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Craig R. Isabelle

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Craig R. Isabelle, 39, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014; Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Enfield for calling hours on Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the St. Helena’s Church in Enfield. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral Home …

Craig R. Isabelle

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Craig R. Isabelle, 39, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014; Craig was born Aug. 17, 1975. in Lebanon, N.H. to Robert Isabelle and the late Charlotte Pare. Craig grew up in Enfield and graduated from Mascoma High School, Class of 1994. He began working for Enfield Granite and for the past fifteen years he has been painting and dry walling for …

Hartford Police Eye Possibly Tainted Heroin in Overdoses

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hartford — After two deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month, police are concerned that drugs being circulated may be tainted. Hartford police are awaiting the test results of a heroin sample, which should shed light on possible contaminants. Based on reports in Rutland, Vt., the heroin being trafficked in the Upper Valley may have been laced with …

Liberty Utilities Customers’ Rate to Increase This Winter

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Lebanon — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has approved Liberty Utilities’ request for a winter energy charge rate increase, which could see the typical residential customer’s electric bill soar by more than $50. The increase in the energy charge from 7.7 cents per kilowatt-hour to 15.4 cents …

Mary L. Hazen

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — The graveside service for Mary L. Hazen has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Grafton, N.H. Mary passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the age of 104 years. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral …

E. Avery Smith

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Canaan, n.h. — E. Avery Smith, 57, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Denise C. Deery

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jefferson, N.H. — Denise C. (Lafortune) Deery, 62, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Jefferson. She was a graduate of St. Louis Academy in Lowell, Mass. Predominately she resided in Tewksbury, Mass. where she was married and later resided in Canaan, N.H. where she raised her family. Her …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley …

Soaked, and Satisfied: Newport Football Cruises Past Mascoma

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newport — To keep the football somewhat dry Saturday, officials at the contest between Newport High and Mascoma draped a white towel over the pigskin between plays. With three or four of the zebras huddled nearby and staring …

Forum, Sept. 12: Solar Power Looks Good to Me; Hartford Police Academy; Hard Times for College Grads

Friday, September 12, 2014

Solar Power Looks Good to Me To the Editor: The SunCommon solar company is in negotiation with a neighbor in East Barnard and we are unsure whether to remain part of the global warming problem or become part of the solution. New technology can be upsetting. Vermont has …

Forrester, Little Win Contested Primaries

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

State Sen. Jeanie Forrester turned back a challenge Tuesday against a Free State Project Republican from Grafton in the New Hampshire Senate District 2 primary. The Meredith Republican, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is seeking a third term, had 79 percent of the vote, compared to …

Holly Campbell-Smith

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — The beautiful spirit of Holly Campbell-Smith (formally Holly Hoisington) left this world peacefully on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. Holly was born April 22, 1958, and throughout her life had the opportunity to live in numerous New Hampshire towns (Plainfield, Claremont, Lebanon, Grantham, …