF), Lewiston, Maine: The Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, August 16, 1999, archived by WebCite here
  10. ^ Paine, Walter (2006), Cousin John: The Story of a Boy and a Small Smart Pig, Southbridge, Massachusetts: Bunker Hill Publishing, p. (Author bio on dust jacket), ISBN 978-1-59373-057-4, OCLC 122930106
  11. ^ "Who Needs Perspective When You Have NOW?". National Journal. June 27, 2011.
  12. ^ "William Dwight, 92, Holyoke publisher". Obituary. Union-News, Springfield, Mass., June 5, 1996.
  13. ^ Mello, Michael (2004), Legalizing Gay Marriage, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, p. 67, ISBN 978-1-59213-079-5, OCLC 53896741

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