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Jim Burnett, of Canaan, N.H., will be competing in his 51st marathon when he runs in the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. Burnett also ran in last year's event -- he had finished about 10 minutes before the bombs exploded near the finish line. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Upper Valley Marathon Runners Defiant, Determined in Return to Boston

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rain or shine, cold or heat, wind or calm, Tim Downes expects to spend a little more time than usual on Monday morning looking around the Hopkinton, Mass., green at tens of thousands of fellow runners, maybe greeting more of them than he normally would. And after “a bear” of a winter forging mind and body for his 15th Boston …

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; …

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 …

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. …

Robert R. Sousa

Friday, February 28, 2014

West Lebanon, N.H. — Robert R. Sousa died at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 24, 1974. Rob was predeceased by his mother Brenda M. (Akerman) Sousa of Canaan, N.H. and his grandfather James Sousa of Canaan. He …

Mascoma High Proposal Returns

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ballot voting for the Mascoma Valley Regional School District will be on Tuesday, March 11. Polls will be open in the following locations: Canaan Fire Station (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.); Dorchester Town Hall (11 a.m. to 7 …

Susan Brady

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Little Deer Isle, Maine — Susan Gagner Brady passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, due to a long illness. She was born in Portland, Maine. She graduated from Portland High School in 1958 and Westbrook College in 1960, with an associate degree in medical technology. …

Tigers Squeak Past Royals for a Third Time

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

West Canaan — It’s hard to beat an opponent three times in the same season. In Tuesday night’s NHIAA Division III girls basketball playoff opener against Mascoma, the Newport High girls basketball team made it even harder on themselves with poor free-throw shooting and turnovers. In the end, …

A Life: James ‘Coach’ Marrion, 1935-2014: ‘He Was an Unfailingly Positive, Optimistic and Supportive Person’

Monday, February 24, 2014

Canaan — Jim Marrion’s voice carried far and wide across the athletic fields at Cardigan Mountain School. Yet the longtime football coach’s ability to listen and counsel resonated most within the lives he touched. A patriarch at Cardigan …

Canaan Articles Seek Tax Aid for Disabled, Elderly

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ballot voting on all Canaan Town Meeting warrant articles will be held March 11, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Canaan Fire Station. Canaan — The operating budget is expected to have little, if any, impact …

Engagement: McKeown — Taylor

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Canaan — Patrick and Mary McKeown, of Des Plaines, Ill., together with Glen and Jennie (Batten) Taylor of Greenough, Mont., have announced the engagement of their children, Katie McKeown and Scott Taylor. The bride-to-be lives in Helena, Mont. …

Charles David “Dave” Barney

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Canaan, N.H. — Charles David “Dave” Barney, 80, left us peacefully early Tuesday morning, Feb. 11, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, surrounded by Carolyn, his loving wife of nearly 58 years; his four children; many grandchildren; a son-in-law; and a soon to be grandson-in-law. No one was willing …

Ruth Heath Barrell

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Lakeland, Fla. — Ruth Heath Barrell, 81, beloved wife of John F. Barrell, passed away peacefully at home in Lakeland surrounded by her family on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. She was born on Feb. 14, 1932 in Woodsville, N.H. and lived in Bethel, Vt. with her parents, Eva …