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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 School of Nursing. She had worked for several medical institutions in Florida and New York; locally she worked at Alice Peck Day Hospital, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and retired from the VA in White River Junction, Vt. as evening supervisor. Ernesta was a faithful member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church where she was the president of the United Methodist Woman’s Group, head of the committee that …

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 responsibility, will receive the award on Sept. 19, during the Peterson Award dinner that will …

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 married to Frank S. Daniels and Roy S. Hazen who both predeceased her. Mary’s accomplishments …

NECBL On Hold; Thetford On Deck: Entrepreneur Agrees To Be Panthers’ AD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lebanon — Noah Crane is having an up-and-down month. Down: The Lebanon resident’s efforts to bring a New England Collegiate Baseball League team to the Upper Valley have hit another snag. Unable to raise the necessary money required to upgrade his desired home field, his pet project is …

Mascoma Seniors Hear Last ‘Lecture’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ West Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional High School Principal James Collins joked at Friday’s graduation that it is common for commencement speakers to preach about individuality as the key to success for …

170-Year-Old Grafton Country Store Closes

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Grafton — Jenny Barnes, a cashier at the Grafton Country Store, had to tell the same story to every customer who walked in the door Tuesday: The store was going out of business at the end of the …

You First

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hunter Redmond, 14, of Canaan, and Kalyleduvan Donnelly, 16, of Canaan, joke with each other before jumping into the Mascoma River at an access point in West Canaan on Monday.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Canaan Scout Earns Eagle Rank

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Canaan — Alton Hennessy, a member of Boy Scout Troop 800, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank available in scouting. Hennessy recently received a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in his …

Forum Letters for June 5: Climate Action, a Walkathon in Lebanon, Big Payouts at D-H

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Climate Action Is Welcomed To the Editor: Despite the endless discussions about climate change, gas emissions, global warming and all the clear impacts of our endless human population growth, very little has actually been done to try to reduce our horrible impact, even though it should be obvious …

Luana Gail Heikes

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Luana Gail Heikes, 66, died unexpectedly on Tuesday May 27, 2014. A native of Colorado, Luana moved to New Hampshire in 2011 to be near her grandchildren. She was born in Cortez, Colo. on June 5, 1947, to Robert and Irene (Jessup) Baer. She attended …

A Life: Roger Lee Easton Sr., 1921 — 2014; ‘Most of All, He Was a Solver of Problems’

Monday, June 2, 2014

Canaan — It’s pretty hard to pin down exactly what Roger Easton’s lasting title should be. He was trained as a physicist, but that hardly seems adequate to describe the man who may have had more to do …

Clarence Edward “Buckeye” Decato

Friday, May 30, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Clarence Edward “Buckeye” Decato, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Genesis Eldercare, after a long illness. He celebrated his 90th birthday last July. He was the oldest son of Charles and Irene Decato, of Canaan, and he lived in Canaan all his life, …

Firm Scraps Proposed Grafton County Wind Farm

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Grafton — The developer of a proposed 23-turbine wind farm southeast of Cardigan Mountain has scrapped the project because of an unfavorable political and regulatory climate in New Hampshire, the project’s developer said Tuesday. The Wild Meadows project, …