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Jim Burnett, of Canaan, N.H., will be competing in his 51st marathon when he runs in the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. Burnett also ran in last year's event -- he had finished about 10 minutes before the bombs exploded near the finish line. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting more of them than he normally would. And after “a bear” of a winter forging mind and body for his 15th Boston …

Iva N. Provencal

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Casa Grande, Ariz. — Iva N. Provencal, 79, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Casa Grande hospital in Arizona. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Grantham, N.H. She worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., for 29 years as supervisor of residential life. She retired in 1998, then moved to Arizona. She is survived by her companion of 18 years, Pete Cote; …

Veterans’ Names Sought for Monument

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Canaan — The American Legion in Canaan is seeking names for the town veterans’ monument, along with new post members. Weld Webster Post No. 55 and Friends of Canaan Village are updating the Canaan Veterans Monument. According to the town website, the most current names on the monument date back to the Vietnam era. To be eligible, veterans must have entered military service …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching …

Peter H. Lessard

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Peter H. Lessard, 72, of Canaan died on Friday, April 4, 2014, at home following a brief illness. He was born on Oct. 9, 1941, in Watertown, Mass. Pete graduated from Brighton High School in Allston, Mass. and ITT-Technical Institute. He was a radio operator …

Katrina Wall

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Katrina Wall, 93, born March 23, 1921 in Denmark, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014. No services will be held. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, April 8

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Windsor Man Sentenced For Child Porn Possession Windsor — A 26-year-old Windsor man was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison for possession of child pornography, according to a news release from the United States Department of Justice. During the sentencing on April 1 in U.S. District …

Summit in Canaan Highlights Challenges to Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Canaan — Decades have passed since untreated industrial waste flowed into the Mascoma River, killing off aquatic life and changing the water color to match the dye the textile mills were using that day. The river’s dramatic turnaround …

Edward Lary

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Edward Lary, 86, died Friday, April 4, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Lynn E. Brown

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Lynn E. Brown, 66, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at her home in Canaan. Lynn was a 1966 graduate of the Killingly High School in Dayville, Conn. Upon graduation she went on to achieve her LPN and eventually her RN. Lynn enjoyed working with …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, March 26

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Canaan Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl Canaan — Police arrested a Canaan couple Friday on charges that the husband sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl and that the wife knew of the abuse and did nothing to stop it, according a news release from Canaan Police. Raymond E. …

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 …

Looking for New Lanes: Bowlers Striking Out After Hartford Alley Sold

Monday, March 17, 2014

Claremont — Tracy Ferris nibbled at a slice of cake topped with chocolate ice cream in the arcade at Maple Lanes on Sunday. She and her seven-year-old daughter, Sierra, came to the Maple Avenue bowling alley for a …