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Iva N. Provencal

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Casa Grande, Ariz. — Iva N. Provencal, 79, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Casa Grande hospital in Arizona. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Grantham, N.H. She worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., for 29 years as supervisor of residential life. She retired in 1998, then moved to Arizona. She is survived by her companion of 18 years, Pete Cote; her beloved children, William Provencal of Arizona and his two sons, Scott and Sean; her daughter, Dolores Lizotte and husband, Paul of Canaan, N.H., and their children, Christopher and Chelsey; her daughter, Cynthia Tibbetts and husband of Canaan, and their children, Amanda and Matthew; and one sister, Becky Flynn of Cornish, N.H.; …

Veterans’ Names Sought for Monument

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Canaan — The American Legion in Canaan is seeking names for the town veterans’ monument, along with new post members. Weld Webster Post No. 55 and Friends of Canaan Village are updating the Canaan Veterans Monument. According to the town website, the most current names on the monument date back to the Vietnam era. To be eligible, veterans must have entered military service …

‘I Thought I Wasn’t Done Yet’: Mascoma Gives Ball to Lawrence

Friday, April 11, 2014

West Canaan — As enjoyable as it may have been, watching high school football from above the sidelines wasn’t what Les Lawrence wanted. He needed to be on the sidelines. And, once more, he is. A football coaching veteran of more than three decades, Lawrence officially took over as Mascoma High’s new gridiron …

Mascoma Supporters Celebrate

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

West Canaan — After learning that the Mascoma High renovation bond passed by 63 percent, School Board member Cookie Hebert stopped at the high school on her way home from the SAU’s administrative office and sat in the empty parking lot and looked up at the school. “To …

Canaan Budget Approved; Tax Relief for Elderly, Disabled Also Passes

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Canaan — A $3.2 million operating budget for the town of Canaan easily won approval Tuesday, as did two articles aimed at providing property tax relief to senior citizens and the disabled. The municipal budget, up nearly 4 percent from last year, passed in ballot voting, 831-319. It …

Mascoma Renovation Approved; Larger Towns Provide Margin

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Canaan — Boosted by a strong turnout in Enfield and Canaan, Mascoma Valley voters Tuesday finally rallied enough support to approve a $21.5 million renovation of Mascoma Valley Regional High School. In unofficial results, the measure won 63 …

Pellet Shortage Affecting Consumers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Claremont — As winter lingers through March, some of those who heat with wood pellets are finding it difficult to obtain the fuel. “I very seldom run out; this year I did,” said Julie Roberts, a Claremont resident who has been heating her home primarily with wood pellets …

Flight Time

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ron Corrette, of Canaan, carries his remote-controlled Edge 540T airplane after a flight at Upper Valley Aeromodelers airfield in Canaan. Corrette and his friend Bob Curtis, left, also of Canaan, took turns piloting their gas-powered planes on flights …

Letter: Risk the Consequences of School Renovation

Friday, March 7, 2014

To the Editor: Passing this year’s Mascoma High School renovation project will cost taxpayers more dearly than they think. The School Board continues to dish out the same half-truths and emotional pleas to get an inflated warrant article passed, betting that a renovation will bring new families with …

Balanced Royals Roll Into D-III Quarterfinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Canaan — “All man, all the time. Total accountability.” Mascoma Regional High boys basketball coach Jim Barry was talking about his team’s defensive philosophy following the Royals’ 59-43 win over Laconia in an NHIAA Division III second-round matchup on Thursday night, but his words rang equally true regarding …

Mascoma River Summit Is April 5 At the Cardigan Mountain School

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Canaan — A summit to bring together organizations located in the Mascoma River watershed will take place April 5, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Cardigan Mountain School. The free event, which includes lunch, will be hosted by the Mascoma River Local Advisory Committee. The committee is authorized by …

Mascoma Financing Has Twist

Saturday, March 1, 2014

West Canaan — In order to minimize the tax impact from the proposed $21.5 million renovation of Mascoma Valley Regional High School, school officials have been working with Mascoma Savings Bank on three staggered loans intended to capitalize on today’s low interest rates. If at least 60 percent …

Howard J. Nichols, Jr.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Howard J. Nichols, Jr., 64, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …