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Velma Hines

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Velma Hines, age 84, passed away at Alice Peck Day Hospital on April 30, 2015. Velma known to many of her friends as “Tillie” was born in Grafton, N.H. on Jan. 3, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Sadie and Archie Seamans. She is survived by her brothers Kernel and Robert and her sister Phebe Belloir. She was predeceased by her brothers Wilmer, Howard, Herbert, Leslie, Frank and sister Eleanor Cynkus. Velma was married to the late Verne Hines for 52 years and had two daughters, Roberta (married to Jerry Liebrand) of Fairfield, Conn. and Jane of Canaan, N.H. She is also survived by two stepsons, Terry and Tracy Hines …

Saving the Moose: Hanover Conservancy Raising Money to Preserve Trail

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hanover — One goal of the Hanover Conservancy’s “2020 Vision” initiative is to protect the entire seven-mile ridgeline of Moose Mountain. Thanks to a new pair of pending conservation easements, the organization is closer to doing just that. Property owners Kay and Peter Shumway and Elisha and Anne Huggins have agreed to donate …

Savor the Flavors

Friday, May 1, 2015

Falling on the first gorgeous spring day after a winter that wouldn’t quit, Flavors of the Valley was “definitely competing” with the weather, said coordinator Emily Gardner. Nonetheless, the annual tasting expo for local food drew about 900 people. The crowd at the April 12 event at Hartford High School included a group …

Canaan Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Canaan Number of Voters: 575 Number on Checklist: na Selectboard: Robert E. Reagan Town Treasurer: Joseph Frazier Trustee of Trust Funds: Cynthia J. Neily Cemetery Trustee: Philip Carter Library Trustee 3 yrs: Denise Reitsma Library Trustee 3 yrs: Kimberly McQuaid Budget Committee 3 yrs: Denis Salvail Budget Committee 3 yrs: John H. Bergeron Budget Committee 3 yrs: Eleanor J. …

Mascoma Budget OK’d

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Enfield — A $25 million operating budget that includes a $1 million bond payment to renovate the high school narrowly passed in Mascoma Valley Regional School District balloting Tuesday, while a raise for district teachers was approved by …

Canaan Voters Pass Budget, Approve Vehicle Purchases

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Canaan — Voters passed nearly everything on the ballot Tuesday, approving the town operating budget by a 2-to-1 ratio and handily authorizing the purchase of several vehicles. The $3.34 million budget passed, 363-76. Town Administrator Mike Samson has …

Diana Lyn DiPietro

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Diana Lyn DiPietro, age 50, born July 8, 1964 in Warwick, R.I., died Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Palm Beach Gardens. She was an inspiration and source of strength and love to all of the lives she touched. Diana was a wonderful wife, …

Engagement: Albrecht — Dugan

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Grafton — Rebecca Anne Albrecht and Cody James Dugan have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wendy Lee and Steven J. Albrecht, of Canaan. She graduated from Mascoma Valley Regional High School in 2010. The …

Jeanne B. Fifield

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Concord, N.H. — Jeanne B. Fifield, 67, of Concord, formerly of Pembroke, Manchester, Enfield and West Canaan, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Epsom HealthCare Center, Epsom, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Born on Mother’s Day, May 11, 1947, in Hanover, Jeanne was the second …

Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr., 70, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by his family. He was born at home in Canaan, N.H. on July 28, 1944 to Joseph H. and Frances (Grace) Sears. When Joe was 8 his …

Judith A. Jameson

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — Judith A. Jameson, 73, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Judith is survived by her husband, Patrick Jameson; and sisters, Berle Shepard and Sheila Merrow of Penacook; daughters, Raelene Silver of Lebanon, N.H., and Melody Morgan of Canaan; sons, Timothy Jameson and Daniel Jameson, both …

Mascoma Valley Regional School District Contract on Warrants

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mascoma Valley Regional School District’s voting by Australian ballot will take place on Tuesday, March 10, at the following locations and times: Canaan Fire Station, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dorchester Town Hall, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Whitney Hall Auditorium in Enfield, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; …

No Tax Rate Increase Proposed on Canaan Budget

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The voting portion of Canaan’s Town Meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Canaan Fire Station on Route 118. C anaan — A budget that includes a 2 percent wage hike to employees but no increase in the current …