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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; daughters, Kimberly Claire (Kirst) Lambert and Philip, Darcie Armanda (Decato) Davis and Westin; grandchildren, Corbyn William Lambert, Logan Allen Riley (Buzzy) Lambert, and soon to arrive, Ramble Garrett Davis. Lee leaves his sisters, Priscilla Sigrid (Decato) Boissoneault and Rene, Alicia Mary (Decato) Ibey and Stephen; his brother, Thomas Paul Decato and Cara, and Penelope Fay (Decato) Bagalio and Dan; numerous nephews & nieces; close friends, Paul and …

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 out their differences on Thursday night at a lively forum, sponsored by the New Hampshire …

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. …

Norman H Ruel

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Canaan, n.h. — Norman H Ruel, 70, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at his home in Canaan. Norman was born July 29, 1944, the son of Albert (Archie) and Beatrice Talbert Ruel. He was a 1963 graduate of the Enfield Village School. Upon graduation, Norman joined the …

Norman Ruel

Friday, October 3, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Norman Ruel, 70, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at his home. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon & Enfield. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

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 …