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Lebanon High School junior Jill Dion, 16 hugs volunteer Michael Whitman of Lyme at the conclusion of the Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness in Lebanon's Colburn Park Sunday, September 7, 2014. Dion, one of the event's primary organizers this year, cited her experiences with several friends who have considered suicide, and the support she received from staff at Lebanon High School as reasons for her involvement in the event. "It's a really busy time of the year, but this has really become a priority," she said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

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 Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and strategies for preventing it. Rather than …

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 downward, the area had a crime-scene feel. All that was needed was a couple old-time …

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 accepted many past changes in our landscape. Handsome blue Harvestore silos, for instance, were considered …

Ed Kehoe, ‘An Amazing Coach,’ Dies

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Longtime Upper Valley basketball coach Ed Kehoe, recently honored with inclusion into the NHIAA coaches Hall of Fame, died at home with his family early Wednesday morning after a year-long bout with cancer. Kehoe was 50. Known around …

Old Home Days in Canaan

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Above: Corbin Trask, 10, of Rumney, N.H., left, Chloe Bickford, 12, of Rumney, and Cody Gray, 10, of Dorchester, hang out before their races during the Soap Box Derby at Canaan Old Home Days on Saturday. Right: Aubrey …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …