Canaan

Thomas Wiley, of Canaan, N.H., objects to the use of a photograph of himself in a Bernie Sanders political flyer because members of the American Legion are required to be apolitical. The address has been obscured to protect the recipient's privacy. (Courtesy Thomas Wiley)

Sanders Scored Over Use of Photos

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lebanon — With just days before the New Hampshire primary, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is taking heat from Upper Valley residents who say his campaign used their images on mailers without their permission. When American Legion state officer Tom Wiley, of Canaan, was called by the Legion’s top officer in New Hampshire, Wiley didn’t know what …

Volunteer Group to Take Over, Expand Enfield Food Pantry

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Enfield — An all-volunteer organization soon will be running three food pantries for families and children in the Mascoma Valley. The Friends of Mascoma Foundation plans to take over operation of the Enfield Food Pantry, which is based at town hall, and open new locations in downtown Canaan and within the Mascoma Valley Regional School District on Feb. 15. The organization also is …

Ronald E. Stanford

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Canaan, N.H. — Ronald E. Stanford, 89, of Canaan and George’s Mills, N.H. passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, after a brief illness. No services are planned at this time. A complete obituary will appear in the Valley News at a later date. …

Late Basket Lifts Mascoma Basketball

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Langdon, n.h. — Mascoma freshman Dakota Decocq made one basket Wednesday night at Fall Mountain. No matter how much longer he plays, he might not make another that will be as important. The Royals’ Jordan DeFord hit a shot from in close with 33.3 seconds to play cut …

Canaan Rallies to Support Man Who Lost Trailer to Fire

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Canaan — The community has pulled together for a longtime Canaan resident who lost everything in a house fire last week. People from all around the Upper Valley have donated money, clothing and short- and long-term housing options …

Local & Regional Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 12

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Agency Still Accepting Applications For Heating Assistance Ashland, n.h. — Tri-County Community Action Program — the social service agency that provides heating-fuel assistance and other critical funding for needy North County residents — continues to accept applications for heating fuel and electric assistance for this winter, according to …

Jeanne N. Burton

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Canaan, N.H. — Jeanne N. Burton, 85, passed away in the comfort of her home on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016. There will be no calling hours or funeral services at Jeanne’s request. Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory has assisted the family. …

Mascoma Proposes Schools’ 2017 Budget

Monday, January 11, 2016

West Canaan — Mascoma Valley school officials will ask voters to approve a $2.3 million increase to next year’s operating budget during its annual meeting in March. The district is proposing a 2017 fiscal year operating budget of $27.4 million, about an 8 percent increase over this year’s …

High School Roundup: Senior Sharpshooter Leads Sunapee Boys

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hinsdale, n.h. — Thirty points from Matt Tenney, including 20 in the second half alone, sparked the Sunapee High boys basketball team to a 58-48 victory at Hinsdale on Friday night. The Lakers spread the floor all night …

Gerald A. Shambo

Friday, January 8, 2016

Canaan, N.H. — Gerald A. Shambo, 70, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at home with his family at his side. He was born on Febr. 16, 1945, to the late Robert & Myrtle (Demar) Shambo. Gerald is survived by his spouse of 51 years, Wanda …

Canaan Resident Homeless After Fire Decimates Trailer

Friday, January 8, 2016

Canaan — A longtime Canaan resident lost everything he owns, including his cat, in an early morning fire Thursday that tore through his mobile home . Canaan fire Chief Bill Bellion said the fire started near a wood …

Georgia M. Tilton

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Canaan, N.H. — Georgia M. Tilton, 98, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. She was born in Sandwich, Mass. on July 5, 1917. She served in the Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps. On June 29, 1940, she married Kenneth L. Tilton and in 1953 they moved from Cape Cod …

Gerald A. Shambo

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Canaan, N.H. — Gerald A. Shambo, 70, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at home with his family at his side. He was born on Feb. 16, 1945 to the late Robert & Wanda (Jones) Shambo. Gerald is survived by his spouse of 51 years, Wanda …