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Rylie Hoerl with her grandmother Cheryl Gaudreault at their home in Canaan, N.H., on Nov. 22, 2014. Hoerl has set up an online fundraising page to try to raise $1,000 for her grandmother, who can not afford heat this winter. Valley News -- Jennifer Hauck

Canaan Teen Goes Online To Help Ailing Grandmother

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Canaan — Rylie Hoerl wants her grandmother to be warm this winter. But with everything that has been going on in their lives in recent years — including a range of serious health problems suffered by her grandmother, Cheryl Gaudreault, 58, and the death of Gaudreault’s partner of 17 years — paying for their home’s oil bill, or coordinating fuel assistance, has become a tall order. “There’s still a whole list to go down,” Hoerl, 18, said Saturday, sitting with her grandmother in their Blackwater Road home, thinking about the many things that need to be taken care of or paid for, suddenly remembering that …

Taxes Pit Canaan, Mascoma; Officials Mailed Flier With Tax Bills

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Canaan — Rising taxes are the backdrop behind a kerfuffle in Canaan, where school district officials have accused the town of including a “sneaky and dishonest” flier with residents’ tax bills. The flier, which violated a state law banning the inclusion of public policy positions with tax bill mailings, was drafted by the Canaan town administrator and sent by the Selectboard to residents …

Backing In

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pat Bryson checks her mirrors while backing up a dump truck on her farm in Canaan, where she raises beef cattle and processes firewood. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Gleason Claude Decato, Jr.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Watertown, Tenn. — Gleason Claude Decato, Jr. (Lee), (Maverick), age 66, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gleason Claude Sr. and Althea Sigrid King Decato. Survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Eastman Decato; his son, Garrett Gleason Decato; …

Mascoma Valley Races Key in GOP Effort to Regain Control

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Canaan — With Republicans trying to wrest control of the New Hampshire House from Democrats, several races in the Mascoma Valley could play a big role in the outcome. Candidates for Grafton House Districts 10 and 11 hashed …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Royals Capture a Victory

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tilton, n.h. — As a rough season stretches, the opportunities for success become evident and, for some teams, the targets become reachable. The Mascoma Royals saw a chance to end a nine-match NHIAA Division III boys soccer losing streak once they saw Winnisquam waiting at the end of …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Chardonnay Lynn Colonese

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Chardonnay Lynn Colonese, 18, died suddenly on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at home. Chardonnay is survived by her mother, Charlotte (Stokes) Benjamin, her husband Cyle Benjamin of Lebanon, N.H., and her father, Jerel Lipscomb and his partner, Christina Lorrey of Canaan. Chardonnay left behind three …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Patricia Tucker Sanborn

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Indianapolis, Ind. — Patricia Tucker Sanborn was 61 when she died on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. She was born in Hanover, N.H. in 1952 and was a graduate of Mascoma Valley Regional High School in Canaan, N.H. She graduated from Adelphi University (Garden City, NY) with a degree …