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Ernesta Helen Watson

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ernesta Helen Watson, 99, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born April 13, 1915, to the late Willie Wallace and Annie Maria (French) Wooster. Ernesta grew up in Canaan, N.H. and received her RN degree from the Margaret Pillsbury School of Nursing in 1936. She worked for several medical institutions in Florida and New York, locally she worked at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt., from which she retired as evening supervisor in 1975. Ernesta was a faithful member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church where she served as president …

Ernesta Helen Watson

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ernesta Helen Watson, 99, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born on April 13, 1915, to the late Willie Wallace & Annie Maria (French) Wooster. Ernesta grew up in Canaan, N.H. and graduated from Margaret Pillsbury School of Nursing. She had worked for several medical institutions in Florida and New York; …

River Valley Community College to Present Award to Hypertherm Exec

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Claremont — For her years of support of efforts to train and employ graduates of River Valley Community College in Claremont, and to generally widen access to job training, the school will confer its Walter R. Peterson Award on Hypertherm’s Barbara Couch. Couch, Hypertherm’s vice president of corporate responsibility, will receive the award on Sept. 19, during the Peterson Award dinner that will …

Mary L. (Daniels) Hazen

Friday, July 25, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Mary L. Hazen (104) passed away quietly on the evening of Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare Center in Lebanon, N.H. Born Dec. 11, 1909, the daughter of Bertha (Pratt) and Joseph LaBreck of Braintree, Mass. She attended schools in Weymouth, Mass. and was …

Mary L. Hazen

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Mary L. Hazen, 104, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2014. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 3 to 5 pm. An obituary will be published in a later edition …

Mascoma River Watershed

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sort of like air, watersheds are both ubiquitous and easy to overlook. Yet, they shape nearly every aspect of life within their boundaries — recreation and tourism, flora and fauna, development and industry. The waterbodies within them are …

Forum, July 18: Abuse in Palestine; Plight of the Children at the Border; Flowers in Hartford

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Abuse in Palestine To the Editor: Thanks and congratulations to the Valley News for the recent op-ed on the beating of an American child, Tariq Khdeir, by Israeli police (“Where It’s ‘Trayvon Martin, En Masse’,” July 11). Valley News coverage on Israel and Palestine has long been …

Sean Clifford Tillotson

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Sean Clifford Tillotson, 17, of O’Gorman Road died suddenly on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Denver, Colo., while traveling to participate in a week-long leadership program in Wyoming. A senior at Oxbow High School, Sean was born Oct. 3, 1996, in Lebanon, N.H., the son …

Upper Valley Farmers Markets in Full Swing with Summer

Monday, July 7, 2014

Canaan — The mood on Canaan’s Village Green was festive Sunday with bright sun shining and music playing as farmers market shoppers passed between two rows of vendors. Enfield resident Renée Talcott was thwarted in her quest for …

2 Charged In Dartmouth College Campus Mugging

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanover — Two Upper Valley men are being held on robbery and assault charges after allegedly attacking a 23-year-old Dartmouth College student as he crossed the campus green early Wednesday morning. Mark Ruppel, 26, and Troy C. Schwarz, …

Roger L. Easton, Sr.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — A memorial celebration of the life of Roger L. Easton, Sr. who died May 8, 2014, will take place at the Canaan Street Meeting House on Saturday, June 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come share your stories of Roger. …

Mascoma Alters Bidding Policy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Canaan — The Mascoma Valley Regional School Board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve a revised bidding policy that raises the amount that must be spent before officials are required to obtain three competitive bids. The board did not debate the change — which increased the threshold for …

A Spark of Life for Old Junior High

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lebanon — An open house Friday celebrated the old junior high building’s new life as a home — for both a community center for people with special needs, and the occupants of 42 loft-style studio apartments. Built around …