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Frank Rivet of Canaan, N.H., tightens a knot in his line after changing lures while ice fishing with William Hoehl Jr., of Canaan, at Mascoma Lake in Enfield, N.H., on March 29, 2014. "We'll be going till it's not safe," Hoehl said. Because of the long winter, fishermen were able to ice fish into April. (Valley News - Will Parson)

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 where residents fish, swim, ice skate and boat, and, sometimes, even the source of drinking water. In the Mascoma River watershed, any …

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 superior to that of most U.S. papers, large and small. With the op-ed on Tariq, …

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 of Gary and Bethanne (Wright) Tillotson. A school leader, honor student and member of the …

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, …

Canaan Woman Identified in Fatal Crash

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Canaan — Police identified the victim in Tuesday’s Route 4 car accident as Luana Heikes, a 66-year-old Canaan woman who moved to the Upper Valley about two years ago to live near her daughter and two grandchildren. Heikes was driving eastbound Tuesday on Route 4 when a tractor …

Charles Barnum

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Family and friends are invited to the committal service for Mr. Barnum on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Canaan Street Cemetery. Mr. Barnum passed away on Jan. 19, 2014. Arrangements are by the Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon. …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Newport Trying to Avoid Tourney’s First Round

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Newport — Newport, hoping to avoid one of those dreaded NHIAA Division III state tournament play-in games, got eight hits from its last three batters in the order for a 15-2 win over Mascoma at Bates Field on …