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Susanne Froelicher Holcombe

Friday, May 22, 2015

Peterborough, N.H. — Susanne Froelicher Holcombe, 96, died peacefully in the company of her three children on Friday morning, April 10, 2015, after a short illness. She believed in living life to the fullest right to the end and was loved and held in the highest regard by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends. She was admired for being an accomplished artist, an avid reader, a lifelong traveler, …

Grafton County Proposes Budget

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Grafton County’s commissioners have proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget of $40.1 million, a 2.9 percent increase over the current year that arises largely from mandatory increases in human services, health care and salary costs. A significant portion of the budget also stems from discretionary employee costs in the County Attorney’s Office. Out of the $1.1 million in new spending, …

Roger “Pop” Cantlin

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — An interment service for Roger “Pop” Cantlin, 80, who died on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. Arrangements are being handled by his family. …

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 …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 15, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MURPHY — A daughter, Maria Evangelina Murphy, born on Jan. 15, 2015, to Trisha and Andrew Murphy, of Canaan. SOUSA — A daughter, Sophia Alyvia Sousa, born on Jan. 21, 2015, to Kelldah and Brian Sousa, of Dorchester. JONES — A son, Gabriel Thomas Jones, …

Michael Scott Shumway I

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Michael S. Shumway, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at his home in Barre, after a long, brave battle with cancer. He was born in Lebanon, N.H., on Dec. 4, 1958, son of Gordon & Joyce (Perkins) Shumway. Mike grew up in Canaan, N.H. and …

Lebanon Boys Get a Big Scare From an Ancient Rival

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lebanon — Time was, a couple of bucks and a shoehorn would net a seat in a jam-packed Lebanon High School gym on the rare occasions when the Raiders and neighboring Mascoma met on the basketball floor. Back then — as in the late 1980s — the Royals …